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Mike, Farmington, Minnesota 4/9/2015 11:14:13 AM
I have an idea: All of these reality stars should get together and make a movie.
>>> J.G, Montreal 5/1/2015 6:38:22 PM
In this season, Tony Beets was short of two buckets for his dredge, his team went back to the bone yard, found the 2 buckets in and they were damaged but installed them anyways. I remember that in season I, where were dredge buckets and chains stuck in the glory hole that the Hoffmans were mining. They were eventually pulled out of there. Did Tony's team check out those buckets to see if they could be used to replace the broken buckets or were these part of a much older system ?
>>> Truthteller, Oxford UK 5/19/2015 2:49:23 PM
Parker gets on my nerves....he pushes and pushes his workforce with hardly a thank you....he is juat a greedy money grabbing weakling who is only there because his rich family back him financially,after the "party" one of the crew shoudve stuck one on him and they shouldve all quit....skinny little wan#er.
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tss, nj 3/23/2015 8:23:07 AM
I fault the producers of Gold Rush for not really educating the Public on real gold mining operations. We constantly hear them calculate based on the price of gold at $1,200, which is just about the average. What they fail to teach the viewers, and I'm sure many of you know this, the price quote for gold is based on a TROY Ounce, not the ounces weighed on a scale. TROY Ounce - 31.1 Grams, the ounces on the scale are 28.3 Grams To calculate you simply multiply weighed ounces by 0.91 IOW, each 100 ounces we see weighed actually equal 91 $1,200 per TROY Ounce. This is used Globally and the same for all PM's, gold, silver, platinum, palladium, Anyone with a US or any other country gold or silver one ounce coin knows they are all TROY Ounces.
>>> Mulligan603 3/24/2015 1:16:41 PM
That's interesting info. I think that the financial end of these mining operations is purposely omitted. It is increasingly obvious that the Hoffman crew has been losing their shirts every season. They were losing a lot of money at a full $1200 per oz. but your information has them in total fail mode. That means they are being paid as actors in order to keep the show going. I believe Parker and Tony are true miners and are financially successful in their mining but the Hoffmans rely on TV revenue to stay afloat. So the Hoffmans aren't miners but they play them on TV!
>>> Dj, Roscoe Ill 3/30/2015 5:41:31 PM
500K buy in by Dave T. 300K for a supposedly new wash plant that just happens to be in Dodges name. 100K for new Dozer. 200K paid to claim owner for lease. Not to mention all the stuff the Hoffmans screw up and break, add on food, fuel and other expenses and it becomes obvious. They lost their collective ASS this year.
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roger, estevan,sask 3/17/2015 8:10:27 PM
Tony is a great miner and guy,and treat men like men great.also is doing great,makes good disicions Parker acts like a clown the way he treats his great men. Acts like a real loozer Has had so much help,that is great and he uses it.Gotta grow up and respect theguys he is making it on.
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troy, cremona 3/4/2015 8:46:02 PM
Here is a good question for everyone from someone who has seen every episode: with all the permafrost why don't these guys use some ground thaw equipment it's very efficient and cost effective and can thaw very large areas of ground?
>>> Kokaneeslim 3/5/2015 9:06:33 PM
What kind of ground thawing equipment are you suggesting? The last time I was involved in thawing out frozen ground up in the north country, it became extremely expensive and labor intensive. I would think that they start stripping overburden early. Better planning would certainly help these boys.
>>> chuck 3/8/2015 9:02:45 AM
they need a like, or agree button on this forum. So you could just click it when someone makes a good point. Yep, planning is everything. As a small scale recreational prospector/miner even I ask if surely much of these predicaments they get into are written into a script or planned by the network for drama purposes, as no semi intelligent person could possible be as ignorant as some of the things seen done, or not done on this program. Still like the program though as it gives a chance to get others involved in this wholesome honest work field.
>>> Viet Vet, Springfield 3/14/2015 2:44:20 PM
Todd can melt the permafrost with all the hot air he is always giving off
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PTG6, Texas 3/14/2015 12:25:50 AM
When is that fat puke Todd going to work besides getting fatter? Never see him doing a stitch of work and then acts like he's the hero. Dave needs to take over and fire Todd and bar him from the show so we can see more energetic people like Tony and Parker.
>>> viet vet, Springfield 3/14/2015 2:18:56 PM
Tood uses people. He had these great ideas and gets people to follow him then has them bail him out of trouble
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Coop, Daytona Beach, FL 3/7/2015 6:50:39 AM
Look at what all those knuckleheads did to that land up there....How can they just tear up the countryside, reroute streams and just f@$k it all up then just walk away, why doesn't discovery spend ten minutes on the reclamation process instead of wasting our time giving tony beets a haircut or asking lard ass todd if he names his turds(oh..and that was the absolute low point of this lousy show by the way) other crap like that. I also cannot believe that officials in the areas that they mine haven't kicked them all out
>>> Chris, Parts unknown 3/7/2015 9:36:35 AM
Coop ur a dam idot !! Stay in Florida u dumb ass!! They put the land Back like it was before we leave the site. If you would keep up with the show you would know that. You stick to ur 9 to 5 job at k mart And leave the real work to real men !! Jerk off !!
>>> Coop 3/7/2015 10:15:51 AM
Nice response Chris from parts unknown, the way its sounds you must be part of the Hofftard crew.Lets see the before and after shots of the land Oh and FYI it's 7 -1 at Target
>>> chuck 3/8/2015 8:33:52 AM
Coop, although it looks like this form of placer mining is raping the land, it is doing little if any real harm, and some studies have found that it actually helps many of the organisms that inhabit the area. Where they are mining is the alluvial deposits laid down by the stream itself, over a period of untold millenia, The water naturally floods, destroys, carries away, and then redeposits soil, rocks, trees, and gold perpetually. When observed as a big picture, you can see that what they do as miners is inconsequential in the life of the watercourse, as even left completely alone, the stream will just put things back as they were, as it has done for eons. The stream started probably as a wider, slower, or faster course and has literally run all over the valley, hence why the gold is deposited far from the present day stream course. This is natural. The water cuts into the outer bends and slows down and leaves material in the inner bends, eventually working it way across the valley until something stops it, harder rock, or the vagaries of a particularly great flood change the fluid dynamic properties of the valley. This is an ongoing process. And remember the material they are scrapping off is just what the stream put there as the water slowed down to the point of whatever was in its drop out point. To scrape down to bedrock will not hurt the stream. Firstly they will do reclaimation as prescribed by the state, and the water will do the rest, in even one year it may be impossible to see any evidence of what they have done, probably not but sometimes floods and conditions will actually do that. Secondly, the aeration and stirring of the material locally has been found to have a positive effect on the organisms in the unconsolidated gravels from their viewpoint of O2 capture, etc., and what many worry, the salmon spawn, is not really a consideration as the spawning us usually much farther upstream, and they don't spawn in the gravel on the dry banks and older ledges
>>> DR. DOUG, DUMB COONASS FROM LOUISIANA 3/8/2015 10:08:53 AM
Can anybody give me an idea of the money the miners make on gold rush .The fishermen on Deadliest Catch make 10% . What do the miners make : The truck drivers , excavator and dozer operators and such ?????
>>> Kokaneeslim 3/9/2015 7:01:05 AM
With respect to land reclamation, royalty fees, water usage etc., it is all regulated by the ‘Yukon Placer Mining Act’. Viewing that act should answer many questions posed on this blog. Where placer mining operations affect fishery habitat, the ‘Canadian Fisheries Act’ deals with that issue and is overseen by the ‘Federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans’. I believe for the sake of drama, the producers of this show stay away from showing the reality of real placer mining operations. These same producers should dedicate an episode detailing how this is accomplished and who is paying for it.
>>> Tony, Ga 3/9/2015 1:38:28 PM
Chris, there is no way they put the land back the way they found it. What about those huge holes they did? They leave them to fill in with water. The dirt they run goes through the wash plant, then down stream. So how can they put it back.
