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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?
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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?
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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 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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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!
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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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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
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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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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.
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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 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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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
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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. Tony's folly starts this season with a rusted out hunk of crap to dredge up more trouble than its worth. But first literally kick the walls out, smash it all up and haul the contraption 150 miles and re-assemble the pieces to dig up some gold. "I guess"!!! Tony you're 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.
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>>> 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
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Tom 3/5/2014 8:46:04 AM
Dear Producers of Gold Rush, I have no experience mining. None. I have never operated heavy equipment. I have never touched a piece of gold. I am allergic to spiders and ants. I have asthma. My dog walks with a limp. I would like a reality show of my own ("Gold Rush - The Fan Challenge"), where you send me and five of my closest friends (and my dog) to South America for six months, with $250,000 cash, six shovels, some rain coats, and a few of those green plastic bowl things, with the challenge of us finding more gold than the Hoffman Crew did during the entire past season. One of my friends is wheelchair bound so we may need an off-road wheelchair for him to get around in the mining area. Let me know if your interested.
>>> 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 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
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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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jdf, new brunswick canada 3/11/2014 8:23:05 PM
Parker is nothing short of amazing, and he is backed by a family who are also amazing...especially Grandpa John. The family dynamics present there make them all rich beyond their wildest dreams even without any gold. I think everybody would agree they deserve it all! The "Dakota Boy's" & their crew also have it goin on bigtime. They deservedly have a lot of fans and I am just one of them. The "Hoffman's", well all I can say about them is that Todd & his crew pretty much summed up their character & stupidity when, during the first season (?), he rebuffed the claim owners attempt to manage on "his" claim what was being mismanaged by Todd and his crew, by sending "Dakota Fred" to help the Hoffman's. Considering the trouble they were in at the time, they should have kissed Fred's feet and gladly did everything he said. But noooo, Fred was mistreated and declared persona non grata. That proved a lot to me about them, and said it all. They lost me at that point. To see them pretty much self destruct since then was predetermined by their attitude early on. Todd often talks when he should be listening.
>>> OrangeCrush, Detroit 3/12/2014 3:15:35 AM
Yeah, I have to agree jdf. They treated Fred like crap and it came back and bit them in the butt. If you look back over the last 4 seasons, you start to see a pattern form and that pattern is that Todd is reckless and winds up screwing it up for everyone else. 1 - They lost the claim in season 1 becasue Todd wasn't keeping up with the payments on the lot. Had be been responsible and made those payment on time, they never would have had to leave Porcupine Creek. 2 - Todd's decision to use the Turbo Trommel wound up costing them almost half a season (see my post about Todd always having to use the best equipment). 3 - Todd's decision to leave the Klondike, after they finally got everything going properly and actually started to produce a respectable amount of gold, wound up being the biggest failure thus far. They made nothing in an entire season of mining. Basically you begin to see that Todd just has no clue what he is doing and is reckless and irresponsible.
>>> OrangeCrush, Detroit 3/12/2014 3:20:26 AM
Oh yeah, and I agree 100% in regards to Parker. He is the true star of this show. He is only 17-18 and he has shown more maturity and mining ability than both the Hoffmans combined. His season 4 was truly remarkable and it couldn't have happened to a better person. I am also a big fan of Fred and Dustin now and I think Fred was spot on when he said Discovery wasnt showing him in the best of light in season 1. I now believe that to be 100% true. Thankfully, we have gotten to see his real character and personality in seasons 2-4. He is a stand up guy with a quality work ethic.
>>> jdf, new brunswick canada 3/18/2014 6:34:48 PM
Thanks OCD. I like what you have to say as well. Ya Fred got a bum rap on the first season the way they tried to portray him, but I doubt you and I are the only ones who saw through that. He is a very knowledgeable guy who is also passionate about what he does, plus he seems to be a big hearted & likable guy in many ways. His son Dustin also seems to be a great guy. But they should rename their camp & team "World of Hurt" lol.
>>> jdf, new brunswick canada 3/18/2014 6:39:55 PM
I forgot to mention that I disagree with you on one point, and that is, as a big a star of the show as most of us think Parker is, Grandpa John is the mega-star. That guy is truly loved by everybody, and there will a river of tears flowing anywhere this show airs when he goes to the big gold mine "in the sky". In a way, he has become a grandpa to all of us who watch the show.
