Discovery’s intrepid gold miners are back for a new season of Gold Rush, and in the wake of Todd Hoffman’s shock departure last season, there’s new beginnings and a shake up to the crews with a new mine boss and team. Longtime crew member and foreman for Parkner Schnabel, Rick Ness is finally going out on his own, but does this underdog have what it takes to go head-to-head with Parker and Tony Beets? He’s putting everything on the line in the hope of striking it rich and has recruited some buddies from Milwaukee – but they’re all mining rookies. Rick sets himself a challenge to deliver more gold than Parker and Todd did in their first season in the Yukon.
Meanwhile competition between Parker and Tony heats up as they race to get 5000 ounces. The good news for Parker this season is he’s mining on his own claim and is free from Tony at last, but will need to rush to open and thaw the new ground. As he deals with the blow of losing Rick, Brennan and Mitch must step up and take on more responsibility. Having invested in two $1 million dozers and a fleet of trucks, the pressure is on for Parker to find a motherlode of gold.
Maverick Tony Beets is focused on getting his second dredge rebuilt and operational. As he won’t be getting royalties from Parker this season, he pushes Kevin and Monica to breaking point to deliver gold. He also gets a new addition to his crew, Todd Hoffman’s ex-mechanic, Juan Ibarra. As gold fever sets in, will the crews big risks lead to an even bigger payout?
*Gold Rush Season 9 is taking a small one week break on Thursday 29 November for Shark Week. Programming continues as scheduled from Thursday 6 December.