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Special 1 Full Disclosure

February 25, 2011 9:00 pm
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.
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5 votes

Special 2 The Off-Season

October 28, 2011 9:00 pm
Facing financial ruin and an end to their dream of striking it rich, Todd and Jack refuse to give up. They make the decision during the off-season to go deeper into debt, acquiring better equipment and crew for one more crack at hitting the motherlode.
70%
2 votes

Special 3 Aftershow: Episode 1

October 28, 2011 9:00 pm
Gold Rush's Executive Producer, Christo Doyle, grills Dakota Fred and the whole Hoffman Crew to dig deeper into what really happened at Porcupine Creek. But Todd turns the tables on Christo with a question of his own.
70%
2 votes

Special 4 Aftershow: Fred Special

November 4, 2011 9:00 pm
Dakota Fred sits down with Executive Producer Christo Doyle to reveal more about the story behind his controversial purchase of the Porcupine Creek Claim.
70%
2 votes

Special 5 Aftershow: Episode 2

November 5, 2011 9:00 pm
The Hoffman crew reveals to Executive Producer, Christo Doyle, just how unprepared they were to pick up stakes and head north to start working on a new, unfamiliar claim in the Klondike.
80%
5 votes

Special 6 Behind the Scenes

December 23, 2011 9:00 pm
This Gold Rush special reveals never before seen footage from behind the scenes of the struggle to bring the gold mining action to the screen. Four film crews, spread over 600 miles, battle the wilderness in Alaska and the Klondike to capture every twist and turn of the three mining operations.
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6 votes

Special 7 After the Rush

December 30, 2011 9:00 pm
This special lifts the curtain on Gold Rush and goes inside the lives of the men seeking gold and treasure in Alaska and the Klondike. All new interviews and never before seen footage present insights into the miners' unique world.
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6 votes

Special 8 Revelations

March 2, 2012 9:00 pm
In never before seen footage, the miners unearth the sometimes ugly truth about their 2011 mining seasons. In a shocking development, one miner is kicked out of the Hoffman crew. The miners also disclose plans for next season.
80%
6 votes

Special 9 Aftershow: Digging Deeper

March 9, 2012 9:00 pm
Gold Rush executive producer Christo Doyle asks the tough questions and gets the real dirt on the miners. Personal revelations, bets and challenges all play out in this revealing special.
70%
3 votes

Special 10 Aftershow: Episode 3

November 12, 2011 9:00 pm
Jack and Todd Hoffman look back at the angry split that came when Todd loses his cool and Jack walks out. But as Todd reveals, this seemingly minor conflict opens the door on something than runs deep in their blood.
70%
2 votes

Special 11 Aftershow: Episode 4

November 19, 2011 9:00 pm
Dave Turin and Greg Remsburg revisit the tough challenge of breaking through and removing the permafrost layer at Quartz Creek. Plus, Todd gives his take on things, including a reflection on the liberating purity of hard work in the Klondike.
70%
2 votes

Special 12 Aftershow: Episode 5

November 26, 2011 9:00 pm
After a near mutiny within the ranks, the Hoffman Crew learns some valuable lessons from a colorful cast of locals in the Klondike. "Gold Mining For Dummies" is one way of putting it.
70%
2 votes

Special 13 Aftershow: Episode 6

December 2, 2011 9:00 pm
Young gold miner, Parker Schnabel, recounts both the benefits and challenges of working with kin when he took on the search for virgin ground in Smith Creek. He also reflects on his precious bond with his dear grandfather John.
70%
2 votes

Special 14 Aftershow: Episode 7

December 9, 2011 9:00 pm
Host Christo Doyle grills the Hoffmans and their crew about their never-ending challenges with the used equipment they end up with, especially the persistent problems with the wash plant.
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3 votes

Special 15 Aftershow: Episode 8

December 14, 2011 9:00 pm
Dakota Fred and Parker tell more about the big "Marathon Week" of mining at Porcupine Creek. Plus, Fred finally reveals the true story behind his endearing nickname.
70%
2 votes

Special 16 Aftershow: Episode 9

January 6, 2012 9:00 pm
Parker's mother, Nancy, joins her son and Producer Christo Doyle to tell her side of the story behind the family confrontation at Big Nugget Mine.
70%
2 votes

Special 17 Aftershow: Episode 10

January 13, 2012 9:00 pm
Dakota Fred shares the inside story of his outrage over the mine inspection shutdown, thoughts about working with his son and, most importantly, how his wife Lorraine wholeheartedly supported him after they lost their home to a flood.
70%
2 votes

