Honoring the life and legacy of Grandpa John Schnabel.
This special explores the life of 94 year old mining legend John Schnabel. From the Kansas dustbowl, to his career on an Alaskan gold mine, Grandpa John continues to inspire his grandson Parker to follow in his footsteps.
Christo Doyle sits down with the Hoffman crew to discuss their grueling push for 1,000 oz of gold at the halfway point in the mining season. Parker talks through his accident, his crew's birthday surprise, & the story behind his new pimped out pump.
Todd’s attempt to deal with a mountain of tailings pits him against his son Hunter. Tony’s dredge takes a hit as he puts a rookie winchman in the hot seat. Parker seeks advice from his Grandpa as he struggles to save his season.
94 year old mining legend John Schnabel convinces his grandsons Parker and Payson to return to Big Nugget to work together deep into the winter to prove, once and for all, that there is big gold buried deep under Smith Creek.