Gold Rush

Gold Rush

After a million-dollar rookie season, Parker Schnabel re-invests every penny in hopes of doubling his take this season. Todd Hoffman is at square one after hitting rock bottom in the jungle; he's lost his land, his money and his crew. Meanwhile Tony Beets plans to resurrect a floating dredge that hasn't been used in 30 years. Will big risks lead to an even bigger pay out?
After a million-dollar rookie season, Parker Schnabel re-invests every penny in hopes of doubling his take this season. Todd Hoffman is at square one after hitting rock bottom in the jungle; he's lost his land, his money and his crew. Meanwhile Tony Beets plans to resurrect a floating dredge that hasn't been used in 30 years. Will big risks lead to an even bigger pay out?

Season 5 (23 episodes)

  • 0. Heroes and Zeros

    Original air date: 08/19/2014 Runtime: 41:35 min.

    Original air date: 08/19/2014 Runtime: 41:35 min. A look back at the epic fourth season of Gold Rush including an exclusive sneak peek of the upcoming season where new claims, miners and machines are revealed.

  • 1. New Blood

    Original air date: 10/17/2014 Runtime: 83:39 min.

    Original air date: 10/17/2014 Runtime: 83:39 min. Young Parker sets an outrageous season goal of 2,000 ounces. Tony Beets, The Viking, buys a 75-year-old gold catching dredge. And Todd Hoffman is left a broken man without a crew and with no plans to mine.

  • 2. From the Ashes

    Original air date: 10/24/2014 Runtime: 41:35 min.

    Original air date: 10/24/2014 Runtime: 41:35 min. Todd gets his washplant stuck in a river, Tony nearly crushes his son beneath a conveyor, and Parker is forced to mine a swamp.

  • 3. Golden Boy

    Original air date: 10/31/2014 Runtime: 41:35 min.

    Original air date: 10/31/2014 Runtime: 41:35 min. Parker fights with his crew over running at night. Tony twists a vital steel frame on the dredge. Todd, Jack and Thurber tackle their first clean up.

  • 4. Viking Ship

    Original air date: 11/07/2014 Runtime: 41:39 min.

    Original air date: 11/07/2014 Runtime: 41:39 min. Todd is forced to sell his gold to get the mining equipment he needs, Parker hauls his washplant across the claim and Tony takes to the skies to get from his claim to the gold dredge.

  • 5. Hard Bargain

    Original air date: 11/14/2014 Runtime: 41:35 min.

    Original air date: 11/14/2014 Runtime: 41:35 min. Dave agrees to work with the Hoffman crew under a new agreement. Tony has a near miss while removing the heaviest part of the dredge and Parker fights with Rick when he opens up untested ground.

  • 6. Cursed Cut

    Original air date: 11/21/2014 Runtime: 41:35 min.

    Original air date: 11/21/2014 Runtime: 41:35 min. Dave and Todd clash over how to mine frozen ground. Tony's daughter Monica gets stuck in a bad situation. Parker's hopes are drowned by multiple issues including a flooded cut.

  • 7. Goldzilla

    Original air date: 11/28/2014 Runtime: 41:35 min.

    Original air date: 11/28/2014 Runtime: 41:35 min. Todd needs to find a 100 ounce down payment to make a big purchase. Parker spends a quarter of a million dollars on new equipment. Tony attempts to remove the wheelhouse from his 75 year old gold dredge.

  • 8. Gold Blooded

    Original air date: 12/05/2014 Runtime: 41:35 min.

    Original air date: 12/05/2014 Runtime: 41:35 min. Parker goes for his best clean up so far this season, Tony attempts to rip the trommel out of his 75 year old gold dredge and the Hoffman crew is stunned by the death of an old crew member.

  • 9. Colossal Clean Up

    Original air date: 12/12/2014 Runtime: 41:35 min.

    Original air date: 12/12/2014 Runtime: 41:35 min. The Hoffmans overcome a lack of water to get a monster clean up. Tony finally gets his dredge on the way to its new home in Eureka Creek. Parker gets the biggest gold clean up in Gold Rush history.

  • 10. Grandpa John

    Original air date: 12/19/2014 Runtime: 41:35 min.

    Original air date: 12/19/2014 Runtime: 41:35 min. This special explores the life of 94 year old mining legend John Schnabel. From the Kansas dustbowl, to his career on an Alaskan gold mine, Grandpa John continues to inspire his grandson Parker to follow in his footsteps.

