‘Gold Rush’ Star Rick Ness’ Family Was Shocked When He First Started Mining

by Joe Rutland

When Rick Ness first started his mining career, the “Gold Rush” star said his family was shocked when they learned about his trade.

Ness talked about it in a 2019 interview with Entrepreneur.

“Oh yeah,” he said “My first year up there, I don’t think my dad believed in it at all. He just didn’t get it. And I understand that. When I meet people and they ask what I do and I say I’m a gold miner, they’re usually like, ‘People still do that?'”

And Ness can say, “Yes, they do.”

‘Gold Rush’ Star Has Been On Discovery Channel Show Since Season 2

Ness has been on “Gold Rush” since the show’s second season on the Discovery Channel. He and Tony Beets have been a part of the cast for the same amount of time. Recurring cast member Roger Schnabel has been around since then, too.

So, who has been a part of the show since its first season? Parker Schnabel, Fred Dodge, and Chris Doumitt.

There have been a number of spin-off shows from the original “Gold Rush” series.

The latest one is called “Gold Rush: Winter’s Fortune” and features Beets, Ness, Fred Lewis, and Dustin Hurt. The series sees them work together for the spring mining season. Episodes so their activity in the Yukon region of Canada as well as in Alaska.

When will Season 12 kick-off? Outsiders, mark your calendars for Friday, Sept. 24. That’s when all of your favorite miners get back in action. Tune in at 8 p.m. Eastern, 7 p.m. Central, for a brand new episode. It’s always a test to see who will win and who will survive the tests and tribulations.

New Season Will Find Ness, Schnabel Standing In The Spotlight

If you want a little of what’s to come in the new season, then read on.

In an article from The Hollywood Reporter, we all learn that Schnabel is almost out of room at his mine. The “Gold Rush” miner knows there is something deeper than where he is digging. But he would have to fork over some serious dough to get there.

Ness managed to start his adventure early, already aiming for his 2,000 ounces of gold. Ness has established that as his goal on “Gold Rush” this season. But he’s going to face a major test as two members of his ming crew are not there. In fact, they aren’t even going to be there. What to do…what to do. Well, Ness just decides to get bigger, new machinery to help him out.

Now we all watch in anticipation as “Gold Rush” hits the airwaves for another season.