>>> parker/grandpa #1 fan, florida 4/26/2014 8:49:37 PM
turd hoff(betty ford clinic), if anyone is a douche bag it's YOU.To bash a 17 yr old young man. I sense a major jealous problem. Looking at today's youth with their obesity, and there video games really. Parker is one hell of a kid, his loyalty to family values,and his drive. He has work ethic that will make him a sure success. Yes he has it a little easier taking it over from his hero/grandpa, and he is caulky, but he's 17.At that age we think we know it all. Once he matures, and realizes never to give his family any lip, he will be just like grandpa. Most teens his age in the lower 48 cant even fix a flat tire, on a bike. Let alone work operate machines, go to school, and understand the goals to keep the business moving. I give all the miners credit to get a mine going from scratch. I would work for parker for free.
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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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pm, ireland 5/7/2014 3:30:40 PM
how dumb are they all.nothing but a bunch of aholes cant drive diggers or dozers and cant mine for crap. lets dig here or here or here. bunch of clueless dumb americans. where does all the money come from for the machinery they should start a dealership. plus why when a digger or dozer is operating do they feel the need to dub in engine sounds. they should put this show on the comedy channel or better still get Charlie sheen to come and help them make it a real comedyfest.
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Turd Hoffman, Betty Ford Clinic 3/14/2014 7:37:33 PM
I am totally convinced Todd is a complete loser. To leave the claim Freddy Dodge hooked him up with just proves how big of a greedy idiot he truly is.
>>> Anonymous, Minnesota 5/3/2014 1:26:35 AM
AGREED! -- Todd is all talk and no action.
>>> parker/grandpa #1 fan 4/26/2014 8:59:46 PM
They always film crews that have no clue, This is what brings good ratings. No one wants to watch a fully oiled machine so to say. This has fights struggles and all the drama, hence realty TV. No one would watch 10 minutes of a 9 to 5 zombie factory with all the rules and exact sciences.
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Turd Hoffman, Betty Ford Clinic 3/14/2014 8:57:41 PM
After seeing this last episode,how many of you Parker fans would put up with his petulant attitude and highway or my way managerial skills? Granted, he is a hard worker but that does not make him a nice person. Someone needs to buy him a vinegar and water because he's a douche bag.
>>> Sandy 3/16/2014 3:22:52 PM
The proof is in the pudding. Parker 1.5 mil; Todd a big fat zero! What does that say. To me, it says Parker's plan worked! Hoffman also had a huge crew, Parker, only a few. Also what do you think Todd means when he says "fricken" in almost every sentence! Parker's crew knows he means business! I would rather see petulance and success anytime, rather than Todd's cavalier attitude and ineptness. Did you see the smiles on the faces of Parker's crew when they knew each of them would have a great payday. I predict for next season, Parker's team will be back with bells on and that most of Todd's crew (especially his key people) will not trust him and will be gone. I wouldn't be surprised to see some of those key people go with Parker. As young as he is, he obviously knows mining. After all, look at his wonderful mentor! YOU GO GRANDPA. YOU CERTAINLY ARE THE MAN!!!
>>> Turd Hoffman, Betty Ford Clinic 3/16/2014 4:12:27 PM
First off,I am no Todd fan. He is the biggest tool in the tool box. Second, there is know doubt in Parkers enthusiasm. However he did run eight guys off the job site who weren't around long enough to even be filmed. And it wasn't until he offered his guys a cut of the gold before any of them changed their attitude about working for him. He so lucky his mechanic didn't walk or he would have been up Pocupine creek without a paddle.
>>> Mike, Farmington, MN 3/18/2014 10:36:13 AM
I actually think that Todd Hoffman is a better man than Parker. I'd rather work for Todd than Parker. Todd has a sense of humor. Todd is good with people. Parker fires people at the drop of a hat. Parker snaps back at disgruntled employees "if you don’t like it, then you can leave."
>>> jdf, new brunswick canada 3/18/2014 6:26:12 PM
That's uncalled for man. I'd like to have seen what a DB you were at 18, and judging from what a DB you seem to be now, you have that position filled perfectly. Parker is a fine young man with the typical angst that goes with the age, but add to that, the extreme pressure he is under. I bet under that same pressure, you would fold like a tent DB. One of these days, you may just pop out from under a rock Parker turns over. Now get back under it till then lol.
>>> Turd Hoffman, Betty Ford Clinic 3/18/2014 8:01:47 PM
I can't be the only one who feels Parker is not a good person to work for. There are at least eight people who feel the same way as I do considering they all got run off the site before they ever got filmed. And as I said earlier his managerial skills are less than desirable. You can call me a DB if you like, but I am willing to bet that I work harder on a sick day than you do on a normal day. And the people who work for me appreciate and respect me at the end of the day. So go crawl back under YOUR rock. I'm sorry if I offended anyone with my description of Parker as a DB.
