SEASON FOUR

GOLD RUSH

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QUEEN OF DIAMONDS

EPISODE 1

STORYLINE
The season premiere breaks ground in 3 countries. The Hoffman crew moves their operation to the hostile Guyana jungle. The Dakota boys need to find a safe route over thin ice. Parker is out of cash and must find gold, but Tony Beets has bad news for him.


LEARNING CURVE

EPISODE 2

STORYLINE
Todd faces disaster when he discovers his claim has been mined out. The Dakota Boys fight over rival mining plans with one plan high in the mountains and the other deep in the hole. Parker ignores Tony Beets, but still manages to hit his first paydirt.


IN TOO DEEP

EPISODE 3

STORYLINE
The Hoffman Crew battles the hostile jungle to get vital mining equipment to the claim. The Dakota Boys drill to find out if the glory hole contains millions in gold. Parker is on the warpath when a new crewmember throws out his gold..


ROAD FROM HELL

EPISODE 4

STORYLINE
The Hoffman crew attempts to set up their washplant, but the jungle fights them every step of the way. The Dakota Boys find their first bedrock gold in the glory hole. In the Klondike, Parker gets more gold out of Little Blue than the Hoffmans ever did


GARNETS OR GOLD

EPISODE 5

STORYLINE
Todd makes a shocking departure. Parker is forced to rebuild his wash plant after losing gold. The Dakota Boys finally hit the bottom of the Glory Hole.


MUTINY

EPISODE 6

STORYLINE
Todd gets a shock when he returns to Guyana; Parker seeks advice from his grandfather when faced with mutiny; the Dakota Boys believe they will get a large payout.


PAID IN FULL

EPISODE 7

STORYLINE
Todd makes an incredible discovery while searching for new gold rich ground. Parker needs his best clean up ever in order to stop Todd from repossessing his dozer. Just as Fred gives up on the Glory Hole, it suddenly pays out big.


JUNGLE BOOGIE

EPISODE 8

STORYLINE
Todd abandons gold and switches to diamond mining. In Alaska, Dustin gets stranded in the mountains during the worst electrical storm in twenty years. Parker’s need for speed destroys his wash plant.


READY TO ROLL

EPISODE 9

STORYLINE
Filming in the jungles of South America and in the frozen North.


HOPE CREEK

EPISODE 10

STORYLINE
Dave returns to the Hoffman Crew and butts heads with Todd over their mining plan. The Dakota boys stake their future on a new cut and Parker gets a second chance at mining with one of the largest wash plants in the Klondike.


BLOWOUT

EPISODE 11

STORYLINE
A tropical storm floods the Hoffman’s operation and Dave is forced to dive deep into the pit. Parker is running one of the biggest washplants in the Klondike and needs to prove it will deliver. The Dakota boys get the biggest clean-up of their season.


DEATH OF A DREAM

EPISODE 12

STORYLINE
Parker hires yet another ex-Hoffman crew member while Todd grows more and more desperate. In the end, two crews get their biggest gold clean ups to date while the third faces an abrupt end to thier season.


THE RESURRECTION

EPISODE 13

STORYLINE
Todd's 150 days is up and with no gold and just a few diamonds he faces eviction. Despite a big clean out, Parker modifies his plant to hit a million dollar season. Dustin finally gets real mining equipment up to Cahoon Creek to see if it holds big gold.


FANTASY LAND

EPISODE 14

STORYLINE
Todd’s claim owner forces a change to the mining plan. Grandpa visits Parker and makes a radical suggestion that the crew believes to be pure fantasy. Dustin fights to reach his first mountain gold.


MEDEVAC

EPISODE 15

STORYLINE
An emergency in the jungle forces Todd to airlift one of his men to safety. Tony Beets becomes furious when he finds that Parker has moved his whole operation over the creek. The Dakota boys may be forced to abandon their hole.


MAN ON WIRE

EPISODE 16

STORYLINE
Jack destroys the washplant forcing Dave to find a new way to run their dirt. Frozen pay disrupts Parker’s operation and threatens to end his season early. Dustin participates in a dangerous operation.


DAY OF RECKONING

EPISODE 17

STORYLINE
Todd’s claim owner arrives unannounced to take stock of the Hoffman’s operation. Dustin returns from the mountains just in time for the final clean up. Unwilling to admit defeat, Parker uses a new piece of equipment to thaw his frozen paydirt.


GO BIG OR GO HOME

EPISODE 18

STORYLINE
Parker Schnabel refuses to give up. He's not satisfied with his gold total and is dead set on bringing home big gold to his beloved grandfather. Nothing is going to stop him, not even the Klondike winter.


GRANDPA'S LAST WISH

EPISODE 19

STORYLINE
94 year old mining legend John Schnabel convinces his grandsons Parker and Payson to return to Big Nugget to work together deep into the winter to prove, once and for all, that there is big gold buried deep under Smith Creek.


UNEARTHED

EPISODE 20

STORYLINE
This no holds barred show reveals how Fred coped with a dying wife, why a fateful choice cost Todd a huge amount of gold and how he coped with a murder in the jungle. A look forward reveals where the miners will be next season and who will return.


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