Tony Beets' crew at his successful mine at Paradise Hill on the Paradise Hill claim. They also are landowners with tenant miners. They also run a bucket dredge, the Viking Dredge on the Eureka Creek claim.

The Beets crew plans seasons in advance. During the 2015 season, they starting working 2015 ground immediately, they had already stripped ground for the 2016 season, cleared ground for the 2017 season, and prepared ground for the 2018 season.

By season

Season 5

In season 5, the Beets Crew starting to come into focus as the third featured crew on Gold Rush. In this season, they moved the gold mining bucket dredge "Viking Dredge" from the Clear Creek Claim where it lay when Tony bought it to the Eureka Creek Claim. By the end of the season, it was operational.

Season 6

In season 6, Tony Beets looks into buying a second dredge. Gene Cheeseman leaves the Parker Crew to join Tony's Eureka Creek Crew

Season 7

In season 7, Tony Beets has bought a second dredge to form his Viking Fleet. It will be moved to Eureka Creek to work the Eureka Creek Claim.


Paradise Hill team

The Paradise Hill team works standard placer mining on the Paradise Hill claim.

Eureka Creek team

Two dredges in the Viking Fleet are located at Eureka Creek on the Eureka Creek Claim.

Surface crew
Beets Dredge 1

The Eureka Creek team works the Viking Dredge (Beets Dredge #1)

Beets Dredge 2

The Eureka Creek team also works on the second dredge (Beets Dredge #2)

Conventional crew
  • Greg - excavator
  • Elizabeth - rock truck
  • Curtis - tailings
  • Monica Beets - washplant & foreman


  • Kevin Beets is going for an airplane pilot's license
  • Mike Beets is going for a ship captain's licnese

Viking Fleet crews

Crews for the Viking Fleet that are not dredge crews

Former members