Todd Hoffman is ready to get back in the mining game. He’s putting his life savings into an ambitious plan to turn around a distressed mine in Nome, Alaska.
Todd Hoffman and his family gamble on a remote, broken-down Alaskan mine. They have seven weeks to find gold before winter freezes them out.
Todd Hoffman brings a wash plant and all-star crew to his remote Alaskan claim to mine 1,000 ounces of gold. When they struggle, his son Hunter has a bold fix.
Todd Hoffman is ready to get back in the mining game. He's putting his life savings into an ambitious plan to turn around a distressed mine in Nome, Alaska.
Todd must deliver 300 ounces of gold in just seven weeks, so he needs to fix a huge wash plant. Later, he goes rogue and squares off with the mine...
Todd gets Holy Roller running and catching nuggets. But unloading the mammoth wash plant leads to a mammoth fight between father and son.
Desperate to run more paydirt, Todd fires up the weathered and worn Big Trommel - but the plant is so worn-out, he's nicknamed it Hot Mess.
Smoke from a nearby fire has the Hoffmans on edge and praying for rain. But torrential storms may flood the mine and threaten their paydirt.
It's Jack's birthday but outstanding season goals leave no time for cake. The crew must solve why Hot Mess is leaking out more than half the gold in the pay...
As Todd's Holy Roller plant runs non-stop, Hunter's Black Pearl plant is finally ready to wash dirt. Plus, an epic father-and-son showdown puts the season in jeopardy.
Hunter fires up the Black Pearl and runs dirt for the first time this season. Todd is desperate to find better paydirt and chases an old-time miner's drift.
To hit his million-dollar goal, Todd pushes his team to get a third wash plant up and delivering gold. Plus, Andy is on a mission to revamp the mine's roads.
When Alaskan temperatures plunge and their biggest plant is frozen shut, Todd's team must save the remaining two wash plants from the same fate.
With both plants running, the competition between Todd and Hunter is on. But a damaged waterline and hose problems cause issues for both plants.
Hunter takes on the arctic tundra when he hears of legendary gold in the distant creeks. Back at the camp, Andy works to turn paydirt into a big payoff.
Todd's team must innovate a bush transmission fix to get the gold moving. Chasing better paydirt, Hunter takes a big swing with a new cut.
After disappointing results from an ancient riverbed, Todd's team focuses on finding premium pay dirt. Plus, a mine owner pushes Randy to a breaking point.
When a grizzly stalks the mine, Jack springs into action. When a government inspection threatens to shut the mine, Hunter makes a sacrifice.
With their million-dollar goal in sight, the Hoffmans' best working wash plant breaks down. Todd's last shot is to fire up the Hot Mess.
Working around the clock, tempers flare among the crew. When a rookie mistake shuts down the Holy Roller, Randy and Tater square off.
As Alaska's brutal winter bites, Todd works the night shift hoping to hit his million-dollar goal. Will the final gold weigh be a big win - or another disaster?
With winter closing in on the mine, Todd looks for richer paydirt in the Lost Cut. It looks promising, but opening a new cut this late puts the season at...
As winter settles in, the Hoffmans hustle to run through paydirt before their cut freezes over. Can they hit their goal before mining becomes impossible?
With just one week left in the mining season, the Hoffmans scramble to hit their goal. But cold weather and dwindling paydirt threaten their chances.