New mine boss Rick gathers together his crew of greenhorns & arrives in the Yukon ready to start his season. Parker and Tony face off over royalties and land access in a confrontation that threatens to end one of their seasons before it's even begun.
Rick faces mutiny from his crew of greenhorns. Parker visits his parents for some advice and makes a decision that will affect the rest of his season. Tony's barge hits trouble again on its way back to Dawson to finally begin the rebuild of his second dredge.
Rick is on the search for a new washplant with his crew. With Parker's ground being frozen he must find a way to mine the gold to pay his deposit to Tony. Tony orders his son Kevin to train a new dredgemaster, but a vital piece gets damaged and grinds them to a halt.
Disaster strikes when Rick fires up his wash plant for the first time; Parker tries a risky plan, and he must choose a new foreman to replace Rick; Tony must transport his tug Kid Commando to the dock for a crucial stability test.
Rick drafts a Gold Rush vet and former member of team Hoffman to save his season. Tony and Monica fire up their wash plant as they start to battle Parker to beat him to the gold.
New mine boss Rick is buckling under debt and if he's going to prove himself to his crew he needs to get his first gold weigh; Parker attempts a treacherous river crossing; Tony Beets hits a snag removing a massive piece of his dredge.
Parker hires a new driver that isn't as experienced as he claims. Elsewhere, one of Tony's dredges sinks into a pond, and he clashes with son Kevin over how to rescue it.
Heavy rainfall for several days causes problems for Parker and Rick. Elsewhere, Tony's second dredge upriver proves more difficult than expected.
Parker battles to save his season when his biggest washplant collapses. Rick makes a shocking discovery about his gold mininig claim and turns to his dad for help. Tony races to finish dismantling his dredge but a crucial piece comes crashing down.
Rick Ness and his father, Rick Senior, battle together to open a new cut; Parker struggles with mechanical breakdowns, and a crew member suffers a terrible injury; Tony races to dismantle the final sections of his million-dollar dredge.
The flu brings Parker's operation to its knees, and it's up to foreman Dean to keep the claim running; Rick's mechanic, Carl, behaves strangely and reveals shocking news; Tony hits rock bottom as his entire operation grinds to a halt.
A desperate Rick is forced to ask Tony for help; Tony hauls the final piece of his million-dollar second dredge from Thistle Creek and prepares to rebuild it.
Rick discovers he's been losing gold after Freddy Dodge points out a major flaw in his wash plant; with his excavator down, Parker risks moving his wash plant with a dozer.
Parker leaves Brennan in charge of one section of the mine, with mixed results; Rick damages his water pipe with some careless excavation work.
The Beets family celebrates as Monica gets married; while Tony is happy for his daughter, he is also stressed to be taking time off while behind on his gold target.
Parker and Mitch go for a boat ride that results in Mitch getting injured. With the parts of the second dredge finally in position, Tony has problems reconstructing it.
Parker is determined not to leave any good pay dirt for Tony, so he cranks up the speed on his sluices. The frosty ground is causing problems for Rick's crew.
In an attempt to get dredge two running before the end of season, Tony shuts down dredge one. Brennan takes a risk and keeps Big Red running after signs of damage.
Parker's parents visit and offer help; Rick continues to battle frozen ground to reach his goal; shocking news forces Tony to make a drastic decision about his season.
Winter has arrived, shutting down Rick's sprinkler system and leaving his cut frozen. Elsewhere, moving Big Red to the new pay dirt he discovered proves a difficult job for Parker.
Rick desperately tries to get the last 27 ounces he needs to hit his target. Meanwhile, Tony finds out his dredge is short 30 buckets.
Sit down with Parker Schnabel, Rick Ness, and Tony Beets as they discuss the biggest moments from this past season of Gold Rush. Then, The Dakota Boys reflect on their wild season and look ahead to what's next.