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Gold Rush: Alaska 

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A reality TV show that follows crews mining the gold placer deposits of the Yukon Territory.
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Series cast summary:
Paul Christie Paul Christie ...  Narrator 190 episodes, 2010-2019
Parker Schnabel ...  Himself 179 episodes, 2011-2019
Todd Hoffman ...  Himself 159 episodes, 2010-2018
Jack Hoffman ...  Himself 134 episodes, 2010-2018
Chris Doumitt ...  Himself 133 episodes, 2011-2019
Tony Beets ...  Himself 137 episodes, 2011-2019
Rick Ness ...  Himself 124 episodes, 2012-2019
Dave Turin ...  Himself 119 episodes, 2011-2018
Jim Thurber ...  Himself 113 episodes, 2011-2018
Mitch Blaschke Mitch Blaschke ...  Himself 108 episodes, 2012-2019
Fred Dodge Fred Dodge ...  Himself / ... 91 episodes, 2011-2019
Andy Spinks Andy Spinks ...  Himself 84 episodes, 2012-2019
Kevin Beets ...  Himself 78 episodes, 2014-2019


A reality TV show that follows crews mining the gold placer deposits of the Yukon Territory.

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Release Date:

3 December 2010 (USA) See more »

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Gold Rush See more »

Filming Locations:

Haines, Alaska, USA

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RAW See more »
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2,623 hours of footage was shot for Season 3 - about 184 hours for each hour of television. See more »


There are several suggestions as to "who hit the mother lode" but no such mother lode has ever been found in Alaska or the Yukon. They have only been found in California. See more »


Followed by The Long Road (2012) See more »

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*Another* Fake Reality Show
6 November 2017 | by rsvp321See all my reviews

The "5" is for the part of the show illustrating the gold mining.

If I was grading on the amateur acting of the Hoffman and Schnabel crews, it would be a fat zero.

I do enjoy the Beets portions without criticism - honest workers, no drama.

Schnabel - petulant spoiled brat, perpetual smirk on his face, an idiot that only looks successful due to the hard work of his employee - of which he is a real prick to every episode. What a goof!

Shows like this has an audience not for the fake drama, but just to watch the machines working, illustrate repairs and improvisation, and the final product. It doesn't need anything else! Just like "Ax Men", another great show that the producers ruined by the fake drama, this series is also going to eventually fail, if they keep up with the soap opera scripts.


I've just finished watching S08 ep 20, and have to amend my review.

Todd and crew are pathetic, portray themselves as bumblers that have traveled North and South America mining for gold, and obviously don't have a clue about mining, nor understand the machines they use in the show. I see them as a bunch of aimless idiots!

Tony Beets has joined in the soap opera scripts, it seems - behaving like a greedy a-hole that resents anyone else operating a mine to the point of sabotaging others' operations?! Yes, what he does, obstructing the lawful movement and development of another business is criminal, *and if this was real acts of interference* he would be arrested and lose all the rights to his claims - forbidden from mining, himself...but it's fake, so he continues to just behave like a goof for the cameras.

Parker is still a tyrant brat that continues with his own fake crisis, fake feud with Beets, and fake drama.

*All these lands are owned by the State/Province/country, and mining rights/prospecting rights are permitted by the grace of these government jurisdictions*. All the show characters are only temporary guests of the land.

With contempt toward the show producers, that have lost focus on the gold mining, I've reduced the five-stars to a one...because zeroes aren't permitted.

This show is starting to bore the hell out of me!

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