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Peter, SETTLE 4/21/2016 5:42:15 AM
I arrived very late to this party having started watching just two weeks ago. I've just started series 4. Yes, it is about entertainment but its also put forward as being real. So I feel entitled to critique it as such. The original premise was a handful of men trying their luck. Then it changed to them becoming a big operation. None of it made any sense. Near bankrupt and finishing on a little over break even. Yet the following year lots of signs of personal affluence for Todd? I am also sad that I have suspicions over Jack. I'd expect him to put their interests first. A little 'rainy day' gold in case?
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Anonymous 1/23/2016 1:33:17 PM
when you look at it objectively, Freddie dodge and john Schnabel and are about the only respectable people of the 3 main groups. Thurber, dave, mitch and most of the workers are good guys. parker is a self centered, spoiled brat who, if it wasn't for his family's support and loans, probably couldn't get a job. todd and jack are total b/s who use religion to motivate and manipulate their group of "Jonesville" followers. beets is a crude and despicable Neanderthal that "beats" people over their heads with his position and then is pussy whipped by Minnie. very tough to root for any pf them if it wasn't for the workers.
>>> Hadit Withscriptedtv, Alltowns,USA 1/23/2016 4:03:28 PM
Very well said! Parker is a punk and The Beets are a joke. We don't watch the show anymore, but from your comment it appears nothing has changed for the past couple of seasons. Boring.
>>> Ob Server, Everywhere, USA 2/1/2016 8:47:32 PM
You would think that Tony Beets would have learned to speak English by now, talk about a knuckle dragger! What an eloquent POS.
>>> Jessie 2/4/2016 12:59:32 PM
Its a TV show with actors and actresses, the goal is to entertain. Production pays for all expenses like a regular production set. Get over it people!
>>> Bob, Alaska 2/7/2016 9:45:51 AM
You would think that with all their gold that Minnie could at least get a set of dentures that fit. She looks like a puppet when her mouth is closed.
>>> Anonymous 2/19/2016 6:37:37 PM
well, after the last episode, the tony beets history lesson (awful), this edition has to be better. I must say, the show is really heading down the repetitive road. disaster always looms for all the crews as each expresses the fear of "the end" and, miraculously, they each find a solution and life goes on. hopefully, there is a change on the menu tonight
>>> Anonymous 2/19/2016 7:57:47 PM
this new version of "the dirt" is unwatchable. for some reason, the old host made it, somewhat, palatable but with the new guy, its pathetic
>>> sean redmond, rotorua,nz 3/24/2016 5:45:50 AM
While i agree with pretty much all of what you say,if you are going to call them out and slag them off,the least you can do is be man enough to put your name to your post,they maybe pillocks but they dont hide from who they are.
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Nelson Lallier, newport nc 3/19/2016 3:27:41 PM
“Gold Rush“ star John Schnabel died peacefully in his sleep on Friday. He was 96. Schnabel lived a full and colorful life. He grew up during the Great Depression, joined the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II, went on to own Porcupine Mill in Haines, Alaska, and was later elected mayor of Haines. He underwent a triple bypass at the age of 68 and, in order to keep active, bought Big Nugget mine, which was later featured on “Gold Rush.”  You will truly be missed. My condolence go out to parker and his family.I know how much you loved you're grandfather parker.Just remember the lessons he taught you.Your friend Nelson!
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brian, windsor.on. 3/15/2016 7:13:07 PM
Why does the show repeat itself after every episode and every commercial . People already know whats going on because they follow the show. People that dont follow the show on a week to week basis thats to bad..
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Steammarc!, Cornwall Ontario 12/10/2015 11:19:50 AM
Gene Cheesman needs to give credit where it is due. Unless it was edited out of the show, the idea of taking out a bucket was far from his. Yet, he passed it off as his idea to Tony. Did I just witness a little a** kissing to the boss going on here?
>>> OEF Vet, KY 3/15/2016 12:55:54 AM
Ive always suspected Jack of stealing gold. Way too many indicators. He always does the cleanup solo. When they hit their goals it is always VERY close to it and he uses the fact that they hit the goal to cast a shadow over a suspiciously small clean up. Look at their last cleanup of this season. After running 2 HUGE washplants they only pulled 300oz??? They had the same cleanup 2 weeks in a row, but the second week they were running 2 plants off of a pile of dirt that was ready and waiting. BUT WE HIT OUR GOAL DIDNT WE JACK? Praise Jesus for the opportunities he presents us with aye Jacky-boy? I would strongly advise Dave T. as a 50/50 partner to start participating in cleanups. I hate seeing an honest man taken advantage of because he is too trusting.
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Royce, Brooklyn Center MN 10/30/2015 8:33:53 AM
The thing I hate worse than the phony Hoffman entrepreneurial angle (because it's really just a con game) is they've now dubbed themselves "3:16 Mining," for John 3:16. It was clear from the start that Todd was selling his dupes on the notion that God was on their side and making money digging for gold was going to be sanctioned by the Almighty. So, on top of lying about knowing anything at all about gold mining to friends and family, Todd and Jack also duped their pastor and church family into sanctioning their scam with a cloak of some vaguely implied holy blessing from Above. Which reminds me of an old Hoffman 3:16 Mining hymn: Praise Todd from whom all nuggets flow--Hitachi, Cat, and old Volvo. Praise father son and Hoffman goals. Oh say a prayer and bang your hat. If you get killed or broken flat...Todd still gets paid so how 'bout that!
>>> Ann O'Nimus 12/27/2015 8:50:14 AM
How narcissistic must one be to think that "God" will help you rape the land to find gold when there are people in the world that are facing greater adversity. "Heavenly Father help us find the gold."
