History Series / GoldRush

25th Aug '16 4:46:47 PM nombretomado
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A recent RealityTV series on the DiscoveryChannel detailing the trials and tribulations of a group of down on their luck family men who turn to gold mining in the hopes of finding large deposits of precious metal in order to get out of debt. Originally titled ''Gold Rush: Alaska'', the Alaska part was dropped for season 2 due to Todd Hoffman's decision to add a mine in the Klondike, reinforced by the Hoffman crew being kicked off the Porcupine Creek site.

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A recent RealityTV series on the DiscoveryChannel Creator/DiscoveryChannel detailing the trials and tribulations of a group of down on their luck family men who turn to gold mining in the hopes of finding large deposits of precious metal in order to get out of debt. Originally titled ''Gold Rush: Alaska'', the Alaska part was dropped for season 2 due to Todd Hoffman's decision to add a mine in the Klondike, reinforced by the Hoffman crew being kicked off the Porcupine Creek site.
4th Aug '16 11:56:00 PM TomWalpertac2
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** For season 6, [[SirSwearsAlot Tony Beets]] wanted to produce 900 ounces or 1 million dollars worth of gold with his decades old dredge. He missed that goal by about 100 ounces. But his high efficiency methods gave him a 50 to 60% return on the digging efforts. (Vs 10 to 30% for stationary washplants.) Operating the dredge taught him and the crew how to do the job correctly and Tony plans on buying a send dredge.

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** For season 6, [[SirSwearsAlot Tony Beets]] wanted to produce 900 ounces or 1 million dollars worth of gold with his decades old dredge. He missed that goal by about 100 ounces. But his high efficiency methods gave him a 50 to 60% return on the digging efforts. (Vs 10 to 30% for stationary washplants.) Operating the dredge taught him and the crew how to do the job correctly and Tony plans on buying a send second dredge.



* MoreDakka: The very first episode of the series features the guys unloading a multitude of {{Handguns}} and rifles from a trailer. The [=AR15=] best exemplifies this trope even if only mildly.

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* MoreDakka: The very first episode of the series features the guys unloading a multitude of {{Handguns}} and rifles from a trailer.trailer they had shipped up from Oregon. The [=AR15=] best exemplifies this trope even if only mildly.



* [[RoadTripPlot Road Trip Episode]]: Each of the first 4 seasons opens with the miners traveling from their homes to get to the gold mines in the far north.

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* [[RoadTripPlot Road Trip Episode]]: RoadTripPlot : Each of the first 4 seasons opens with the miners traveling from their homes to get to the gold mines in the far north.



** More recently, Parker Schnabel has adopted a pet dog named Dozer.

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** More recently, Parker Schnabel has adopted a pet dog named Dozer.
6th Apr '16 8:04:23 PM DrSlide
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* BadassGrandpa: John Schnabel has been mining his claim for over 20 years. He's in his 90's and has 65 years of experience as a miner.

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* BadassGrandpa: John Schnabel has was 96 years old when he died in March 2016. He had been mining working his own claim for over 20 years. He's in his 90's years and has had 65 years of experience as a miner.mining experience.



* CoolOldGuy: John Schnabel is over 90. He still spends time actually working at the mine and survives a heart attack (his third) that happened during filming of the second season.

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* CoolOldGuy: Even into his 90's, John Schnabel is over 90. He still spends spent time actually working at the mine his mine, often visited Parker's site, and survives survived a heart attack (his third) that happened during the filming of the second season. He died at age 96 in March 2016.
4th Mar '16 10:38:01 PM TomWalpertac2
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* SirSwearsALot: Tony [[ClusterFBomb Effing]] Beets. See Cluster F Bomb above.



** Parker wanted 3000 ounces. He got over 3500 ounces. Close to $4 million.
* V8EngineNoises: The sound of a carbureted V-8 engine that doesn't want to stop can often be heard when various large, diesel engine powered machines are shown being shut down. They could not possibly ''all'' make exactly the same noise at shutdown.

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** Parker wanted 3000 ounces. He got over 3500 ounces. Close to $4 million.million territory.
* V8EngineNoises: The sound of a carbureted V-8 engine that doesn't want to stop can often be heard when various large, diesel engine powered machines are shown being shut down. They could not possibly ''all'' make exactly the same noise at shutdown.when being shut down.
4th Mar '16 10:28:15 PM TomWalpertac2
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** During the first season, the guys frequently lament that they are in danger of going into foreclosure on their houses back home. Failure to find any gold means going home not just broke, but deeper in debt than when they started. Unfortunately, by the end of season one, they have failed to find more than a few ounces of gold valued in the tens of thousands of dollars. They need more than 100 ounces worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.
** Although they finally meet their 1000 and 2000 ounce goals by the end of season 5, after the "''final''" cleanouts, we learn that they need more gold to secure mining rights for the next season (Hoffman crew) or afford to buy a new claim (Parker Schnabel).

