Gold Rush

Gold Rush

With a good old fashion case of Gold Fever, the Gold Rush miners are back with a vengeance as they mine their way out of financially hard times. In this season, the Hoffmans and their crew will battle mother nature, and each other, while they head up north. Unforeseen circumstances threaten to jeopardize their dream of striking it rich in this rugged and frozen terrain.
With a good old fashion case of Gold Fever, the Gold Rush miners are back with a vengeance as they mine their way out of financially hard times. In this season, the Hoffmans and their crew will battle mother nature, and each other, while they head up north. Unforeseen circumstances threaten to jeopardize their dream of striking it rich in this rugged and frozen terrain.

Season 2 (22 episodes)

  • 1. The Off-Season

    Original air date: 10/28/2011 Runtime: 43:35 min.

    Original air date: 10/28/2011 Runtime: 43:35 min. Facing financial ruin, Todd & Jack make the decision during the off-season to go deeper into debt for one more crack at hitting the motherlode.

  • 2. Twist of Fate

    Original air date: 10/28/2017 Runtime: 43:38 min.

    Original air date: 10/28/2017 Runtime: 43:38 min. The Hoffmans have to find gold and fast. The crew arrives in Porcupine Creek reinvigorated and in record time, they are on the gold. But just they celebrate their best clean out ever, "Dakota Fred" returns and drops a bombshell on Todd, Jack and crew.

  • 3. Virgin Ground

    Original air date: 11/04/2017 Runtime: 43:35 min.

    Original air date: 11/04/2017 Runtime: 43:35 min. The Hoffman crew heads north to the Klondike in a desperate bid to find a new claim and salvage their mining season. 16 year old Parker Schnabel takes over the Big Nugget Mine, while Dakota Fred fills in holes at Porcupine Creek.

  • 4. Family Feud

    Original air date: 11/11/2017 Runtime: 43:35 min.

    Original air date: 11/11/2017 Runtime: 43:35 min. Jack and Todd go head to head over how to set up their new claim. At Porcupine Creek, Dakota Fred rips out the wash plant and finds gold that he forced the Hoffmans to leave behind. At Big Nugget mine, Parker continues to hit pay dirt.

  • 5. Slippery Slope

    Original air date: 11/18/2017 Runtime: 43:35 min.

    Original air date: 11/18/2017 Runtime: 43:35 min. The Hoffman crew confronts the permafrost that lies between them and the gold. As the Dakota Boys set up their new wash plant, Fred pushes his son too hard and Dustin storms off. Parker faces a breakdown that leaves his mining season at a stand still.

  • 6. Drill or Die

    Original air date: 11/25/2017 Runtime: 43:17 min.

    Original air date: 11/25/2017 Runtime: 43:17 min. A crew rebellion forces Todd Hoffman to dig test holes on the claim. The tension mounts as they wait to see if they're sitting on a gold-rich paystreak or about to go bust.

  • 7. Lovestruck

    Original air date: 12/02/2017 Runtime: 43:35 min.

    Original air date: 12/02/2017 Runtime: 43:35 min. 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.

  • 8. Gold At Last

    Original air date: 12/09/2017 Runtime: 43:15 min.

    Original air date: 12/09/2017 Runtime: 43:15 min. The Hoffmans realize they could be losing thousands of dollars of gold out of the end of their sluices and they are forced to tear apart the washplant and rebuild. At Smith Creek, Parker turns into a lumberjack to get to his gold.

  • 9. On the Gold

    Original air date: 12/16/2017 Runtime: 42:05 min.

    Original air date: 12/16/2017 Runtime: 42:05 min. With the washplant prepped, the Hoffman crew finally has their first clean-out of the season. Pressure mounts at Big Nugget where Parker is forced to run his grandfather's safety dirt. But when John decides to shut the washplant down, Parker explodes.

  • 10. Behind the Scenes

    Original air date: 12/23/2017 Runtime: 43:35 min.

    Original air date: 12/23/2017 Runtime: 43:35 min. In this special, exclusive behind the scenes footage capturing the production of Gold Rush is revealed. Four film crews spread over 600 miles, battle the wilderness in Alaska and the Klondike to film every twist and turn of the three mining operations.