>>> Kathy B., Denton, Nebraska 3/12/2016 9:44:59 AM
The post left by Royce, Brooklyn Center, MN, (10/30/15) not only had me rolling around in laughter, but h/her summery on the behavior of Jack and Todd Hoffman, is spot-on correct! Yup, I am in awe of the person who had created this delightful post! Talk about one extremely talented writer...Wow! ?
>>> Kathy B., Denton, Nebraska 3/12/2016 9:45:54 AM
The post left by Royce, Brooklyn Center, MN, (10/30/15) not only had me rolling around in laughter, but h/her summery on the behavior of Jack and Todd Hoffman, is spot-on correct! Yup, I am in awe of the person who had created this delightful post! Talk about one extremely talented writer...Wow!
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cindy, california 3/5/2016 12:43:17 AM
I wish people could be a little more positive when commenting. Sure there are people who are more likable than others. I wish the best for Parker and his crew and all the other crews on the show. I DO wonder how much is real - I suspect there's alot of acting and some scripting. I miss Christo!!!!! I wish they would bring him back - don't even watch 'the dirt' anymore. Most of all I wish the viewers were informed of wages paid, how they are paid (do they have a guarantee?, do they work for nothing all those hours everyday? do they just work for the promise of a %age of gold at the end of the season?, what are their operating costs and are those subtracted before paying the miners?,etc. I'd love to see a breakdown like they have on the house flipping shows: monies in minus monies out and what's leftover and how it's split up. Then it would be almost perfect - if it's real. It does bother me that they get paid so much for each show when they are not portrayed as actors. Since it's all portrayed as a documentary, it doesn't seem right they are paid for the shows. And guys? I mean the people commenting - please think about making comments that elevate people rather than constantly bashing people and bringing them down. It seems very bullyish to me that comment after comment on here feels like people are ripping the characters to shredsm and for what purpose? To give the other negative commentators fodder to grow more negative? These are people with feelings!!!!
>>> DFB, ACTN 3/5/2016 7:28:25 AM
Cindy, I agree. The show is entertainment. The people are real. The experiences they share are unlike any we can get in the lower states. Sit back, enjoy or just change the channel. Nobody can knock Parker's dad for being a genuinely good guy. Certainly age has mellowed him, but now he cares about what he will leave behind in this world. His emotions are real. He is on the cusp of what the afterlife has to offer him. Your station in life changes your perspective of death. This show will be part of his legacy and he is a proud grandpa. Enjoy the show, take it for what it is worth, and don't sweat the details. Not you cup of tea? There is always New Japanese Pro Wrestling
>>> Maverick, NJ 3/5/2016 8:00:48 AM
I also agree with Cindy, for 21 I believe Parker has a lot of growing up to do but what he has done is impressive and he will go very far (even farther than Tony) in his mining career... I have been asking the same question for a while now, what is the net after expenses they each made ? I expect Todd's expenses were much higher than Parkers with the HIGH priced crew. Discovery Gold Rush: please tell us what the end result was in NET dollars and not what the amount of gold they recovered. As far as Todd's crew, I believe without Dodge, Spinks and Turin, Todd would not had a shot of doing more than 1koz this season. And while I am at it, I cannot hit the mute button any faster everytime Jack shows up with his "buy the way, I have another 100oz in my pocket drama....
>>> Bob Sakamano 3/6/2016 1:01:39 PM
Finally some insight into what these gold miners net. In the last episode Tony Beets explains that a 10 to 20 percent net is normal in gold mining the way Parker and the Hoffmans mine. His dredge allows him to net 50 to 60 percent of the gross amount. I would assume Todd's crew is at the low end of the 10 to 20 while Parker is at the upper end of this range. Of course Todd has to split his 10% net with Dave Turin so 5% is $150,000 which I assume is further split with his father. In all, a very poor return considering the financial risks and debt from previous failed attempts. He's really only in it for TV revenue.
>>> William Mason, Ann Arbor, MI 3/7/2016 3:18:11 PM
I could not agree more with Cindy and the comments that were left about the show. My question is where is Todd and his crew going to get the water they need to run the wash plant when they are out in the desert of Eastern Oregon.
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kj, Lincoln Ne 3/7/2016 7:39:44 AM
Glad Parker won. What is the reason Todd dislikes Parker so much? When watching the dirt the other night, Todd couldn't say anything nice was always making snide comments. I hope Todd goes and stays in Oregon and he's not on Gold Rush anymore. I don't understand why his crew doesn't say anything about how he's not helping, all he seems to do is bark orders and then turns to the camera to say what they have all done. I'm really surprised Freddy Dodge and Dave Turin have stayed with Todd. What is the reason they are with Todd??? I still wonder why Jack is the only one in the clean up room!!!!
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lessdramamoregold 1/30/2016 3:18:32 PM
Enough of this melodrama. It’s time that a dream team of gold miners sweep the 2016 summer season! 5,000 ounces. Dave Turin Gene Cheeseman Freddie Dodge Greg Andy Monica Beets and Jack Hoffman in the cleanup room Meanwhile, in a spin-off reality series: several drama-queen gold rush miners are forced to live together in a one bedroom apartment in Fairbanks… Todd ‘Holy Frick’ Hoffman Parker Schnovel Rick Hessman Tony Beets
>>> Jory , Peekskill 3/5/2016 12:30:56 PM
Because most people have never rented, shopped around for a better priced or been faced with less to get the best possible for what was at hand. This season the person who made the most wasn't because of the amount of gold but the equipment and property was Tony Beets and his dredge. Everyone else had to pay..most especially Todd and Crew. It wasn't the gold -popularity for the show but the Ego between Todd & Parker. Simple. Now Todd is off to his home state Oregon..good luck. Parker will do his thing which has paid off a little ...but has to hang on to his crew and wits. enjoying life and will do as he pleases because he can. Simple. They all make money from the show and royalties. They all have something to lean on...not just the gold. Business people on and off the show. Those watching screw your heads on properly..your paying them to do their job.
