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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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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.
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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".
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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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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
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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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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."
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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
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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?
>>> 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.
>>> 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.
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Mike, Farmington, Minnesota 4/9/2015 11:14:13 AM
I have an idea: All of these reality stars should get together and make a movie.
>>> J.G, Montreal 5/1/2015 6:38:22 PM
In this season, Tony Beets was short of two buckets for his dredge, his team went back to the bone yard, found the 2 buckets in and they were damaged but installed them anyways. I remember that in season I, where were dredge buckets and chains stuck in the glory hole that the Hoffmans were mining. They were eventually pulled out of there. Did Tony's team check out those buckets to see if they could be used to replace the broken buckets or were these part of a much older system ?
>>> Truthteller, Oxford UK 5/19/2015 2:49:23 PM
Parker gets on my nerves....he pushes and pushes his workforce with hardly a thank you....he is juat a greedy money grabbing weakling who is only there because his rich family back him financially,after the "party" one of the crew shoudve stuck one on him and they shouldve all quit....skinny little wan#er.
>>> 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.
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Tim 3/5/2015 2:57:34 PM
The reason Parker will never make any money is shown when Tony pans a small piece of dirt of Parker's tailings and shows better color than what he is mining. The attention to detail is horrible. A talented miner could make a living off of these guys tailings.
>>> 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.
>>> 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?
>>> 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
>>> burtonsGold, NorthernBC 2/14/2015 10:42:08 AM
Please explain.
>>> ryan, sacramento 2/20/2015 10:50:32 PM
It's called reclamation.
>>> chuck, alabama 3/8/2015 9:53:03 AM
Although it looks like this form of placer mining is raping the land, it is doing little if any real harm, and some studies have found that it actually helps many of the organisms that inhabit the area. Where they are mining is the alluvial deposits laid down by the stream itself, over a period of untold millenia, The water naturally floods, destroys, carries away, and then redeposits soil, rocks, trees, and gold perpetually. When observed as a big picture, you can see that what they do as miners is inconsequential in the life of the watercourse, as even left completely alone, the stream will just put things back as they were, as it has done for eons. The stream started probably as a wider, slower, or faster course and has literally run all over the valley, hence why the gold is deposited far from the present day stream course. This is natural. The water cuts into the outer bends and slows down and leaves material in the inner bends, eventually working it way across the valley until something stops it, harder rock, or the vagaries of a particularly great flood change the fluid dynamic properties of the valley. This is an ongoing process. And remember the material they are scrapping off is just what the stream put there as the water slowed down to the point of whatever was in its drop out point. To scrape down to bedrock will not hurt the stream. Firstly they will do reclaimation as prescribed by the state, and the water will do the rest, in even one year it may be impossible to see any evidence of what they have done, probably not but sometimes floods and conditions will actually do that. Secondly, the aeration and stirring of the material locally has been found to have a positive effect on the organisms in the unconsolidated gravels from their viewpoint of O2 capture, etc., and what many worry, the salmon spawn, is not really a consideration as the spawning us usually much farther upstream, and they don't spawn in the gravel on the dry banks and older ledges. The v
>>> Anonymous 3/11/2015 12:58:01 PM
If you think nature is worried about what humans in an unrestricted flood plain do with bulldozers and ugly pits and holes you would be mistaken. The stream will put things back exactly as it wants them. reclamation efforts will speed this up, and the visual will be better for a few years, but alluvial hydrodynamics will prevail regardless of what anyone does. This kind of visually ugly mining does not hurt the environment. It helps it in the long fun from the standpoint of the species local to the area. Hard to believe when thinking emotionally, easy to see when you actually realize what a floodplain and alluvial system is, and you have actually witnessed it for yourself.
>>> 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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tss, nj 3/23/2015 8:23:07 AM
I fault the producers of Gold Rush for not really educating the Public on real gold mining operations. We constantly hear them calculate based on the price of gold at $1,200, which is just about the average. What they fail to teach the viewers, and I'm sure many of you know this, the price quote for gold is based on a TROY Ounce, not the ounces weighed on a scale. TROY Ounce - 31.1 Grams, the ounces on the scale are 28.3 Grams To calculate you simply multiply weighed ounces by 0.91 IOW, each 100 ounces we see weighed actually equal 91 $1,200 per TROY Ounce. This is used Globally and the same for all PM's, gold, silver, platinum, palladium, Anyone with a US or any other country gold or silver one ounce coin knows they are all TROY Ounces.
