2020 08 09 1 00
Embrace the Chaos
Nika and Chris face an excavator breakdown and water problems; just when Ken and Guillaume’s mining permits are approved, Ken’s wife wants him home for their child’s birth; Bernie’s son Jarret goes AWOL. Karl has a poor cleanup after betting on unproven ground.
2020 08 09 2 00
For Blood or Money
Big Al’s gamble pays off; Bernie argues with his son Justin; Ken and Guillaume sluice before Ken has to leave for his child’s birth; Karl’s team tries to sluice 200 ounces of gold in a week.
2020 08 10 18 00
Nika and Chris face an excavator repair they can’t afford; Guillaume has trouble while Ken is away; Karl asks his family for help; Bernie gets a surprise.
2020 08 10 19 00
Hurts Like Hell
Breakdowns shut down Nika and Chris’ mine; Big Al remembers his wife’s death; Ken and Guillaume try to save their season; Bernie and his team have a big payoff.
2020 08 11 18 00
Nika's little brother Daylen gets in the way; when his main sluicing water pump stops, Big Al is shut down; Ken and Guillaume’s two sluice plant plan turns into a disaster; Karl and his crew go to a charity golf tournament.
2020 08 11 19 00
Old Timers’ Revenge
Big Al revives an old passive “push-in sluice box” in a last-ditch effort to keep sluicing; Karl brings in help to hit his goal; Chris and Nika get help from Chris’ family when they check their gold haul. Bernie finds extensive Gold Rush-era mine shafts under his claim, ending his season.
2020 08 12 18 00
Race to the Finish
Big Al risks his health to break even; Nika’s brother Daylen makes a surprising decision; Ken and Guillaume dig deep; Karl tries to top his goal.
2020 08 12 19 00
Grit, Guts & Glory
A special retrospective episode of the previous four seasons featuring all six crews. Includes some scenes never before broadcast.
2020 08 13 18 00
Strike While the Iron Is Hot
After an early setback, Big Al questions his instincts; Ed and Riley struggle to transport a sluice plant to their remote mine site; bad weather causes a roadblock for P.J. and Andy.
2020 08 13 19 00
Big Al’s health declines; Chris St. Jean deals with a rookie mine hand; P.J. and Andy face floods and breakdowns.