Todd Hoffman has his back against the wall when his new Oregon mine fails to deliver. Parker Schnabel’s new $600,000 washplant breaks down on its first start-up and Tony Beets takes to the sky to check up on his children.
Parker takes a huge risk as he abandons the Boundary Cut for a shot at big gold. Gene pushes the dredge faster than it was ever designed to run and Todd’s best clean up of the season is overshadowed when his landlord drops a devastating bombshell.
Monica takes over as captain of Tony’s 350 ton dredge. Parker struggles to haul in his monster new washplant and the Hoffman crew is plagued by tailings.
A series of breakdowns pits the Hoffman’s day crew against the night shift. Parker’s washplant continues to produce pay but his crew starts falling apart. Tony and Gene go head to head over how to run the dredge.
Parker and his foreman Rick take a chance on a new cut. Todd searches for a fix so he can stop losing gold out of the sluicebox. Tony’s crew hits a huge snag with the dredge.
Parker diverts a creek to mine a pile of gold in the riverbed and Tony’s crew has a meltdown over fitting the tailings conveyor. Jack is accused of sabotaging the washplant.