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stanmonie 2/21/2016 2:02:35 PM
So Todd is in Oregon now? The guy is a walking loser! Why do you not finish the mining of gold up north? The guys that work for you must really be hating life having to do everything while you run around looking for other spots. I think you have ADT because Todd you never finish anything you start!
>>> Todd Hoffman Turnoff, Fremont, Calif. 2/28/2016 11:15:34 PM
I used to enjoy Gold Rush and was hooked. But every season I got more and more sick of Todd and his goofball "glory hole" dad Jack. Now it's painful to watch these two clowns who still know nothing about gold mining, working hard assed shoulder to shoulder with their men, preventive maintenance of their equipment or just plain business sense. I felt guilty about -- but enjoyed -- rooting for the super duper wash plant on the 2-26 episode to fall over while that fat ass Todd loafed in the truck cab barking orders like he knew what he was doing. But I hate to see the crew fail completely because Dave Turin and Freddie deserve to win. Todd took Dave Turin's $$ and equipment making him a "partner" but still treats him like a flunky (he was going to sign the Oregon mining deal without even consulting Dave...fortunately Freddie held idiot Todd back). Todd's a a F'in bully, just as he bullied his sister in school. So I only watch the show if nothing else is on and I hope the producers (bring back Christo!) drop the Hoffmans in Oregon. One last thing...I have a pet theory about why Todd keeps that ridiculous beard: it's there because his wifey needs it to hold onto when trying to wiggle her ass under Todd's huge gut and MAYBE find his little mining drill. Anyone care to draw a cartoon of that?
>>> Mikey, Farmington, MN 3/1/2016 2:52:41 PM
Where is the water on the Oregon desert claim? How are they going to wash the pay dirt? Last time Todd mined in the U.S. (Alaska), OSHA was up his butt.
>>> Bob Sakamano 3/4/2016 1:02:08 PM
It's a shame that the focus this season was the completion between the Hoffman crew and Parker. It matters little what the other miners are doing. It only matters what you are doing in terms of profit. And the gross tally of gold means little due to the extreme overhead costs. In reality, the Hoffman crew has a lot more overhead (due to Todd's ineptitude)and they have to divide the net "profit" with Dave Turin. Since Todd hasn't made a dime in any season, I doubt tonight's celebrations among the Hoffman crew will be anything but empty performances for the camera.
>>> Jory, Peekskill 3/5/2016 12:19:46 PM
I enjoy this show and feel that it both pros and cons but not everything gritty holds luster.I recommend you looking at this website from last seasons take of Todd's collection of gold. Maybe..more reality? As for Grandpa Schnabel and crew...not much to scripts..I think that Parker has come along way and is realizing more from what is parents/grandpa go through as an adult weening out of youth. Equipment costs, labor costs, TV royalties and pay adds into. Nothing is free and life can be shortened in an instant. They love what they do better than doing something you don't. My other show I enjoy is Yukon Men.
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b.w., desert gold 2/19/2016 10:47:30 PM
where the heck is parker in 2015-16 shows?? the crew is working away & he shows up for maybe a 2 min scene. how do the producers feel about this since he gets a nice amount of $$$ his folks own a heavy equipment co. so he can borrow that & crew too. bad move to bring in a new 'engineer' = friend & let him call the shots. i haven't seen him for about 3 shows?? hopefully he has headed off. the beets' are a hoot (just eliminate the f. word - it looses so much meaning when used as every third word), i only hope that monica & parker can get together and have a golden empire family.
>>> stanmoonie 2/21/2016 1:59:03 PM
I was wondering that myself where the hell is Parker the whole show? If I was working there and he came out of crap like he says to these guys I would give him some dental work!
>>> Imagine 2/25/2016 8:59:12 PM
Can you imagine a conversation between Chef Gordon Ramsey and Tony Beets? One big f&*%ing continuous bleep!
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Tony P, Asbury Park, NJ 2/13/2016 5:49:19 AM
I can not believe how bad the show was tonight. I am furious! So ok-change the whole format of the show and only focus on Tony Beets. But what did they tell us about Tony Beets???? The only interesting thing we might have been interested in is how he went to Alaska without any money and managed become rich! NOT EVEN TOUCHED UPON!
>>> Allen 2/20/2016 7:09:15 AM
Am I the only one who fast forwards through the Tony Beets scenes?
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stanmoonie 2/13/2016 3:05:24 PM
I turned the T.V. I did not and could not hear about the idiot tony beets for one whole hour. That show sucked and shame on you guys trying to think we wanted to know about Tony's history!
>>> Anonymous 2/17/2016 6:52:52 AM
Couldn't agree more. The guy is a total ass wipe. Rather watch paint dry. I lasted 3 minutes
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#Gold Raffle, Portland 2/16/2016 4:30:53 PM
The Hoffman Crew puts it's money where there mouth is. Andy Spinks from Gold Rush donated an ounce of gold from Season Six and other Gold Rush gear for a raffle to help a boy with cancer in Portland Oregon. Tickets are $10 and 100% of proceeds to to the family. The online raffle is at Drawing will be March 1st.
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tman5611, Dallas 1/16/2016 1:31:36 PM
Parker is a punk, and an idiot, and I suspect he is gay. I know a whole of the show is scripted, but not all of it. I doubt that in real life Todd cares how much gold Parker produces and vice-versa.
>>> Aber Dean, Gwangi, AZ 1/17/2016 6:29:52 PM
Parker and the new kid mechanic have something going on I bet. Just the way they look at each other speaks volumes. No doubt they "have each others back" wink, wink. Way to go Parker, can't wait for you to come out.