>>> jdf, new brunswick canada 3/19/2014 3:31:04 PM
Ya you sound like a great guy....NOT! You don't know how hard I work DB, nor would I believe one word of your self congratulatory comments of what a great guy you are, how hard you work, and what others think of you. I doubt many of us (incl u btw) could have pulled off what Parker any age let alone 18, especially with cameras following you around and over critical name calling types like yourself ready to disparage him for not being as "perfect" as you pretend to be.
>>> Ryan, Omaha 3/19/2014 5:16:16 PM
All the guy said was Parker would not be someone he'd work for. I'd have to agree. I'm starting to think you're Parker for as much as stick up for his childish behaviour.
>>> Turd Hoffman, Betty Ford Clinic 3/19/2014 6:11:40 PM
JDF, I never claimed to be perfect. I just said that I treat my employees with respect and in return they respect me. As the old saying goes, you can't demand respect you earn it. And I also think you could be Parker for as much as you stick up for his bad behavior.
>>> jdf, new brunswick canada 3/20/2014 7:11:58 AM
First of all. Ryan, Turd called him a DB, which is really uncalled for and what set me off to begin with, especially when he presents himself as respectful. I have a son Parker's age (who I sometimes have a hard time with to get to mow the lawn lol), so I have a lot of admiration for that young man. He comes from a good family, and since I also admire his Grandpa so much, if Grandpa John thinks Parker is such a great guy, then that's good enough for me, and if Granpa John read any of the vicious criticisms of Parker by Turd, and it hurt his feelings, I would gladly stand up in a heartbeat to defend Parker. Now for you Turd (btw even your name says a lot about you), I didn't "stick up for his bad behavior", I simply said who among us wouldn't have succumbed to the pressure and acted out a bit, and you can't say that at times (like when GR dumped "Big Blue's" sluice-box unceremoniously)some of the guy's did stuff that would piss anybody off. I'm sure if a camera followed you around like it did for Parker, any of us who would bother to watch (and there wouldn't be many lol), would not think you were too great either. Heck, you don't even appear very good here, what with your "name" and how you viciously & verbally "beat-up" a young man, who like most of us could just use a "slap" once in awhile. Also, while all this was being filmed, Grandpa John was gravely ill, and being in a family myself who has felt that type of pain, I can say from experience that such things can cause a lot of negative personality changes. So lighten up man, lay off the kid. He will like most of us (you being the possible exception), learn from his "mistakes", and mature into a fine adult. To both of you, Parker wouldn't dignify either of your comments with a response. He is smarter than that. So, I can & will do it for him.
>>> Turd Hoffman, Betty Ford Clinic 3/20/2014 5:05:50 PM
JDF, do you stay up all night just waiting to reply to peoples stupid comments? Quit being so thin skinned about people criticizing Parker. The fact that he has cameras following him around is what he signed up for. If he doesn't want to be filmed, then don't be on the show. And like I said earlier, I'm sorry I called him a called douche bag. I should have said is he's a whiny teenager who threatens people with their livelihood when things don't go his way.
