The BEST episodes of Gold Rush: South America

Every episode of Gold Rush: South America ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Gold Rush: South America!

Todd Hoffman and his crew head to south America to try their luck at getting gold.

Last Updated: 5/15/2024Network: DiscoveryStatus: Ended
14 votes

#1 - Peruvian Gold

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 8/2/2013

After quitting mining in the Klondike, Todd sets his sights on South America and flies his crew to Peru. But to find rich gold ground to mine, they must overcome dense jungle, lethal roads, and turf wars with local miners on their epic journey.

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6 votes

#2 - The Frozen North

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 8/23/2013

Eighteen-year old Parker Schnabel leaves home and the Big Nugget mine to set up his own operation in the Klondike on Tony Beet's land. In Alaska, the Dakota boys take to the skies trying to find a way to the source of all the gold in Porcupine Creek.

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4 votes

#3 - Ends of the Earth

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 8/30/2013

The production crew goes to extremes as they follow the miner's epic quest for gold. During the journey they suffer dangerous mountain passes, unstable riverboats and an upturned car in a dangerous fast flowing river.

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9 votes

#4 - Guyanese Gold

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 8/16/2013

The Hoffman crew heads to the Jungles of Guyana after striking out in their hunt for South American gold in Chile and Peru. Running short on time and money Todd needs to deliver gold-rich pay dirt to convince his crew to abandon the Klondike.

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11 votes

#5 - Chilean Gold

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 8/9/2013

The Hoffman crew flies to Chile in hopes of getting a slice of the country's 3,750 tons of untapped gold reserves. They prospect on a remote beach and high in the Andes Mountains, pushing the crew to its limits.

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2 votes

#6 - Southern Quest

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/18/2013

In the quest for gold, the Hoffman crew quits the Klondike to hunt down gold-rich ground in South America. The Dakota boys set their sights on virgin mountain claim, Cahoon Creek. 18 year old Parker Schnabel leaves home to mine for Klondike gold.

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