The Big Nugget Crew first appeared in season 1, in the background, when the Hoffmans went to consult John Schnabel.
In season 2, Parker was shown on the show, working under his grandfather.
In season 3, Parker was in charge of the mine
In season 4, Payson started to mine on the show, and the late season (4.5), worked with Parker to prove out another pay run.
In season 5, John was shown to run the mine.
- John Schnabel (season 1-6) mine owner
- Parker Schnabel (season 2-3,4.5) mine foreman
- Rick Ness (season 3,4.5)