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The following is a list of episodes of Gold Rush. As of September 29, 2014, 61 episodes have aired including 14 specials.

Season 1Edit

Main article: Season 1
# Title Original airdate
1 (1) "No Guts, No Glory" December 3, 2010
In the face of the economic meltdown, six men will risk everything to strike it rich mining for gold in the wilds of Alaska. Todd Hoffman of Sandy, Oregon, along with his father, are leading a group of greenhorn miners in search of the American dream and a new frontier. Gold fever is back, and the rush is on.
2 (2) "Gold, Guns and Bears" December 10, 2010
The stakes get higher at the Porcupine Creek prospect as reality sets in about just how little time they have to get to their gold. The miners start to rebuild the mining ghost town but the bears aren't so keen on their new neighbors — and they let them know it.
3 (3) "Running Dirt" December 17, 2010
The crew races to set up the mining plant and start running dirt. When the families arrive from Oregon and question the lack of gold and the men's only mechanic becomes dangerously ill, the tension builds so high that Dorsey and Todd almost come to blows.
4 (4) "The Ultimate Price" January 7, 2011
The team attempts to finally run potential pay dirt through the wash plant. But a visit from the Department of Fish and Game reveals a violation, jeopardizing their vital water supply to the mine. Then disaster strikes as Todd's daughter fights for her life.
5 (5) "The Pain Barrier" January 14, 2011
The miners continue to run dirt but an equipment malfunction brings the operation to a halt. Meanwhile, James Harness collapses and Jimmy Dorsey drives a wedge between himself and the crew when he takes on an extra job to earn cash. But hard work late into the night finally hits a pay streak.
6 (6) "Gold Fever" January 21, 2011
The miners' futures are on the line at Porcupine Creek. After 80 days, the miners are behind schedule, and the Hoffmans have run out of money and deliver the crew an ultimatum: find $10,000 worth of gold in the next two days, or the families have to head home to Oregon. Meanwhile, after Dorsey struggles with the wave table, tensions flare and fists fly.
7 (7) "Going for Broke" January 28, 2011
With winter weather closing in, a gold recovery expert comes to help the rookies. Todd discovers a major design flaw in the equipment and is forced to make huge modifications. With the credit cards maxed out, he is forced to take desperate measures.
8 (8) "Bad Blood" February 4, 2011
The crew remains in a deep financial hole. Veteran miner "Dakota" Fred thinks he can turn things around and he cranks up production faster than ever before. But when things start falling apart, tensions mount and Harness can't keep his frustration in.
9 (9) "Bedrock or Bust" February 11, 2011
Desperate to get to bedrock and large quantities of gold, Todd and Jack throw caution to the wind and dig deeper than ever before. With the brutal Alaskan winter threatening, they battle floods, cave-ins and equipment breakdowns.
10 (10) "Never Say Die" February 18, 2011
With the arctic winter looming, the crew races against the clock. Rain and thawing snow flood the mine and Jack puts his life on the line as the glory hole caves in around the massive 100,000 pound excavator.