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** During the first season, the guys frequently lament that they are in danger of going into foreclosure on their houses back home. Failure to find any gold means going home not just broke, but deeper in debt than when they started. Unfortunately, by the end of season one, they have failed to find more than a few ounces of gold valued in the tens of thousands of dollars. They need more than 100 ounces worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. Season 4 saw the Hoffman crew pretty much lose everything in the jungles of Guyana.
** Although they finally meet their 1000 and 2000 ounce goals by the end of season 5, after the "''final''" cleanouts, we learn that they need more gold to secure mining rights for the next season (Hoffman crew) or afford to buy a new claim (Parker Schnabel).
** For season 6, [[SirSwearsAlot Tony Beets]] wanted to produce 900 ounces or 1 million dollars worth of gold with his decades old dredge. He missed that goal by about 100 ounces. But his high efficiency methods gave him a 50 to 60% return on the digging efforts. (Vs 10 to 30% for stationary washplants.) Operating the dredge taught him and the crew how to do the job correctly and Tony plans on buying a send dredge.


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* UpToEleven: For season 6, the Hoffman crew set a self-imposed goal of 2700 ounces. They got 3037 ounces.
** Parker wanted 3000 ounces. He got over 3500 ounces. Close to $4 million.
15th Jan '16 4:06:02 PM TomWalpertac2
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* TheBet: During a season 5 episode, Dave Turin bets against Kevin over the quantity of gold in a particular cleanout. Dave loses and must wear an apron while making pancakes.
11th Dec '15 10:39:39 PM TomWalpertac2
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** Happens again when his mine is temporarily shut down by the Miner's Safety and Health Association for not only having a few safety violations, but for not having the proper documented miner's training. Parker Schnabel got shut down for the same reason though, and the viewers realize that the Hoffman's are just as vulnerable to the same thing.

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** Happens again when his mine is temporarily shut down by the Miner's Safety and Health Association for not only having a few safety violations, but for not having the proper properly documented miner's training. Parker Schnabel got shut down for the same reason though, and the viewers realize that the Hoffman's are just as vulnerable to the same thing.



** Two miners previously seen working for the Hoffmans prior to Season 4 work for Parker in Season 4.

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** Two miners previously seen working for the Hoffmans prior to Season 4 work for Parker in Season 4.5.
30th Oct '15 7:34:59 PM TomWalpertac2
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Began airing in [[TheNewTens October of 2010]]. Season 2 followed in 2011, and season 3 in 2012. Season 6, in October 2015.

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Began airing in [[TheNewTens October of 2010]]. Season 2 followed in 2011, and season 3 in 2012. Season 6, 6 debuted in October 2015.
30th Oct '15 7:33:58 PM TomWalpertac2
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** For season 6, Parker's Season 5 Mine Foreman went to work for Tony Beets.

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** For season 6, Parker's Season 5 Mine Foreman Foreman, Gene Cheesman went to work for Tony Beets. Beets along with a few other former Parker Schnabel employees.
29th Oct '15 4:03:47 AM TomWalpertac2
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* SpinOff: Seems to have spawned the series ''Series/BeringSeaGold'', which seems to be ''Gold Rush'' meets ''Series/DeadliestCatch''. Interseason specials ''Gold Rush: The Jungle'' and ''Gold Rush: South America'' featured the Hoffman crew's exploits prospecting in South America. ''Jungle Gold'' featured a totally unrelated group from Utah mining in Ghana in western Africa. ''Series/{{Bamazon}}'' features yet another unrelated group from Alabama, prospecting in [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/UsefulNotes/Brazil Brazil's Amazon Basin]].
* StuffBlowingUp: With the near constant association between mining and the use of explosives in the pursuit of mineral extraction, it is surprising that it took until season 3 to feature a large limestone outcropping being reduced to gravel.

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* SpinOff: Seems to have spawned the series ''Series/BeringSeaGold'', which seems to be ''Gold Rush'' meets [[XMeetsY meets]] ''Series/DeadliestCatch''. Interseason specials ''Gold Rush: The Jungle'' and ''Gold Rush: South America'' featured the Hoffman crew's exploits [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption exploits]] prospecting in South America. ''Jungle Gold'' featured a totally unrelated group from Utah mining in Ghana in western Africa. ''Series/{{Bamazon}}'' features yet another unrelated group from Alabama, prospecting in [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/UsefulNotes/Brazil Brazil's Amazon Basin]].
* StuffBlowingUp: With the near constant many decades of association between mining and the use of explosives in the pursuit of mineral extraction, it is surprising that it took until season 3 to feature a large limestone outcropping being reduced to gravel.



** Fred Dodge, a mining equipment professional, consults for both the Hoffmans and Parker in season 4

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** Fred Dodge, a mining equipment professional, consults for both the Hoffmans and Parker in season 44.
** For season 6, Parker's Season 5 Mine Foreman went to work for Tony Beets.
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