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Season 8 / Episode 1 and airs on 13 October 2017 21:00
Gold Rush follows six men who, in the face of an economic meltdown, risk everything - their families, their dignity, and in some cases, their lives - to strike it rich mining for gold in the wilds of Alaska. Inspired by his father Jack, Todd Hoffman of Sandy, Oregon, leads a group of greenhorn miners to forge a new frontier and save their families from dire straits. While leasing a gold claim in Alaska, Todd and his company of newbies face the grandeur of Alaska as well as its hardships, including an impending winter that will halt operations and the opportunity to strike gold. In an effort to keep the operation running, the team takes fate into their own hands with a make or break venture that will change their lives forever.
The crew finds gold at the Porcupine Creek claim, and "Dakota Fred" returns with a bombshell to drop on the Hoffmans.
The crew seeks a new claim in the Klondike to salvage the mining season; Parker Schnabel takes control of the Big Nugget Mine.
Todd and Jack clash over how to set up their new claim; Dakota Fred finds gold at Porcupine Creek; Parker hits pay dirt at Big Nugget.
The crew confronts permafrost; Dakota Fred pushes his son too far; Parker suffers a setback in the form of a breakdown.
A crew revolt prompts Todd to dig test holes on the claim; Dakota Fred abandons mining after floods destroy his home.
Parker bulldozes a road up the side of a mountain; Dakota Fred returns to the Porcupine Creek claim; the Hoffmans find gold but a mechanic's new love may impact the operation.
The Hoffmans must tear out and rebuild the wash plant after realizing they could be losing thousands of dollars of gold; Parker becomes a lumberjack at the Smith Creek site.
A wash plant shutdown sets Parker off; the Hoffman crew members have their first clean-out of the season.
Jack Hoffman's excavator gets stranded and requires emergency surgery. Also, the crew fine-tunes its wash plant, which doubles their efficiency at finding gold.
The Hoffman Crew run night and day to get to the gold, while a federal mining inspector visits both Fred and Parker. He finds safety violations and both operations face closure.
The Hoffmans are held up by their broken excavator, Parker Schnabel totals his season's hold and hands the mine back to his grandpa, and the Dakota boys work to re-open their mine.
A crew member quits; Dakota Fred's derocker is damaged by a massive rock; Parker ponders his future.
John Schnabel suffers a heart attack; the Hoffmans find a game-changing gold nugget; Dakota Fred achieves something Jack Hoffman couldn't do at Porcupine Creek.
Fred's excavator gets stuck; John Schnabel makes a comeback at the Big Nugget Mine; the Hoffman crew works through the night in a bid to break even.
Frozen dirt and frozen pipes hamper progress for the Hoffman crew; a damaged wash plant impacts operations for the Dakota boys; Parker makes a final effort at Smith Creek Hill.
The Big Nugget mine faces closure unless Parker hits a pay streak; Todd decides to run the dozer on solid ice, with disastrous results; Dakota Fred thinks he found Jack Hoffman's glory hole.
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