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Gold Rush: Alaska 

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A reality TV show that follows crews mining the gold placer deposits of the Yukon Territory.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Paul Christie Paul Christie ...  Narrator 205 episodes, 2010-2020
Parker Schnabel ...  Himself 195 episodes, 2011-2020
Todd Hoffman ...  Himself 160 episodes, 2010-2019
Chris Doumitt ...  Himself 149 episodes, 2011-2020
Tony Beets ...  Himself 153 episodes, 2011-2020
Rick Ness ...  Himself 140 episodes, 2012-2020
Jack Hoffman ...  Himself 134 episodes, 2010-2018
Mitch Blaschke ...  Himself 122 episodes, 2012-2020
Dave Turin ...  Himself 119 episodes, 2011-2018
Jim Thurber ...  Himself 113 episodes, 2011-2018
Fred Dodge Fred Dodge ...  Himself / ... 98 episodes, 2011-2020
Kevin Beets ...  Himself 94 episodes, 2014-2020
Monica Beets ...  Herself 89 episodes, 2014-2020
Andy Spinks Andy Spinks ...  Himself 85 episodes, 2012-2019
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A reality TV show that follows crews mining the gold placer deposits of the Yukon Territory.

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Reality-TV

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TV-14
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Official Sites:

Discovery [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 December 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gold Rush See more »

Filming Locations:

Haines, Alaska, USA

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RAW See more »
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Color
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2,623 hours of footage was shot for Season 3 - about 184 hours for each hour of television. See more »

Goofs

There are several suggestions as to "who hit the mother lode" but no such mother lode has ever been found in Alaska or the Yukon. They have only been found in California. See more »

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Spin-off Gold Rush: Parker's Trail (2017) See more »

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Hoping most of the show is for real
25 January 2015 | by gil-roittoSee all my reviews

Feeling slightly stupid to be a sucker for this show. Not much new in the 5th season, but still like the elements of people struggling, being assholes, taking senseless stupid chances and so on. How much is real and how much is played or scripted, I don't know, but seems real enough for me to not turn the program off.

From the first season the Hoffman crew has been running on too small budgets and knowledge, I don't know if effort, luck or help from the TV- production has made them still succeed sometimes. Parker is developing a A-class asshole attitude, if some of this is real it is interesting to ponder why - ambition, expectations, camera fever, narcissism or something else?

What makes me believe in the show is that too much operation, equipment and costs are involved for it all to be fake. One annoying fake element of this show is the drama build-ups and the speaker voice - "If they can't manage to ... this will be the end of the season!". Showing more of what actually happens including the boring stuff, and scrap the forced drama would have made the show better.


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