>>> Mulligan603 3/24/2015 1:16:41 PM
That's interesting info. I think that the financial end of these mining operations is purposely omitted. It is increasingly obvious that the Hoffman crew has been losing their shirts every season. They were losing a lot of money at a full $1200 per oz. but your information has them in total fail mode. That means they are being paid as actors in order to keep the show going. I believe Parker and Tony are true miners and are financially successful in their mining but the Hoffmans rely on TV revenue to stay afloat. So the Hoffmans aren't miners but they play them on TV!
>>> Dj, Roscoe Ill 3/30/2015 5:41:31 PM
500K buy in by Dave T. 300K for a supposedly new wash plant that just happens to be in Dodges name. 100K for new Dozer. 200K paid to claim owner for lease. Not to mention all the stuff the Hoffmans screw up and break, add on food, fuel and other expenses and it becomes obvious. They lost their collective ASS this year.
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roger, estevan,sask 3/17/2015 8:10:27 PM
Tony is a great miner and guy,and treat men like men great.also is doing great,makes good disicions Parker acts like a clown the way he treats his great men. Acts like a real loozer Has had so much help,that is great and he uses it.Gotta grow up and respect theguys he is making it on.
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troy, cremona 3/4/2015 8:46:02 PM
Here is a good question for everyone from someone who has seen every episode: with all the permafrost why don't these guys use some ground thaw equipment it's very efficient and cost effective and can thaw very large areas of ground?
>>> Kokaneeslim 3/5/2015 9:06:33 PM
What kind of ground thawing equipment are you suggesting? The last time I was involved in thawing out frozen ground up in the north country, it became extremely expensive and labor intensive. I would think that they start stripping overburden early. Better planning would certainly help these boys.
>>> chuck 3/8/2015 9:02:45 AM
they need a like, or agree button on this forum. So you could just click it when someone makes a good point. Yep, planning is everything. As a small scale recreational prospector/miner even I ask if surely much of these predicaments they get into are written into a script or planned by the network for drama purposes, as no semi intelligent person could possible be as ignorant as some of the things seen done, or not done on this program. Still like the program though as it gives a chance to get others involved in this wholesome honest work field.
>>> Viet Vet, Springfield 3/14/2015 2:44:20 PM
Todd can melt the permafrost with all the hot air he is always giving off
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PTG6, Texas 3/14/2015 12:25:50 AM
When is that fat puke Todd going to work besides getting fatter? Never see him doing a stitch of work and then acts like he's the hero. Dave needs to take over and fire Todd and bar him from the show so we can see more energetic people like Tony and Parker.
>>> viet vet, Springfield 3/14/2015 2:18:56 PM
Tood uses people. He had these great ideas and gets people to follow him then has them bail him out of trouble
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Coop, Daytona Beach, FL 3/7/2015 6:50:39 AM
Look at what all those knuckleheads did to that land up there....How can they just tear up the countryside, reroute streams and just f@$k it all up then just walk away, why doesn't discovery spend ten minutes on the reclamation process instead of wasting our time giving tony beets a haircut or asking lard ass todd if he names his turds(oh..and that was the absolute low point of this lousy show by the way) other crap like that. I also cannot believe that officials in the areas that they mine haven't kicked them all out
>>> Chris, Parts unknown 3/7/2015 9:36:35 AM
Coop ur a dam idot !! Stay in Florida u dumb ass!! They put the land Back like it was before we leave the site. If you would keep up with the show you would know that. You stick to ur 9 to 5 job at k mart And leave the real work to real men !! Jerk off !!
>>> Coop 3/7/2015 10:15:51 AM
Nice response Chris from parts unknown, the way its sounds you must be part of the Hofftard crew.Lets see the before and after shots of the land Oh and FYI it's 7 -1 at Target
>>> chuck 3/8/2015 8:33:52 AM
Coop, although it looks like this form of placer mining is raping the land, it is doing little if any real harm, and some studies have found that it actually helps many of the organisms that inhabit the area. Where they are mining is the alluvial deposits laid down by the stream itself, over a period of untold millenia, The water naturally floods, destroys, carries away, and then redeposits soil, rocks, trees, and gold perpetually. When observed as a big picture, you can see that what they do as miners is inconsequential in the life of the watercourse, as even left completely alone, the stream will just put things back as they were, as it has done for eons. The stream started probably as a wider, slower, or faster course and has literally run all over the valley, hence why the gold is deposited far from the present day stream course. This is natural. The water cuts into the outer bends and slows down and leaves material in the inner bends, eventually working it way across the valley until something stops it, harder rock, or the vagaries of a particularly great flood change the fluid dynamic properties of the valley. This is an ongoing process. And remember the material they are scrapping off is just what the stream put there as the water slowed down to the point of whatever was in its drop out point. To scrape down to bedrock will not hurt the stream. Firstly they will do reclaimation as prescribed by the state, and the water will do the rest, in even one year it may be impossible to see any evidence of what they have done, probably not but sometimes floods and conditions will actually do that. Secondly, the aeration and stirring of the material locally has been found to have a positive effect on the organisms in the unconsolidated gravels from their viewpoint of O2 capture, etc., and what many worry, the salmon spawn, is not really a consideration as the spawning us usually much farther upstream, and they don't spawn in the gravel on the dry banks and older ledges
Can anybody give me an idea of the money the miners make on gold rush .The fishermen on Deadliest Catch make 10% . What do the miners make : The truck drivers , excavator and dozer operators and such ?????
