‘Gold Rush’ Star Rick Ness Takes ‘Biggest Gamble’ on Monster Red

by Joe Rutland

Rick Ness needs some help ASAP on Gold Rush by putting a lot of gold through a machine. Well, this is not just a machine.

It’s Monster Red! Ness, who is a part of the gold captains on Gold Rush, recognized the machinery from previously being used by the Hoffman family.

This clip is from the show’s Season 10.

Take a look at Ness on the road from Gold Rush.

Yes, Mr. Ness put down quite a lot of money for Big Red.

It’s on him now to go back up and produce in the mines.

What happens? Well, you’ll have to tune in to Gold Rush on the Discovery Channel.

Besides Ness, Parker Schnabel, Tony Deets, and Fred Lewis are also seeking to take home a lot of gold. That, in turn, becomes cold, hard cash.

Season 12 kicked off in September 2021. Catch a new episode on Friday at 8 p.m. Eastern, 7 p.m. Central.

For episodes, visit the show’s website right here.

‘Gold Rush’ Star Talks About Process Point Where Miners Lose Focus

Miners have to be careful out there because so much danger really is around them.

If they lose focus, then trouble brews. Where, though, would they lack focus on the project at hand?

Rick Ness talks about it in an interview from 2018.

He said that striking gold makes it all worth it. Ness does remind his team why they are there in the first place.

Ness said he and his team “got a bit of a late start, and we had a lot of ground to move and a lot of stripping to do this spring.”

Now the captain said that it’s “kind of easy for everybody to lose focus and forget what they’re there for and what they’re doing. I was seeing that in everybody.”

He showed some of his friends the thrill of striking gold in the first place.

Ness said things can get monotonous “but as soon as we started sluicing, and as soon as that first gold showed up in the sluice box, I brought my friends in there who had never seen it before.”

Gold Mining Ness Said Skill, Planning All Have An Effect On What Is Collected

Alright, so what is more important when it comes to mining for gold?

Ness talked about it and the spin-off, Gold Rush: Winter’s Fortune, with Hollywood Soapbox

Is luck having a role in getting gold? Maybe. But Ness says knowledge and skill surpass it.

“And I think that’s a big part of Gold Rush: Winter’s Fortune,” Ness said. “You’re going to see the kind of planning that goes into it and what it takes to actually have a successful season.”