>>> horsetoothedjac, portland or 3/12/2015 4:58:29 PM
When you talk bout regulation making stuff ok. Arent the people of alaska tards? Examples would be Sarah Palin,and voting republican even though all sane intelligent people know republicans cant be trusted to govern anything. I live n oregon but the hoffmans live in rural oregon. in rural area people are stupid so dont try to link me w dullards who pray for gold,
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sherri Mc, george west 2/7/2015 7:29:27 PM
Does anyone else wonder how they get away with destroying so much land without a care in the world as to the environmental impact to the area?
>>> burtonsGold, NorthernBC 2/14/2015 10:42:08 AM
Please explain.
>>> ryan, sacramento 2/20/2015 10:50:32 PM
It's called reclamation.
>>> chuck, alabama 3/8/2015 9:53:03 AM
Although it looks like this form of placer mining is raping the land, it is doing little if any real harm, and some studies have found that it actually helps many of the organisms that inhabit the area. Where they are mining is the alluvial deposits laid down by the stream itself, over a period of untold millenia, The water naturally floods, destroys, carries away, and then redeposits soil, rocks, trees, and gold perpetually. When observed as a big picture, you can see that what they do as miners is inconsequential in the life of the watercourse, as even left completely alone, the stream will just put things back as they were, as it has done for eons. The stream started probably as a wider, slower, or faster course and has literally run all over the valley, hence why the gold is deposited far from the present day stream course. This is natural. The water cuts into the outer bends and slows down and leaves material in the inner bends, eventually working it way across the valley until something stops it, harder rock, or the vagaries of a particularly great flood change the fluid dynamic properties of the valley. This is an ongoing process. And remember the material they are scrapping off is just what the stream put there as the water slowed down to the point of whatever was in its drop out point. To scrape down to bedrock will not hurt the stream. Firstly they will do reclaimation as prescribed by the state, and the water will do the rest, in even one year it may be impossible to see any evidence of what they have done, probably not but sometimes floods and conditions will actually do that. Secondly, the aeration and stirring of the material locally has been found to have a positive effect on the organisms in the unconsolidated gravels from their viewpoint of O2 capture, etc., and what many worry, the salmon spawn, is not really a consideration as the spawning us usually much farther upstream, and they don't spawn in the gravel on the dry banks and older ledges. The v
>>> Anonymous 3/11/2015 12:58:01 PM
If you think nature is worried about what humans in an unrestricted flood plain do with bulldozers and ugly pits and holes you would be mistaken. The stream will put things back exactly as it wants them. reclamation efforts will speed this up, and the visual will be better for a few years, but alluvial hydrodynamics will prevail regardless of what anyone does. This kind of visually ugly mining does not hurt the environment. It helps it in the long fun from the standpoint of the species local to the area. Hard to believe when thinking emotionally, easy to see when you actually realize what a floodplain and alluvial system is, and you have actually witnessed it for yourself.
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jesse, Granbury tx 3/10/2015 1:34:09 AM
The show is awesome they show lots of ins and out but most of these guys probably go home cleaning out there piggy banks but the land thing is they do tare it up there no way to put it back the way it is have you ever dug a simple hole and tried to refill it it doesn't happen at all there's never enough dirt these guys will probably die in more debt then humanly possible and the only dumb ass is the people allowing them to mound this debt
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Evert, Alliance 3/8/2015 11:36:13 AM
How heavy was the piece of gold that Parker gave his worker on the show?
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MCFF, INdianapolis 3/7/2015 5:28:09 PM
Hey, I love Gold Rush as much as anyone, but the commenters who wonder whether they break even with all the monster equipment, leasing costs, fuel supplies, royalties, etc. are right. Since Discovery makes a lot on this show they must be covering these costs. There's no way that they can be making any money, except for Tony who has been up there forever. A good example,how did Todd come up with the monster dozer in the nick of time? HaHa! "hey Dave, look what I found!" And here it comes over the hill. No I love the show but without the Discovery Network they would have folded up and gone home 4 seasons ago.
>>> Anonymous 3/8/2015 8:52:47 AM
MCFF, I agree. If I remember reading correctly, I think certain of the 'actors' on the show are paid a regular stipend. Mr. Hoffman the younger is anything but an actual miner, and Discovery has to be footing the bill for a lot of his imperiously ignorant adventures, if not all. The other principals Mr. Beets, Young Parker and maybe now Mr. Hoffmans "Partner" I believe would get paid as well. The 'crew' probably are on their own, the glory, glamour of being tv stars their reward from the network. I enjoy the show as a tv show, but I turn the sound down as I can no longer stand to hear Mr. Hoffmans' canned homilies, or quotes from a junior high school varsity locker room wall. I suppose that though is the very reason why many tune in, the drama of watching bufoons create conflict with their blind ignorance, abetted and enabled by the doting father, who I do like and respect. Mr. Hoffmans partner should front the partnership, in a real world he would. I pull for everyone to meet their goals, I want everyone to succeed. Discovery and I have different views though on what constitutes effort, character, and leadership. Requiring the people who work for you to bail you out of predicaments, to have the courage to disobey your orders to save you from yourself, to come behind you and clean up your ego driven mess, one hundred percent of the time is sending the wrong message to young people. Mr. Parker, young, impulsive and often wrong in his own handling of his crew is a much better example of dealing with adversity and challenges. Discovery should pay all the other guys for putting up with it all and allowing them to have a top rated mega advertising revenue show for peanuts.
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Anonymous, Louisville Kentucky 3/8/2015 2:43:06 AM
What I don't get is the Hoffmann have more people bigger and better equipment and Parker almost triples what they do I think ole jack is skimming off the top or they just don't know what they are doing
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JJ 3/7/2015 7:28:30 PM
Look at all these haters! Not a single one of you have any facts about anything! Nothing better to do but hate on the cast of a tv show!!! PATHETIC
>>> prandizzle, Houston, TX 3/7/2015 10:17:18 PM
Gold Rush is a show... just a show. Some people get into sci-fi, wrestling and other ridiculous crap but we all watch for 1 reason. To be entertained. If it's real, great. If not, great. My Friday nights are spent watching it. There's been 256 shows about bigfoot. NONE of them have ever found bigfoot. People still watch it. TRUTH is: We'll never know the full financial numbers for each of the miners but I can garuntee that every one of them are making money. Discovery wouldn't be airing another season if they weren't making money and the crews wouldn't be on the show for 5 straight years if they weren't making money.
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Reverend Mark, Manson 2/20/2015 11:39:16 AM
Of course Discovery will make it appear that the Hoffman Monkeys get their 1000 ounces because that is the goal. They will still leave broke. Starting the season 100 ounces + 20% go to the claim owner, the wash plant was 300 ounces, diamond Dave Turin borrowed $500,000 from his daddy. It was stated on one show that fuel cost alone is $8000 a day when running at full speed x 120 days give or take a few. Equipment repair cost and living expenses for 8 to 10 workers plus however many of their family members decide to be at the job site. These guys will go home in worse financial shape than when they started. They must like being on television it sure isn't the money. Now a word for Jack, it is fine to pray for your crews safety and the guidance to do the rite things but I have a real problem when this so called Christian man prays for gold. Welcome to the unemployment line monkeys!
>>> Tpaz, Ft Lauderdale 2/22/2015 7:29:19 AM
Reverend Mark, I agree for your P/L assessment, except the claim owner asked for 20% with a 100oz guarantee, not 20%+100oz. Still you are right that the financials do not add up and it is strange to watch them cheering for 1000oz this season when it has to be leaving them in the red for the year. The only thing I can imagine is that recovery will be a multi-year process. This season is essentially about re-establishing their Klondike operation. They've already extended the agreement with the claim owner for next season (Gold Rush gives away too much in their sneak peeks for future episodes, don't they?). They should enter next season with: A) a much better idea of what it will take to extract the gold off the claim (the testing map suggest it is very good ground); and B) with most of their start-up costs already covered. So I expect they will start next season poised to actually turn a profit for a change.
