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Gold Rush star Dakota Fred Hurt’s wife Lorrayne Hurt passed away earlier today

Former Gold Rush star Dakota Fred Hurt shared some very sad news with his fans on Facebook today, announcing that his wife Lorrayne Hurt passed away earlier today. Keep reading for his announcement as well as some previous updates he shared on her health earlier this year which included, “We’ve both have had full, and happy, lives…..Let the chips fall where they may.”

VIDEO Discovery announces Gold Rush Season 5 premiere date, cast shuffle


Discovery found the ratings g|ory hole with their mining series Gold Rush, and the network has just officially announced when its number one show will be returning for a fifth season, as well as details about which miners will be back and where! Plus, watch the extended Season 5 preview trailer!

Why did Dakota Fred Hurt leave Gold Rush? Get his side of the story


We broke the news last month that miners Dakota Fred Hurt and son Dustin Hurt would not be returning for Gold Rush Season 5, and it was later revealed that they are instead working on their own documentary titled All That Glitters. So why did Dakota Fred not come back? The candid mining vet took to Facebook yesterday and revealed what everyone suspected: it mostly came down to money. Keep reading for his full statement as well as his response to rumors about how much he and his crew were paid to be on Gold Rush.

Gold Rush’s Dakota Fred Hurt documentary All That Glitters officially announced


As we reported two weeks ago, Gold Rush father and son mining team Dakota Fred Hurt and Dustin Hurt will not be returning for the show’s fifth season after parting ways with Discovery. Yesterday it was officially announced that the Hurts’ mining season will instead be filmed as part of a new documentary titled All That Glitters. Keep reading for all the details!

CONFIRMED Dustin and Fred Hurt not returning to Gold Rush, filming their own show


It looks as though Discovery Channel’s most popular show has lost one of its most popular cast members as gold miner Dakota Fred Hurt and his crew, including son Dustin Hurt, will reportedly not be back for Season 5 of Gold Rush. But, fans may still be seeing the Dakota Crew on the small screen again soon as they have reportedly hired a different production company to film their summer mining season!

Gold Rush Dakota Fred Hurt updates on wife’s health, shares Porcupine Creek behind-the-scenes video


Discovery’s most-watched series Gold Rush has millions of fans tuning in every week — most of which (like me) can never get enough of the daily machinations of mining for gold: bedrock, pay dirt, excavators, dozers, derockers, sluice boxes… LOVE IT ALL! If you’re one of us then you’re gonna love this 15+ minute behind-the-scenes video shot by Dakota Fred Hurt showing his Porcupine Creek crew hard at work! (Sorry, the hilarious thumbnail of Fred “Gold Miser” Hurt you see is not included in the clip) Plus, Fred updates on the health of his wife.

VIDEO PHOTOS Gold Rush cast at CONEXPO-CON/AGG in Las Vegas


Fans of Discovery Channel’s top-rated series Gold Rush got a rare treat this week as the show’s cast members made a rare public appearance together — or at least at the same event at the same time. That’s right, Parker Schnabel, Todd Hoffman and Dakota Fred Hurt (and members of their crews) were all in attendance at the 2014 CONEXPO-CON/AGG in Las Vegas, Nevada. And, believe it or not, The Klondike Viking himself, Tony Beets, was also there! (And lookin’ damn sexy too!)

Gold Rush Season 4 photos Todd Hoffman, Parker Schnabel, Fred Hurt, Tony Beets and more


America’s favorite professional and semi-professional reality show gold miners return tonight as Gold Rush kicks off its fourth season on Discovery channel with a two-hour premiere event starting at 9/8c. Keep reading for a synopsis of what to expect from Todd Hoffman, Parker Schnabel, Fred Hurt and their respective mining crews this season and see TONS of official promotional photos of the men in action courtesy of Discovery Channel!