This year, Rick Ness has decided to step it up and become a mine boss with a claim of his own after working six years under fellow miner Parker Schnabel. Rick cashes in his life savings and literally puts everything on the line. Elsewhere, while gold miner and rival Todd Hoffman is out, things haven't gotten any easier for 23-year-old Parker Schnabel, who finds himself in a land war with legendary Klondike miner Tony Beets. Meanwhile, legendary Klondike miner Tony Beets has a master plan this year — to get the two ancient dredges mining and turning around some major profit. And he's determined that nobody, especially Parker, will get in his way.
Rick faces mutiny from his crew of greenhorns. Parker visits his parents for advice and makes a decision affects the rest of his season. Tony's barge hits trouble on its way back to Dawson to finally begin the rebuild of his second monster dredge.
Rick hunts for a new washplant with his crew. With Parker's ground frozen he must find a way to mine the gold to pay his deposit to Tony. Tony orders son Kevin to train up a new dredgemaster, but a vital piece gets damaged and brings them to a halt.
Disaster strikes when Rick fires up his washplant for the first time. Parker tries a risky plan to keep the gold coming in and must decide on a new foreman to replace Rick. Tony must transport his tug Kid Commando to the dock for a crucial stability test.
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Parker hires a new driver that isn't as experienced as he claims. Elsewhere, one of Tony's dredges sinks into a pond, and he clashes with son Kevin over how to rescue it.
Heavy rainfall for several days causes problems for Parker and Rick. Elsewhere, Tony's second dredge upriver proves more difficult than expected.
Rick Ness and his father, Rick Senior, battle together to open a new cut; Parker struggles with mechanical breakdowns, and a crew member suffers a terrible injury; Tony races to dismantle the final sections of his million-dollar dredge.
The flu brings Parker's operation to its knees, and it's up to foreman Dean to keep the claim running; Rick's mechanic, Carl, behaves strangely and reveals shocking news; Tony hits rock bottom as his entire operation grinds to a halt.
A desperate Rick is forced to ask Tony for help; Tony hauls the final piece of his million-dollar second dredge from Thistle Creek and prepares to rebuild it
Rick brings in a secret weapon in his hunt for big nuggets. Tony's confronted with a catastrophic issue at his settling pond. Parker makes a risky decision when he hires a friend with no mining experience to help the crew get ahead.
Rick discovers he's been losing gold after Freddy Dodge points out a major flaw in his wash plant; with his excavator down, Parker risks moving his wash plant with a dozer.
After pulling the plug on his operation, Rick's thrown a lifeline. Parker & Tony battle frozen paydirt.
The crew lieutenants tell all, without their bosses looking on. We find out from Mitch and Doumitt if Parker has truly changed. Kevin and Juan reveal the truth about the dredge #2 move, and Terry and Zee come clean about the Ness crew’s near mutiny.
The mining season is nearly over, and Rick Ness and his crew are making up for lost time. Plus, Tony goes off the beaten track in his search for gold.
The Beets family celebrates as Monica gets married; while Tony is happy for his daughter, he is also stressed to be taking time off while behind on his gold target.
Parker crashes a boat resulting in a terrible injury; frozen ground and machine failure threaten Rick’s season; Tony and his family finally rebuild his second dredge; the Dakota Boys discover a rich nugget trap.
Experts step in to help the miners of Gold Rush with technology, ingenuity and mechanical innovation to find the most prized element in human history.
Desperate Parker pushes wash plant Sluicifer beyond the limit; Tony attempts a dangerous crane operation
Parker closes in on his $7.2 million target, but wash plant Big Red runs out of pay dirt; Rick strives to reach his goal
Parker's parents visit and offer help; Rick continues to battle frozen ground to reach his goal; shocking news forces Tony to make a drastic decision about his season
Tony races to finish his second dredge; Parker makes a risky move; Rick’s crew fights harder than ever to reach their goal; the Dakota Boys find a new mine site that has massive gold potential.
Rick desperately tries to get the last 27 ounces he needs to hit his target. Meanwhile, Tony finds out his dredge is short 30 buckets.