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GOLD RUSH Rick Ness replaces Todd Hoffman as mine boss for Season 9

Last month it was revealed that Gold Rush OG Todd Hoffman and his mining crew would not be returning for Gold Rush Season 9 and that Discovery was planning on replacing Todd with another mine boss. After much speculation over who that might be, the network revealed this week that it will be someone fans are very familiar with — Parker Schnabel’s ex crew foreman Rick Ness!

Parker Schnabel baby announcement

GOLD RUSH Parker Schnabel on getting married, Todd Hoffman, and more

Gold Rush young gun Parker Schnabel recently did a Facebook Live Q&A with fans in which he answered a wide range of questions including: Does he plan to propose to girlfriend Ashley any time soon? Does he feel bad for Todd Hoffman’s less-than-triumphant return to the US to mine this season? And what’s the story on his infamous “Ugly Kid” sweatshirt? Keep reading for those answers and more — including Parker’s bombshell Schnabel baby announcement!

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.

VIDEO Gold Rush Season 6 preview trailer and premiere date

Christo Doyle, Gold Rush Executive Producer and host of The Dirt, ended months of speculation by taking to Twitter and Periscope to announce the Gold Rush Season 6 premiere dates for the US and the UK! Plus, he revealed a two-minute preview trailer for what looks to be yet another dramatic season chock full of drama, blunders–and, of course, GOLD!