Crew leaders Todd Hoffman, Fred "Dakota"Hurt and Parker Schnabel take their operations to extremes to find new gold-rich ground during the off-season, pursuing an international venture in South America.
Hoffman sets his sights on Peru, Chile and Guyana where his crew ventures high into the Andes Mountains and deep into the jungles of the Amazon basin. The Dakota boys, on the other hand, embark on a search for virgin ground which takes them from Alaska to Cahoon Creek, a rugged gold claim so remote it can only be accessed by plane or foot. Meanwhile, Parker Schnabel makes the biggest decision of his young life – to forgo college and leave the comfort of his parents home to strike out on his own with the big boys up in Klondike.
The crews are doubling down in pursuit of a golden pay day, all planning to mine their way out of financially hard times… but who has the Midas touch?