>>> jdf, new brunswick canada 3/20/2014 8:35:58 PM
I don't stay up all night. Do you stay up all night to respond to me. I like to write...and debate. To your point of Parker signing up to be on TV. Yes that's true, but when I read what you called him, which I'm sure wasn't in his contract, I felt it needed a response. Yes you did apologize, but then you continued attacking me for standing up for him (which still continues), so as long as it does I will continue to respond to your criticisms as long as you keep leveling them at me. When they stop, I will stop. Until then, don't criticize me for responding to you. Just as you say Parker shouldn't be on TV if he doesn't want to be filmed, I say to that, if you don't want to be challenged for what you post, don't post anything, especially inflammatory comments. You are asking for it as much as you may think he was. Like you, I have also worked hard all my life (and never been fired or arrested), including 25 years as a professional firefighter, a heavy equipment operator, a truck driver, an armed guard etc, and I've often been away from home for long periods doing some of those things. So I know full well the pain of being away from home. Even as an adult it is not easy, so I empathize with him a lot in that regard. Since I have done so many things for work in my life, I have also been around a lot of different people, some of the time in very difficult and stressful situations, so I have seen and experienced people at their best, and at their worst, but even when some people are at their worst, their are often reasons for it. Sometimes those reasons are excusable, and sometimes they are not. Which brings me to the point of your statement that Parker threatened peoples livelihoods. Anytime myself, or others I have been around who got in trouble work, are/were the "authors of their own misfortune", that is they caused the problem to begin with, and the boss now has to deal with it. Yes Parker can be cranky, and tough on people, but that will either bring out the best in
>>> Turd Hoffman, Betty Ford Clinic 3/20/2014 9:15:56 PM
JDF,I too have worked 20 plus years and never been let go. My job duties include Environmental Scientist and UXO (unexploded Ordnance) recovery specialist. I look for bombs, shells and anything TNT or RDX related and dig them up and destroy them so people don't end up killing themselves. These jobs take me away from my family for months at a time.And in those 20 plus years there have been site managers who when away from the job were great guys to hang with. However the minute they stepped onsite they became complete assholes who's managerial skills were similar to Parkers. Needless to say they didn't last very long in that position and had to find a new line of work. It wasn't me who got rid of these guys it was the project managers decision. With that being said I'm out and will find something more constructive to do with my time like keep installing in my son the importance of earning respect through giving respect. PEACE
>>> jdf, new brunswick canada 3/22/2014 5:10:55 AM
Your points aren't wrong, it's just that I feel that you are being unfairly harsh on a very young man who does not have the experience both of us older guys do. At his age, I had "long hair, a fast motorcycle ('74 900 Kawi), and a bad attitude" lol. But, those things which you point out he can learn (and I think he has), but ya can't teach work ethic either and he has that in spades. Lots of ppl can be hard-asses, and I've worked for a few, but those who "walked the walk", and not just "talked the talk", earn my respect. I also believe that a level of respect should also be shown even to those one may not like, and that I believe would include not name-calling. The Schnabel's are very good ppl by my estimation (who doesn't love his mom & grandnpa?), and I felt the need to protect their feelings by defending Parker. He ain't perfect by any means, but he is a great guy in many more ways than a lot of ppl I have worked with and been around. Btw, I would have been lucky to have had him on my fire crew. Being feisty and aggressive came in handy at times as a firefighter, and he would have fit in nicely. Let's all watch this young man develop into a better person, just as we all have (hopefully). There is an old saying a guy on the FD said to me which I never forgot..."people can change if people will let them". Let's "let" Parker change for the better, and not dwell on his mistakes. After all, he has done more things right (IMO) than he has done things wrong, and that can't be said about, or by just everybody.
>>> jdf, new brunswick canada 3/22/2014 5:11:53 AM
Oh, and peace to you too TH.
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J.P., Medina 3/14/2014 8:17:21 PM
I think Discovery has kept Todd because he resembles a Duck Dynasty character. They don't care if he and Jack faill because they need them on the bell curve of popularity. Pleanty of viewers are losers and failures, and we can't forget that they did get gold last year. But as a business man, professional miner and visonary, he totally sucks! Why would anyone who had assets in the Yukon decide to go seven thousands miles to a country with language barriers, extremely deadly creatures, bugs the size of Todd and natives willing to kill for a few hundred bucks? Discovery must have made it very attractive for all of them. It is common knowledge that each of these crew stars signs a contract with Discovery and they earn over six figures, so they got paid to fail or succeed. How else do they finance the next season with bigger equipment? Freddie Dodge is the man to watch, if you value success of any kind. I want to see guys like him and Parker hit it big, Hoffmans too, if they can, but they better give Todd some serious suggestions about his ideas, decisions and appearance before they sighn him up again, not that he'd listen anyway.
>>> KC, KC 3/19/2014 4:46:33 PM
JP, I agree with you on some of your observations & opinions. What we have to remember is that when you said that they (Hoffman's) got gold last season it was DAVE'S TEAM who got all but 7oz's. Team Todd sat around for MONTHS doing NOTHING. When the investor showed up Todd BS'd him & then ran...I mean waddled over to that poor Polaris to go to Dave for help. EVERY SINGLE TIME! We All Watch The Same Show. Go on Reality TV & Everyone Can See The Reality. For Some Unknown Reason Todd Somehow Gets People To Believe Him Although I Have Noticed His New Team Is A Lot Younger Than The Original Cast. Maybe Now The Older More Experienced Guys Have Him Pegged For The Smoke & Mirror Clown He Is.
