‘Gold Rush’ Star Tony Beets Sets Massive Bullseye But Can He Hit It?

by Joe Rutland
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Never let it be said that Gold Rush star Tony Beets is shy about his goals. This time, is it one that is truly attainable for him?

Outsiders, let’s take a look. We will direct your interest toward a lengthy clip from Gold Rush that shows Beets talking with his team.

Well, this goal is a whopper. We’re talking about $16 million for the target this season.

“Right now, I think at this gold prices today…now is the time to get excited,” Beets says. “Before I turn 65, I’m planning on making it my biggest season ever. Make some real (bleeping) money.”

Beets, who moved to Alaska from The Netherlands, is putting his eyes on a whale of a goal. Check out Beets, his family, and his team gathered together.

Well, it’s going to be quite interesting to see how Beets pulls off his bounty this season.

Besides Beets, other captains on the show include Parker Schnabel, Rick Ness, and Fred Lewis. Beets and Ness have been on the show since Season 2, while Schnabel has been on since Season 1.

Catch up with old episodes or new information about Gold Rush by checking out the show’s website from Discovery Channel right here.

‘Gold Rush’ Star Beets Thinks He Will Be Able To Mine Yukon For ‘Next 30 Years’

Some Outsiders might want to know what liquor Tony Beets has been drinking lately.

It seems that the Gold Rush captain believes he will be able to mine for gold in the Yukon for a long, long time.

Back in September, Beets chatted with Entertainment Weekly. EW asked Beets about that land his team’s working on right now. What is it about that land which impresses Beets so much?

He said they “probably have 500 acres if not 1,000 that haven’t been excavated.

“We drill and decide which places are worthwhile digging up,” Beets said. “We approach it by digging for holes across the land and see if a pattern appears. If so, we start to dig and uncover all of the gold.”

Retirement Is Not Even On Gold Miner’s Radar At This Time

Sure, Beets is getting up there in years. Heck, it might even be said that retirement would be a good way to go.

Spending all of those days digging for gold and, well, there has to be a better way.

Hmm, don’t expect Beets or his wife Minnie to retire soon. They talked about this in a 2019 interview with Monsters & Critics.

“Oh, for retirement, I don’t think we’ll ever retire,” Beets said in the interview with Monsters & Critics. “I can’t speak for Minnie, but we work seven months in the year, and then we have five months of holiday already.”