Gold Rush

Gold Rush

In the face of an economic meltdown, six men will risk everything to strike it rich mining for gold in the wilds of Alaska. Todd Hoffman, along with his father, is leading a group of greenhorn miners in search of the American dream and a new frontier. Gold fever is back, and the rush is on.
In the face of an economic meltdown, six men will risk everything to strike it rich mining for gold in the wilds of Alaska. Todd Hoffman, along with his father, is leading a group of greenhorn miners in search of the American dream and a new frontier. Gold fever is back, and the rush is on.

Season 8 (37 episodes)

  • 1. The Story So Far

    Original air date: 10/01/2017 Runtime: 41:35 min.

    Original air date: 10/01/2017 Runtime: 41:35 min. Going back to the beginning when Parker was just a kid and job-less Todd decided to gamble it all to make his fortune mining in Alaska. The Story So Far 2017 charts their struggles, highs and lows across 7 seasons as they compete in their search for gold.

  • 2. The 9 Million Dollar Season

    Original air date: 10/06/2017 Runtime: 41:35 min.

    Original air date: 10/06/2017 Runtime: 41:35 min. A look back at Season 7, including Parker facing the tragic loss of his mentor Grandpa John and Todd moving his entire operation to Oregon.

  • 3. Wagers and Wars

    Original air date: 10/13/2017 Runtime: 83:39 min.

    Original air date: 10/13/2017 Runtime: 83:39 min. Todd and Parker go head to head in a $100k bet over who will get the most gold this season; Tony sets sail up the Yukon River to revive his second monster dredge; Parker makes a deal on new ground that leads to a showdown with Tony.

  • 4. Live Kickoff Special

    Original air date: 10/14/2017 Runtime: 41:14 min.

    Original air date: 10/14/2017 Runtime: 41:14 min. Anything can happen when Gold Rush mine bosses Parker Schnabel, Todd Hoffman, and Tony Beets face off LIVE and answer audience questions. Join them for an exclusive first look of their most lucrative season yet!

  • 5. Blizzards and Bullets

    Original air date: 10/20/2017 Runtime: 41:35 min.

    Original air date: 10/20/2017 Runtime: 41:35 min. A rogue gunman fires shots at the Hoffman crew; frozen ground destroys Parker Schnabel's dozers; Tony Beets starts to tear apart his 500 ton dredge.

  • 6. The Legend of Dozer Dave

    Original air date: 10/20/2017 Runtime: 41:35 min.

    Original air date: 10/20/2017 Runtime: 41:35 min. From the Yukon to South America, Dave Turin had been at Todd's side helping him mine millions of dollars of gold, until a shocking bare-knuckle fistfight explosively led to Dave quitting. This is Dave's rollercoaster story over seven seasons.

  • 7. The Viking vs. The Mechanic

    Original air date: 10/27/2017 Runtime: 41:35 min.

    Original air date: 10/27/2017 Runtime: 41:35 min. Todd interferes with son Hunter's wash-plant, pushing their relationship to a breaking point. Parker battles to maneuver a 150 foot super conveyor and Tony desperately needs dredge #1 to deliver gold but frozen ice may derail his plans.

  • 8. The Curse of the Fairplay Mountains

    Original air date: 11/03/2017 Runtime: 41:35 min.

    Original air date: 11/03/2017 Runtime: 41:35 min. When Todd Hoffman's water supply gets ruled illegal, Freddy comes up with a plan to save the day; Tony undertakes a $600,000 upgrade of Dredge 1.

  • 9. Son Dethrones Father

    Original air date: 11/10/2017 Runtime: 41:35 min.

    Original air date: 11/10/2017 Runtime: 41:35 min. Parker Schnabel fights rising floodwaters to save his cut; Hunter Hoffman makes a bold decision shut down his operation and his father's.

  • 10. Colorado Strikes Back

    Original air date: 11/17/2017 Runtime: 41:35 min.

    Original air date: 11/17/2017 Runtime: 41:35 min. Todd shuts down his operations to support Freddy Dodge as he pleads with the county commissioners to allow him to mine his claim; Kevin has bad news.

  • 11. Inferno

    Original air date: 11/24/2017 Runtime: 41:35 min.

    Original air date: 11/24/2017 Runtime: 41:35 min. A massive forest fire tears through the Klondike toward Parker's claim, threatening to end his season; Tony desperately needs his barge to run.

  • 12. The Mighty Uppercut

    Original air date: 12/01/2017 Runtime: 41:35 min.

