Returning for Season 5 is Parker, who proved himself in his rookie season mining the Klondike when he brought in over 1,000 ounces of gold worth .4 million. This time around, he's set a lofty goal to double his take.
Todd is also back after hitting rock bottom in the jungles of Guyana, South America, where he lost his land, most of his money, and ultimately his crew.
Finally, Tony aka "The Viking", and his team return after buying a million, 75-year-old floating gold dredge he hopes will be his ticket to wealth.
Todd gets his washplant stuck in a river, Tony nearly crushes his son beneath a conveyor, and Parker is forced to mine a swamp.
Parker fights with his crew; Todd, Jack and Thurber tackle their first clean up.
Todd is forced to sell his gold to get the mining equipment he needs, Parker hauls his washplant across the claim and Tony takes to the skies to get from his claim to the gold dredge.
Dave agrees to work with the Hoffman crew under a new agreement. Tony has a near miss while removing the heaviest part of the dredge and Parker fights with Rick when he opens up untested ground.
Dave and Todd disagree about how to mine frozen ground; Tony's daughter lands in a bad situation.
Todd needs a down payment for a big purchase; Parker buys new equipment.
Parker goes for his best clean-up so far; Tony attempts to rip the trommel out of his gold dredge.
The Hoffmans overcome a lack of water to get a monster clean up.
Tony finally gets his dredge on the way to its new home in Eureka Creek.
Parker gets the biggest gold clean up in Gold Rush history.
The life of John Schnabel from the Kansas dustbowl, to a career on an Alaskan gold mine.
Parker's car is totaled in a head-on collision; rock trucks go head-to-head on a dangerous road.
Parker and his grandpa go hunting for a new Klondike Claim. Tony's operation grinds to a halt when his dredge crew runs out of bolts. Todd's crew discards paydirt which causes a major financial loss.
Todd and Dave butt heads over how to mine, but end up with the biggest reward they've seen all season. Tony and Parker go to war over bedrock gold and Minnie Beets steals Tony's dredge crew to work their family mine.
Logan has an accident with the rock truck; the Hoffman crew aims for a huge weigh-in.
Todd and Dave get a pair of dozers stuck in deep mud while trying to open a new cut. Parker breaks an excavator as his crew struggles with frozen ground and Tony's mad rush to get his dredge finished ends up costing him big time.
Parker mines an island of pay dirt, the Hoffman crew puts two rock trucks out of commission and Tony discovers a major electrical problem.
Parker diverts a creek in order to mine a pile of gold in the riverbed; Tony's crew is upset over fitting the tailings conveyor; Jack is accused of sabotage.
Parker Schnabel and his crew must move mountains of overburden to get down to the paydirt at Scribner Creek.
The Hoffman crew tries to reach their season goal; Tony tries to run the gold dredge.
Gold guru Freddy Dodge and his brother, mining legend Derek Dodge, hunt for gold in the Yukon wilderness. Despite early setbacks, Freddy is convinced that there could be a hot spot with a monster pile of gold nuggets.
Parker faces mutiny, the Hoffmans get the largest dozer in the Klondike and Tony takes one last shot at getting his dredge mining for gold. Then, in a Gold Rush first, Parker, Tony and Todd appear together to discuss the epic season finale.
The miners discuss highs and lows, as well as conflicts and drama behind the scenes.