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.
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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.
Anyone watching the current season of Gold Rush on Discovery knows that Parker Schabel’s 94-year-old grandpa John Schnabel has been battling cancer, and after the first half of the two-part Season 4 finale aired Friday night, many fans were left wondering how John is doing now. Just moments ago Parker posted an update letting fans know his Grandpa is doing better and “has great spirits,” which seems to always be the case with John Schnabel! Keep reading for the full update from Parker and watch a video clip in which John talks about one last dream of his he wants to make a reality.
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!)
On the current season of Discovery’s hugely popular reality series Gold Rush, America’s favorite bumbling crew of perpetual amateur gold miners have abandoned the frozen tundra of Alaska and the Yukon to look for gold in the sweltering South American rainforests of Guyana. Actually, they’ve abandoned looking for gold too and have instead put all of their hundreds of thousands of dollars in another risky basket: diamonds! In the most recent episode SPOILER ALERT the crew manages to find just under 30 teeny tiny little diamonds. So what does that equate to money-wise? Keep reading to find out what way too many hours researching this question online turned up and decide for yourself if Todd is a genius or not.
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!
Before the bearded Robertson men of Duck Dynasty took the world (and Walmarts) by storm, there was another batch of bushy-mugged reality show relatives whose chinny-chin-chins never saw the light of day — Jack and Todd Hoffman of Discovery’s Gold Rush and Gold Rush South America. You can see Jack Hoffman without his Santa worthy white beard thanks to photos of him as a young man in the military, but Todd is a completely different story — his Facebook-Page-inspiring goatee is so inexorably linked to Todd’s visage some have pondered if perhaps he wasn’t born with it. It’s time to rest your weary imagination, folks! Thanks to the magic of Photoshop, we have the world’s first picture of Todd with nothing more than a five o’clock shadow adorning his chin!