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.
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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!
Todd Hoffman has once again dragged his crew into the jungle, and it is not going well for them. Besides the financial bind that the Hoffmans always seem to be in, the dangers of the jungle are very, very real. Has Todd gone too far this time financially or otherwise? Has he really gone too far this time?
Todd Hoffman hasn’t given up gold mining, but he’s opening a new business producing non-perishable foods “in case things get weird.” Read on to see what Todd’s worried about, and why he’s doing what he’s doing.
Todd Hoffman is no stranger to criticism, but when Gold Rush Executive Producer Christo Doyle joined in it seemed to cross the line, and a fellow bearded reality star, Duck Dynasty‘s Willie Robertson, reached out with some encouragement. Read on to see what Willie said and how Todd is reacting to Christo’s low blow.
Todd Hoffman isn’t focused right now on getting gold out of the ground, instead he is issuing advice about how to put food into a bunker . . . .in case things get weird. Read on to see what gold mining and storing non-perishable foods have to do with each other, and how he turned his advice into a pep talk for those who lack the self-confidence to be outspoken.