Season 2Edit

Main article: Season 2
# Title Original airdate
1 (11) "Twist of Fate" October 28, 2011
The crew arrives once again at Porcupine creek, where the miners began and ended their journey last season without much success. New materials, machinery, experience and blood are at hand, but will it be enough?
2 (12) "Virgin Ground" November 4, 2011
After Fred Hurt bought the Porcupine claim, the Hoffmans and the crew move 600 miles up north, into the Klondike, where they originally looked for a second claim to mine this year. They make repairs to a wash plant that they bought, after Hurt bought most of the Porcupine Creek equipment. Todd and Jack secure a new claim, with ground that hasn't yet been mined. Fred does some work on the Porcupine claim, building a new road for his bulldozers. Parker Schnabel takes over the Big Nugget Mine and sets about his first day as boss.
3 (13) "Family Feud" November 11, 2011
Jack and Todd go head to head over how to set up their new claim. At Porcupine Creek, Dakota Fred rips out the wash plant and finds gold that he forced the Hoffmans to leave behind. At Big Nugget mine, Parker continues to hit pay dirt.
4 (14) "Slippery Slope" November 18, 2011
The Hoffman crew confronts the permafrost that lies between them and the gold. As the Dakota Boys set up their new wash plant, Fred pushes his son too hard and Dustin storms off. Parker faces a breakdown that leaves his mining season at a stand still.
5 (15) "Drill or Die" November 25, 2011
A crew rebellion forces Todd Hoffman to dig test holes on the claim. The tension mounts as they wait to see if they're sitting on a gold-rich paystreak or about to go bust. Then, Fred is forced to abandon mining as floods in North Dakota destroy his home.
6 (16) "Lovestruck" December 2, 2011
Parker bulldozes a road up the side of a mountain; Dakota Fred returns to the Porcupine Creek claim; the Hoffmans find gold but a mechanic's new love may impact the operation.
7 (17) "Gold at Last" December 9, 2011
The Hoffmans realize they could be losing thousands of dollars of gold out of the end of their sluices and they are forced to tear apart the washplant and rebuild. At Smith Creek, Parker turns into a lumberjack to get to his gold.
8 (18) "On the Gold" December 16, 2011
With the wash plant prepped, the Hoffman crew finally has their first clean-out of the season. Pressure mounts at Big Nugget where Parker is forced to run his grandfather's safety dirt. But when John decides to shut the wash plant down, Parker explodes.
9 (19) "Dead in the Water" January 6, 2012
Jack Hoffman's excavator gets stuck in the creek, and time spent fine-tuning the wash plant increases efficiency in finding gold; Parker takes on the work of two men.
10 (20) "Twenty Four Seven" January 13, 2012
The Hoffman Crew decides to run 24/7 with drastic affects. Fred and Parker are shut down for lack of training violations.
11 (21) "Rock Bottom" January 20, 2012
A broken excavator sidelines the Hoffman crew; Parker Schnabel returns the mine to his grandfather; efforts to reopen a mine beget a clash between the Dakota boys.
12 (22) "Bedrock Gold" January 27, 2012
A crew member quits; Dakota Fred's derocker is damaged by a massive rock; Parker ponders his future.
13 (23) "Man Down" February 3, 2012
John Schnabel battles for his life after suffering a heart attack; a gold nugget find becomes a game-changer for the Hoffmans.
14 (24) "In the Black" February 10, 2012
The Hoffman crew risks its all to run through the night in a bid to finally break even for the season. Fred has to abandon his best paydirt yet when his excavator gets stuck in the pit. John Schnabel returns to the Big Nugget Mine after his heart attack.
15 (25) "Frozen Out" February 17, 2012
As the winter sets in, the Hoffman Crew must run non-stop to keep everything running. Parker discovers no gold in the hill his grandfather suggested to mine.
16 (26) "Judgment Day" February 24, 2012
Season Finale: The crews all do one final push before seasons' end and winter comes.

The JungleEdit

Main article: Season 2.5

Season 3Edit

Main article: Season 3

South AmericaEdit

Main article: Season 3.5

Season 4Edit

Main article: Season 4

SpecialsEdit

# Title Aired during Original airdate
1 "Full Disclosure" Season 1 February 25, 2011
The Hoffman crew spent five months and over quarter of a million dollars in a desperate attempt to find gold in Alaska. With previously un-aired material, this special reveals what went wrong and how the guys plan to hit the mother lode next season.
2 "The Off-Season" Season 2 October 28, 2011
Todd Hoffman shows viewers all of the hard work that was put in to making sure that they strike it rich this season.
3 "Behind the Scenes" Season 2 December 23, 2011
The production crew takes the viewer behind the scenes of Gold Rush.
4 "After the Rush" Season 2 December 30, 2011
In a series of aftershow clips, executive producer Christo Doyle interviews the miners about what they did and why they did it.
5 "Revelations" Season 2 March 2, 2012
Three months after the end of the season, the Hoffman Crew and Parker Schnabel reveal problems and never before seen footage. During a meeting, the Hoffman Crew kick James Harness out of the crew for absences and lack of commitment.
6 "Aftershow: Digging Deeper" Season 2 March 9, 2012
Narrated and hosted by Christo Doyle, the Hoffman Crew and Parker Schnabel look back at the previous season, reveal personal secrets, and talk about the upcoming season.
7 "Aftershow: The Last Word" Season 2 March 23, 2012
Narrated and hosted by Christo Doyle, the Hoffman Crew and Parker Schnabel tell their final thoughts and answer Facebook questions from viewers.

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