>>> jdf, new brunswick canada 3/20/2014 7:23:41 AM
Well said guys. Freddy Dodge is the man to watch for sure, but I will also add that among Todd's crew, there are a couple of other "jewels in the rough", especially "Thurb" & Dave T. I think it's time for those guys to part company with Todd, and combine their talents and passion and team up with Freddy. Todd has had multiple chances to prove himself, and sadly, he has failed. Time to "fire the coach", and reform the team with a new "coach", that being FD.
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Sandy 3/15/2014 11:05:22 AM
For those of you who bash Parker because of his language (which I do not condone), he is doing what most of the crews on the show are doing as well as the majority of US citizens. He has an amazing work ethic and I personally am glad he told it like it was and kept his crew in line. In the end, it worked, didn't it. Getting Tony Beets to help him was brilliant and more power to him. Regarding Todd helping him with the equipment, Parker BOUGHT it and Todd certainly had no problem taking the money Parker paid. Both pieces ended up breaking down, so how did Todd help Parker? You have to admit that Parker made it big time this season simply because he used his brain and braun. He made 1.5 million so now who's the fool - Todd. GO PARKER AND KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK! You are the only person on GR that makes it worth watching.
>>> Turd Hoffman, Betty Ford Clinic 3/15/2014 12:06:41 PM
No one is questioning Parkers hard work. It's his disregard for safety and well being of his crew that p!sses me off.
>>> Red 3/15/2014 12:15:49 PM
Parker Schnabel may swear but what 18 year old doesn't. Not only is he a hard worker but he is also one loving young man of his parents and his grandfather. The relationship he has with his grandfather is just precious. Wouldn't it be nice if other young adults could emulate this kind of love.
>>> Sandy 3/15/2014 12:18:51 PM
. . .and how would that be different from Todd. Parker is much more cautious than either Fred or Todd. Talk about taking risks. Remember when Fred put his equipment on the washout. Remember when Todd put his crew at risk when he demanded one of his crew jump in jungle water where he didn't know if there were caymans.TODD CERTAINLY DIDNT VOLUNTEER! Of course, there will always be risks. I don't think you should single out Parker.
>>> jdf, new brunswick canada 3/19/2014 3:34:20 PM
There is an old saying which applies here in Parker's case..."You can't argue success".
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Tony, GA 3/5/2014 2:27:12 PM
So, what do you think Todd did with all that equipment he bought and took to the jungle? That was major bucks.
>>> Turd Hoffman, Betty Ford Clinic 3/5/2014 3:49:53 PM
Traded it for some good South America cocaine.
>>> OrangeCrush, Detroit 3/7/2014 7:56:50 AM
He is obviously going to bring it back up to Alaska, especialy the trommel. That equipment is worth a lot of money so he really has no choice but to spend the money to transport it back. Either that or he will try and sell it to someone down there, to save on the cost of transporting it back. He is going to lose even more money either way he goes. Nobody is going to pay him top dollar as everyone knows its going to cost him an arm and a leg transporting that equipment back. That puts any potential buyers in the drivers seat in regards to negotiating price. At the very least, buyers can deduct 90% of the cost of Todd transporting it back.
>>> OrangeCrush, Detroit 3/7/2014 10:38:24 AM
In all honesty, I think the Hoffman's biggest problem at this point will be finding someone with a quality claim that will allow them to even step foot on it. After Season 4, I just can't imagine any claim owner letting Todd come in and mine it. Not only do they suck at mining, they are also like a Tsunami to the land itself. This is one aspect of Todd and crew that hasn't been really covered on the show. Did you see the condition of the claim by the time Todd got kicked off of it? It was like an F5 tornado went through there. He just tears everything up with no consideration towards the land itself. I am surprised he didnt rack up 100 infractions from the state of Alaska during the first few seasons. Obviously money isnt an issue as Todd has been a millionaire 3 times and has people calling him every other day wanting to give him money. I have no idea who these people are that are trying to give Todd money, but they can't be too bright either, especially after this last season. 3 ounces of gold and 50 itty bitty diamonds worth 600 bucks, lol. I could get more gold than that working by myself with nothing more than a gold pan. Its so horrid that its hard to believe it actually really happened. If you subtract the end of the 3rd season, Todd Hoffman has found less than 10 ounces in 3 full seasons of mining. Its nothing short of ludicrous given the amount of workers and euipment these guys have had at thier disposal.