Special 18 Aftershow: Episode 11

January 20, 2012 9:00 pm
Parker Schnabel sits down with Producer Christo Doyle to take a look back at the young miner's first season as the boss of Big Nugget.
70%
2 votes

Special 19 Aftershow: Episode 12

January 27, 2012 9:00 pm
Host Christo Doyle grills the guys to find out how the D8 dozer breakdown, and Greg's subsequent departure, affected the crew. Plus, Parker reveals how his visit to the Klondike opens intriguing new possibilities.
70%
2 votes

Special 20 Aftershow: Episode 13

February 3, 2012 9:00 pm
Parker Schnabel and his mother, Nancy, gives us a unique look at the life of 91-year-old Grandpa John Schnabel, including the family's recent scare with his heart health.
70%
2 votes

Special 21 Aftershow: Episode 14

February 10, 2012 9:00 pm
The Hoffman team takes a behind-the-scenes look at the challenges of mining at night as well as humorous details of what the miners ate and how it affected their weight.
70%
2 votes

Special 22 Aftershow: Episode 15

February 17, 2012 9:00 pm
Christo Doyle digs down to find out if Parker will admit his mistake in running out of gas and the Hoffman crew reflects on the pride and relief that came with getting in the black.
70%
2 votes

Special 23 Aftershow: Episode 16

February 24, 2012 9:00 pm
To go even deeper into the Gold Rush story, we get the miners to answer some of the favorite questions sent in by our fans.
73%
3 votes

Special 24 Aftershow: The Last Word

March 23, 2012 9:00 pm
The Gold Rush miners sit down with Discovery's executive producer and reveal the juicy stuff that unfolded when the cameras weren't rolling. And, for the first time on tv, they answer questions directly from viewers.
75%
2 votes

Special 25 The Jungle

August 17, 2012 9:00 pm
Todd & The Crew receive a tip about a claim in Guyana, South America, causing Todd to question whether he should even return to the Klondike after the big freeze last October
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1 votes

Special 26 The Jungle Aftershow

August 17, 2012 9:00 pm
Todd Hoffman and crew braved the hostile jungle of Guyana in a search for gold-rich ground to mine year-round. In the Aftershow, executive producer Christo Doyle puts the cast and crew on the hot seat to find out what really happened down south.
77%
3 votes

Special 27 Special: The Long Road

October 19, 2012 9:00 pm
Relive the most heart pounding and heart breaking moments of Gold Rush as the Hoffman crew and their rivals Parker Schnabel and 'Dakota’ Fred fight Mother Nature, mining machines and each other to get gold out of the ground in the frozen North.
73%
4 votes

Special 28 Special: Do or Die

October 26, 2012 9:00 pm
Hosted by Christo Doyle and the miners, this season kickoff unveils what happened as the miners returned home and prepared for the upcoming season. This episode includes new stories, exclusive in-depth interviews and huge news about the upcoming season.
70%
3 votes

Special 29 The Dirt: Claim Visit

November 9, 2012 9:00 pm
Christo Doyle and the Gold Rush crew provide access into the miners' worlds in this behind the scenes series. Exclusive interviews, insight into previous episodes and a sneak peek look at what's next are featured. Christo also visits the claims.
78%
4 votes

Special 30 The Dirt: Miners Cribs

November 23, 2012 9:00 pm
Executive Producer Christo Doyle and the miners take us behind the scenes of Gold Rush with a never-before-seen look into camp life, recaps of the previous two episodes and interview outtakes.
70%
2 votes

Special 31 The Dirt: Mining Studs

December 14, 2012 9:00 pm
Executive Producer Christo Doyle sits down with the miners to discuss the big risks each team is taking. Also featured; Parker Schnabel's handsome side business, a miracle worker who helps miners in dire need, and the naked truth about gold fever.
75%
4 votes

Special 32 Behind The Scenes

December 21, 2012 9:00 pm
73%
4 votes

Special 33 The Dirt: Bio Special

December 28, 2012 9:00 pm
In this special, exclusive behind the scenes footage capturing the production of the first half of Gold Rush season 3 is revealed. Film crews battle the wilderness in Klondike and Alaska to film every twist and turn at the four mining operations.
70%
1 votes

Special 34 The Dirt: The Bromance

January 18, 2013 9:00 pm
Christo Doyle sits down with Parker and Rick to discuss the final push for 800 ounces. The Hoffman crew makes a shocking confession. Tony and Minnie Beets talk about the secretive world of gold processing.
70%
1 votes

