Parker travels deep into Australia's "Super Pit" gold mine, stakes a new claim and makes a big decision that could change his mining career.
Tyler leads Parker to a promising hard rock mine where they detonate high explosives to gauge if the rewards of underground mining justify the risks.
Parker makes a gamble on dry-mining equipment to test the gold-rich ground of Western Australia. A case of gold fever proves costly, and Parker nearly loses a team member.
Hunting for a huge payday in Tyler's hometown of Sandstone, the team encounters a dangerous new method for extracting gold and Parker must decide if the risk is worth the reward.
In an area known to locals as "Hell's Crack," Parker and his team navigate a treacherous river, battle extreme heat and fight machine breakdowns to prospect ground so rich it could hold 100 million dollars worth of gold.
Parker tests virgin ground on the Fitzgerald claim and makes a big discovery, but he must gain the trust of the family if he wants to strike a deal.
In the legendary Palmer goldfields, Parker and his team encounter a lucrative family-run mining operation and discover dirt far richer than anything they've seen in the Yukon. But convincing the family to lease him virgin ground will come at a price.
Tempted by the largest nuggets he's ever seen, Parker ventures deep into an underground mine. Tyler tracks down a trommel for the team and a local miner lets the team test a claim that yields more gold per yard than Parker's ever seen in the Yukon.
Nearing the end of his season, Parker closes in on a record gold total. Rick bets on a new piece of ground to finish his season with some more gold. Tony turns to Hunter Creek for one final score.
Rick hits a gold layer that may save his season. Parker's crew take big risks in Death Valley. Tony turns a corner.
Rick confronts his landowners. Parker searches for new ground. Tony makes a big purchase.
Parker struggles to keep up his record-breaking pace, while a huge mistake threatens Rick's operation. Monica hopes the ground has thawed so she can hit gold.
As the problems keep mounting up for Rick, tempers fray at Duncan Creek. Parker pushes his crew too hard as he attempts to keep two washplants fed.
Parker makes a big move to double his output and bring in more gold. The Beets' face catastrophe when their only remaining operation grinds to a halt. Just as Rick gets Monster Red dialed in, huge rocks threaten to shut him down for good.
The mining season is nearly over, and Rick Ness and his crew are making up for lost time. Plus, Tony goes off the beaten track in his search for gold.
After pulling the plug on his operation, Rick is thrown a lifeline that will determine the rest of his mining season. Parker and Tony battle frozen paydirt.
Rick brings in a secret weapon in his hunt for big nuggets. Tony's confronted with a catastrophic issue at his settling pond. Parker makes a risky decision when he hires a friend with no mining experience to help the crew get ahead.
Parker gambles big and splits his crew in search of a massive score. Rick calls in a mining legend to save his season. The Beets move heaven and earth to get all three kids bringing in gold. The Dirt returns and the miners answer all the burning questions.
Rick tries to outsmart a vital piece of equipment that has a mind of its own. Parker splurges on a brand new toy to get more gold. The Beets bring in a hired gun to turn around the season.
Rick's season hangs in the balance when an engineering disaster shuts him down. Parker sinks a ton of money into a new claim. Tony gets a third operation running.
Tensions rise when Parker introduces a new crewmember and a radical plan. The Beets run a crucial test that could make or break the season. Dustin's crew is left shorthanded after an unlikely injury and Fred decodes a gold mystery.
Rick races to get Monster Red running after losing his only way to mine gold. A dangerous storm shuts down Parker's operation. The Beets family push to get Monica's potentially gold-rich cut up and running.
The Beets discover what could be the motherlode. Rick faces an impossible decision: mine gold or put together his new washplant. Parker tests his new co-foreman with the claims most important machine.
As Rick continues to search for big nuggets, he buys a monster washplant. A flood puts Tony's new claim in jeopardy as well as his season. Parker needs to move Big Red in record time.
Parker takes on a huge engineering challenge. Rick makes a major upgrade to his mining operation. Mike and Monica team up to open up more ground.
Parker second guesses the ground he's mining and questions his new foremen. Tony Beets makes a big decision to move the family's entire operation. Rick's mechanic arrives at a critical moment.
Rick and his dad fly high into Keno mountains on a treasure hunt for massive nuggets. Tony and Monica investigate a gold hot spot the old dredges may have missed. Parker makes a big decision about his crew that could determine the fate of his season.
Parker bets millions on his crew sluicing in record time and is forced to make a decision when things don't go as planned. Rick rushes to fire up his washplant and find big nuggets. A showdown on the Indian River sends a Klondike legend scrambling.
A crisis in the Klondike forces Tony, Parker and Rick to make massive gambles to strike it rich and must now hunt for gold on new grounds. The setback hits at the worst time as the price of gold spikes, which sparks a new gold rush to the area.
Follow the lives of ambitious miners as they head north in pursuit of gold. With new miners, new claims, new machines and new ways to pull gold out of the ground, the stakes are higher than ever. But will big risks lead to an even bigger pay out?