"Bedrock Blowout" is the 14th episode of Season 3 and the 40th overall. It originally aired on February 8, 2013.


With Dave Turin leaving to deal with stuff at home, Todd Hoffman is put in charge of both shifts of the Indian River Claim. Despite Dave's urging, Todd begins to start opening another cut. However, while loading gold in the wash plant, the rocks jam the machine. After it is unjammed, they run the plant but forget to shut it down after running out of dirt, which washes gold away. Despite this, they get over 100oz putting them over 500oz total.

In Porcupine Creek, the Dakota Boys, must move their pump farther down the hole to pump water. However their pump breaks just as an excavator runs off its tracks, almost making the engine flood. They are able to fix the track and pump, with no problems. They get 22oz of gold, putting them about 30oz short of their 160oz goal.

In the Big Nugget Mine, Parker Schnabel flips the bucket of his hauler, spilling his dirt. Despite getting good gold from the new Discovery claim, Parker shuts it down as it is too dangerous, leaving him to contemplate what to do next.

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