>>> Tony, Ga 2/22/2015 12:39:57 PM
Mark, in case you didn't know, Discovery pays the Hoffman's to be there. I don't know who else gets paid. That is why the Dakota's didn't come back, they wanted more money and Discovery said NO!
>>> Guster67 2/23/2015 5:36:25 PM
Actually the claim owner demanded 20% plus 100 oz. In any case the 1000 oz total leaves them in serious debt. They are not miners-----they are reality TV actors being paid to perform as miners. Parker and Beets are actual miners
>>> KC, KC 2/25/2015 4:21:43 PM
I'VE SAID THIS BEFORE & IM GLAD TO SEE OTHERS POST IT~ THAT ASKING GOD FOR GOLD, MONEY OR RICHES OF ANY KIND IS JUST WRONG. ITS A SIN TO ASK FOR PERSONAL GAIN & IM SO SICK OF HEARING JACK HOFFMAN'S WINEY VOICE SAYING PLEASE BLESS US RICHLY & WE PRAY THIS IN YOUR NAME. JACK & ALL OF THAT CREW~~. IF YOU WONDER WHY YOU KEEP FAILING AT ALL YOU DO, THAT SO CALLED PRAYER IS ONE BIG REASON! STOP ALREADY!
>>> Anonymous, Lawrence Kansas 3/7/2015 12:28:44 AM
Actually Mark was right it was 100 oz guarantee cuz of the Hoffmans coming off that crap year in Africa I would want a guarantee also just to b on the safe side seeing how ther mining co. Performed down in Africa meaning if his 20% didn't add up to a 100 he would owe the MAN watch the episode again dude
>>> Brett 3/7/2015 7:32:28 PM
Actually Reverend in the bible Jesus says it's a sin to pray for anything in public.... but of course you shouldn't have to be corrected on a subject relating to your profession by a lowly atheist. I'll also go out on a limb and suggest that calling people "monkeys" isn't acceptable CHRISTIAN behavior, is it REVEREND?
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WRJ, Houston 3/7/2015 11:31:21 AM
All of the accountants on here seem to have forgotten one thing....How much is paid in royaltys to Canada ...they don't let you mine for free.
>>> stud 3/7/2015 11:40:27 AM
I was talking to coop
>>> RickFromTexas 3/7/2015 3:28:41 PM
Good point but apparently it's still worth the miners time and effort. The numbers either work well for them or they don't and since none of them have mentioned Canadas cut as a factor, I guess we have to assume that it isn't a major problem for them.
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RickFromTexas, Hartford, CT 3/7/2015 3:21:27 PM
Tell you what, I think Todd just threw away 25 ounces over his bet with Tony. Based on the gold I saw in the dredge test pans, Tony's 350K a week figure is conservative and Tony knows it. He's way too smart to put unrealistic numbers out there. If I had to guess, I bet his first full dredge season brings in between 6 to 9 million dollars. The dredge pays for itself and all the rest is the icing on the cake. Go Gold Rush!
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BTCG, Detroit 3/7/2015 12:10:08 PM
My .02 on the Finale/The Dirt: The 3 'miners' on the Dirt provided a lot of info via their body language, and veiled comments. 1-Toad Hoffman quite obviously didn't belong in a group of real miners, and Toad KNEW he was out-of-his-league. 2-Tony outed Toad when asked what Toad could do to improve: "Get up and go to work" OUCH! 3-Kudos to Parker for not 'engaging'... which is 'code' for embarrassing Toad by pointing out the obvious: Parker bested him by nearly 2 1/2 times, with fewer men and resources. 4-Toad's comments about them all being there in 12 years shows what a BS'er Toad really is.
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kenny, monroe 3/7/2015 8:08:18 AM
Parker Found 3Million in gold.could somebody tell me how much His workers get paid of that
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Coop 3/7/2015 7:12:25 AM
There must be a Dozers R us store by Todds claim they way he keeps pulling equipment out of his a%s After deducting all his expenses I doubt he had enough for gas money and a cheese sandwich to get back home!!
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Anonymous 3/7/2015 12:32:33 AM
Do these workers get any kind of bonuses for the amount of crap they put up with beside ther salary they agreed upon or % like damn my crew would b taking care of if I was in Parkers shoes just to show my appreciation but Greed is heavy
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the demon king 3/7/2015 12:02:13 AM
Parker should really just shoot tony and get rid of his fat dumbass once and for all.
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Ernie, Pasadena Maryland 3/6/2015 11:19:45 PM
Todd look's like he don't work at all, How can you be 350-400lbs and work 16 hours a day, Todd only have's a lot of wind, I don't see him doing anything around there.He is not a roll model.
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M coda, Salt Lake City 3/6/2015 9:05:48 PM
I think it is horrible that the Hoffman's pray to God to find more gold. That is not what God is there for. It makes me sick every time they do that.
>>> VoodooMP, Egg Harbor Township 3/6/2015 9:44:13 PM
That's not what God's here for? That may not be what you see or would like to pray to God for but, it is what they believe. Who are you to determine which prayers are good for God and which aren't? That's ridiculous.
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Anonymous 3/6/2015 9:29:31 PM
I can't believe the way these guys cry after working long days for a few months I've worked 80 plus hours a week for years doing a lot more physical labour making a whole less money than these guys are taking home have you ever seen how hard the akasjan crab and fisherman work
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Lou Natic 2/28/2015 7:41:01 AM
Producers can have Jack quit anytime the old aw shucks we didn't quite make the gold this week, then pull the extra jar from behind the back trick.
>>> Tony, Ga 2/28/2015 6:38:35 PM
I am with you Lou. That is so stupid!
>>> Anonymous 3/6/2015 9:13:04 PM
The difference from the parker beets 15 percent to 20 percent crimes up to a lot more than 3500 $ it becomes 20 percent of the entire parker paid him 480000$
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M.P, Sudbury 3/3/2015 11:29:03 PM
Who ever said Parker is a millionaire is an idiot. With all his costs he's not even close to a millionaire. I also lost respect in the hoffsman after last season when they thought it was a good idea to go els where. A 12 year old could of told them it was a stupid idea. I think Jack hoffman is also stealing a bit of gold for himself. Like he said before it's a disease. He's crazy for gold. And why do they get excited? They have so much costs and depth and have the biggest crew. They don't even make any money at all. Being from Canada, anybody els think it's wrong how they treat the environment in the states? Screwing around with creeks and Tony dumping fuel in the water?? That's a huge fine in Canada. What kind of stupid laws do they have there?
>>> Kokaneeslim 3/5/2015 8:41:37 PM
I agree with your comments regarding environmental damage to the land but as a Canadian, you should know that this show is being filmed in the Yukon which is in Canada. I hope to hell the Environmental Protection Agency is on hand to ensure that all regulations are being followed. The show never alludes to the fact that is located in Canada and not in the USA.
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Tim 3/5/2015 2:57:34 PM
The reason Parker will never make any money is shown when Tony pans a small piece of dirt of Parker's tailings and shows better color than what he is mining. The attention to detail is horrible. A talented miner could make a living off of these guys tailings.
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Benjamin Buccal 1/30/2015 6:28:38 PM
Am I the only one that thinks Jack Hoffman is stealing gold from the clean out?
>>> Tony, Ga 1/31/2015 8:30:34 AM
Yes, you are probably the only one.
>>> Rickert, Canada 2/18/2015 3:07:29 PM
Oh, l bet he is, so as to support his opiate addiction!Why else would he insist on cleaning the gold alone.Also look up"Jack Hoffman the Slumlord"The latest show has him coming out of his private cleaning room with only 34 oz to the utter dismay of the fellow miners.You could almost read the distrust on Turins face!,but alas Jack will save the day by praying to his "gold god" lmfao Total thief IMO.