Special 35 The Dirt: Chicks with Guns

February 1, 2013 9:00 pm
Executive Producer, Christo Doyle, welcomes Parker, Fred, Dustin, Tony and Freddy Dodge back to the set to discuss their ongoing quest for gold. Also, the miners' wives disclose what really goes on at the claim.
70%
2 votes

Special 36 The Dirt: Fight Night

February 15, 2013 9:00 pm
The miners square off with Gold Rush producers to talk about the highs and lows of the season and to come clean about the challenges of working together on the claims.
77%
3 votes

Special 37 The Making of the Motherlode

March 1, 2013 9:00 pm
A behind the scenes look at the making of Gold Rush Season 3.
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2 votes

Special 38 The Dirt: Porcupine Boys

March 8, 2013 9:00 pm
Parker and Fred join Gold Rush Executive Producer Christo Doyle to share never before seen footage including personal family interviews, candid conversations and bloopers.
75%
2 votes

Special 39 The Jungle: The Return

July 26, 2013 9:00 pm
The Klondike is unsuitable for mining more than six months out of the year. Now Todd Hoffman has a plan, to travel to South America with his crew, and fight the heat, the rising rivers and the creatures that live there to find more gold. But are they in over their heads this time?
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3 votes

Special 40 The Dirt: The Manventure

August 2, 2013 9:00 pm
Executive producer Christo Doyle sits down with the miners to look back on last season and ahead to their South American adventure. Fred, Dustin and Parker reveal exciting news about their upcoming season in the Klondike.
80%
3 votes

Special 41 The Dirt: Mucho Frickin' Oro

August 30, 2013 9:00 pm
The miners talk about what happened in South America and the Klondike; Todd opens up about the danger in Peru; Parker reveals what it felt like to leave home; the Dakota boys take flight.
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2 votes

Special 42 Pay Dirt: Million Dollar Season

November 2, 2012 9:00 pm
The first episode of Gold Rush season 3, with a little added footage, and overlay-ed social media pop-ups.
90%
2 votes

Special 43 The Dirt: New Ground

October 25, 2013 9:00 pm
Christo Doyle sits down with the miners to kick off the new season of Gold Rush. Todd explains the challenges of Guyana and his affection for Peruvian culture. The Dakota Boys talk plans for Cahoon Creek. Parker discusses about his start in the Klondike.
79%
59 votes

Special 44 South America: Peruvian Gold

August 2, 2013 9:00 pm
After quitting mining in the Klondike, Todd sets his sights on South America and flies his crew to Peru. But to find rich gold ground to mine, they must overcome dense jungle, lethal roads, and turf wars with local miners on their epic journey.
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56 votes

Special 45 South America: Chilean Gold

August 9, 2013 9:00 pm
The Hoffman crew flies to Chile in hopes of getting a slice of the country's 3,750 tons of untapped gold reserves. They prospect on a remote beach and high in the Andes Mountains, pushing the crew to its limits.
82%
58 votes

Special 46 South America: Guyanese Gold

August 16, 2013 9:00 pm
The Hoffman crew heads to the Jungles of Guyana after striking out in their hunt for South American gold in Chile and Peru. Running short on time and money Todd needs to deliver gold-rich pay dirt to convince his crew to abandon the Klondike.
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60 votes

Special 47 South America: The Frozen North

August 23, 2013 9:00 pm
Eighteen-year old Parker Schnabel leaves home and the Big Nugget mine to set up his own operation in the Klondike on Tony Beet's land. In Alaska, the Dakota boys take to the skies trying to find a way to the source of all the gold in Porcupine Creek.
77%
47 votes

Special 48 South America: Ends of the Earth

August 30, 2013 9:00 pm
The production crew goes to extremes as they follow the miner's epic quest for gold. During the journey they suffer dangerous mountain passes, unstable riverboats and an upturned car in a dangerous fast flowing river.
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4 votes

Special 49 South America: Southern Quest

October 18, 2013 9:00 pm
In the quest for gold, the Hoffman crew quits the Klondike to hunt down gold-rich ground in South America. The Dakota boys set their sights on virgin mountain claim, Cahoon Creek. 18 year old Parker Schnabel leaves home to mine for Klondike gold.
87%
3 votes

Special 50 Gold Rush: Face Off

November 1, 2013 9:00 pm
Featuring exclusive interviews and live Twitter updates - All crews are gearing up for another season that will challenge them in many different ways. From the jungles and rivers of Guyana to the frozen Yukon, the journey begins once again.
75%
4 votes

