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GOLD RUSH Todd Hoffman launches production company for scripted and reality TV shows

Get that #ToddHoffmantrepreneur hashtag ready because the world’s most famous amateur gold miner is expanding his resume to include being the head of a production company! Gold Rush star and creator (though some argue the latter claim) Todd Hoffman officially announced this week that he has joined forces with veteran producer Jose Behar to create Gold Standard Television, an independent production and finance company based in Los Angeles.

GOLD RUSH Todd Hoffman is a singer now, releasing music videos

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Gold Rush star Todd Hoffman is spending his time mining for a completely different kind of gold these days — a gold record! The bearded reality star has been laying down his vocals on covers of songs by the likes of Ozzy Osbourne, Staind and Collective Soul. And believe it or not, the response has been mostly positive. Keep reading to give Todd a listen — and find out some details on his next song!

Dakota Fred Hurt marries Jennifer Sheets, may be returning to Gold Rush?


We have some great news to report for old school fans of Gold Rush as former star Dakota Fred Hurt has married Jennifer Sheets, his Executive Assistant and cook for his mining crew! PLUS, it appears as though Dakota Fred and son Dustin might be returning to Gold Rush as they announced earlier this year they were filming a TV show with teh same production company that makes the popular Discovery series!

MAP Where is Gold Rush Todd Hoffman’s Oregon gold mine located?


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!

Gold Rush RIP Grandpa John Schnabel

GOLD RUSH Grandpa John Schnabel passes away at 96

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.

GOLD RUSH Does Todd Hoffman return to Oregon to mine gold for Season 7?


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.

PHOTO Gold Rush’s Tony Beets gets a tattoo of his dredge


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.