The Best Episodes of Gold Rush
Last Updated: May 20, 2019
The series follows the gold mining efforts of various family-run mining companies mostly in the Klondike region of Dawson City, Yukon, Canada.
#1 - Go Big or Go Home
Season 4 - Episode 18
Parker Schnabel refuses to give up. He's not satisfied with his gold total and is dead set on bringing home big gold to his beloved grandfather. Nothing is going to stop him, not even the Klondike winter.
#2 - Remembering John Schnabel
Season 6 - Episode 23
Honoring the life and legacy of Grandpa John Schnabel.
#3 - Day of Reckoning
Season 4 - Episode 17
Todd’s claim owner arrives unannounced to take stock of the Hoffman’s operation. Dustin returns from the mountains just in time for the final clean up. Unwilling to admit defeat, Parker uses a new piece of equipment to thaw his frozen paydirt.
#4 - Grandpa's Last Wish
Season 4 - Episode 19
94 year old mining legend John Schnabel convinces his grandsons Parker and Payson to return to Big Nugget to work together deep into the winter to prove, once and for all, that there is big gold buried deep under Smith Creek.
#5 - Gold Blooded
Season 5 - Episode 8
Parker goes for his best clean-up so far; Tony attempts to rip the trommel out of his gold dredge.
#9 - Road From Hell
Season 4 - Episode 4
The Hoffman crew attempts to set up their washplant, but the jungle fights them every step of the way. The Dakota Boys find their first bedrock gold in the glory hole. In the Klondike, Parker gets more gold out of Little Blue than the Hoffmans ever did
#13 - New Blood
Season 5 - Episode 1
Returning for Season 5 is Parker, who proved himself in his rookie season mining the Klondike when he brought in over 1,000 ounces of gold worth $1.4 million. This time around, he's set a lofty goal to double his take. Todd is also back after hitting rock bottom in the jungles of Guyana, South America, where he lost his land, most of his money, and ultimately his crew. Finally, Tony aka "The Viking," and his team return after buying a $1 million, 75-year-old floating gold dredge he hopes will be his ticket to wealth.
#22 - Man Down
Season 2 - Episode 14
A heart attack has 91 year-old mining legend John Schnabel battling for for his life. The Hoffmans find a gold nugget that becomes a game-changer and Dakota Fred accomplishes what Jack Hoffman never managed to do at Porcupine creek.
#23 - The Merger
Season 3 - Episode 13
Todd forces his crew and Dave's crew to merge into one team. The Dakota Boys use their new equipment to get back down to the bottom of the Glory Hole. Parker risks his life to get paydirt from an abandoned mine site down a dangerous mountain road.
#24 - Lovestruck
Season 2 - Episode 6
The Hoffmans are finally on the gold, but a new love threatens to derail mechanic James Harness right when the crew needs him most. Desperate for pay dirt, Parker bulldozes a dangerous road up the side of a mountain and Fred returns to Porcupine Creek after facing the loss of his North Dakota home.