The new season of “Gold Rush: Winter’s Fortune” has begun and we have all the details on how you can binge every episode so far, including the newest episode “Trapped”. It’s set to air on Sept. 3 as the sixth episode of the season.
The show is a spinoff from the original Discovery Channel hit. It debuted in July as the guys continue to mine the rough, frozen grounds in search of treasure.
With gold prices spiking and the conditions rough, it’s sure to be an exciting season of ups and downs. The spinoff follows Rick Ness, Tony Beets, Dave Turin, Dustin Hurt and Fred Lewis as they search for plots of land to buy and mine.
While mining is no easy 9 to 5 job, the dangers are more than a little troublesome. Mining mistakes are costly. To equipment, but more importantly to the miners who risk their lives for gold.
“Gold Rush” Star Discusses Mining Mistakes
Recently, “Gold Rush” star Rick Ness discussed just how life-threatening the career is.
“I mean it’s been, up, down, left, right, sideways, and the only reason I’m still here is because, you know, I’ve made a lot of mistakes, and I’ve learned from them. And that’s the only way you can keep going, is you make mistakes — they can kill you. But if you learn from them, you know, it doesn’t necessarily have to be a bad thing. If you learn from it, you can move forward. You know you can,” Ness said to Looper.
In other words, making a mistake is costly – or could be. While none of the “Gold Rush” members have sustained major injuries over the course of the show, the job definitely comes with a caution to it.
All for the price of gold, the miners risk their lives daily and sometimes don’t see a worth-it return on investment. Rick Ness discussed his ups and downs over the course of filming. He says that no matter how prepared each crew is for the season, other factors influence how successful the haul is. Plenty of obstacles stand in the way of a successful season, and each crew knows why.
“I’ve got a great plan going for this year, but the fact of the matter is that it is not going to work out the way you plan it in any way, shape or form, and if you’re not ready to pivot and go the way that it’s, you know, you need to go when it has to happen, then you’re done for,” Ness said.