In the face of an economic meltdown, six men will risk everything to strike it rich mining for gold in the wilds of Alaska. Todd Hoffman of Sandy, Oregon, along with his father, is leading a group of greenhorn miners in search of the American dream and a new frontier. Gold fever is back, and the rush is on. While leasing a gold claim in Alaska, Todd and company must ward off bears, build homes for their families, and keep the operation running as they take fate into their own hands with a make or break venture that will change their lives forever.
Can they finally hit the jackpot? Gold Rush returns for a third season packed with incredible action as the hard-up miners endeavour to dig their way out of financially tough times by striking it rich. After two years of equipment breakdowns, infighting and battling Mother Nature, one of the mining teams finally hits paydirt. Parker Schnabel has a new crew, new land and a newly rebuilt wash plant on his side. After months and months of digging, Dakota Fred finally hit bedrock and started to see the best gold yet just as winter set in last year, and has high hopes that this will finally be the season he walks away a millionaire. Finally, in his quest to find 1,000 ounces of gold this season, Todd Hoffman doubles down with two claims and twice the crew and equipment. But is that enough to get him to his goal of finding ten times more than he did last year?
Meanwhile, Parker Schnabel takes the biggest decision of his life at just 18, and having made only a two-ounce profit last year, he's putting his $160,000 college fund on the line for a shot at the big time with the big boys in the Klondike, in an all-out bid to beat Todd Hoffman's Season Three total of 800 ounces of gold, worth over a million dollars. After an epic three-year search, costing hundreds of thousands of dollars, the Dakota Boys finally uncover the mystery pile of nuggets at the bottom of the Glory Hole.
If the Hoffmans can pull off Todds daring plan and mine a claim there, they would be able to trade a four-month mining season up north to year-round operation in the jungle. Todd and a small scouting team take the four thousand six hundred-mile trip from Sandy, Oregon to Guyana, South America to see if mining there really is viable. The crew gets caught up in a shady business deal, treks through snake-infested jungle and makes its way up deadly rivers in a ˜no guts, no glory adventure. But are they really ready to trade permafrost for torrential rain... and worse?
Gold fever is spreading!
With a good old fashioned case of gold fever, the Gold Rush miners are back with a vengeance as they mine their way out of financially hard times in Gold Rush Alaska Season 2.
This action-packed second series follows a group of down-on-their- luck men, in the face of an economic meltdown, who risk everything to strike it rich mining for gold in Alaska.
Inspired by his father Jack, Todd Hoffman leads the miners now with one season under their belts to finish what they started and get to the bottom of the glory hole at Porcupine Creek and find gold.
But right as things finally start to go their way, unforeseen circumstances threaten to jeopardise their dream of striking it rich in the frozen north. With the mining season slipping away, the Hoffman crew is forced to come up with a new plan in order to salvage what could be their last mining season.