>>> OrangeCrush, Detroit 3/7/2014 10:45:34 AM
Todd's mentaility has always been about equipment. Get the best equipment and they will be millionaires. Its pretty obvious now that equipment, while needed to some extent, is really one of the least important aspects to mining. Intelligence, common sense, and at least a basic understanding of geology and mining in general are FAR more important that having the best equipment. Todd has none of these things, which is why all his expensive trommels and such have netted him nothing but failure. You actually see this same sort of thing in photography (I am an architectural photographer). People think if they run out and spend as much money as they can on expensive lenses and expensive camera's that it will magically make their pictures light years better. Its a phallacy. More expensive camera's and lenses will make the image quality sharper, but they will not improve the quality of the pictures themselves. Todd would be far better off investing in a basic geology class. Having top of the line equipment is not going to make Todd and crew better miners and this has clearly been his approach to mining since day one and its clearly one of the reasons he has failed as dramtically as he has.
>>> Hunter 3/8/2014 8:16:47 AM
Ok. I've had it with all this Todd bashing. Let's face it, there wouldn't even be a show if it weren't for the Hoffman crew. As far as equipment goes, Todd is like Henry Ford and Christopher Columbus all tied into one very brave and courageous miner. He had the guts to try the turbo trammel and he had the stones to leave porcupine for the Klondike and the. Guyana. I'll bet you folks wouldn't have those big balls to go for it. Come to think of it, Todd reminds me of the Wright Brothers or Neal Armstrong or Captain Kirk. The courage to go where no man has gone before. The rest of the folks on GR are followers, not leaders. Todd goes to Porcupine, Dakota Fred goes to porcupine, Todd goes to the Klondike, Parker goes to the Klondike. Todd goes to Guyana, I'll bet you bucks one of those other pansies goes to Guyana. Get off the Hoffman's backs. They will triumph in the long run.
>>> MED, GA 3/10/2014 12:13:44 PM
Hunter what do you mean by "The courage to go where no man has gone before???" There have been thousands there before the Hoffman idiots were. They are just reckless. They may have started the show, but everyone after them has shown them how to mine gold. They don't have a clue. I hope Discovery don't let them back next season. At least not Todd and Jack and his fake accident of hitting the diamond catcher.
>>> Anonymous 3/12/2014 2:59:43 AM
Sorry Hunter bit I disagree 1000%. Using untested mining equipment doesnt make Todd smart and brave, it makes him foolish and stupid. Had he played it smart and used the same equipment everyone else uses, he wouldn't be sitting in the position he is in right now. As for the TV show, lol. As for the TV show, yes he started a TV show that became popular and sold it to Discovery channel. I am not critiquing Todd as a TV executive, I am critiquing Todd based on his actions and results as a MINER, which was the whole purpose of the show in the first place and in that regard he has been a complete and utter failure. He is the one who put himself in front of million of people. If you cant stand the heat, get out of the kitchen. The bottom line - Todd Hoffman is an utter failure in the world of mining and the show should seriously consider moving on without him. I know quite a few people that stopped watching the show as they couldnt deal with show basically being one Todd Hoffman mishap after another. They wanted to watch a competitive mining show, not the Barnum & Bailey circus in a mining camp. The show is not what it once was and that is because of the Hoffmans.
>>> Sandy 3/15/2014 12:16:21 AM
The equipment was leased so why would Todd care. He probably (slob that he is) let the owners take the fall!
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Sandy 3/15/2014 12:01:16 AM
Todd Hoffman/Jabba the Hutt - Who knew!!!
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Sandy 3/14/2014 10:55:38 PM
Please, please, please get Todd Hoffman OFF THE SHOW. I simply can't take another season of him. He tries to sound knowledgeable about gold mining but what a joke he is! Feature Dave and Freddie - they are obviously the brains who do know mining. All Todd does is stand around trying to look important. I can't understand what the producers see in him. I have no doubt viewers are leaving because of Todd and I think I will be right behind them!V
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Whampton49, California 3/14/2014 10:52:47 PM
I have found this to be a very entertaining show except for one thing. Those darned bleeps that keep sounding. I find it hard to follow the conversation. Couldn't they just do a silent bleep or something. I think I would find it easier to follow the conversation that way. I think I'll skip the program for awhile..give my ears a rest.
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dean werner 3/14/2014 9:58:08 PM
Fat and stupid Todd is no way to go thru life
>>> gainaz, Tucson 3/13/2014 10:15:59 PM
i think it would be profitable to go through as much rock that went out the end of todds sluce. Id say there's a good amount of gold that simply washed out the end of those idiots wash plant. And why none of that crew bothered to ask about the value of the diamonds astounds me. I know little on gems but i do know most diamonds found are not gem quality but used for cutting.