>>> Kokaneeslim 3/9/2015 7:01:05 AM
With respect to land reclamation, royalty fees, water usage etc., it is all regulated by the ‘Yukon Placer Mining Act’. Viewing that act should answer many questions posed on this blog. Where placer mining operations affect fishery habitat, the ‘Canadian Fisheries Act’ deals with that issue and is overseen by the ‘Federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans’. I believe for the sake of drama, the producers of this show stay away from showing the reality of real placer mining operations. These same producers should dedicate an episode detailing how this is accomplished and who is paying for it.
>>> Tony, Ga 3/9/2015 1:38:28 PM
Chris, there is no way they put the land back the way they found it. What about those huge holes they did? They leave them to fill in with water. The dirt they run goes through the wash plant, then down stream. So how can they put it back.
>>> horsetoothedjac, portland or 3/12/2015 4:58:29 PM
When you talk bout regulation making stuff ok. Arent the people of alaska tards? Examples would be Sarah Palin,and voting republican even though all sane intelligent people know republicans cant be trusted to govern anything. I live n oregon but the hoffmans live in rural oregon. in rural area people are stupid so dont try to link me w dullards who pray for gold,
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jesse, Granbury tx 3/10/2015 1:34:09 AM
The show is awesome they show lots of ins and out but most of these guys probably go home cleaning out there piggy banks but the land thing is they do tare it up there no way to put it back the way it is have you ever dug a simple hole and tried to refill it it doesn't happen at all there's never enough dirt these guys will probably die in more debt then humanly possible and the only dumb ass is the people allowing them to mound this debt
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Evert, Alliance 3/8/2015 11:36:13 AM
How heavy was the piece of gold that Parker gave his worker on the show?
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MCFF, INdianapolis 3/7/2015 5:28:09 PM
Hey, I love Gold Rush as much as anyone, but the commenters who wonder whether they break even with all the monster equipment, leasing costs, fuel supplies, royalties, etc. are right. Since Discovery makes a lot on this show they must be covering these costs. There's no way that they can be making any money, except for Tony who has been up there forever. A good example,how did Todd come up with the monster dozer in the nick of time? HaHa! "hey Dave, look what I found!" And here it comes over the hill. No I love the show but without the Discovery Network they would have folded up and gone home 4 seasons ago.
>>> Anonymous 3/8/2015 8:52:47 AM
MCFF, I agree. If I remember reading correctly, I think certain of the 'actors' on the show are paid a regular stipend. Mr. Hoffman the younger is anything but an actual miner, and Discovery has to be footing the bill for a lot of his imperiously ignorant adventures, if not all. The other principals Mr. Beets, Young Parker and maybe now Mr. Hoffmans "Partner" I believe would get paid as well. The 'crew' probably are on their own, the glory, glamour of being tv stars their reward from the network. I enjoy the show as a tv show, but I turn the sound down as I can no longer stand to hear Mr. Hoffmans' canned homilies, or quotes from a junior high school varsity locker room wall. I suppose that though is the very reason why many tune in, the drama of watching bufoons create conflict with their blind ignorance, abetted and enabled by the doting father, who I do like and respect. Mr. Hoffmans partner should front the partnership, in a real world he would. I pull for everyone to meet their goals, I want everyone to succeed. Discovery and I have different views though on what constitutes effort, character, and leadership. Requiring the people who work for you to bail you out of predicaments, to have the courage to disobey your orders to save you from yourself, to come behind you and clean up your ego driven mess, one hundred percent of the time is sending the wrong message to young people. Mr. Parker, young, impulsive and often wrong in his own handling of his crew is a much better example of dealing with adversity and challenges. Discovery should pay all the other guys for putting up with it all and allowing them to have a top rated mega advertising revenue show for peanuts.