>>> KC, KC 3/3/2015 1:24:56 AM
No you are not the only one who thinks that. Until Thurber & Now Dave Are "Allowed" In the Gold Room I Thought that EVERY WEEK. NOT that I am A Fan Of Dorsey but I Believe Jack The Moron tried Everything he could to make that Blue & Yellow Gold Seperator look like JUNK & Dorsey Who If We Remember was the ONLY ONE WHO EVEN READ THE MANUAL look like he didn't have a clue What He Was Doing. Granted there were some stupid mistakes Dorsey made like letting the gold run out & all over the floor. My Points in my rambling are #1: In Two Episodes Jack Says "Yeah, Dorsey Is The Only One Who Knows How This Machine Works & He Is The Only One Who Has Read The Manual But I Don't Care It's Gonna Be My Way" Point 2. Anyone Noticed They (JACK) Is Using That Same Gold Seperator? Jack & Todd Hoffman Are Just Non Animated Simpson's. Period.
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TonysAnAhole 2/27/2015 9:07:12 PM
I can't stand Parker's whiney a$$ when he gives his % to Tony. He signed a effing contract with the simple details of % increases based on total ounces. Can't renegotiate - live with it and make better deal next time. That being said Tony screwed him on that last clean out. Deal was 20% for over 2000 ounces. He paid that on his total for the clean out - should have only had to pay at the 20% on the amount over 2000 anything prior to that should have been at the earlier rate. So if he was at 1940 before that clean out and got 220. then he should have only paid 20% on 160 of that.
>>> Vegas, K.C. 2/27/2015 9:35:49 PM
Watching Tony on this show, is very annoying. He can't say one sentence without saying the F word. We all can say it but don't. It was better when he wasn't on the show & just a land owner and not seen or heard from.
>>> ronnie, skateduck 3/1/2015 8:00:11 AM
skateduck@aol.com Took a bit for me to understand that last transaction; but when he paid him 44.1 @20% it had to mean it was based on 220 oz which took him over the 2000 oz mark. I agree with you, it did not make sense and in fact was wrong ---- should he have staggered his clean up to avoid this mouse trap? Too silly; we are talking about an extra 5% on 60oz which comes to say $3500 so we are talking chicken sht and the hissy fit scene is a bit contrived to say the least when you put that number into the context of the seasons recovery. My big question is, what happens now with next seasons recovery's? Does he go back to 15% or does he now remain at 20% for each additional oz he recovers going forward? I also believe that Gene Cheeseman his foreman is not being lauded by parker enough for the service he is providing; aside from his mechanical prowess; he is the one who came up with the season ending decision to divert that water which allowed for them to recover the season end bonanza of gold! I hope this lacklaster tone from parker does not suggest that Gene is not getting a substantial share of the annual recovery for which he is truly very responsible for.
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Angie, Kentucky 2/28/2015 8:12:02 PM
I have a love hate for the Hoffman crew. I remember when they first started. I was their number 1 fan. Second season still a number 2 fan but then they ventured off to another country and lost all respect. This season I find myself routing for them again but I wish Jack wasn't part of the equation. He seems to me to be dishonest. The guy couldn't even acknowledge that he could have possibly dumped the Boulder. Anyone could have done it. He prays to God for gold??? He should be praying for a safe season. When the claim owner said they needed to cough up 300 more oz. my first thought was maybe Jack could come off some of that gold he keeps taking off the top. He just seems to be so dishonest on so many levels. I know some of this is for show but they are working on a richer ground then Parker is so either Jack is dipping into the pot or they just need to give up.
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mick 2/28/2015 8:06:18 PM
Jack's probably has a couple of jars put aside for himself, since he insists on cleaning the gold himself imo duhhh Let us all pray to the "GOLD GODS" So pathetic!!!!
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Mulligan603 2/28/2015 10:09:11 AM
So now we know that the Hoffman's 1000 OZ goal was a stupid money losing goal. The claim owner (an experienced geologist) was appalled at that number and demanded another 300 OZ in order to give them a chance next season on another claim (add him to the list of people getting TV revenue). No doubt the Hoffman's will reach into their stash and claim a miraculous haul of 300 OZ at the last minute. They are dishonest about their finances and have lost money every season except when they get home and find checks in the mail from TV. I will no longer watch this garbage of a "show".
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Goldie, Elk Grove CA 2/22/2015 6:43:36 PM
What doesn't make sense for the Hoffman's is the amount of gold they are getting for the yards. One episode they ran 20,000 yards and got something like 134 ounces of gold. That's about $8/yard. They celebrated like crazy for the "big" gold. It seems like all season they've been $4/yard to $8/yard. It's not in line with their drill map and their pan samples. Something is wrong with their operation. The gold is either not getting caught by their sluice box or isn't getting washed off the rocks. It's amazing to me that none of them ever thought "hmmm... why doesn't our output match the drill maps and pans?"
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Graham of Notting Hill, London., London, England. 1/6/2015 4:51:55 PM
Parker Schnabel is a veritable Saint. How he managed to refrain from knocking Tony's lights out when the pig-ignorant Viking shut down his wash plant Lord alone knows! Ata boy Parker! Keep your chin up, good lunch and don't let the bastard get you down. Great viewing! Graham. Notting Hill, London.
>>> Kyley McInnis, Beaufort nc 2/7/2015 2:56:25 AM
Parker is a spoiled brat. Tony is allowing Parker to have a chance at being a millionaire each year. And Parker bitches every time tony shares reality with him. You can't just be 19 y/o and expect to be a millionaire. Im 39 and I would give tony beets 45% (which is the max u can share before u go bust because of reclamation cost within 3 years after disturbed) just to have a chance of earning $500k in 90 days. 90% of children less than 35 y/o have been spoiled by technology too early in life and don't have a clue of what hard labor is.
>>> John 2/19/2015 10:42:16 AM
.....If the Hoffmans get 1000 ounces of Gold worth $1.2 million how do they make any money? ....The claim owner gets 100 ounces plus 20% thats 300 ounces. They spend over $4000 a day on fuel for all the heavy equipment and generators. Over 120 days thats 450 ounces. They owe Freddy Dodge 150 ounces for big RED, and Dave Turin sunk $500,000 into equipment to be 50% owner. There must be 100 ounces for equipment repairs and living expenses for all the workers and families, not counting paying at least 10 workers. .....1000 ounces of Gold would show no financial return.
>>> Mike Ulligan 2/20/2015 11:11:39 AM
The Hoffman crew isn't making any money and why they would set a goal of 1000OZs is beyond me. They haven't made a dime from gold mining in any season. Todd Hoffman is of course pocketing TV production money and somehow convinces a naive crew to work for him. He's a total moron. Last season instead of doing research, he brought a totally inappropriate trammel into the jungle. This year he overlooked asking the GEOLOGIST who owns the mining stake where the gold might be. A total idiot. I DVR the show and fast forward both commercials and Todd Hoffmans screen appearances. It's viewable that way.
>>> Tony, Ga 2/22/2015 12:37:12 PM
Mike, you sure do have a lot info on the Hoffman's for someone that fast forwards through their scenes like you say. Of course, we all know that is not true. Why lie?
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Donna klien, Denver, Colorado 2/20/2015 2:51:57 AM
Parker is not the culprit here! It is all you jealous, mouthy Redneck hillbilly fools. Lol You could not catch a cold let alone gold dust. You idolize Todd because he is a bumbling fool who could not find gold even if it was embedded in his fillings! The only thing Todd is able to catch is his lunch in his beard and even that is a hit and miss. Lol Dave is the brains of the operation and will save Todd's butt! That is why they got their lease got renewed, unlike you idiots who can't even maintain the lease on your outhouse let alone your mobile home. They should not allow satellite dishes on outhouses, all you guys do is produce verbal diarrhea. Tough guys who like to beat teenager and children. Tough with words but usually not tough in real life. Grow Up!