>>> Dan, Anytown, WA 1/18/2016 5:01:26 AM
What is wrong with being gay? While I agree with you that Todd and his concern about the 'Kid's" gold total is scripted, I have to ask why do you not believe that Parker role is not as scripted as Todd's and his crew? Do you have problem with homosexuals? Do you actually disbelieve one part of a reality series but believe, in your mine, another part? Why do you actually watch the show?
>>> BB, TX 1/22/2016 9:27:35 PM
dont care about his sexual orientation , but he is a bully. he had a good crew, shame he lost it so fast over one guy. Time to step up and actually listen to people. But , you can see where he gets it from look at him mom and dad, Even comments that his grandpa makes, they are out for their needs.
>>> Open Shaft, San Francisco, CA 1/23/2016 4:07:11 PM
Can't wait for next season, rumor has it that Parker visits The Castro to do some "exploratory drilling". Yoo Hoo, Parker, wear your rainbow safety vest. We all can't wait. ;-)
>>> Whatever, Sedona, AZ 2/5/2016 9:16:46 PM
Wow, gives a whole new meaning to the phrase "Parker Sucks".
>>> Andy, NV 2/15/2016 9:04:47 PM
Why did Parker get all weird when they asked him about a girlfriend? It does make you wonder a bit about him.
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Anonymous 2/15/2016 3:17:53 PM
shoe strings, man, shoe strings.
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WarEagle, Elmore 2/12/2016 10:33:25 PM
Are you kidding. A whole episode devoted to Tony Deets. I have watched this series since it's start and you people are asleep at the wheel. A big waste of time. No where on TV have I seen such an ASS HOLE, as Tony, but you have shown your priority to emphasize this guys whole prospective. And where is the old host?
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JAD, Texas 2/12/2016 8:49:13 PM
This çrap tonight will run me off. Mine gold not this dumb touchie feely stuff...!!
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james hayes, north east kingdom of vermont 2/12/2016 6:44:45 PM
I've been in business for over 25years and I'm watching the episode of parker giving tony the extra money for 2000 ounces. He can't handle the pressure as it is under the contract he has with tony which is evident with the way he treats his crew. Then he turns around and contracts for 2000 ounces. He needs some more lessons from his grandfather about how to treat his help. He treats them like dirt no pun intended. He is so goal oriented He has lost his focus on how to treat his help like human beings
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Ken 2/6/2016 8:56:31 AM
Parker, you're still young enough to join the IDF. Show the world what you're really made of.
>>> Rhuda Bagha, NC 2/11/2016 12:54:42 PM
I don't think they would let anyone join who needs a baby sitter.
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grizz , sayreville,nj 1/15/2016 8:06:19 PM
they get gold but what do they walk away with after bills are paid
>>> RC, Burlington 1/24/2016 7:04:40 AM
I like your comment. I have always wanted to see a profit and loss on these shows. I have tried to do rough calculations but it is difficult. 1. The equipment 2. Cost of diesel 4. The folks especially overtime 5. The cut that goes to land owners. 6. Other costs like putting land where it was before. A lot of costs that are not portrayed.
>>> shadee 1/25/2016 9:54:42 AM
Very good point, who makes the most profit should be the winner.
>>> Anonymous 1/29/2016 4:19:19 PM
Here is the answer you looking for:
>>> Anonymous 1/29/2016 4:44:01 PM
Economics of GOLDRUSH :
>>> FreedomFighter55 2/1/2016 10:27:13 AM
Parker in other interviews indicated (with utter incredulity that the interviewer could be that stupid) that even tho he mined x million, that there were tons of cost associated with it, like a 900K fuel bill. For some reason I do not understand everyone seems to be impressed with the gross number but don't even think of the costs...
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kummon, waimanalo hi 1/25/2016 10:19:08 PM
what is the cost per ounce parker vs todd vs beats if you look at tod he seems to have way more people working well at least on site, tony is working to have as few as possible but the real question " cost per ounce'
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kummon, waimanalo hi 1/25/2016 10:17:55 PM
what is the cost per ounce parker vs todd vs beats if you look at tod he seems to have way more people working well at least on site, tony is working to have as few as possible but the rear question " cost per ounce'
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Juan Motime, Yours 1/24/2016 2:06:42 PM
The show ran its' course years ago. Nothing is left to do. Scripted, predictable, boring. Maybe do a follow-up in 5 years to show the reclamation of the land and Parker living homeless, Monica a fat blimp and Todds' gravesite after his massive heart attack. I would tune in for that
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Anonymous 1/24/2016 12:06:22 PM
its gold , back in the day people killed each other .. so hey a little babbling and bickering aint killing any1 . so get over it all you so called fans ,,, ITS GOLD gold !! is a fever NOT A FLAVOR PEOPLE SO GET OVER IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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WawaGoose, Wawa 1/20/2016 3:23:20 PM
I used to like Parker but the more time goes by, the less I like him. He is too immature to handle such large responsibility. He obviously has not paid attention to his grandpa's advice that he gave him early in the season on how to treat people. Parker seriously needs to take management courses during the winter months.
>>> BB, TX 1/22/2016 9:24:06 PM
Not sure if production is making Parker look so bad, but I use to like the kid. Now I think of him as a spoiled brat. If it was not for his grandpa giving him money and Tony giving him land, there is no way he would make it on his own. Now he is just a bully to his crew. Another useless person in this world.
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Sadie, Ada County Idaho 12/12/2015 10:17:51 PM
Todd Hoffman is the laziest person I have ever seen. I can't figure out why Dave Turin puts up with him. Not a good example for your son Todd because you are a poor excuse for a miner. When I was mining the whole crew pulled their weight equally. Todd's vocabulary is also really limited and only knows a few words and fricken is getting really old. For a God fearing person you should cleanup your act.
>>> Anonymous, Pittsburgh 1/22/2016 7:17:53 PM
So true Todd is useless, all he does is buy stuff to solve problems. He never does any real labor. I bet that he is in the kitchen or where they eat most of the time. His solution is to yell and tell everyone to just fix it!
