Watch First ‘Gold Rush: White Water’ Preview Ahead of Next Week’s Premiere

by Courtney Blackann

The stars of “Gold Rush” are never too far from danger. They risk it all to gamble on those precious gold flakes. In a teaser for the premier of “Gold Rush: White Water,” the stars are facing some major difficulties as they try to secure a massive load of gold.

Though it’s never a guarantee, the stars are in for a surprise when a shocking earthquake hits.

“This could be the year that changes everything,” one crew member is heard saying.

With treacherous terrain a factor, it’s imperative the crews are safely able to secure their money-making mineral and make ends meet.

“As one era ends, another one begins,” the show’s Twitter page announces.

While many tasks lay ahead, there is one thing that’s clear. In order to make the most out of the season, the crew must persevere. It won’t be easy, but that’s part of the game.

‘Gold Rush’ Star Parker Schnabel Talks About a Legendary Operation

For the majority of miners on Gold Rush and its spin-offs, its about making the most of where you at. Parker Schnabel gets a unique experience though.

The young miner has been all over the world in the hunt for gold, including Guyana. In an interview with Fox News, the Gold Rush star opened up about his trip to South America.

“The big thing is with the heat and the jungle environment…there are all sorts of things that will maim and/or kill you,” he said. “Some people took anti-malarials every day. I didn’t. I didn’t get malaria, either, by the way.”

Clearly, it was a one-of-kind experience with as much danger around as there was treasure.

However, the truly novel part of the experience for Schnabel was the technological reset. While the tools and machines Gold Rush stars get to use is the norm in North America, that wasn’t the case in Guyana.

“At our mining site, we’ve automated all of that,” Schnabel said. “You run big equipment and your object is to do manual labor the least amount possible. But in South America, and Guyana in particular, it is all manual labor. Everything that happens is moved by hand, almost. Though there are some excavators. It’s unreal. It’s like being in the Dawson city gold rush 120 years ago.”

But his least favorite part didn’t have to do with the lack of tech, or even the malaria. No, it came from the creepy crawlies that were found in the country.

Schnabel revealed that one of his biggest fears are spiders, which is completely understandable. Maybe surprising for someone who does what Schnabel does, but understandable all the same.