  • 11. Parker's Accident

    Original air date: 01/02/2015 Runtime: 41:35 min.

    Original air date: 01/02/2015 Runtime: 41:35 min. Parker Schnabel totals his car in a head on collision. The Hoffman crew rock trucks go head to head on a dangerous haul road and Tony Beets finally starts to rebuild his 75 year old gold mining dredge.

  • 12. Ship of Fools

    Original air date: 01/09/2015 Runtime: 41:35 min.

    Original air date: 01/09/2015 Runtime: 41:35 min. Parker and his grandpa go hunting for a new Klondike Claim. Tony's operation grinds to a halt when his dredge crew runs out of bolts. Todd's crew discards paydirt which causes a major financial loss.

  • 13. Piles of Gold

    Original air date: 01/16/2015 Runtime: 41:36 min.

    Original air date: 01/16/2015 Runtime: 41:36 min. Todd and Dave butt heads over how to mine, but end up with the biggest reward they've seen all season. Tony and Parker go to war over bedrock gold and Minnie Beets steals Tony's dredge crew to work their family mine.

  • 14. Gold Road

    Original air date: 01/23/2015 Runtime: 41:35 min.

    Original air date: 01/23/2015 Runtime: 41:35 min. Logan has an accident with the rock truck as the Hoffman crew aims for their biggest gold weigh in of the season. Parker faces disaster when he discovers his new cut is frozen solid and Tony struggles to install the heaviest part of his dredge.

  • 15. Rogue Miner

    Original air date: 01/30/2015 Runtime: 41:35 min.

    Original air date: 01/30/2015 Runtime: 41:35 min. Todd and Dave get a pair of dozers stuck in deep mud while trying to open a new cut. Parker breaks an excavator as his crew struggles with frozen ground and Tony's mad rush to get his dredge finished ends up costing him big time.

  • 16. The Monster Lives

    Original air date: 02/06/2015 Runtime: 41:35 min.

    Original air date: 02/06/2015 Runtime: 41:35 min. Parker mines an island of paydirt, the Hoffman crew puts two rock trucks out of commission and Tony discovers a major electrical problem.

  • 17. Rivers of Gold

    Original air date: 02/13/2015 Runtime: 41:35 min.

    Original air date: 02/13/2015 Runtime: 41:35 min. Parker diverts a creek to mine a pile of gold in the riverbed and Tony's crew has a meltdown over fitting the tailings conveyor. Jack is accused of sabotaging the washplant.

  • 18. Frozen Gold

    Original air date: 02/20/2015 Runtime: 41:35 min.

    Original air date: 02/20/2015 Runtime: 41:35 min. The Klondike winter freezes the Hoffman's sluicebox. Tony's attempt to run his dredge is derailed when he discovers he has lost part of his bucket line. Equipment breakdowns stand between Parker and the best gold of the season.

  • 19. Hundreds of Ounces

    Original air date: 02/27/2015 Runtime: 42:11 min.

    Original air date: 02/27/2015 Runtime: 42:11 min. The Hoffman crew makes a desperate bid to hit their season goal. Tony's attempt to run his million dollar gold dredge ends in a shipwreck. Parker fights the big freeze as he pushes to hit his 2.4 million dollar goal.

  • 20. Freddy Dodge Returns

    Original air date: 02/27/2015 Runtime: 42:35 min.

    Original air date: 02/27/2015 Runtime: 42:35 min. Gold guru Freddy Dodge and his brother, mining legend Derek Dodge, hunt for gold in the Yukon wilderness. Despite early setbacks, Freddy is convinced that there could be a hot spot with a monster pile of gold nuggets.

  • 21. Millions in Gold

    Original air date: 03/06/2015 Runtime: 87:35 min.

    Original air date: 03/06/2015 Runtime: 87:35 min. Parker faces mutiny, the Hoffmans get the largest dozer in the Klondike and Tony takes one last shot at getting his dredge mining for gold. Then, in a Gold Rush first, Parker, Tony and Todd appear together to discuss the epic season finale.

  • 22. The Whole Truth

    Original air date: 03/06/2015 Runtime: 42:35 min.

    Original air date: 03/06/2015 Runtime: 42:35 min. The miners reveal the highs and lows, conflicts and behind the scenes drama from the season. Todd, Parker and Tony unveil their plans for next season and one key crew-member shocks everyone when he decides to call it quits.