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KJ319n, Pennsylvainia 1/15/2016 9:13:12 PM
I just have a quick question, once the land has been mined is any attempt made to repair the damage to the land? I only ask because having grown up in North East Pennsylvania where you can still see the scars to the land from strip mining and water run off. It just seems a shame if there is no land reclamation as other shows on discovery show the beauty of the land. Thanks for your time.
>>> Dan, Anytown, WA 1/18/2016 4:56:19 AM
Reclamation takes place. It's up the national, state and regional laws and regulations to make it so. They, the miners, have said on the Dirt previously that they invest and reclaim the land that they mine. Just because you don't see it on a gold finding show doesn't mean it doesn't happen. It happens. The laws make sure it happens. If the laws are not in place to make it happen then it's the government's problem for not regulating it.
>>> Kurtis meek, winters 1/18/2016 6:22:51 AM
I agree with the need to repair the damages they cause. And the gold to dirt ratio is way to lopsided for me. Seems crazy to me to hv all that VIG EQUIPMENTand move all that dirt 100s of tousands of yarxs. Smh
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Parkers' Lack of Maturity and Character, Santa Rosa, CA 1/16/2016 12:03:37 PM
I am amazed at Parkers' immaturity. Maybe he could buy some Tonka trucks and play in a sand box until he learns how to treat people. What a little kid jerk he portrays. I wonder what Grandpa John thinks when he sees "the brat" act that way. Parker you are a very lacking team leader. I can't wait to hear that someone buried their fist in your pimply face. The show has become stale, predictable AND boring. This family is done watching it. Best of luck to all, but really Parker, you need to grow and I don't think this show is helping you at all.
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Pb, Olean ny 1/15/2016 9:10:57 PM
I have a few first off way to go Parker, the values he has is very rare in todays society. Now the big one what is Todds problem if he put as much effort into working as he did worrying about parker he might get somewhere, you never see him working and he definatly doesn't appreciate Dave like he should. Maybe Parker could teach him some skills
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Mission_Control, Florida 1/15/2016 8:56:06 PM
Reality Shows need drama for ratings. How much is real and how much is scripted.
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Anonymous 1/15/2016 8:39:21 PM
The way Parker treated Rick speaks volumes about Parker's lack of character. He has a big fit and stabs his longtime partner in the back. I was a Parker fan in the beginning with all the hard work he put in, but not anymore. His true colors are out for all to see, and they've been out time and again. Good luck, Rick, you're a class act.
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Philosoraptor, California 1/13/2016 10:54:42 PM
I wonder how long till Punk Parker mouths off to the wrong person and they hand him his head. Does NOT play well with others. Hey Parker, you little punk, next time you act like an idiot ask yourself if grandpa would be proud of you.
>>> ALS, Anytown 1/14/2016 7:28:18 PM
He should change his name to Punker Sniveler. What a brat this kid is.
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Mike, Farmington, MN 1/13/2016 11:31:16 AM
How much gold could you get on Parker’s, Tony’s or Todd’s claim if you used recreational equipment like a baby sluice box? Todd’s claim owner (the tall, blonde-haired Canadian guy) should lease his claim to recreational miners. I’d love to try it out.
>>> Maverick, NJ 1/13/2016 1:56:42 PM
Again, I would like to know how much it is costing Todd and Parker to mine 200oz. The excitement Jack makes would not be as loud when they tell how much they had to spend to get it.... Anyone know how to contact the producers so I can ask for they to net it out at the end of the season???
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Mike, Farmington, MN 1/13/2016 11:31:53 AM
How many times has the bucket line came off Tony’s dredge? A think about five. That is a bit of a problem. It is getting ridiculous. If it hits a boulder it should just stop moving.
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Axle, Chicago 1/12/2016 3:08:41 PM
I agree with KC - If Rick has left the show because of Parker, this will be the last Gold Rush show watched by me. Parker should listen to his crew and get rid of that **** mechanic he hired. Hopefully Rick will be back this week when Parker's family shows up.
>>> goldenruleguy, Cleburne, Texas 1/12/2016 4:20:07 PM
I am starting to wonder why it is so hard for Parker to Learn that A-Leaders understand that their biggest investment is their employees. And they should be treated that way. Without them....You Have No Company. You have to take care of them just like you do your D-10. Somewhere he has seen this "I can replace you in a heartbeat" type of management? He's building a name for himself already. The good ones won't even give him a second thought. They Don't Need To. Hey Todd...Need a Foreman? Parker got this right, "the Klondike is a small place" and when it comes to GOOD Operators With Skills. Just sit outside The Schnabel Operations. He will send them right to ya.
>>> Anonymous 1/12/2016 4:46:03 PM
When Rick from Gold Rush was let go did he get paid?
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kc, winipeg 1/10/2016 12:14:07 AM
I think most of the comments on the Hoffman's are mean, especially towards Todd. I don't know, but there's a good chance the guy has health issues, weight may be the cause or the result, but you should all give it a break. He's there with his family and they're all doing the best they can.....and Jack's not stealing. Gold mining is one of trust and no one works with anyone they don't absolutely trust 100%. No ones allowed in the shake because that's where the gold is kept, cleaned, weighed...that's normal. As for Parker, I'm really disappointed that the episode even showed Parker not knowing who to support and giving Rick a hard time. If Parker doesn't know what loyalty is or hard workers are.......then he should shut down and go home. If what was done was true, then Rick should be hurt/humiliated and could never trust Parker again. All I can say is if Rick's gone because of stupidity on Parkers part then I won't watch the program again. If it's a soap opera plan then Parker should get out of show business. I like him, but not if he doesn't know who's on his side to support him
>>> Maverick, NJ 1/10/2016 11:41:22 AM
I am not going to agree or disagree with kc, I have a very low tolerance for the Hoffman Team when it comes to watching them especially Jack when he comes out and says they did not make their goal BUT then he pulls out another jar and said they over achieved it. Real annoying Jack.... I do like Parker and give him a lot of credit for what he has done without the talent Todd has.. I do have a request for Discovery Gold Rush: they all get excited on how much gold they pull from the ground and how much it is worth! But what did it cost them to get it (net). I would bet it cost Todd more with his equipment and high caliper (cost) crew than it does Parker. Discovery Channel Gold Rush Producer - don't tell us they pulled out 200oz, tell us what it cost them to do it......
