The BEST Episodes of Gold Rush: Dave Turin's Lost Mine

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jan 11, 2022

Network: Discovery

Dave Turin visits several disused gold mines around the Western United States and decides which mine to get up and running, turning it into a profitable, working mine.

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Good Man Down

#1 - Good Man Down

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Apr 30, 2021

To help boost production, Dave gives gold room operator Jesse Goins the opportunity he's been waiting for, to become a first-time rock truck driver. But all work stops when the crew faces a sudden and unimaginable tragedy.

star 8.18
100 votes
End Game

#2 - End Game

Season 3 - Episode 16 - Aired Jul 2, 2021

Out of options, an all-hands prospecting effort leads Dave and the team to what they hope is rich ground. But with just 48 hours to mine it and both men and machines pushed to the breaking point, will Team Turin hit their million-dollar season?

star 8.08
85 votes
Last Chance Cut

#3 - Last Chance Cut

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 26, 2019

Dave's entire season comes down to the final 24 hours and a bold risk that threatens to shut down his operation and force him out of the gold game for good.

star 8.08
180 votes
Gold Vault Gamble

#4 - Gold Vault Gamble

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 9, 2021

Team foreman Jason takes a huge gamble by opening a new cut. But when the team is besieged by mishaps, Dave returns to find the team in disarray and fights to prove the Vault Cut is a risk willing to take.

star 8.01
102 votes
Arizona Crush

#5 - Arizona Crush

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired Jun 11, 2021

In Arizona, Dave spots a clue that could be evidence of main channel gold before leaving for an epic prospect in Alaska. But when Jason decides to move the crew off questionable pay, the pressure is on to hit their weekly target.

star 7.97
88 votes
Enter the Promised Land

#6 - Enter the Promised Land

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired May 14, 2021

The team finally gains access to the potential motherlode in the Hummocks. But as soon as the crew begins, Box Creek is hit by a huge snow storm and Jason makes an alarming discovery.

star 7.91
93 votes
Winter's Warning

#7 - Winter's Warning

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired May 21, 2021

Team Turin racees to smash their 400-ounce season goal in Hummocks gold. But the increasing amounts of heavy black sand, early snow and pressure from the local community threaten to derail their operation.

star 7.91
109 votes
Mountain of Gold

#8 - Mountain of Gold

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 19, 2021

Armed with a revolutionary new washplant, Team Turin kickstarts the new season on a Colorado lost mine with the highest gold potential ever. But unwanted attention from the local community threatens to shut down mining before it starts.

star 7.88
104 votes
Million Dollar Gamble

#9 - Million Dollar Gamble

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired Jun 4, 2021

Dave makes a dramatic pitch to return to Lynx Creek for a shot at the team's first-ever million-dollar season. But Casey must find gold fast as Jason is hit with a bombshell that could end their Arizona adventure before it begins.

star 7.88
88 votes
Say a Prayer

#10 - Say a Prayer

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Mar 26, 2021

Pressure mounts on Jason to locate legendary "main channel" gold, following the team's first big gold weigh. But just as the operation begins firing on all cylinders, Dave faces devastating family news.

star 7.84
92 votes
The Fifty Ounce Test

#11 - The Fifty Ounce Test

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 2, 2021

With Dave home for his father's memorial, Team Turin makes a promise to hit it big in his honor. But with the Bank Cut running out, Jason must think outside the box to find new ground and keep them on the gold.

star 7.83
99 votes
No Country for Gold Men

#12 - No Country for Gold Men

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Apr 16, 2021

As the mid-summer Colorado heat bears down on the team, Jesse heads to Montana to salvage parts from the old washplant and Dave struggles to keep the operation together for another major gold haul.

star 7.82
97 votes
Forged in Fire

#13 - Forged in Fire

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired May 7, 2021

After the devastating loss of teammate Jesse Goins, the crew struggles to mine with one man down. When Dave comes under fire from the team about the lack of access to the gold-rich Hummocks, he heads off for a do or die showdown with the local community.

star 7.82
93 votes
Shock and Ore

#14 - Shock and Ore

Season 3 - Episode 15 - Aired Jun 25, 2021

As Casey takes a gamble that may return to haunt him, Dave travels to a secret Montana mine stacked with piles of gold-rich ore. With the help of two expert miners and their cutting-edge technology, Dave investigates this golden opportunity.

star 7.80
87 votes
Dozer Dave Returns

#15 - Dozer Dave Returns

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 5, 2019

Dave Turin, a former Gold Rush miner, sets out on his own prospecting for an abandoned gold mine to reopen. But when an investor backs out, Dave has to decide if he's willing to risk his family's life savings on his ability to bring home the gold.

star 7.80
209 votes
All In

#16 - All In

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Apr 10, 2020

In the season finale, it's a race against mother nature at the Blue Room Cut to capitalize on a short weather window before winter closes Team Turin out of Montana. Overcoming early mechanical setbacks, the team perseveres to a surprising end.

star 7.80
126 votes
X Marks the Spot

#17 - X Marks the Spot

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired May 28, 2021

Dave returns to the Doodlebug Cut in hopes of beating their 400-oz season goal. But when the channel they're mining is lost, Dave tracks down the son of an old-timer who gives him a lead that could send them over the top.

star 7.79
94 votes
The Curse of Lost Mine Gold

#18 - The Curse of Lost Mine Gold

Season 3 - Episode 14 - Aired Jun 18, 2021

With a 27-ounce goal, Team Turin is back on the hunt when the Jesse Cut runs dry. They strike gold but will it be enough? In Montana, Dave struggles to find the crew’s next lost mine.

star 7.76
91 votes
Paydirt Mystery

#19 - Paydirt Mystery

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 19, 2019

Dave faces a nightmare scenario when the ground he's mining goes cold and no one knows why; with his season hanging in the balance, the pressure mounts for Dave to get them back on the gold.

star 7.76
181 votes
Let There Be Gold

#20 - Let There Be Gold

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Apr 23, 2021

Dave calls in Freddy Dodge and Juan Ibarra to troubleshoot a faulty hopper. With the Vault Cut running low, a local old-timer points Dave to new gold-rich ground the old doodlebug dredge missed.

star 7.70
96 votes
Blue Room Bonanza

#21 - Blue Room Bonanza

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Apr 3, 2020

Chris makes an incredible discovery that sets the team up on the best gold all season. As winter starts to close in, Dave gets a hot tip that takes him 2,500 miles north to a mine where he pans the biggest nugget of his career.

star 7.66
125 votes
Rocky Mountain Gold

#22 - Rocky Mountain Gold

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Feb 21, 2020

After a great start, thick clay in the pay dirt clogs the sluice, forcing Dave Turin and his crew to quickly troubleshoot the land and get the operation back on the gold.

star 7.64
154 votes
Gold Will Surrender

#23 - Gold Will Surrender

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Mar 13, 2020

Dave's crew is hunting for better ground and behind on their gold target. To turn their season around, Dave calls on a mining legend for help searching for gold at the historic Birdseye mine in Montana.

star 7.63
128 votes
Rookie Mistakes

#24 - Rookie Mistakes

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 12, 2019

Dozer Dave bets his life savings that he can unearth piles of gold from an abandoned mine using salvaged equipment and a team of amateur miners.

star 7.58
189 votes
Boundary Blowout

#25 - Boundary Blowout

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 27, 2020

On the scent of big gold, Turin and his crew test the limits of the landowner's patience when they cut a fence to access ground on his cattle grazing land. Dave investigates another promising hard rock mine.

star 7.57
124 votes