The Gold Rush Alaska TV show is a 60 minute reality series that premiered on December 3, 2010 on the Discovery Channel. The economy is terrible in the early 2010s. Seven men from Sandy, Oregon are desperate to find a way to support their families and save their homes! In a desperate move they decide to prospect for Gold in the remote area of Porcupine Creek, Alaska even though most prospectors fail in the attempt and only one of them has any experience in the task! Can they overcome a multitude of difficulties and strike it rich in Alaska? Only time will tell!
Gold Rush Alaska Cast
Paul Christie - Narrator
Jack Hoffman - Previously prospected in Alaska 25 years ago. Todd's dad. Hopes to hit it big this time!
Todd Hoffman - Secured a mining claim, assembled the equipment and crew. Jack's son.
James Harness - The crew's mechanic with a horrible spinal injury that he can't afford to have treated.
Greg Remsburg - Out-of-work and broke construction supervisor with a family to support.
Jim Thurber - The crew's safety officer and expert sheet metal worker who lost his business and is about to lose his home.
Jimmy Dorsey - Realtor suffering from the housing slump. He was irritated with the slow progress and left early.
Chris Doumitt - Originally was only to spend ten days building a cabin for Greg Remsburg and his family but stayed on when gold fever struck him. Worked for the Hoffmans for the first three seasons and then for Parker Schnabel.
Parker Schnabel - Parker's grandpa gave him the Big Nugget Mine in season 2 when he retired.
Rick Ness - Parker's right-hand man until season 9 when he got his own mine.
Roger Schnabel - Father of Parker and co-owner of the Big Nugget Mine who occasionally appeared on the show.
Fred Dodge - An expert miner who occasionally showed up to help the Hoffmans with their mining efforts.
Tony Beets - Owner of the Tamarack Mine and the Scibner Creek mine that he leased to Parker Schnabel. In season 5 he starts mining with rebuilt dredges left behind by the earliest miners.
Gold Rush Trivia
The title of the series was changed to simply "Gold Rush" in the second season.
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