‘Gold Rush’: Take a Tour of ‘Big Red,’ One of the Crew’s Most Important Vehicles in Mining

by Joe Rutland

If you have ever watched “Gold Rush,” then you know how much big-size equipment is used. With that in mind, here’s “Big Red.”

This machinery plays a huge role (no pun intended) for all the miners out in the field.

What it does is help sift through rocks and rubble. At the bottom of the process, all that is left to collect is pure gold.

We think this short video from “Gold Rush” will help you understand more about what “Big Red” does all the time.

As the caption says above, it is time to wake up “Big Red” for another gold-mining season.

The crews get back on The Discovery Channel on Friday, Sept. 24, at 8 p.m. Eastern, 7 p.m. Central.

Parker Schnabel, Tony Beets, and Rick Ness will be back out and looking for more gold. Fans can watch their clashes as well as what they are able to collect.

“Gold Rush” has been on for 11 seasons. It has shown gold miners battling between themselves and also scoring big victories.

It has spawned numerous spin-offs over the years. This off-season, the new spin-off “Gold Rush: Winter’s Fortune” featured Beets, Ness, Fred Lewis, and Dustin Hurt. They all started off working together due to the high gold prices caused by COVID-19.

‘Gold Rush’ Star Tony Beets Has Some Thoughts On How To Live Successful Life

Success hasn’t always kissed kindly on the cheeks of Tony Beets.

But the “Gold Rush” star absolutely has learned about it during his time in Canada.

Beets, 61, has taken risks but they have paid off. Sure, there have been bumps along the road yet those have become learning events in his life.

Therefore, success has ultimately been kind to Tony.

Beets was asked in a recent interview about the attributes that make him both a successful miner as well a businessman.

The “Gold Rush” miner said the first thing is that you have to not only work but work hard. Mining isn’t like cleaning your fingernails after all. Beets also said the gold-mining business is really tough when things are hard in the field. Beets also said you have to work at it all in order to reap success’ benefits.

Also, you have to be confident when you say something.

Beets has reportedly paid $1 million for the dredge in the Yukon.

His family admits that Tony has set high expectations in the gold business.

“Exceptionally high expectations,” said his son, Kevin Beets.

His wife, Minnie Beets, said, “Tony expects a lot from himself, so he expects it from everybody else.”

Keep your eyes on Beets as he tries to have a winning season in the Yukon.