Delhi, May 22, 2013: After two years of equipment breakdowns, infighting
and battling Mother Nature, in Gold Rush crew finally strikes it
rich.It took two years to get here, but in this incredible season,
four competing gold mining crews have made it to the big leagues.
new episodes of Gold Rush returns with its third incredible series
on Discovery Channel every night at 10 pm starting Friday, 3rd June
now six men had risked everything to make it big by mining for gold
in the wilds of Alaska. Todd Hoffman of Sandy, Oregon, along with
his father led a group of greenhorn miners in search of the American
dream and a new frontier. 18-year-old Parker Schnabel had to prove
to his grandfather, John Schnabel, that he's got what it takes to
be a real Alaskan gold miner. After finding just 35 ounces of gold
last year, worth about $56,000 in the last season, Parker hires
a new crew, mines new land and rebuilds his aging wash plant from
the ground up. And it paid off. In one week Parker gets more gold
out of Big Nugget than all of last season. But can he keep up the
momentum and turn a profit for the mine - and his grandfather?
the new episodes, across the creek from Parker, is the Porcupine
Creek mine, run by "Dakota Fred" Hurt and his son Dustin.
And their plans are just as big. They pulled in 80.4 ounces last
year, worth about $128,000, but that just whet their appetite. The
weather turned just as they hit bedrock at the bottom of the glory
hole - a spot thought to contain millions of dollars' worth of gold.
With a female miner joining the Dakota Boys, they excavate a 90-foot
crater and deal with the effects of the worst winter in 50 years
to get to the gold.
their quest to find 1,000 ounces of gold, more than ten times the
amount they found last season, the Hoffmans double down with two
claims, two wash plants, twice the crew and twice the equipment.
And at his insistence, Dave Turin leads the second mine, forcing
the Hoffman crew to pick sides. Half of the original crew chooses
to mine with Dave and the strategy pays off. Between the two mines
they break all previous gold counts - but the pressure to get to
1,000 ounces drives a wedge between the crews and it's a battle
between Team Todd and Team Turin for who can produce the most gold.
time round the four crews out there are graduating to the big leagues.
Parker Schnabel, Dakota Fred and the Hoffmans are all in it for
a massive haul this season. And most excitingly one of the crews
truly strikes it rich - but which one will it be?
the miners and company as they must ward off bears, build homes
for their families, and keep the operation running all the while
taking the fate into their own hands with a make or break venture
that will change their lives forever.