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don684, barrie on 3/12/2014 1:12:04 PM
Parker sure has shown all what hard work and a background in mining can do. Todd looks mickey mouse compared to Parker. Fred and his son also have a good work ethic and Fred has great knowledge . Hope Smith creek pans out for Parker and his brother and grampa Schanbel.Todd now has to eat his words about "the Kid" .The Kid found more gold in one season than the Hoffman clan has done in 4 seasons with less manpower.
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ds 3/12/2014 9:17:46 AM
Pretty unsafe to show a clip of someone starting a loader while standing on the ground with a screwdriver. He was lucky that the only thing that happened was it started on fire. Lots of people have been killed doing stupid things like that.
>>> LisaInNM, Albuquerque 3/10/2014 6:15:16 PM
Why does everyone bash Parker for the help he gtts from Tony Beets and that he has some of Todd's old crew? Part of being successful is recognizing the areas where you need help and finding the best help you can. He certainly did that with Tony. Hoffman crew is wandering around the jungle calling a tour guide their gold expert. That worked out really well! As to Parker's crew it seems like the guys he has used for the last few seasons have supported him. Remsburg (and Cheeseman too for that matter)disagreed with everything Parker wanted to do that ended up finding them lots of gold. Remsburg may work hard but he is not the key to Paraker's success.
>>> S. Tucker, Loganville, GA 3/11/2014 11:46:43 AM
I love the show, but over time I've come to see Todd as just a con man and not a miner. He's great at coming up with "investors" to fund his operation, but he doesn't seem to know anything about mining and he isn't willing to learn. He has been given great advise from Tony Beets. Drill, Drill, Drill, and Todd ignores that. While Parker follows Tony's advise and strikes it rich. It seems Todd just loves being the boss and talking on his walkie talkie. He wants to tell people what to do without knowing himself. The blind leading the blind. It's frustrating watching him mess things up over and over again and I can't understand why his crew stays with him. He simply WILL NOT learn from his mistakes nor will he try to educate himself about his chosen field. Parker listens and learns. That's paying off for him. Fred and Dustin are doing well. One would think Todd would watch the show from time to time and see what we see. It's sad for the rest of the Hoffman crew that Todd seems to be dragging them into his "Dream" that looks more like a nightmare. And for someone who professes his faith so often, we all know what "fricken" is a substitute for and what you are really saying. Could yo clean it up Todd? I believe that you mean well, but again, educate yourself on what it is you want to do. You'll stand a better chance at success. Faith won't locate as much gold as research will. You have the opportunity to turn it around so stop doing what your doing. It isn't working. As for all the accusation flying around out there about stealing and drug use and whatever, I read a lot of this stuff and none of it seems to be consistent. So that tells me there is not truth to it. Don't just make an accusation with no foundation. If you going to state it as a fact, then back it up with proof. Otherwise keep it to yourself. Would you want someone to do that to you?
>>> OrangeCrush, Detroit 3/6/2014 9:07:01 PM
"The Dakota Boys just happened to have a harness and all the gear to go out on that line. OH PLEASE... SUCH A JOKE!!!" Are you kidding me? They would have been utter morons NOT to have that gear with them up in the mountains. All in all its roughly 5 pounds in equipment and can save a life up in the mountains. If those guys have any brains, which they obviously do, that equipment has a permanent spot in their packs when they are up in those area's. Clearly you have never done any sort of climbing or hiking in those kinds of conditions. That much is obvious. Don't get me wrong, your spot on in regards to the Hoffmans, but your just dead wrong on this one. You simply don't go up in those area's without a harness and a few lines of rope. Not to mention, thier entire plan was to drill cores in area's that required him to use a harness. Did you even watch that episode at all? As for the Hoffmans, this season was just an absolute joke. I can understand that they had a lot of stuff working against them, but when Todd switched from gold mining to searching for tiny itty bitty diamonds, I was absolutely flabbergasted and knew then that this guy was an utter joke. I could have told him those diamonds were absolute junk and I know next to nothing about diamonds, lol. They were down there to mine GOLD. The show is "GOLD RUSH", not "Itty Bitty Diamond Rush". That whole debacle was just an ebarassment and showed just how off base this guy really is. I dont care what help Parker had, the fact that he mined more gold in his FIRST season on his own, with half the crew and equipment that the hoffmans had, than the Hoffmans have in 3 seasons proves without question who belongs there and who doesn't. Like most people, I was a fan of the Hoffmans when this show started out and disiked Dakota Fred and Justin with a passion. Its amazing how the tables can turn. Now I cant stand Todd and crew and am rooting for Fred and Justin. Parker is the one who saved this entire season of Go
