What will the Hoffman crew do for a pay-streak?
In our exclusive clip from this week’s Gold Rush, Andy and his crew get to work digging down one bucket at a time in a desperate search for the so-called run of gold-rich soil. Andy plans to spend 10 days working and digging down five feet a day.
Andy says: “Todd, Trey and I just had a meeting and looks like we got to go down a hundred feet total on depth. It’s not the news that I was hoping for. I’ve never dug a hole this deep before.
“You know, right now all I can hope for is the pay-streak. The guys are getting tired of moving dirt every day and not seeing any gold.”
Then, horror of horrors, 20 feet of water appears in their ditches, leaving Andy’s deep holes and trenches a luminous deep-sea green.
Andy adds: “Overnight we’ve got 20ft of water in our ditches. That’s a lot of water, we don’t know how fast it’s coming in. We’ve gone down 50 feet and that’s what we hit. We’ve got another 50 to go.”
Todd says: “If we don’t get gold in this hole, I honestly don’t know what we’re going to do. This will probably be our last cut — ever.”
This episode also sees Tony Beets “haul a monster” down the Yukon River. And fan favorite Parker Schnabel’s $600,000 wash-plant “Sluicifer” — which met its match in the frozen soil last week — starts to break apart from non-stop usage.
Gold Rush airs Fridays at 9/8c on Discovery.