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Anonymous, Louisville Kentucky 3/8/2015 2:43:06 AM
What I don't get is the Hoffmann have more people bigger and better equipment and Parker almost triples what they do I think ole jack is skimming off the top or they just don't know what they are doing
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JJ 3/7/2015 7:28:30 PM
Look at all these haters! Not a single one of you have any facts about anything! Nothing better to do but hate on the cast of a tv show!!! PATHETIC
>>> prandizzle, Houston, TX 3/7/2015 10:17:18 PM
Gold Rush is a show... just a show. Some people get into sci-fi, wrestling and other ridiculous crap but we all watch for 1 reason. To be entertained. If it's real, great. If not, great. My Friday nights are spent watching it. There's been 256 shows about bigfoot. NONE of them have ever found bigfoot. People still watch it. TRUTH is: We'll never know the full financial numbers for each of the miners but I can garuntee that every one of them are making money. Discovery wouldn't be airing another season if they weren't making money and the crews wouldn't be on the show for 5 straight years if they weren't making money.
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Reverend Mark, Manson 2/20/2015 11:39:16 AM
Of course Discovery will make it appear that the Hoffman Monkeys get their 1000 ounces because that is the goal. They will still leave broke. Starting the season 100 ounces + 20% go to the claim owner, the wash plant was 300 ounces, diamond Dave Turin borrowed $500,000 from his daddy. It was stated on one show that fuel cost alone is $8000 a day when running at full speed x 120 days give or take a few. Equipment repair cost and living expenses for 8 to 10 workers plus however many of their family members decide to be at the job site. These guys will go home in worse financial shape than when they started. They must like being on television it sure isn't the money. Now a word for Jack, it is fine to pray for your crews safety and the guidance to do the rite things but I have a real problem when this so called Christian man prays for gold. Welcome to the unemployment line monkeys!
>>> Tpaz, Ft Lauderdale 2/22/2015 7:29:19 AM
Reverend Mark, I agree for your P/L assessment, except the claim owner asked for 20% with a 100oz guarantee, not 20%+100oz. Still you are right that the financials do not add up and it is strange to watch them cheering for 1000oz this season when it has to be leaving them in the red for the year. The only thing I can imagine is that recovery will be a multi-year process. This season is essentially about re-establishing their Klondike operation. They've already extended the agreement with the claim owner for next season (Gold Rush gives away too much in their sneak peeks for future episodes, don't they?). They should enter next season with: A) a much better idea of what it will take to extract the gold off the claim (the testing map suggest it is very good ground); and B) with most of their start-up costs already covered. So I expect they will start next season poised to actually turn a profit for a change.
>>> Tony, Ga 2/22/2015 12:39:57 PM
Mark, in case you didn't know, Discovery pays the Hoffman's to be there. I don't know who else gets paid. That is why the Dakota's didn't come back, they wanted more money and Discovery said NO!
>>> Guster67 2/23/2015 5:36:25 PM
Actually the claim owner demanded 20% plus 100 oz. In any case the 1000 oz total leaves them in serious debt. They are not miners-----they are reality TV actors being paid to perform as miners. Parker and Beets are actual miners
>>> KC, KC 2/25/2015 4:21:43 PM
>>> Anonymous, Lawrence Kansas 3/7/2015 12:28:44 AM
Actually Mark was right it was 100 oz guarantee cuz of the Hoffmans coming off that crap year in Africa I would want a guarantee also just to b on the safe side seeing how ther mining co. Performed down in Africa meaning if his 20% didn't add up to a 100 he would owe the MAN watch the episode again dude
>>> Brett 3/7/2015 7:32:28 PM
Actually Reverend in the bible Jesus says it's a sin to pray for anything in public.... but of course you shouldn't have to be corrected on a subject relating to your profession by a lowly atheist. I'll also go out on a limb and suggest that calling people "monkeys" isn't acceptable CHRISTIAN behavior, is it REVEREND?
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WRJ, Houston 3/7/2015 11:31:21 AM
All of the accountants on here seem to have forgotten one thing....How much is paid in royaltys to Canada ...they don't let you mine for free.
>>> stud 3/7/2015 11:40:27 AM
I was talking to coop
>>> RickFromTexas 3/7/2015 3:28:41 PM
Good point but apparently it's still worth the miners time and effort. The numbers either work well for them or they don't and since none of them have mentioned Canadas cut as a factor, I guess we have to assume that it isn't a major problem for them.