    Original air date: 12/01/2017 Runtime: 41:35 min. Todd Hoffman suspects sabotage when the crew is hit by a water crisis. Parker Schnabel battles to move his monster wash-plant Sluicifer. Tony Beets orders Monica to fire up her wash-plant, but a rookie mistake shuts them down.

  • 13. Gold Bars and Hail Marys

    Original air date: 12/08/2017 Runtime: 41:35 min.

    Original air date: 12/08/2017 Runtime: 41:35 min. In a mega-packed episode Todd is out of luck, and ground, until he makes a desperate play for new land. Parker's sitting pretty on a pile of gold, but pushes Rick too far. Tony attempts to jump start his season on a risky voyage up the Yukon River.

  • 14. The Devil's Finer

    Original air date: 12/15/2017 Runtime: 41:35 min.

    Original air date: 12/15/2017 Runtime: 41:35 min. Todd's son Hunter commits a serious violation as safety inspectors arrive, costing him thousands of dollars; Parker is confronted by the owner of his new claim; Tony races against time to move the massive bucket-line of his second dredge.

  • 15. The Holy Grail

    Original air date: 12/22/2017 Runtime: 41:35 min.

    Original air date: 12/22/2017 Runtime: 41:35 min. Todd discovers a historic mine site that could turn his season around; Tony mounts a massive operation to replace a 24-ton bucket line; Parker's parents arrive for his birthday bearing extraordinary gifts.

  • 16. Busted and Bushfixed

    Original air date: 12/29/2017 Runtime: 41:35 min.

    Original air date: 12/29/2017 Runtime: 41:35 min. To deliver incredible gold hauls, the miners have to keep the equipment running at all costs; the miners look back at the worst breakdowns and heroic fixes.

  • 17. Eclipsed

    Original air date: 01/05/2018 Runtime: 81:38 min.

    Original air date: 01/05/2018 Runtime: 81:38 min. Todd's Colorado mine lies in the path of a rare solar eclipse, but he faces trouble with less than 800 ounces this season; Rick has bad news for Parker.

  • 18. Lost Gold

    Original air date: 01/12/2018 Runtime: 41:35 min.

    Original air date: 01/12/2018 Runtime: 41:35 min. Hunter Hoffman makes a rookie mistake that causes dysfunction in the team; Tony Beets has to improvise to tear down his second dredge; Parker Schnabel risks damaging his washplant as he races to finish his last cut at Scribner Creek.

  • 19. The Dakota Boys

    Original air date: 01/12/2018 Runtime: 41:35 min.

    Original air date: 01/12/2018 Runtime: 41:35 min. The Dakota boys, Fred and Dustin Hurt, look back at the challenges, failures and successes in their search for gold.

  • 20. The Father, The Son & The Holy Roller

    Original air date: 01/19/2018 Runtime: 41:35 min.

    Original air date: 01/19/2018 Runtime: 41:35 min. Parker Schnabel opens a brand-new cut, but his crew gets stuck in the mud; Todd tries to get Hunter back on the team to assemble a new wash-plant; Tony's stuck up the creek without a barge.

  • 21. Broken

    Original air date: 01/26/2018 Runtime: 41:35 min.

    Original air date: 01/26/2018 Runtime: 41:35 min. Parker Schnabel takes on a massive wash-plant move on his own; Todd Hoffman races to set up new trommel and faces a medical emergency; Tony Beets' daughter Monica makes a $200,000 mistake.

  • 22. Of Monsters and Men

    Original air date: 02/02/2018 Runtime: 41:35 min.

    Original air date: 02/02/2018 Runtime: 41:35 min. Parker threatens to shutdown Rick's Indian River operation after production takes a dive; Kevin takes a break to visit his girlfriend; Todd's crew scours the mountainside for gold after he gives them a shocking ultimatum.

  • 23. Parker v Beets

    Original air date: 02/09/2018 Runtime: 43:29 min.

    Original air date: 02/09/2018 Runtime: 43:29 min. Parker Schnabel and Tony Beets are locked in a fierce battle for independence and supremacy; the rivalry between the gold-mining prodigy and the King of the Klondike produces dramatic moments.

  • 24. Planes, Cranes, and Virgin Claims

    Original air date: 02/16/2018 Runtime: 41:35 min.

    Original air date: 02/16/2018 Runtime: 41:35 min. Parker suspects Tony of sabotage on his new ground and confronts him; Todd's new washplant hits the noise limits for local regulations and he must bush-fix a solution; Tony Beets takes on his biggest challenge yet in teardown of his second dredge.

  • 25. Gold Rush: Live

    Original air date: 02/16/2018 Runtime: 40:32 min.