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Rusty Grand, Raleigh 12/21/2015 5:05:07 AM
The comments here are almost entertaining as the show. What an amazing collection of highly jealious misfits posting on their failures to 'get it'. Yes, Reality TV has to have script writers to make a product that will sell. It first must sell to the audience and then to the advertisers. Placements of brand name hardware make the TV world possible, paying people for their time is a requirement, script writers make it work, money flows to make it what the intended audience will come back to see over and over... Pretty simple to understand for most above the age of 12. Mining is hard work, with a lot of 'business' stuff that doesn't sell going on behind the scenes. I've been the 'TV business' for a very long time and lived in gold country well over 20 years, this show gets as close to a reasonable blened of hard work, guts, and sellable TV as possible. BTW - Get over trying to phyco-anylizse and/or impose your dictating the way people should act, pro westling and opera are examples of how the world takes all kinds to make it work. Just sit back, be greatful, have some humility, and enjoy.
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ehsf2001, artesia 12/19/2015 10:00:04 PM
What the hell does Todd do beside say obvious crap like " We need this clean out to get to 2000. etc. He's a lazy POS.
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FED, NY 12/16/2015 8:15:42 PM
Do your research people.All these Discovey "shows" are mostly scripted BS.I for one am embarrassed that I got hooked on this crap.I always made fun of my mom for watching soap operas when I was a kid.Funny how it comes around.Turn off the idiot tube and do something constructive.I searched out this kind of comment page to basically say I have had enough of this stuff and wont watch anymore.Discovery...PLEASE give the people something REAL
>>> MCFF, Indianapolis 12/16/2015 10:14:37 PM
This guy is right. While I haven't reached his level of disgust yet (I happen to like the scenery, the machinery, and the inventive repair jobs, etc.) it is obvious that this is produced pretty much like a serial program on the networks. Watch how they use a closeup of, say, Parker's face when someone says something he "doesn't want to hear." Obviously the producers set up a scene where, say, Todd tells Parker that his (Todd's) mining operation will get more gold than Parker's. Then they'll shoot the closeup: "OK Parker now give us your best scowl!" Then they'll shoot Todd with a smirk, etc. Or watch when there is an accident with machinery. Once they shot a bulldozer running off into a ditch from three different angles, including one where the camera was on the front of the dozer!! Just another accident that they were "lucky" to catch. Todd is there to piss everyone off. Parker is the young know-it-all underdog and Tony is the I don't give a **** , and if you don't like it, kiss my *** type, etc. Good characterization and with the exception of Tony, none of them probably put in any real hours mining because they are acting for the camera. Still, I'll probably watch it.
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Lisette, Elliot Lake Ontario 12/15/2015 8:22:36 PM
Todd your a poor excuse of a man, you just run your mouth of, and don`t you have a partner Dave Turin. Before you excepted $27:00 of Gold before talking it over with Dave he`s your partner he owns half of the company. They all work so Damn Hard, you give orders with your mouth, I yet to see you pick up a shovel . And always saying were Kicking Ass.I didn`t see you do anything. Somebody should kick your Fat ass of the mountain. No Fan of your Lazy..
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chris_deal, moses lake 12/11/2015 10:24:07 PM
what does tod do besides shout orders and run around.havent seen him do any work whats so ever
>>> Dan D 12/12/2015 4:38:50 PM
todd hoffman is a 100% waste of skin
>>> Warrior50, Auburn, Wa. 12/9/2015 7:41:51 PM
I have always thought that Jack Hoffman was stealing gold, I mean come on he's an "ex" morphine addict and if he is still on the drug, I wouldn't put it past him to try and pocket some nuggets to pay for his habit. He just has beaty little eyes and a face that say's, "I am not a crook".... Don't trust this guy as far as you can throw him!!!!
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Mike, MN 11/19/2015 9:19:38 AM
It was Tony Beets who said “don’t mine until you drilled.” Does Parker’s claim have a drill map or is he digging on blind faith?
>>> Liz, Ontario Canada 11/24/2015 7:35:02 PM
Just curious, in the new season, while Tony and Parker are negotiating for new ground and Tony's wife introduces the non-compete contract, Parker says "this means I can't even mine my family's ground. My question is why isn't he mining his family's ground ? Wouldn't that be a win-win for the family and him?
>>> Mike, MN 12/1/2015 4:15:43 PM
I think because Grandpa John's Big Nugget Mine is mined out. Parker tried mining it a few years ago and the gold wasn't good.
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JDF, New Brunswick Canada 11/17/2015 9:19:54 PM
Grandpa John, you hang in there and stay well ya hear! You are the best!!!
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Kokaneeslim 11/12/2015 2:37:41 PM
Well it didn’t take long for the fairy tales and bullshit to start flowing on the new season of Gold Rush. With respect to Tony Beets wife laying down the law relative to the safety on the dredge is almost laughable to say the least. In the Yukon, there are occupational health and safety regulations that are strictly enforced by the Yukon Workers’ Compensation Health and Safety Board. I’m sure these folks paid a visit to the work-site and ordered a stop-work until the dredge was brought up to code. Come on Discovery Channel, do you think we’re all that ignorant? This show is becoming more of a scripted soap opera every episode.