Special 51 The Dirt: Jungle Crib

November 8, 2013 9:00 pm
Christo Doyle sits down with the Hoffman crew to discuss leaving the Klondike for their new claim in Guyana. Todd reveals the truth behind his diamond bombshell and the miners share a behind the scenes look at their jungle accommodations
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Special 52 Pay Dirt: In Too Deep

November 15, 2013 9:00 pm
The third episode of Gold Rush season 4, with a little added footage, and overlay-ed social media pop-ups.
90%
4 votes

Special 53 The Dirt: The Klondike Shuffle

November 23, 2013 9:00 pm
Christo Doyle sits down with Parker Schnabel and his mentor, Tony Beets, to discuss mining in the Klondike. Greg Remsburg returns to tell his side of the story. And the Dakota Boys give a tour of their new digs.
80%
2 votes

Special 54 The Dirt: Santa Todd

December 13, 2013 9:00 pm
The Hoffmans discuss Todd and Jack's drama-filled departure from Guyana.
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5 votes

Special 55 Ready to Roll

December 20, 2013 9:00 pm
Filming in the jungles of South America and in the frozen North.
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Special 56 Pay Dirt: Garnets or Gold

November 22, 2013 9:00 pm
Todd makes a shocking departure. Parker is forced to rebuild his wash plant after losing gold. The Dakota Boys finally hit the bottom of the Glory Hole.
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Special 57 The Dirt: Naked Miners

December 20, 2013 9:00 pm
Christo Doyle sits down with Rick Ness to air some of Parker’s dirty laundry. Legendary miner Tony Beets gives a tour of his mega-trommel and the crew has a special surprise in store for Parker.
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Special 58 Pay Dirt: Mutiny

December 6, 2013 9:00 pm
Todd gets a shock when he returns to Guyana; Parker seeks advice from his grandfather when faced with mutiny; the Dakota Boys believe they will get a large payout.
83%
3 votes

Special 59 The Dirt: Klondike Klash

December 27, 2013 9:00 pm
Christo Doyle and the Yukon crew show how modern miners stack up against the original Klondike Gold Rush miners of 1898. Also included is a look at the history behind the Rush and the skills necessary for survival.
75%
2 votes

Special 60 The Dirt: Claim Secrets

January 3, 2014 9:00 pm
Tonight’s episode of "Gold Rush – The Dirt" gave the production team a chance to be the stars and find out some secrets of the miners extracted by the executive producer Christo Doyle.
80%
1 votes

Special 61 The Dirt: Klondike Edition

January 20, 2014 9:00 pm
The miners sit down with Christo Doyle for a special episode of the Dirt featuring interviews with actors from the Klondike mini-series including Richard Madden and Abbie Cornish. Also included is an exciting exclusive sneak peek of Gold Rush.
80%
1 votes

Special 62 The Dirt: Freddy's Gold

February 14, 2014 9:00 pm
Christo Doyle sits down with the mining crews to discuss end of season drama and gold total predictions.
87%
3 votes

Special 63 The Dirt: True Bromance

February 21, 2014 9:00 pm
Executive producer Christo Doyle sits down with wash plant designer, Freddy Dodge, and mining legend, Tony Beets. Also, Parker comes clean about recent mistakes and the Dakota boys discuss the ancient waterfall.
77%
3 votes

Special 64 The Dirt: Judgement Day

February 28, 2014 9:00 pm
Christo Doyle sits with the miners from all three claims to talk about their epic failures and successes this season. The Hoffman crew discusses their jungle mistakes, Parker and Todd face off about their rivalry, and Dustin introduces his girlfriend.
87%
3 votes

Special 65 The Dirt: Parker's Take

August 19, 2014 9:00 pm
Parker Schnabel takes a look back at the end of his epic 1,000 ounce season of Gold Rush and gives the inside scoop on what happened while shooting the shows.
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Special 66 Pay Dirt: Heroes and Zeros

August 19, 2014 9:00 pm
Gold Rush Season 5 is on its way on Discovery Channel. Tonight, Parker Schnabel takes fans on a journey thru last season via his point of view on a two-hour special, followed by a look at fans’ favorite moments from Season 4.
77%
3 votes

Special 67 Pay Dirt: The Resurrection

January 24, 2014 9:00 pm
Todd's claim-owner issues an ultimatum; Dustin sets up shop at Cahoon Creek; Parker pushes Big Red to its limit.

Alternate cut: bonus footage, added facts, and tweets throughout.
67%
3 votes

Special 68 Pay Dirt: Medevac

February 14, 2014 9:00 pm
An emergency in the jungle forces Todd to airlift one of his men to safety. Tony Beets becomes furious when he finds that Parker has moved his whole operation over the creek. The Dakota boys may be forced to abandon their hole.