  • 11. Dead in the Water

    Original air date: 01/06/2012 Runtime: 43:15 min.

    Original air date: 01/06/2012 Runtime: 43:15 min. Jack Hoffman's precious excavator gets stranded in the creek and requires emergency surgery in the wilderness. Meanwhile, the crew fine-tunes their wash plant which doubles their efficiency at finding gold.

  • 12. Twenty Four Seven

    Original air date: 01/13/2012 Runtime: 43:15 min.

    Original air date: 01/13/2012 Runtime: 43:15 min. Short on time, the Hoffman Crew decides to run night and day in a struggle to get to the gold, while a federal mining inspector pays a surprise visit to both Fred and Parker. The inspector finds safety violations and both operations face closure.

  • 13. Rock Bottom

    Original air date: 01/20/2012 Runtime: 43:15 min.

    Original air date: 01/20/2012 Runtime: 43:15 min. The Hoffman crew is dead in the water until Harness can repair their broken excavator. Parker Schnabel totals his gold for the season and hands the Big Nugget mine back to his grandpa. Meanwhile, the Dakota boys lock horns trying to re-open their mine.

  • 14. Bedrock Gold

    Original air date: 01/27/2012 Runtime: 43:15 min.

    Original air date: 01/27/2012 Runtime: 43:15 min. A key crew member calls it quits at Quartz Creek, massive rocks break Dakota Fred's derocker and Parker reconsiders his future after smelting his 35oz season haul into a solid gold bar.

  • 15. Man Down

    Original air date: 02/03/2012 Runtime: 43:15 min.

    Original air date: 02/03/2012 Runtime: 43:15 min. 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.

  • 16. In the Black

    Original air date: 02/10/2012 Runtime: 43:15 min.

    Original air date: 02/10/2012 Runtime: 43:15 min. The Hoffman crew risks its all to run through the night in a bid to finally break even for the season. Fred has to abandon his best paydirt yet when his excavator gets stuck in the pit. John Schnabel returns to the Big Nugget Mine after his heart attack.

  • 17. Aftershow Special

    Original air date: 12/30/2011 Runtime: 43:35 min.

    Original air date: 12/30/2011 Runtime: 43:35 min. This special lifts the curtain on Gold Rush and goes inside the lives of the men seeking gold and treasure in Alaska and the Klondike. All new interviews and never before seen footage present insights into the miners' unique world.

  • 18. Frozen Out

    Original air date: 02/17/2012 Runtime: 43:15 min.

    Original air date: 02/17/2012 Runtime: 43:15 min. The Hoffman crew battles frozen dirt and frozen pipes as they struggle to hit their goal of 100oz. Parker makes a last ditch effort at Smith Creek Hill and the Dakota Boy's season may be over when Dustin smashes the side of the washplant.

  • 19. Judgment Day

    Original air date: 02/24/2012 Runtime: 43:15 min.

    Original air date: 02/24/2012 Runtime: 43:15 min. The Hoffman crew is desperate to get 100 ounces, but Todd's decision to run the dozer on solid ice ends in disaster. The Big Nugget mine faces closure if Parker fails to hit a pay streak and Dakota Fred thinks he's finally found Jack Hoffman's glory hole.

  • 20. Revelations

    Original air date: 03/02/2012 Runtime: 43:15 min.

    Original air date: 03/02/2012 Runtime: 43:15 min. This special lifts the curtain on Gold Rush and goes inside the lives of the men seeking gold in Alaska and the Klondike.

  • 21. Aftershow: Digging Deeper

    Original air date: 03/09/2012 Runtime: 43:34 min.

    Original air date: 03/09/2012 Runtime: 43:34 min. Gold Rush executive producer Christo Doyle asks the tough questions and gets the real dirt on the miners. Personal revelations, bets and challenges all play out in this revealing special.

  • 22. Aftershow: The Last Word

    Original air date: 03/23/2012 Runtime: 43:35 min.

    Original air date: 03/23/2012 Runtime: 43:35 min. The Gold Rush miners sit down with Discovery's executive producer and reveal the juicy stuff that unfolded when the cameras weren't rolling. And, for the first time on tv, they answer questions directly from viewers.