As we first reported back in November, Gold Rush star Todd Hoffman and his crew of miners are returning stateside next season to look for gold in their home state of Oregon. Although we previously narrowed down the location of the claim to Baker County, and even had some satellite imagery of the equipment already on site, we still didn’t have an exact location — until now!
We have some very sad news to report for viewers of Gold Rush, as fan favorite Grandpa John Schnabel has died. The warm-hearted, always-smiling grandad of Parker Schnabel reportedly passed away in his sleep last night at the age of 96. Keep reading to watch the memorial video posted by Discovery, and read Parker and brother Payson’s loving messages.
On Friday night’s episode of Gold Rush, Todd Hoffman dropped a bombshell on his crew and on viewers when he responded to the potential sale of his current mining claim to rival Parker Schnabel by researching the possibility of mining in his home state of Oregon next season. Even though the crew had positive results in their first trial run of 100 cubic yards, it was still unclear if the Hoffmans would be returning stateside for Season 7 or not. So, we did some research to figure out the fate of the Hoffman crew for the 2016 mining season.
As viewers of Discovery’s Gold Rush are well aware, Tony Beets is quite fond of his million-dollar bucket dredge. Some might go so far as to say he has treated the floating machinery just like a 75-year-old, 350-ton adopted child. So, I suppose it would make sense that Tony would want to add the dredge to his rather short list of tattoos that includes the names of his wife and his four other children.
Today is a very special day as one of our favorite reality TV stars ever, Gold Rush‘s grandpatriarch John Schnabel, turns 96 years young! The ALWAYS good-natured Grandpa John took the opportunity to answer some fan questions and share some of his wisdom and advice from his more than nine decades.
Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz took time out of his busy campaign schedule to talk with Gold Rush‘s Todd Hoffman on the phone in hopes of getting the reality star’s endorsement. It seems the conversation went well as Todd officially announced this weekend that he is Team Rubio. Keep reading for Todd’s full statement, and watch a video in which he talks about his decisions. Plus, Todd shares a major Gold Rush spoiler in regards to whether or not he will be leasing his claim from Parker Schnabel next season!
For fans (and avid detractors) of Gold Rush star Todd Hoffman and his family, we have two very interesting things to report! First, Todd announced earlier this year that he and the rest of the Hoffmans have a new family-based, prepper-themed spin-off reality show in the works. Second, seemingly confirming rumors that the Hoffman crew would be returning to the United States for the next gold mining season, online records indicate one of the family’s companies recently registered a gold mine in Oregon!
On Season 6 of Gold Rush we see Todd Hoffman and his crew returning to McKinnon Creek for the second year in a row, this time with a lofty goal of 2,700 oz of gold for the season. Also for the second year in a row, it appears as though the company that is leasing the McKinnon Creek claim to the Hoffmans has spoiled their season by revealing just how much gold they found in a press release!