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Interview: “Gold Rush” Star Rick Ness Stands to Lose Home and Friends Working His Own Claim

After six years working under Gold Rush’s most successful miner — the 23-year-old Parker Schnabel — Milwaukee’s Rick Ness is going out on his own. Season 9 of Discovery’s No. 1-rated show returns Friday, Oct. 12 at 9/8c to find Ness as his own mine boss with a claim of his own and everything on the line. Ness spent the offseason caring for his moving, who passed away months prior to him departing for the Klondike. Never having mined a claim of his own, he recruited his Wisconsin buddies (almost all who had no experience) to join him on what […]

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‘Gold Rush’ Preview: Hoffman Crew Tries to Make History

This week’s episode of Gold Rush (Friday at 9/8c) may go down in the show’s history books. Todd Hoffman — in true Todd style — is legitimately trying to make history by pushing his team to run 800 yards an hour through his three washplants. Todd’s playing catch up — he’s four weeks behind — but still believes they can make the obscene season goal of 5,000 ounces. “We’re going to kick ass,” Todd says, as he rallies his team. It looks like it may be doable, too. Freddy Dodge finally has the water he needs to start sluicing. Rusty […]

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Exclusive Preview: Tempers Elevate On ‘Gold Rush Parker’s Trail’

Here’s an exclusive preview to tonight’s episode of Gold Rush Parker’s Trail (airing Friday, April 7 at 9/8c on Discovery), it’s the second episode in the three-part limited series. Gold Rush’s Parker Schnabel and Rick Ness, along with wilderness guide Karl Ann Charlton and cameraman James Levelle need to navigate the lock system at the Lewes Dam, which marks the start of the Yukon River. They run into a problem when they can’t get the dam to open. Tempers elevate between Parker and James over finding a solution. Watch the video below: As the most successful miner in Gold Rush […]

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Parker Schnabel Knew Rick Ness Would Make Good TV In ‘Gold Rush: Parker’s Trail’

“I’m terrified, I don’t want to do this,” confesses Gold Rush’s tough foreman Rick Ness, before he begins what undoubtedly will be the hardest physical feat he and his boss Parker Schnabel have ever endeavored. Their journey to complete the legendary Klondike Gold Rush trail is chronicled in the three-part docuseries Gold Rush: Parker’s Trail beginning Friday, March 31 at 9/8c (repeats at 11/10c) on Discovery Channel. The grueling 600-mile quest is a challenge Parker put forth to pay tribute to his grandfather (Grandpa John) who passed away in March 2016. His idea was to retrace the path that more […]

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Gold Rush Preview: Hoffman Says He’s Getting His Ass Kicked

A lot of big moves are part of Season 7 of Gold Rush. Todd Hoffman moved his entire mining operation out of the Klondike and to the Blue Mountains of Oregon — specifically, High Bar Mine in northeast Oregon — where they are striking out BIG TIME on finding gold. While Todd was inspired by his original prospecting trips he took to the mine last year — actually, he was so inspired that he set this season’s goal at 5,000 ounces — things aren’t looking good right now and his staff is starting to address their concerns. “We’re getting our […]

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Gold Rush Exclusive: Parker Schnabel’s Got a Girlfriend and a New TV Series

Never thought I’d be reaching for tissues watching Gold Rush, but the Season 7 premiere is a bit of a tearjerker. When the hit Discovery Channel series begins Friday, Oct. 14 at 9pm ET/PT you’ll see 21-year-old Parker Schnabel at the gravesite of his beloved grandfather and mentor John Schnabel. It’s a sad start as the Schnabel family pays their final respects to a man they adored. But after the grieving, this season brings some positive changes for Parker including a new girlfriend, a custom new wash plant, a new profit strategy and a new TV series. We talked to […]

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Gold Rush’s Dave Turin on Todd Being Nuts and What They Never Saw Coming

“Can you believe it’s gone seven years?” Dave Turin asks. He’s talking about Discovery Channel’s hit series Gold Rush that starts its seventh season this Friday (Oct. 14 at 9pm ET/PT). “ I remember Season 1 and thinking nobody had any idea. We had no clue that the show was going to be any good or successful.” We didn’t either. We had no clue what a sluice box was or what kind of money you could make mining. We had no idea of all the headaches involved in the equipment. Nor did we anticipate being scared of hell of this […]

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Gold Rush’s Top 7 Miners: Christo Doyle picks his dream team

Who are Gold Rush’s Top 7 miners — or more like, executive producer Christo Doyle’s dream team? As much as he didn’t want to answer that question, Doyle put together his fantasy team below. In addition to his ranking, we dish with Doyle on the realities of filming the series, as well as the drama involved in following these guys. But first things first, Christo Doyle gives no false pretense when it comes to his and the network’s relationship with these miners featured in Discovery’s top-rated series (airing Fridays at 9pm ET/PT). “We have absolutely no control of these gold […]

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Preview: Gold Rush Season 5 promises “most gold ever”

Get ready pay-dirt fans as Gold Rush Season 5 kicks off in full throttle with new miners, new machinery and some seriously intense new story lines. Gold Rush Season 5 premieres Friday, Oct. 16 at 9pm ET/PT on Discovery. Last season’s winner Parker Schnabel is upping his ante and he’s looking to double his take from last season, with an unprecedented goal of 2,000 ounces. That’s more than $2.5 million! Not sure if that’s even realistic, but you go boy! The now-humbled Todd Hoffman is desperate to get back in the game after a ridiculously low yield of gold last […]