Discovery Channel’s current No. 1 series, Gold Rush, will be digging up a first this week as it airs its first ever live event to cap off its third season and reveal which crew finally struck it rich and hit the mother lode. Gold Rush Live will be a two-hour live event from Portland airing Friday, Feb. 22, at 8pm ET/PT.
After three years of digging the glory hole, Dakota Fred continued his hunt for an ancient waterfall and started to see the best gold yet just as winter set in. Were his hopes of walking away a millionaire dashed by his crew’s inability to keep their equipment up and running? Parker Schnabel brought in a brand-new crew and rebuilt his wash plant, but was his family mine simply out of gold rush ground? And Todd Hoffman set an ambitious 1,000 ounce goal. To get a million-dollar payday, he doubled down, securing two claims and twice the men and machines. Was Todd able to right the wrongs of the past and finally hit it big?
These are some of the questions addressed in Gold Rush Live, which will be hosted by Christo Doyle, executive producer of Gold Rush and also host of The Dirt. Gold Rush Live will also reveal the miners’ surprising mining plans for Gold Rush Season 4.
And, of course, Gold Rush Live will feature the big moment when each mining crew will reveal its total take in gold for Season 3. Apparently, this is the first time in the history of Gold Rush that all of the miners have been brought together to lay everything on the line live.
The two-hour Gold Rush Season 3 finale — Gold Rush Live — premieres Feb. 22 at 8pm ET/PT on Discovery Channel.
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