Alternate Cut: Twitter feed
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Special 69 Pay Dirt: Hope Creek

August 11, 2014 9:00 pm
Dave returns to the Hoffman Crew and butts heads with Todd over their mining plan. The Dakota boys stake their future on a new cut and Parker gets a second chance at mining with one of the largest wash plants in the Klondike.
80%
2 votes

Special 70 Off-Season Special

October 25, 2012 9:00 pm
90%
1 votes

Special 71 Pay Dirt: Secret Weapons

November 16, 2012 9:00 pm
The third episode of Gold Rush season 3, with a little added footage, and overlay-ed social media pop-ups.
70%
1 votes

Special 72 Season 5 Extended Sneak Peek

October 10, 2014 9:00 pm
A new crew, new machines, bold predictions and shocking turns: get an exclusive sneak peek at season five of Gold Rush, coming this fall to Discovery!
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Special 73 Pay Dirt: Jungle Boogie

January 3, 2014 9:00 pm
Dustin gets stranded in Alaska during an electrical storm; Todd tries his hand at diamond mining.

ALTERNATE CUT: Bonus footage and popup bonus facts and tweets throughout.
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Special 74 Pay Dirt: Grandpa's Last Wish

March 14, 2014 9:00 pm
Parker is shocked when he learns that his grandfather John has very little time left. His grandpa tells him a secret that changes his world before passing away. Meanwhile Todd gets a surprise while looking for new claims for his next season. Dustin is amazed when he gets the results of the samples from the lab. ALTERNATE CUT = approx 2 minutes of new bonus footage as well as added tweets and facts.
85%
2 votes

Special 75 The Dirt: Broken Man

October 17, 2014 9:00 pm
Christo Doyle discusses the upcoming mining season with Todd Hoffman, Parker Schnabel and Tony Beets. Todd addresses his epic failure in the jungle, Parker discloses his strategy to super-size his operation and Tony talks about his million dollar project.
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0 votes

Special 76 Pay Dirt: Go Big Or Go Home

March 7, 2014 9:00 pm
The 17th episode of Gold Rush season 4, with a little added footage, and overlay-ed social media pop-ups.
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0 votes

Special 77 Pay Dirt: The Ultimatum

November 30, 2012 9:00 pm
The fifth episode of Gold Rush season 3, with a little added footage, and overlay-ed social media pop-ups.
90%
1 votes

Special 78 Pay Dirt: Game Changer

December 7, 2012 9:00 pm
The sixth episode of Gold Rush season 3, with a little added footage, and overlay-ed social media pop-ups.
70%
1 votes

Special 79 Pay Dirt: Up Smith Creek

January 4, 2013 9:00 pm
The eighth episode of Gold Rush season 3, with a little added footage, and overlay-ed social media pop-ups.
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Special 80 Pay Dirt: Leprechaun Gold

January 11, 2013 9:00 pm
The tenth episode of Gold Rush season 3, with a little added footage, and overlay-ed social media pop-ups.
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Special 81 Pay Dirt: Pink Slip

January 25, 2013 9:00 pm
The twelfth episode of Gold Rush season 3, with a little added footage, and overlay-ed social media pop-ups.
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0 votes

Special 82 Pay Dirt: The Night Shift

February 8, 2013 9:00 pm
The fourteenth episode of Gold Rush season 3, with a little added footage, and overlay-ed social media pop-ups.
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0 votes

Special 83 Pay Dirt: Redemption Road

February 22, 2013 9:00 pm
The sixteenth episode of Gold Rush season 3, with a little added footage, and overlay-ed social media pop-ups.
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0 votes

Special 84 Pay Dirt: Paid in Full

December 13, 2013 9:00 pm
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Special 85 Pay Dirt: Fantasy Land

January 31, 2014 9:00 pm
With added facts, tweets, and bonus scenes - Dustin breaks ground at Cahoon Creek. Parker's grandfather visits Scribner and has grand visions for its success. Mekdeci takes things into his own hands at the Hoffman claims.Source: Discovery Channel
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Special 86 Season 5 Sneak Peek

October 10, 2014 9:00 pm
A new crew, new machines, bold predictions and shocking turns: get an exclusive sneak peek at season five of Gold Rush, coming this fall to Discovery!
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0 votes

Special 87 The Dirt: Parkers Plan

October 24, 2014 9:00 pm
Todd and Jack discuss the decision to mine this season; Parker talks about his stressful meeting; Tony reveals his plan to move the dredge.
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