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RickFromTexas, Hartford, CT 3/7/2015 3:21:27 PM
Tell you what, I think Todd just threw away 25 ounces over his bet with Tony. Based on the gold I saw in the dredge test pans, Tony's 350K a week figure is conservative and Tony knows it. He's way too smart to put unrealistic numbers out there. If I had to guess, I bet his first full dredge season brings in between 6 to 9 million dollars. The dredge pays for itself and all the rest is the icing on the cake. Go Gold Rush!
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BTCG, Detroit 3/7/2015 12:10:08 PM
My .02 on the Finale/The Dirt: The 3 'miners' on the Dirt provided a lot of info via their body language, and veiled comments. 1-Toad Hoffman quite obviously didn't belong in a group of real miners, and Toad KNEW he was out-of-his-league. 2-Tony outed Toad when asked what Toad could do to improve: "Get up and go to work" OUCH! 3-Kudos to Parker for not 'engaging'... which is 'code' for embarrassing Toad by pointing out the obvious: Parker bested him by nearly 2 1/2 times, with fewer men and resources. 4-Toad's comments about them all being there in 12 years shows what a BS'er Toad really is.
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kenny, monroe 3/7/2015 8:08:18 AM
Parker Found 3Million in gold.could somebody tell me how much His workers get paid of that
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Coop 3/7/2015 7:12:25 AM
There must be a Dozers R us store by Todds claim they way he keeps pulling equipment out of his a%s After deducting all his expenses I doubt he had enough for gas money and a cheese sandwich to get back home!!
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Anonymous 3/7/2015 12:32:33 AM
Do these workers get any kind of bonuses for the amount of crap they put up with beside ther salary they agreed upon or % like damn my crew would b taking care of if I was in Parkers shoes just to show my appreciation but Greed is heavy
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the demon king 3/7/2015 12:02:13 AM
Parker should really just shoot tony and get rid of his fat dumbass once and for all.
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Ernie, Pasadena Maryland 3/6/2015 11:19:45 PM
Todd look's like he don't work at all, How can you be 350-400lbs and work 16 hours a day, Todd only have's a lot of wind, I don't see him doing anything around there.He is not a roll model.
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M coda, Salt Lake City 3/6/2015 9:05:48 PM
I think it is horrible that the Hoffman's pray to God to find more gold. That is not what God is there for. It makes me sick every time they do that.
>>> VoodooMP, Egg Harbor Township 3/6/2015 9:44:13 PM
That's not what God's here for? That may not be what you see or would like to pray to God for but, it is what they believe. Who are you to determine which prayers are good for God and which aren't? That's ridiculous.
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Anonymous 3/6/2015 9:29:31 PM
I can't believe the way these guys cry after working long days for a few months I've worked 80 plus hours a week for years doing a lot more physical labour making a whole less money than these guys are taking home have you ever seen how hard the akasjan crab and fisherman work
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Lou Natic 2/28/2015 7:41:01 AM
Producers can have Jack quit anytime the old aw shucks we didn't quite make the gold this week, then pull the extra jar from behind the back trick.
>>> Tony, Ga 2/28/2015 6:38:35 PM
I am with you Lou. That is so stupid!
>>> Anonymous 3/6/2015 9:13:04 PM
The difference from the parker beets 15 percent to 20 percent crimes up to a lot more than 3500 $ it becomes 20 percent of the entire parker paid him 480000$
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M.P, Sudbury 3/3/2015 11:29:03 PM
Who ever said Parker is a millionaire is an idiot. With all his costs he's not even close to a millionaire. I also lost respect in the hoffsman after last season when they thought it was a good idea to go els where. A 12 year old could of told them it was a stupid idea. I think Jack hoffman is also stealing a bit of gold for himself. Like he said before it's a disease. He's crazy for gold. And why do they get excited? They have so much costs and depth and have the biggest crew. They don't even make any money at all. Being from Canada, anybody els think it's wrong how they treat the environment in the states? Screwing around with creeks and Tony dumping fuel in the water?? That's a huge fine in Canada. What kind of stupid laws do they have there?
>>> Kokaneeslim 3/5/2015 8:41:37 PM
I agree with your comments regarding environmental damage to the land but as a Canadian, you should know that this show is being filmed in the Yukon which is in Canada. I hope to hell the Environmental Protection Agency is on hand to ensure that all regulations are being followed. The show never alludes to the fact that is located in Canada and not in the USA.
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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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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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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!
>>> 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?
>>> 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.
>>> burtonsGold, NorthernBC 2/14/2015 10:41:04 AM
you're too sensitive.
>>> 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.
>>> Tony, Ga 2/12/2015 4:06:23 PM
He hasn't said, but they are probably too expensive.

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