Reality/Game Show
Dec. 03, 2010
Returning Series
60 min.
Discovery Channel TV Network

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Gold Rush

GOLD RUSH is a new documentary series for Discovery Channel about a group of unemployed men from Oregon who have set out for Alaska in search of GOLD. In a last ditch effort to provide for their families, they’ve sold everything they can and invested in a gold claim and the machinery to mine it.

Gold Rush Season 3 (2012-2013)

3x01 3 3x01 Million Dollar Season
This season someone hits the mother lode. Todd doubles down with two claims, twice the crew and twice the gear. Dakota Fred’s glory hole is thought to contain millions in gold. Parker ...
Oct. 26, 2012
3x02 3 3x02 The Wrong Claim
Dave faces disaster when his new claim cannot be mined; Todd is thousands of dollars in the hole; the Dakota boys face the threat of floods; Parker needs new ground.
Nov. 02, 2012
3x03 3 3x03 Secret Weapons
Todd does a deal on a new gold-rich claim to get Dave’s crew back in action.The Dakota boys hire new miners and one is quickly terminated. Todd junks his old wash plant, and replaces ...
Nov. 09, 2012
3x04 3 3x04 Battle of the Bridge
Todd’s chief investor arrives unannounced and threatens to pull the plug after he finds the mine at a standstill. Team Turin is plagued by melted permafrost and a broken dozer. ...
Nov. 16, 2012
3x05 3 3x05 The Ultimatum
Todd’s chief investor demands to see 100 ounces of gold in the next three weeks. Parker’s crew goes into meltdown when he forces them to replace a bridge and Fred attempts to make ...
Nov. 23, 2012
3x06 3 3x06 Game Changer
Todd finally takes delivery of the Turbo Trommel. Dave’s mine at Indian River could close if they can’t improve on their disastrous first clean up. The Dakota boys are forced ...
Nov. 30, 2012
3x07 3 3x07 Road to Gold
Todd and his crew finally get to test the new Turbo Trommel. Dave pushes his crew to double their last clean out. The Dakota Boys receive a visit from an inspector with the power to ...
Dec. 07, 2012
3x08 3 3x08 Up Smith Creek
Todd Hoffman faces closure if he fails to get 100 ounces of gold for his investor. The Dakota Boys believe they’ve finally found the elusive Glory Hole. Parker Schnabel uncovers ...
Dec. 14, 2012
3x09 3 3x09 Behind The Scenes
Exclusive behind the scenes footage capturing the production of the first half of Gold Rush season 3 is revealed. Film crews battle the wilderness in Klondike and Alaska to film every ...
Dec. 21, 2012
3x10 3 3x10 The Dirt - Bio Special
Executive Producer Christo Doyle digs deeper into the personal lives of the miners while their wives offer up secrets about their early years. Also included is a special sneak peek ...
Dec. 28, 2012
3x11 3 3x11 Leprechaun Gold
Parker finds out about the fate of his Grandpa. Todd has to rebuild his turbo trammel, Indian River faces a shutdown and the Dakota boys investigate whether the Glory Hole is truly ...
Jan. 04, 2013
3x12 3 3x12 Dozer Wars
Todd and Dave go to war over the dozer they both need to keep mining and Todd banks on finding virgin ground beneath a pile of dredge tailings. Parker faces a crew rebellion and Dakota ...
Jan. 11, 2013
3x13 3 3x13 The Nightshift
Tensions mount between the day shift and night shift as Todd pushes his men harder than ever. Parker battles his ancient washplant and the treacherous road from Discovery Claim while ...
Feb. 01, 2013
3x14 3 3x14 The Merger
Todd forces his crew and Dave’s crew to merge into one team. The Dakota Boys use their new equipment to get back down to the bottom of the Glory Hole. Parker risks his life to get ...
Jan. 25, 2013
3x15 3 3x15 Redemption Road
Todd concocts a risky plan; Fred sustains an injury.
Feb. 15, 2013
3x16 3 3x16 The Motherlode
Winter strikes and the miners wage the final battle for the mother lode. The Hoffmans pull out a secret weapon to thaw frozen gold-rich paydirt. Dustin plunges into the freezing waters ...
Feb. 22, 2013
3x22 3 TV Special: South America - Peruvian Gold
Turf wars with local miners present challenges in the Season 4 premiere.
Aug. 02, 2013
3x23 3 TV Special: The Dirt
Todd talks about the challenges of Guyana and his appreciation for Peruvian culture; the Dakota boys have plans for Cahoon Creek Parker’s start in the Klondike.
Oct. 25, 2013
3x23 3 TV Special: South America - Chilean Gold
The crew prospect on a remote beach in Chile.
Aug. 09, 2013
3x24 3 TV Special: South America - Guyanese Gold
After striking out in Chile and Peru, the Hoffman crew, short on time and money, set their sights on finding gold in Guyana’s jungles.
Aug. 16, 2013
3x25 3 TV Special: South America - The Frozen North
Parker Schnabel leaves home to start his own operation; in Alaska, the Dakota boys look for the source of the gold in Porcupine Creek.
Aug. 23, 2013
3x26 3 TV Special: South America - Ends of the Earth
The production crew goes to extremes as they follow the miner’s epic quest for gold. During the journey they suffer dangerous mountain passes, unstable riverboats and an upturned ...
Aug. 30, 2013
 3 TV Special: Miners Cribs
Executive Producer Christo Doyle and the miners take us behind the scenes of Gold Rush with a never-before-seen look into camp life, recaps of the previous two episodes and interview ...
Nov. 23, 2012
 3 TV Special: The Dirt: Chicks with Guns
Executive Producer, Christo Doyle, welcomes Parker, Fred, Dustin, Tony and Freddy Dodge back to the set to discuss their ongoing quest for gold. Also, the miners’ wives disclose ...
Feb. 01, 2013
 3 TV Special: The Bromance
Executive producer Christo Doyle sits down with wash plant designer, Freddy Dodge, and mining legend, Tony Beets. Also, Parker comes clean about recent mistakes and the Dakota boys ...
Jan. 18, 2013
 3 TV Special: The Long Road
Relive the most heart pounding and heart breaking moments of Gold Rush as the Hoffman crew and their rivals Parker Schnabel and 'Dakota’ Fred fight Mother Nature, mining machines ...
Oct. 19, 2012
 3 TV Special: Do Or Die
Hosted by Christo Doyle and the miners, this special unveils what happened as the miners returned home and prepared for the upcoming season. This episode includes new stories, exclusive ...
Oct. 26, 2012
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