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Vietvet, Chicago 11/6/2015 8:58:51 PM
Todd uses people. Seems like he is a failuse at everything he does except getting people to follow him. Feel sorry for his wife and kids.
>>> Scott 11/7/2015 4:18:07 AM
Todd has not got a clue how to treat people that actually do the work for him, he uses and abuses them, if i was to be there he would be flat on the ground if he treated me the same. More so he uses Jim Thurman as his personal lacky, how he puts up with it ,I don't know.
>>> Mike, Farmington 11/12/2015 10:23:29 AM
Todd ain’t bad. Thurber complains there is too many tailings. So Todd Hoffman gave Jim Thurber a second conveyor belt to help him move the tailings off the cliff. How many managers would listen to their employees like that? Not many. Most would say “pick up the pace or leave.”
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Mike, Farmington 11/12/2015 10:22:04 AM
Dave Turin and Freddy Dodge are the unsung heroes. Without them, Todd Hoffman would get zero gold.
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Dig 11/12/2015 8:31:26 AM
I'm really looking forward to Season 6! I have no patience! but I found a way to reduce the waiting time. I downloaded a cool game "Gold Rush: Gold Empire". Really cool game I downloaded it on the AppStore but it is there and GooglePlayMarket Now I'm not so boring :)))
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DTS, Austin 10/18/2015 9:07:20 AM
Just saw the first episode and true to form Todd seems to be making claims he won't be able to back up. Todd, you are right, there can be only one king and Tony Beets has that title sewed up. This season, try not to let your mouth write checks your ass can't cash.
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RG, Logan Utah 10/31/2015 4:25:28 PM
Maybe I missed something but the first clean out with the dredge in the new season was for 21 ounces aftr running 20 hoursand the announcing dude keeps referring to this clean out as disappointing and that they need 50 ounces per week. Comparing a one day clean out as disappointing though it hit 40% of what they expect weekly is pretty silly. I think I have interpreted this correctly Love the show RG
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Piano Guy, Nashville 10/30/2015 7:23:05 PM
I'm just curious as to how real placer miners keep from losing the occasional larger nugget.. Especially the way the dredge looks like it works.. but even in the large wash plants. Anything that's the size of a small pebble gets thrown away
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Piano Guy, Nashville 10/30/2015 7:19:07 PM
I'm just curious as to how real placer miners keep from losing the occasional larger nugget.. Especially the way the dredge looks like it works.. but even in the large wash plants. Anything that's then size of a small pebble gets thrown away
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REALITY 10/29/2015 4:55:08 PM
Hate to burst all you nut's posting about this dumb is NOT Reality. Furthest thing from reality. The volvo equipment is provided free of charge.....the gold you see is often purchased from real placer miners. This show in conjunction with VOLVO is ruining Placer Mining in the Yukon for two reasons. 1) To sell more Volvo junk to the sheep in the USA 2) TV Ratings
>>> ZDB, Denver 10/30/2015 5:06:31 PM
How do you know this? Do you work for the show or is this just a conspiracy theory of yours? I hope your response isn't, "isn't it obvious?"
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GK 10/30/2015 10:04:37 AM
THE funniest line on the show came in the 1st or second season. Todd is sitting down with disgruntled employee, Jimmy Dorsey. Todd says to Dorsey, "Wake up in the morning and say to yourself, 'What would Todd do?'.
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Mike L., MN 10/29/2015 3:05:59 PM
Todd Hoffman has the greatest job in the world. He really does. What's more fun than pulling gold out of the ground? The amount of money you make is limited only by your work ethic. Does Todd ride around in his Razor all day supervising the crew? Pretty good gig I’d say.
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john, orange county 10/25/2015 11:05:14 PM
why are the Hoffmans pimping out there young son. its obvious they know hes good looking and want to draw in younger viewers but the little butt puke is annoying and licks his lips like a little fag kardation. this is not good and takes away the trust of watching real reality tv when they put fake crap in the show.... we are not stupid
>>> Wild Bill, NH 10/28/2015 1:33:53 PM
Watch the fag comments and don't forget the squeaky wheel wants to be greased!
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Wild Bill, NH 10/28/2015 1:29:50 PM
This is my first time doing this but it is about Monica Beets last week she was making fun of Parker saying just give me better land Tony. I guess the joke is on her because Parker got crap land that 2 other gold miners and Parker still pulled out 4 million and you still work for daddy that is so cute. You made me defend Parker not good.
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Zach, Denver, CO 10/27/2015 3:04:49 PM
I thought Dave was a 50% owner now. Why does he continue to allow Todd to make deals for their entire operation? As usual, Todd seems to have let his extreme arrogance get the better of him once again with his 2,700 ounce claim. Then when Dave asks him what he was thinking, his response "It's too late, I already shook on it." OK.... Time to cut this guy out of negotiations, he's going to bankrupt them all!
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GK 10/24/2015 7:23:26 PM
What's with Todd's kid? Seems to have a hellava attitude, and a Justin Bieber wanabe knock off.
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frank tooth, cottage grove , oregon 10/24/2015 4:26:03 PM
Todd if you going to be pick what dirt you run, give I the dirt you do not want and will be happy even though it will not make I rich but I will be glad to get what I can get .
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Thomas Nix, Woodstock, GA 10/24/2015 8:35:17 AM
I think this comment section is more entertaining than some of the shows. I have seen this question asked but have not seen an answer, what are the heavy equipment operators paid? Are they on a percentage or are they paid a flat rate? If a percentage what percent?
>>> peter parker, uk 10/21/2015 6:04:19 PM
he was on a wage not a share of the gold.
>>> Fan, Virginia 10/23/2015 8:40:00 AM
One, agreed actually show time of new content is ridiculously small. between commercials and recap time, actual new content is small. Secondly, To calculate profit is gonna be impossible for us. Startup costs, buy in costs, equipment costs can be depreciated and possibly paid for over multiple years. Not to mention residual valve for sell the equipment after they are no longer mining. And a lot of the equipment has been rental. Payments from discovery have to be included. They arent' just actors, they aren't just miners, they are both. and one wouldn't exist without the other.
