Tonight’s episode of Gold Rush is dedicated to fan favorite 94-year-old grandpatriarch John Schnabel, and in honor of the event, Discovery managed the seemingly impossible and got Grandpa John on Facebook to answer questions from his millions of fans! The result was just as you would expect — informative, heart-warming, and often hilarious.
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Gold Rush star Parker Schnabel shares some great news with fans, revealing that his 94-year-old grandpa, and fan favorite gold miner, John Schnabel is cancer free after four years! Keep reading for Parker’s joyful announcement and see a throwback photo of grandpa John as a young man when he was a spitting image of Parker!
It appears as though Gold Rush star Todd Hoffman’s claim owner may have spilled the beans on how their 2014 mining season panned out! Keep reading for the spoiler as well as all kinds of information about the McKinnon Creek claim!
Gold Rush miners Parker Schnabel and Todd Hoffman talk with the show’s Executive Producer Christo Doyle in a couple preview clips for The Dirt. Parker addresses his “Scooby Doo, Shaggy” new look and Todd Hoffman reads a hater’s Facebook comment and responds in kind before proclaiming, “you got burned by the Big Dog.”
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!
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.
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!
We have some very sad news to report from the world of reality TV as Gold Rush star James Harness has died at the age of 57. The former mechanic for the Hoffman crew reportedly died a week ago after suffering a stroke the week before. Keep reading for what little info we have as well as reactions from James’ Gold Rush cast mates.
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!
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.