In the face of an economic meltdown, six men will risk everything to strike it rich mining for gold in the wilds of Alaska. Todd Hoffman, along with his father, is leading a group of greenhorn miners in search of the American dream and a new frontier. Gold fever is back, and the rush is on.
To save his season, Rick drafts a Gold Rush vet and former member of team Hoffman. Chasing a record-breaking goal, Parker orders an unachievable goal. Tony and Monica fire up their wash plant as they battle to beat Parker to the gold.