>>> mearl carnes, wellington KY 10/23/2015 6:13:23 PM
Best wishes to Parker. Hope your grandpa doe's well, He really is an amazing man. Would love to have him for a grandfather. He is wise beyond his 96 years.
>>> Mike, Minnesota 7/31/2015 2:56:19 PM
Those buckets were 100 years old. I don't think they would work for Tony's dredge, they looked smaller than Tony's buckets. I'm pretty sure they were found by Parker's Grandpa Schnabel in the Big Nugget Mine.
>>> Recovering Journalist, Winfield IL 10/20/2015 8:54:37 PM
I'm suspicious that some of this show is scripted. I doubt the mechanic Parker hired really had a written contract with him. Very few employees do in real life. And with a non-compete clause? I suspect the producers needed a story line for some drama (conflict between Tony and Parker, but a happy ending) and invented it. I'd hate to think this series is being like those fake "auto / airplane reposessor shows with actors. If Mr. Cheeseman had any written contract, it was most likely a model release form with the producers so they could televise him. All of these mining crews probably make as much or more from the production company as they do from the mining.
>>> Prof, Deep South 10/20/2015 4:45:05 PM
The Hoffmans seem to like mining someone else's tailings - although it takes them a while to notice.
>>> Tiffany, Cedar lake, Indiana 10/17/2015 3:11:03 PM
I agree Tony is a smuck. Parker is more of a man then Tony Beets at 20 then Tony is at 90. Tony is the rip off artist. Go back to to your country and be a sorry ass Viking there
>>> Tiffany, Cedar lake, indiana 10/17/2015 3:01:15 PM
Mining can't be done without digging in the ground you hippy if you don't agree with the show then don't watch it. Stick to what you know
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Coop, Daytona Beach 10/17/2015 5:31:07 AM
Tony said he paid 1 million for that Dredge but never mentions how much it cost to get it half way running and now he wants to buy another one that looks like its in worse shape than the first one....come on discovery tell us what it really cost.
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Coll, Baltimore 10/16/2015 8:40:11 PM
Mr. Beets better check with a lawyer. A contract is only valid if there is a meeting of the minds. Beets changed the contract after Parker signed it, therefore, there is no meeting of the minds. I have lost all respect for Tony.
>>> Janice E Martin, Surry 10/16/2015 9:25:37 PM
Love this show. Feel Tony is greedy and selfish and has no respect for anyone. I believe Todd and Parker are being abused by his arrogant attitude.
>>> Lionel Mandrake, Baltimore 10/16/2015 9:59:56 PM
You are confused. Tony was the one who said they did not have a contract (meeting of the minds). And without a contract he is allowed to boot Parker off the land. That said, I agree, Tony looked very petty and unlikable in that scene.
>>> Woody Hermosillo, Klamath Falls,Or. 10/16/2015 11:33:07 PM
Forget Tony Beets. I have been an equipment operator for over forty years and I can't figure out where they get the operators that they have on the show,nobody can make the mistakes they make and be able to call themselves operators. I've cleaned ponds and reservoirs out with six fleet of muck and water in them and never gotten stuck. But then again I'm an operator not a wannabe.
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Troyounce, Woods, AK 10/10/2015 12:09:05 PM
I am not going to waste my time or your commenting on earlier post, why do you watch if you hate. Tony is the greedy ass. He had the lease on the ground that he sub-leased to Parker. The owner was not going to stand for it sitting idle any longer and since Tony was busy with the dredge, he leased it to Parker. He had the drill test map. The only reason he tried to make Parker dig 2 feet into bedrock was because he saw Parker getting closer to a hot spot so he tried to divert Parker. With the numbers that Parker did last year Tony is starting to realize two things. 1- Parker is a better miner than he bargained for. 2- In addition to the dredge, Tony's current mining operation is running out of good ground,therefore he needs the ground that Parker is mining to go to after the ground where his traditional mining operation is. Tony wanted the ground The Hoffman's are on but Todd got an extension. so this season he will kick Parker off his claim when he sees Parker heading the direction of the good test holes. That is why Tony wanted Parker "not to leave anything behind for the next guy". This would keep Parker digging low numbers, Tony could be sure there was nothing left, because he "is the next guy" and thinking there might be gold would bother any real miner. Moral of the story. Todd sucks, not a miner, but looks at his role model. Jack who knocked over the wash plant in the Jungle, then said he did it on purpose at the end of the season, freaking whiny idiot, I can almost not blame Todd. Tony is basically a thief in my book. I would be proud to call Parker my son, regardless of what you might say about pushing his crew, he is the hardest working 18, 19 and now 20 year old you will find. Sure his parents have money but you also (if you actually pay attention) saw his parents cut him off. Regardless of all of your different ways of math Parker has produced the most, even with Tony sucking at Parkers breast for anything he can get.
>>> Janice E Martin, Surry 10/16/2015 9:29:30 PM
Totally agree
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MLRminer 10/16/2015 8:51:34 PM
Tony, stop being a jerk to Parker. Sure, he has his issues, but he got you the gold.
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Steve K, Largo, Florida 10/14/2015 2:03:24 PM
Why do we never hear about other precious metal recovery, like Platinum? Aren't they also usually found in placer gold deposits??
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Cyndilu from SoCal 10/10/2015 1:23:53 AM
Why do the miners put their gold in glass jars? I would think plastic would be safer. I'd hate to see one of those glass jars break and gold spill everywhere.
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why would i tell u, not telling 9/13/2015 7:50:54 PM
When people find gold do they hide it so noone can steal it or do they show off with it?

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