‘Gold Rush’: What We Can Expect From the Main Cast Members Next Season

by Joe Rutland

While fans of “Gold Rush” gear up for its 12th season on Discovery, it’s a good time to ponder what we might get from its main cast.

Outsiders who love the show are interested in the things Parker Schnabel, Rick Ness, and the other miners and teams will be doing. A good dose of curiosity is a good thing when it comes to “Gold Rush” and the cast. Why? Because there always will be something going on, whether it’s a personal issue or professional differences of opinion.

‘Gold Rush’ Puts Schnabel, Ness In Spotlight Among Miners

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Schnabel is going to face a challenge that will put his mining success to the test. His problem is one that miners on “Gold Rush” deal with sometimes. Schnabel is getting close to running out of room in his mine. There’s a deeper level of gold beyond where he’s working. To do that will cost him a lot of money, though. We watch see what he does.

For his part, Ness got an early start toward 2,000 ounces of gold. That is Ness’ goal for this 12th season of “Gold Rush” on Discovery. He finds himself, though, short-staffed if you will as two team members are not there at the start. They are not going to be a part of the team this season. What does Ness decide to do? Put a new excavator and dozer to work. Both of these machines cost Ness some big bucks out of his pocket.

Beets, Lewis Also Take on Different Challenges in the Yukon Region

Tony Beets has a big goal on “Gold Rush” this season. He’s aiming for 9,000 ounces of gold. It is an amount equal to $16 million in current gold prices. Beets also re-opened the Indian Wells and Paradise Hill mines. He’s attacking both around the clock. His biggest issue revolves around not having a water license for the use of water from the Indian river near Ness’ mines. Gold miners use that water to help sift through to find gold in what has been dug up.

Meanwhile, Fred Lewis is headed back to the Yukon. Last season saw him trying to mine for gold in Oregon. That didn’t work out well for the “Gold Rush” miner. He’s going to be part of the Yukon area miners. But Lewis is going to need some help for him and his fellow veterans that leads him to reach out to another well-known cast member, Schnabel.

“The Dirt,” which is the wrap-up show after “Gold Mine” airs, gest a new look, too. Christo Doyle, the show’s host, will leave the studio and head to the Yukon.