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mark palmer, Kalispell 12/13/2014 1:28:18 PM
Parker is a disrespectful punk my first day working for him would be my last because I would drop that mouthy punk and shame on his parents for not teaching that BOY to respect his elders
>>> Anonymous 12/15/2014 10:15:49 AM
You're absolutely right. Parker acts like a spoiled brat. Parker definitely has an edge to him. About time someone finally called him out. Parker should have given Gene Cheeseman a raise for catching the gold in the tailings and getting his new pump running. Instead he cusses and whines about the plant shutting down, in effect saying it's Gene's fault for saving thousands of dollars!
>>> ya right 12/23/2014 8:51:44 PM
oooooo...tough guy lol.You don't sound like somebody who deserves respect from anybody talking like that. Now get back in your trailer and take a bath...you smell.
>>> JOHN 2/19/2015 10:49:25 AM
.....How many parents underwrite $300,000 for a D10 Bulldozer for their 20 year old son? HUH!!. ...Don't any of the mining crews have to pay taxes or royalties to the government on the gold they find?
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Angry Viewer, Miami 1/9/2015 3:20:18 PM
I love Gold Rush and also Bering Sea Gold. Both of those shows make me want to head to Alaska for a year and search for riches. However, this crap hour called "The Dirt" is just absolutely useless. What a bunch of garbage! It is just rehashed crap that makes me feel like the network is getting one over on me .. trying to cheat and get an hour of my time that they dont' deserve. The worst part is that my DVR is setup to record "Gold Rush" which means it also records "Gold Rush: The Dirt" which makes me swear and see red every Saturday morning when I go in and delete it. Stop It Discovery! You are shaming yourselves and dont even realize it.
>>> RickFromTexas, Lacey, WA 1/10/2015 2:41:24 AM
Geez Louise, too much work to navigate to the Delete button? I love The Dirt, it lets fans get to know the characters better. But oh well, to each his own.
>>> burtonsGold, NorthernBC 2/14/2015 11:19:33 AM
you should learn some geography. Gold Rush is filmed in Canada, since the klondike is infact in Canada.
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yrivas, sa,texas 1/30/2015 11:25:13 PM
I use to like this show but now not to much I don't like last guy they added the ones that owns the land where parker is diggimg, I don't like the way he talks and the way he treats people so for these reasons I will stop watching this show
>>> burtonsGold, NorthernBC 2/14/2015 10:41:04 AM
you're too sensitive.
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cbi, dallas texas 1/25/2015 8:37:44 PM
love the show. but hate 30 minutes of show time. 30 minutes of commercials. cant watch it anymore, seems fake now
>>> Guster67 1/31/2015 2:03:44 PM
It is faked to a great degree. Everyone I know who watches it DVRs it and skips the commercials. It's a short show!! By adding commercials they have killed the golden goose.
>>> burtonsGold, NorthernBC 2/14/2015 10:39:28 AM
nearly EVERY 1 hr show, and Gold Rush is no exception, is 42 min. with the remaining time for commercials. you guys must be drunk.
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Ken, Sault, Ontario 2/10/2015 8:38:45 PM
Why hasn't Parker bought or built a monitor to thaw frozen ground like he did at the end of last season until the owner came and reclaimed it.
>>> Tony, Ga 2/12/2015 4:06:23 PM
He hasn't said, but they are probably too expensive.
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Guster67, Wilmington DE 1/31/2015 1:29:07 PM
The Hoffmans have failed again. They report 682 ozs but historically have 4% waste in there so it's more like 655oz. Minus 20% to claim owner so it's down to 524ozs. Claim owner also gets the first 100 ozs so they are down to 424ozs. At $1200/oz hat equals $508,000 . Monster Red cost $300,000 so they now have $208,000. Hoffman said it costs 10K/day in fuel to run the operation times 90 days (minimum) means they spent 900K on fuel. They are then in debt $692,000! And that assumes they are paying their workers ZERO. So Dave and Todd each have a debt of $346,000 and co own a bunch of equipment. They must be in it for TV revenue but it's not likely that puts them in the red.
>>> Kyley McInnis, Beaufort, nc 2/7/2015 2:45:20 AM
Brotha you've got it figured out as well. That's exactly how I was figuring it, excluding Dave's debt was unknown to me but practical over $150k. Smart thinking I read Klondike gold corporation's extension on the last miner that went bust. It was a 50/50 with miner putting up all equipment and initial capital $1.287m and the gold had to be converted to cash but they couldn't sell the gold they caught unless the CEO and board members agreed the market was at its highest peak until the cut off of contract sell date which is the first day of winter. SO that was a very bad deal for miner considering the corporation had very little money tied up in claim only and a little geology work. If it's 50/50 that means finances to the miner was obviously not wise and not organized.
>>> sherri Mc 2/7/2015 7:25:31 PM
I agree with you.
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GRdrama, very northern CA 2/2/2015 9:29:38 PM
Dave Turin should have NEVER left Freddie Dodge.. He had a great thing going with lots of gold to split among 3 guys. No drama and certainly not the debt he has incurred now.. The great big, ginormous Monster Red doesn't matter if you can't feed it.. Would have been better with a little smaller dredge running all the time..
>>> Guster67, Wilmington DE 2/5/2015 7:35:28 PM
I estimate that he is almost $200,000 in debt right now with little chance to break even. Will anyone hitch their chances to Todd next year? Only if the TV revenues make it worthwhile which in itself makes the gold mining just a farce.
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Mike, Farmington, Minnesota 1/26/2015 4:21:18 PM
What happened to Jack Hoffman’s obsession with the glory hole? Looks like Dave Turin hit a small one and got 100 ozs. out of the hole.
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Lou Natic 1/24/2015 11:42:39 AM
Is it me or is putting the so called gold they find in glass jars about the dumbest thing. Gotta be a plastic bottle in the Klondike somewhere hey?
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jimmy, iowa 1/23/2015 5:46:04 PM
Tony ruined the show with the bolt box, there was NOT BOLTS in that box. Fake.
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BTCG, Detroit 1/18/2015 9:57:53 PM
Stumbled on this site while Googling. I am one of the original posters from the old Discovery GR forum, shut down a few years ago, to silence us. We had actual miners from nearby camps from Toad and company; they told us some pretty interesting things. Example: did you ever wonder why or how mineable land could possibly be available after more than a century of mining in the area? The reason why: nobody wants these type of claims; you cannot make money on a $10 a yard claim.You don't stand a chance at making money until you're at nearly double that amount. To get decent land requires knowing someone, like Parker did with Tony Beets. UNLESS: Discovery is paying for your fuel.
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Matbot 1/17/2015 12:07:44 AM
Why aren't they using explosives like the old school miners?
>>> Kokaneeslim 1/18/2015 11:17:41 AM
It's "Placer Mining", not hard rock mining.
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MTminer, Butte 1/16/2015 8:59:01 PM
Watching tonight 1/16/15 why did Tony beets guys quit at his active operation? Tony is the only one I would work for out of that whole bunch.
>>> Tony, Ga. 1/16/2015 10:55:03 PM
Because its a TV show. They have to have DRAMA. They didn't really quit. Its for TV.
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lee, raleigh 1/13/2015 10:11:42 AM
i really thought this show might b real until i seen tony pick up that box of bolts and nuts like it wasn't nothing anybody that ever worked with bolts and that they are very heavy as hell he pick them up like that was toilet paper in the box
>>> Kokaneeslim 1/14/2015 12:55:12 PM
I was rather amazed by that feat myself. Do the producers of this show actually think we are as stupid as some of these so-called miners? Some of these folks give real hard working miners a bad rap. I like the show but it's becoming so unbelievable. Maybe we should all get together in a huddle, bang our heads together and maybe pray for them all to just go away. Geez, let's get real!
>>> Tony, Ga 1/16/2015 5:40:03 PM
Very good point. I noticed the same thing. I don't think 2000 bolts could fit in it either.
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Bernie, Calgary,ab 1/13/2015 8:14:36 PM
Do you replant after your done with the gold hunt or does it slowly erode away by the rains interrupting the eco system. I don't think its a good thing if you walk away leaving it in waste land eye sore.