    Original air date: 02/16/2018 Runtime: 40:32 min. Tony, Parker, and Todd sit down on live television with host Matt Rodgers to discuss this season so far and make the most epic announcement that will change Gold Rush forever.

  • 26. King Kong

    Original air date: 02/23/2018 Runtime: 41:35 min.

    Original air date: 02/23/2018 Runtime: 41:35 min. Parker buys his first ever Klondike claim, but gets an unpleasant shock when he tests pans it; Todd uses chemical ingenuity to break a monster boulder that stands in his way to gold; Tony nearly loses a crew member as he tears down his second dredge.

  • 27. Independence Day

    Original air date: 03/02/2018 Runtime: 41:35 min.

    Original air date: 03/02/2018 Runtime: 41:35 min. Tony's dredge teardown hits a wall when they attempt to remove the heaviest piece yet; Todd's son, Hunter demands a change of mine site if they're going to have a future; Parker makes a bid for independence on his own claim, but Tony stands in his way.

  • 28. The Spoils of War

    Original air date: 03/09/2018 Runtime: 62:22 min.

    Original air date: 03/09/2018 Runtime: 62:22 min. Judgement day on Parker and Todd's 100-ounce bet; while Parker chases a record-breaking total, Todd desperately tries to keep his crew from falling apart.

  • 29. Win Big or Die Trying

    Original air date: 03/16/2018 Runtime: 20:48 min.

    Original air date: 03/16/2018 Runtime: 20:48 min. Parker Schnabel and Tony Beets discuss the biggest moments from the past season of the series, "Gold Rush."

  • 30. American Dreamer

    Original air date: 03/16/2018 Runtime: 41:35 min.

    Original air date: 03/16/2018 Runtime: 41:35 min. Todd Hoffman discusses the past eight seasons of the TV series, "Gold Rush," and what the next chapter will hold for him.

  • 31. Parker's Trail: Mining with Monsters

    Original air date: 03/23/2018 Runtime: 41:35 min.

    Original air date: 03/23/2018 Runtime: 41:35 min. Having just mined $7 million worth of gold, Parker now wants to tackle the tougher challenge of mining in the gold-rich jungles of Guyana, South America; Parker's longtime foreman Rick drops a bombshell.

  • 32. Parker's Trail: Welcome to the Jungle

    Original air date: 03/30/2018 Runtime: 41:35 min.

    Original air date: 03/30/2018 Runtime: 41:35 min. Against the advice of the locals, Parker and crew head off alone, deep into uncharted jungle, risking encounters with caiman, jaguars, snakes and venomous spiders. They attempt to cross a quarter mile of raging rapids but the current takes hold of Rick.

  • 33. Parker's Trail: Hell Dorado

    Original air date: 04/06/2018 Runtime: 41:35 min.

    Original air date: 04/06/2018 Runtime: 41:35 min. An out-of-control water hose injures Parker and miners refuse to lease him ground, leaving him with a stark choice between staying in the jungle or heading home.

  • 34. Parker's Trail: Gold Wars: The Jungle Awakens

    Original air date: 04/13/2018 Runtime: 41:35 min.

    Original air date: 04/13/2018 Runtime: 41:35 min. In the jungles of Guyana, Parker and crew are chased by deadly caiman and bitten by carnivorous piranha. Then their attempt to drag their boat up a waterfall results in a disaster that could end not just the expedition but the life of one of the crew.

  • 35. Parker's Trail: X Marks the Spot

    Original air date: 04/20/2018 Runtime: 41:35 min.

    Original air date: 04/20/2018 Runtime: 41:35 min. Parker and his team arrive in Marudi, the epicenter of a twenty first century gold rush. They have just two weeks to find a claim get the equipment they need to set up a jungle operation and mine for Guyanese gold.

  • 36. Parker's Trail: The Jungle Strikes Back

    Original air date: 04/27/2018 Runtime: 41:35 min.

    Original air date: 04/27/2018 Runtime: 41:35 min. Parker, Rick, Karla, and Sam have crossed Guyana and set up their own gold mine in Marudi, the heart of a modern-day gold rush. But their dreams of jungle gold are derailed by a local land dispute that threatens to turn violent.

  • 37. Parker's Trail: Revelations

    Original air date: 05/04/2018 Runtime: 43:29 min.

    Original air date: 05/04/2018 Runtime: 43:29 min. After narrowly escaping the jungles of Guyana, South America, Parker and his crew reunite to reveal many untold stories of all the all the deadly wildlife, physical ailments, extreme weather, and jaw-dropping experiences of their mining adventure.