‘Gold Rush’ Star Tony Beets Takes Aim for a Record-Breaking Target

by Thad Mitchell

On the hit Discovery Channel series “Gold Rush” there is nothing more exciting than witnessing a prospector discover the precious metal.

Tony Beets, one of the many stars on “Gold Rush,” has experienced that feeling more than a couple of times. Mining gold is not for the weak or faint of heart and Beets has neither of those characteristics. In the search for riches by striking gold, fortune favors the bold and that is a trait Beets has in droves. He’s one of the most liked participants on the show for his colorful personality and aim for the sky mentality. Beets is a legend in the gold-digging game and has made a nice career for himself by unearthing the shiny, yellow metal.

The name of the game for Tony Beets and his “Gold Rush” crew is striking it rich by striking gold. While it may sound simple in theory, mining gold in remote areas around the world is anything but easy. It takes a great deal of perseverance to mine gold and Beets and his crew certainly have that. Beets is so dedicated to the profession that he uprooted from the Netherlands and moved to Canada to search out gold full time. Now, he is a force to be reckoned with in the Klondike region. In a recent episode of “Gold Rush,” the veteran miner makes a bold claim — he’s aiming for a $16 million season.

“At an age at which most people would retire, Tony stands poised to make a big move,” The “Gold Rush” narrator says.

‘Gold Rush’ Star Tony Beets Shares His Golden Goal For the Season

With his workers and family surrounding him, Beets shares his vision for the current gold mining season.

“Right now I think at these gold prices of today that now is the time to get excited,” he proclaims. “Before I turn 65, I am planning on making this my biggest season ever. Make some real money.”

He then lays down his plan of attack and how he will go about making this season the best one yet.

“So, let’s just say we spent $5 million worth on equipment but we are going to come back with three times more iron than we left with,” he says. “So, I wouldn’t see a big problem running 9,000 ounces. I think it is well within our reach. We are going to have to hit the ground running. We are definitely going to go flat out for a while. So let’s just go out and go do it.”

While 9,000 ounces of gold is a big goal, Beets and his “Gold Rush” crew certainly think it is doable. If they meet that goal and earn a $16 million payday, it will be well worth the extra effort.