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Troy, Michigan 1/4/2015 9:45:51 AM
How is it Gold Rush Hasn't been on in three weeks, other than Parker's episode and this week they have only a 3 day clean out? From 3 weeks?? C'mon. The show just drags on way to "what the Frick" slow!!!
>>> Mike, Farmington, MN 1/10/2015 11:05:14 AM
It is because everyone is away and doing different stuff during the holidays. They do this every year.
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Mike, Farmington, MN 1/10/2015 11:01:38 AM
There's got to be a way to catch the big nuggets. They're just dumping them in the tailings. The narrator said earlier that the highways of Alaska are literally paved with gold as they used tailings for the road beds and there is still gold in the tailings.
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RickFromTexas, Lacey, WA 1/10/2015 2:37:54 AM
I love Gold Rush and The Dirt! To hell with the detractors, Cristo, you rock! I ignored the show when it first aired, then a friend in the construction industry and I watched a few episodes on his DVR and I've been hooked ever since. Best addiction ever!
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Andrew, Santa Cruz, CA 12/13/2014 3:58:06 PM
Well, I just did some digging and found the answer. Todd has paid off the 100 oz of gold that was due October 14 to the Klondike Mining Company. They now have a 3 year lease with a annual review. He is also paying the 20% of raw gold to Klondike witch is giving 5% to a third party. The company that went bust last year was bought out by the Klondike mining company so they 100% holdings. Still don't know if Dave was told?? Anyone know??
>>> Deb 1/7/2015 12:21:46 PM
Can someone enlighten me on who does their accounting? They bring in gold by the ounce and at current rate it becomes a profit? Who pays the wages? Insurance? Equipment payments? Land lease payments....seems to me Sales minus expenses equals profit...not just the value of how many ounces it mined.
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Rick, Philadelphia 1/3/2015 7:56:18 AM
I would like an answer to this first comment. During the show the narrator siad that Todd H needs 800 oinces to break even, then he promised 300 onces for the trommel. Why arent you guys pointing out and telling blow hard Todd that shooting for 1000 ounces and promising it still has you at a 300 ounce loss? Second I am tired of their pryaing to find gold and and the trommel to catch the gold etc... Especially right after this supposed chritian (Todd) says "those people who laughed at us last year can kiss my ass". Then moments later they pray. You guys have to get this show back to reality or you will lose me. You are editing it to be to dramatic and scripted. Your lsong me.
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terry 12/28/2014 9:27:47 AM
Spoiled jealous people need to grow up not any teenager I know would even get their hands dirty much less get their nose out of their phone which is attached to their hips. Grow up people its not all about our comfortable corporate world of yes sir no sir kiss butt. He is real and if you do not like it TURN OFF THE TV IT IT'S THAT SIMPLE. If someone on TV does something we don't like we whine like kids in a sandbox. Waaaa Waaaa
>>> Todd H. Sux, anchorage 1/2/2015 9:30:00 PM
It takes a couch quarterback to know one, you need to take a real good look at Parkers business model, oh wait, you did, and then you realized that Parker actually works rather than sits in his trailer and bark orders. Todd you need to get off your fat ass and lead by example.
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widowmaker 1-5, erie, pa 12/13/2014 1:23:22 PM
That little ass wipe Parker is sure one mouthy, spoiled brat. He really needs to grow up and learn how to act & speak to his crew and people in general, someday his LITTLE SKINNY smart ass will pop off to the wrong person and he will get his mouthy skinny ass beat into a coma. Id hate to see the kid get hurt but his mouth and immature personality will get him hurt. GROW UP Parker...period
>>> golfnut33 12/17/2014 4:23:07 AM
Someone needs to stomp some respect in his butt. No way I would ever take that kind of abusive mouth from some punk kid. At least Parker works his butt off at claim maybe Todd should take note instead of slapping helmets and making crazy 1000 oz dreams
>>> Donna Klien, Denver Colorado 12/20/2014 5:06:28 PM
The show should be called Gold Rush Yukon because those red neck fools excluding Parker could not find gold at a jewelry store in downtown Juno Alaska. The comments that Parker should be beat into a coma or that he is a spoiled punk kid sound like they were made by a bunch of red neck hillbillies who had to many beers before settling down to watch NAS CAR! You people are just jealous of the Schanbel family because they are self providing and a success story, while the rest of you are out along the interstate collecting beer cans to provide for Bubba junior. Get off your porches and step into Parkers shoes for a couple hour and see how long you would last. Parker is one of the hardest bosses on the show. He is not afraid to operate machinery or get dirty to get a task done. Unlike Todd who shirt never seems to get dirty except for the occasional mustard and ketchup stain.
>>> oh ya? 12/23/2014 8:39:30 PM
Your pretty mouthy yourself bub!
>>> Donna Klien, Denver Colorado 12/26/2014 5:22:19 PM
Oh Ya? Parker is not the culprit here! It is all you jealous, mouthy Redneck hillbilly fools. Lol You could not catch a cold let alone gold dust. You idolize Todd because he is a bumbling fool who could not find gold even if it was embedded in his fillings! The only thing Todd is able to catch is his lunch in his beard and even that is a hit and miss. Lol Dave is the brains of the operation and will save Todd's butt! That is why they got their lease got renewed, unlike you idiots who can't even maintain the lease on your outhouse let alone your mobile home.
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ROBERT DEININGER, TEANECK NJ 12/26/2014 11:11:09 PM
PARKERS DOIND GREAT,AND ACTS JUST LIKE MOST 19-20 YEAR OLD'S...WITHOUT GENE AND HIS RICK PARKER WOULD BE IN BIG TROUBLE AND PARKER KNOWS THIS AND HE IS LEARNING HOW TO TALK TO PEOPLE THE RIGHT WAY,LITTLE BY LITTLE............HE WILL BE A BILLIONARE ONE DAY,I HOPE HE TAKES GENE AND RICK ALONG FOR THE RIDE........TONY WILL ALWAYS BE FINE AND I AM GLAD FRED IS GONE,HE WAS AFRAID TO MAKE ANY MOVES,HE SHOULD STAY HOME,HE IS NO ACTOR EITHER
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Brian hart, Stanley va 12/19/2014 8:53:51 PM
Much respect to parker and his grandpa.keep driving hard
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Andrew, Santa Cruz, CA 12/13/2014 12:48:42 AM
We are still curious to know if Todd ever told Dave about the arrangement with the land owner for 100 oz. plus 20% of clean up. I can only imagine Dave's reaction if he hasn't told him.
>>> E Roze 12/13/2014 1:50:14 PM
I may be remembering incorrectly, wasn't it 20% but he has to deliver at least 100 oz no matter what and not the both 20% plus 100 oz?
>>> golfnut33 12/17/2014 4:18:19 AM
I agree plus how did Todd come up with 500000.00 for 50%? He didn't put up a dime this season owes claim owner 200 oz WOW. Todd does no work, always has cleanest shirt on because he does nothing and these guys after on 1 clean out set goals that sets them up for failure. Dave got screwed on this deal!! Something else that makes me so mad 1 min of show 8 min of ads I cant watch it live anymore have to record so I can skip all the ads
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just me 12/13/2014 9:12:56 AM
ok, you are all going to say this is petty of me, but Parker really blew it with me. He has been a bit of a brat lately anyway, but yelling at the puppy because he was frustrated REALLY was unnecessary.
>>> Mike, MN 12/15/2014 10:19:43 AM
All puppies like to do is play. I don't see Parker playing with the puppy, I guess Parker doesn't have time, so why did he buy the puppy?
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Washington DC, Washington DC 12/14/2014 1:21:06 AM
I like Todd and Parker, bur there is no way you can say Todd is smarter about gold mining than Parker! His grandfather taught him more than Jack eve die, or could, and yes he is young and needs to grow professionally, but in 1 season along Parker brought in more than the Hoffman's in 4 years. I am in my 50's, and there is an old saying that says, THE PROOF IS IN THE PUDDING PEOPLE. And Todd does all of his whishing on God and has only a bowl of rice pudding to show for it, case closed until or unless he can prove otherwise at which point I will change my position. Until then, Parker is the only one who can claim bragging rights.