>>> OrangeCrush, Detroit 3/6/2014 9:09:56 PM
Like most people, I was a fan of the Hoffmans when this show started out and disiked Dakota Fred and Justin with a passion. Its amazing how the tables can turn. Now I cant stand Todd and crew and am rooting for Fred and Justin. Parker is the one who saved this entire season of Gold Rush and I was really happy to see him reach 1029 ounces. 1.4 million in gold in his first season mining on his own. Just an absolutely amazing story!! The pressure he was under was immense. You could clearly see it in those first episodes. Sure, he got help along the way, but that only gets you so far. In my opinion, he proved without question that he belongs with the big boys up there. He set a lofty goal, worked his butt off, and just wouldn't quit until he reached it. He should be proud of his success. If I were him, I would pour all the gold into a single pile, take pictures of it, autograph the pictures, and send them to Todd Hoffman. Maybe Todd can sell them on eBay to help finance his next disasterous season. As for the guy on here that named his kid after Todd, do your self a HUGE favor and change his name immediately. Its not to late to change your mind on such an AWFUL decision. When your kid learns who you named him after....well, that kind of thing can scar people for life. Why do that to your own kid? For the love of god, change the name as fast as humanely possible. You will thank me in the long run.
>>> OrangeCrush, Detroit 3/6/2014 9:10:22 PM
As for next season, I honestly think they should bring on a new crew and limit Todd's crew to half the screen time they got this year, maybe even by 75%. That is of course if you want the show to be about gold mining and not the Hoffman's ridiculous idea of mining. They are a joke, which means making them the focus of the show is in fact making the show a big joke. I understand that they started the show, and that they probbaly have a couple fans here and there, Discovery needs to put the show first, not the Hoffmans. If the show keeps going like it has been, it will be unwatchable in the next year or two. Get rid of the Hoffmans or significantly cut thier overall screen time. That is the only way to get this show back on top. Anyways, I think that about sums it up. Congrats to Parker and crew and to Fred and Justin and crew for a very successful season!! Not only were these crews successful, they also showed just how bad Hoffman's crew really is. That a nice bonus if I have ever seen one! Keep it up guys!!
>>> Reality Jim 3/9/2014 6:07:33 AM
Todd is compared to Henry Ford and Colombus? That's great. I'm sure it's only a matter of time before he discovers a continent or events some major piece of engineering to impact society! Wrong. He's a fat bastard that is rarely ever appearing on camera anymore because he's sleeping and waiting for planes to parachute in skids of fast food to inhale. Seems as though everyone but Todd is doing work, it must be great to epically fail at the expense of others money. Even in season 3 when they did reasonably well, take it consideration they're expenses. They had pay for numerous pieces of equipment, investors, fuel, living expenses for 6 months and split what's left over with their crew of what it seemed like 12 guys. These idiots would of been lucky to take home $40k each. Parker had a crew a third of the size and found just as much gold. Todd is the furthest thing from a role model, people should at the very least do the opposite of this fat idiot.
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David Pieczynski, Message for Wanda 3/5/2014 7:47:39 AM
Wanda, it is quite obvious that you are in fact Todd Hoffman or a member of his crew!!! Todd, start putting your real be on these post instead of pretending to be a woman!!!!! LOL
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David pieczynski, Alpena michigan 3/5/2014 7:43:52 AM
To demonstrate the stupidity of the Hoffman crew one only needs to examine their reaction to finding diamonds. Each time they found a few diamonds they acted like they had just hit the powerball lottery. Would the diamonds be enough to convince the claim owner to allow them to stay? Would the diamonds save the season? In the end, the diamonds were damn near worthless with a total value of next to nothing. The entire lot of diamonds found during the past season was worth roughly the value of one ounce of gold! Was Todd Hiffman really that stupid? Maybe. But, one has to question why Hoffman and his crew never bothered to ask about the value of the diamonds. Also, they never did answer the question about where all the gold went. When they pre tested the area, there was more gold than they had ever dreamed of finding. When they mined the same gold? What the heck happened? I believe they need to add Tony onto the show as a main character up in the Yukon as he is apparently somebody who knows what he is doing.. . Unlike the other cast of clowns.

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