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D, 386 12/13/2014 1:31:03 AM
What a horribble rigging choice by Dave turrrin on the new shaker installation.
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dawn, ottawa 12/9/2014 8:04:34 PM
Parker might made his 2000, but 300 thousand for the dozer which is mother found the money, plus 80 thousand a week in fuel , plus insurance and paying his men plus paying the land owner, I don't think he makes big money when you figure it out
>>> Mike, MN 12/10/2014 2:00:05 PM
I wonder how much gold he would get if he was a recreational miner? 1 oz. / day?
>>> Anonymous 12/12/2014 11:09:06 PM
YEP...IS IT ME OR IS PARKER TURNING INTO TONY BEETS?
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Andrew, Santa Cruz, CA 12/12/2014 10:05:08 PM
My wife and I are wondering if Todd ever told Dave about the 100 ounce plus 20% of the clean out agreement with the land owner for the use of the land? Was that somehow over looked or did I miss something? Also, how are the crew members being paid for their working of the mining operation?
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Maddog, Yakima,wa 12/12/2014 7:31:46 PM
Logan has the same sounding voice as the guy from Emily's crew on the other gold show but i can't think of his name you guys can check it out.
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Benny the Cat man, Glenwood Iowa 12/12/2014 6:43:28 PM
In a pre commercial "fact about Chesseman" Discovery Channel said he ran a 56 ton D6 at age six for his Grandfather. Get it right Discovery Channel, no D6 has ever weighed 56,000 lbs, let alone 56 tons. A D9 doesn't even Weigh 56 tons and is bigger than a D6 by 300 horsepower.
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Trent , Portland CT 12/3/2014 2:37:56 PM
Okay let's see, now that the premise is gone, broke guys risking it all, how do we keep viewers attention? Well, Parker will go for 2000 ozs. this season and of course he'll have to hustle his greedy little buns off while stupid "accidents" slow him down. He's not cute anymore but so what, he grew a little beard to cover up the pimples. Those villans the Dakota Boys are gone because Fred found out that if he aims his glasses just right gold will melt from the rocks. Ureaka, no more excavators to break down digging holes to nowhere. And Oh God not again Todd is miraculous in getting his old crew back because holes on a map show a lot of gold there. Don't worry fans, Ol Toady will end up wasting most of it with more incredibly dumb plays but tis no matter, the sponsers checkbook will cover the losses and then some. F...ing Tony's folly starts this season with a rusted out hunk of f...ing crap to dredge up more trouble than its worth. But first literally kick the f...ing walls out, smash it all up and haul the f...ing contraption 150 f...ing miles and re-assemble the f...ing pieces to dig up some f...ing gold. "I guess"!!! Tony you're f...ing dreaming. However, watching this fiasco unfold should be good for at least two more seasons all on its own. They just arrested a baby killer recently. It was Jack's voice that made him do it. This show really is dangerous but if ratings continue, well, that's the real gold because they will all be millionaires and not have an ounce to show for it. Amazing!
>>> Mike, MN 12/10/2014 11:48:26 AM
I doubt that Tony Beets will ever be able to put the dredge back together again. From smashing the walls out with a sledgehammer to cutting off bolts with a torch, I guess restoring a dredge is not the same as restoring a motorcycle.
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Carol 12/6/2014 12:47:56 PM
Apart from the fact that he is incredibly sexy ( and that's not the reason I am writing, he is incredibly driven and smart. He is like that sexy guy in Lena Dunham's. "The girls" series. The guy who plays her boyfriend and he was in the movie Lincoln. Parker ( if he added muscle - which I am sure will come as he continues to fill out in his 20's). That is why he is sexy and will only get better looking. The reason I write - is that in a technology driven world where most young people don't even understand how to socialize or engage in personal conversation, we find this young, relativity isolated man, Parker that he showing that no only does he know how to communicate with a device but that he is a self made millionaire at 20 or 21 ( I don't know his exact age. What he reminds me of the story of Vanderbilt and Morgan and other industrialists that they made shows about on History channel. I am not trying to over inflate him but he has that grit and driven determination that these same men had to succeed. Could you name another young man that remotely has these same qualifications? And if some says Bieber - they need to be fired. ? We have only seen the tip of the iceberg of this young man and what a great promise of an amazing future he has provided for us to watch through his determination and work. Kind regards C Haubois
>>> Tony, Ga 12/6/2014 2:37:52 PM
I agree with most of what you said, but, "sexy"??? Are you kidding me? He is one of the least sexy people on the show. Or either you are just a very lonely lady.
>>> Mike, MN 12/10/2014 11:36:48 AM
Parker's grandfather gave Parker a 100 ounce jar of gold to start Parker's mining company. Not every 19 year old is given $120,000.
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Lou Natic 12/6/2014 7:42:42 AM
Who cares if Gene Cheesman pushed snow at six years old with his grandpa in a supposed 53 ton D6 dozer. All you have to do is go to the Cat website and it'll tell you a D6 weighs around 20 tons, do a little research. It drives me nuts with all the usless stuff they show and talk about on the show, just mine some "fricken" gold already, we don't need to see them turning a bolt or scratcing their head when something simple breaks.
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splash484, ottawa canada 11/19/2014 10:38:21 AM
this program is a reality show if you don't like the cussing then change the channel. this is reality and as far as Tod the Black Cloud clown goes, he claimed to be evangelistic, if this is true why is he such a nay sayer? seems to me he has no faith. I love Parker with his new beard look, I am 66 all crippled up and this show makes me feel alive, swearing an all oh and I am a lady.As for the claim jumpers I hope they don't come back.
>>> Jim, Wa State 11/25/2014 5:24:51 PM
Hey Gold Rush producers. Want us to think the show is real? Then stop insulting our intelligence. Dave happened to suddenly have a camera in his excavator cab when Todd Hoffman showed up to try and convince him to join up again? Dave - "What's Todd Hoffman doing here?" Uh huh - riggghhhhhht. This is the kind of obvious 'set up' crap that ruins the credibility of the show. It's bad enough when cameras arrive ahead of one of the miners during a supposedly impromptu visit to another site. (Miner pulls in, but camera crew is already there) But come on. Give us some credit. Discovery Channel already airs 100% fake shows like Moonshiners and Amish Mafia - try and hold the bar a little higher for Gold Rush maybe? How hard would it be to actually film Dave walking up to Todd after getting out of the excavator and film his actual reaction? These little stunts are not helping the show.
>>> Tony, Ga 12/2/2014 3:48:19 PM
Jim, I have to agree totally. You took the words right of my mouth.
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daniel smith, marion nc 11/28/2014 8:15:31 PM
Todd has better ground this year parker doesn't it make you mad that tony takes half your gold
>>> dtl, san diego 11/28/2014 9:01:11 PM
It's nowhere near half of his gold. I think it's 15% if memory serves. If you ask me, that's a very small price to pay considering Tony owns the land Parker is mining on. If Parker doesn't like it (and he doesn't which is why he's trying to pull 2000 ounces) he can buy his own land for a heck of a lot more than the 30 or so ounces he'll pay Tony for his cut. And when he pulls all the gold out of the ground he'll be stuck with land in BFE Klondike that isn't worth much since it'll be a barren wasteland of treeless goldless diesel fuel infested dirt.
>>> Tony, Ga 12/2/2014 3:41:34 PM
Tony don't take half of his gold, only a small percentage.
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Daniel jacques, Conroe tx 12/1/2014 9:29:52 PM
I have a question for Dave and his crew are you guys running the smaller wash plant while wating for the new larger wash plant to be up and running. Thanks big fan of the show.
>>> Tony, Ga 12/2/2014 3:40:04 PM
They are not going to answer you on here.
>>> dtl, san diego 11/28/2014 8:37:49 PM
For starters, I disagree since there are plenty of successful mines in the Klondike and most are made up entirely of men. Is it good to have women there too? Sure, but not a necessity by any stretch. Secondly, you have no idea what goes on in the background and for all you know she got caught pocketing gold or something - you don't know, so criticizing the guy for saying she won't be back, when you don't know the background, is rather foolish. Don't hate on the guy when you have almost no information to go on and are just filling in the blanks with your own speculation.
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daniel smith, marion nc 11/28/2014 8:08:56 PM
Todd has netter ground than parker does this year sucks dosnt it parker you need hrampa up there with you
>>> Jack 8/21/2014 8:43:41 AM
Having no real experience gold mining puts you on par with Todd Hoffman.
>>> Marie, Lexington, N.Y. 11/17/2014 5:31:56 PM
Were I a Gold Rush producer, I would hire you, your friends and the dog in a New York minute, even if it's just to keep me entertained. There would be but one stipulation. You must agree to bring a machete and bug spray to get close enough to hack off Todd Hoffman's straggly beard.
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pwade, hilliard OH 11/16/2014 9:44:58 PM
Todd is a great miner/ buisness man, hence the startup of goldrush. I woud work for him in a heartbeat, it would be me, frog and toad. Discivery is ruining a great show, fornunately they realize this and it will be back to the basic to s save there hides........ Toad and Frog Hoffman 69 mining
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L M 11/15/2014 8:29:45 PM
Well the thing ism Fake or not, your still watching the show aren't you. Your comments remind me of the Movie About Howard Stern. When they were Reviewing surveys for Howard Sterns radio People who loved the show listened for 90 minutes and people that hated the show listened for 2 1/2 hours. So Discovery really doesn't care you love or hate Todd Hoffman, your watching the show, obviously repeatedly to analyze each scene for inaccuracies.
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toppersboy, clearwater fl 11/15/2014 2:19:36 PM
All the ingredients for a soap opera are in place. Villians, hero's, clowns, and who cares if gold is recovered. They are all very well paid and lucky to be a cog in the machinery of a successful show so far. However, like American Chopper it won't be to long before everyone is despised. The phony drama and ridiculous nonsense is already getting weary but this viewer will still watch every show. Oh, can somebody pin Tony to the ground and wash out his mouth with lye, geez, enough already. And, can we all get more air time for Freddy Dodge. Appreciate his quiet competence and seeing someone who knows what he's doing. For producers, pull in the reins a bit on the staging and the golden goose might last longer than you expect.
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1320Fastback 11/11/2014 10:23:24 PM
How is it that Parker has the ability to make millions of dollars but when his lead man clearly showed that the correct thing to do was not run the plant and properly repair it he blew up and said it was unacceptable? I mean does he really think that the correct move was to half-ass repair it and most likely be forced to shut it down again and repair it again? Parker= tripping over a dollar to pick up a dime.
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Maddmax, Butte 11/9/2014 8:54:32 AM
Hey, producers, GIVE US BACK THE DAKOTA BOYS!!! and keep the Viking, his ridiculous "project" and his meaningless swearing for yourself. Thank you.
>>> Tony, Ga 11/9/2014 3:41:05 PM
I agree!!
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ed, new jersey 11/7/2014 5:11:01 PM
how did todd hoffman get all the money to buy the equipment at the begin of the show he lost his job was losing his house and buys all the equipment goes all the way to alaska knows nothing about mining unreal todd and the old man stick to fishing
>>> Me, Ga 11/9/2014 3:16:39 PM
It is hard to understand your question with all the grammar mistakes and run on sentences.
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St 1, MS 11/7/2014 7:27:59 PM
Todd Hoffman is a self important ass who listens to no one, is unsafe and is going to get someone killed, then it too late.
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CB TEXAS, Oil City 10/31/2014 7:26:33 PM
Parker made 1.4M. After paying his crew and Machinery costs what did he actually make?
>>> Tony, Ga 11/7/2014 3:11:33 PM
I don't think he ever said.
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Dr CC, N.C. 10/29/2014 7:34:40 AM
Todd joke of the day. Todd and Jack were fishing and Todd said dad if just one of us fish we will use half the bait, so you fish and I will rub my head and think about the big one you are going to catch.
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dr. cc, n.c. 10/28/2014 8:57:22 AM
Todd joke of the day. Todd and Jack were in the woods lost. Night was setting in and Todd says, Dad get some wood for a fire and kill us a rabbit for food. I am going to rub my head and think about the food.
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Anonymous 10/25/2014 1:16:31 PM
Fortunately I have a TIVO so I can record the episodes and then just fast forward whenever the Hoffmans come on. If Tony and Parker would just clean up their act a little bit so every other word wasn't beeped out it would be a lot more enjoyable. Still pretty much fake but more enjoyable.
>>> Tony, Ga. 10/25/2014 6:41:44 PM
I know. I have to agree. I do get tired of the bad language. Not very family friendly. Even fat boy Todd too.
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jim baatnes, hamilton ont. 10/16/2014 4:31:46 PM
I am looking forward to this season OF Gold Rush. I hope the FAT ONE is missing as he is a pain. Thanks Jim.
>>> Tony, Ga 10/21/2014 4:04:57 PM
Sorry, but fat boy will be back.
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Jason, Charlotte 10/1/2014 2:45:38 AM
I lost interest in the show when the mysterious cable appeared in season 4 and Dustin went to save the food 400 feet in the air. It was clearly "acting" and NOT "mining" which is what made the show successful. It was then that the show became fake for me. It was no longer reality, therefore no longer interesting. Reality shows always do this and it makes me sick! It turns into nothing more than a tv "show" period. It makes me disbelieve EVERYTHING from where the gold is found to the way people really feel. Gold Rush is no longer REAL, It's garbage like the rest of t.v. I no longer support the show and I along with thousands of others are standing up to boycott Gold Rush along with all shows that do this. Pay attention to what is real and what is acted. If you do, you too will start to loath it. Gold Rush will fail. Don't watch and see...
>>> Tony, Ga 10/8/2014 11:42:20 AM
I totally agree. That cable scene was ridiculous and I made a comment on it earlier. That one scene makes me glad they won't be back. Stupid Discovery Channel.
>>> Colorado Gold, Colorado of Course 10/20/2014 9:43:06 AM
The scene where Parker's buddy runs the truck off the road is clearly fake
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dave westlake, ashtabula ohio 10/18/2014 7:41:34 AM
Soo,,, fake... Tony bought a barge... it had to float to get it where it is at...So,,, float it again to move it... I bet if we knew its exact location .. it will be within a couple hundred feet of a body of water... And those barges were built to dig their own channel..id love to google earth the barge site!!
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Uncle Steve, Florida 10/16/2014 2:41:28 PM
I think when you weigh gold behind closed doors, Your stealing an extra share for yourself!!!!
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kay marshall, juneau alaska 10/15/2014 9:50:10 AM
as a alaskan and my son is a miner, this show is such a joke, the hoffmans, the ols man needs to be put in a home and the son is such a jerk who knows nothing about mining, and was ban from the bars in haines, such a BS er. and the only one who knows anything about mining is the grandpa and his grandson tries but just has made so many mistakes. the hoffmans crew must be idiots to keep working for the hoffmans. very stupid show and it is event than the producers no nothing about mining.
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Ryan, Omaha 8/24/2014 11:23:50 AM
Why did The Dakota Boys not come back?
>>> Tony, Ga. 9/1/2014 5:21:17 PM
Fred and Dustin wanted a raise for next season but were unable to work out a deal with Discovery Channel. As a result, they were let go from the show.
>>> Tony, Ga. 9/6/2014 8:49:02 PM
They wanted a raise. Discovery put them to the curb instead.
>>> Ryan, Omaha 9/8/2014 2:49:30 PM
Thanks
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Tony, GA 7/24/2014 4:55:18 PM
Well, it looks like Dakota Fred and Dustin won't be back next season. The Turd Hoffman will be though.
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Big Briggs, Preston 7/4/2014 8:19:12 PM
Getting rich by being stupid and clueless discovery is paying millions to keep these clowns above water!!!


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