The Untold Truth Of Gold Rush


THE UNTOLD TRUTHS OF GOLD RUSH Viewers tune in season after season to watch
the cast of Gold Rush live out their modern day, forty-niner fantasies. But not everything
they do makes it to the airwaves. A little panning reveals that they take this outdated,
Old West profession and lifestyle of theirs way too seriously. Bring the canary in a cage,
because we’re going into the mines to uncover the untold truths of Gold Rush. KILLIN’ BEARS, WHO CARES The Gold Rush boys don’t take kindly to any
varmint crossing their path, not even bears. According to the Associated Press, a bear
was needlessly killed during the show’s production back in May 2010. The troubles began when
the bear stuck its nose in some untended graham crackers, and there’s no worse crime in the
world than a bear sniffing at a man’s crunchy sweets. Shortly thereafter, miner Mike Halstead
allegedly tracked the bear down and shot it dead. Though it was miles away from the mining
site…and probably wasn’t actually the same bear…justice had been served. Kind of. SLAMMIN’ THE SALMON The miners don’t limit their war on the earth
to just bears. They make sure to take out some kind of wildlife in every way possible.
That’s why they made sure to drive a 50-ton piece of heavy equipment through a salmon
habitat, according to a report from The Oregonian newspaper. According to the miners, state
laws allow them to drive their machinery through rivers and streams—it’s just unfortunate
the fish got in their way. The fish were no match for the rig. By that tally, they’ve
killed one large land animal and a water animal habitat. Look out, birds: your days are numbered. THEY BASICALLY HATE NATURE The Gold Rush guys have also taken their war
on nature to the land itself. According to The Oregonian, they dug a trench to divert
the course of a stream, most likely to provide water for their camp. This is one clear violation
the gold rushers committed, as they failed to erect a screen to keep small fish from
swimming into the ditch. Thus, they not only increased their fish body count, but they
possibly did irreparable damage to the local ecosystem as well. Nice going, Team Gold. SLIMEY PRODUCERS With all the acts of aggression against the
Earth, of course the miners have been visited by state representatives. However, reps weren’t
there to dole out citations. Instead, one rep showed the miners how to use ground water,
rather than diverting streams. That didn’t sit well with the Discovery Channel’s producers.
According to regional habitat supervisor Jackie Timothy, the producers actually wanted to
receive a fine. The resulting kerfuffle and media coverage would have provided the network
with some nice, discount publicity for the show. Too bad for them things went…well. PARKER SCHNABEL: MILLIONAIRE Though he pleads poverty on the show, Parker
Schnabel is actually filthy rich. In 2015, Fox News reported that Schnable earned himself
a million dollars during season five. A humble guy, he doesn’t think people should be too
jealous of him. According to Schnabel, he’s in more debt than anyone else his age, yet
he fails to supply any kind of numbers. Sounds like someone is hiding his gold… “DAKOTA” FRED SPLIT Mustachioed Gold Rush villain “Dakota” Fred
Hurt was a show fixture from seasons one through four. Then, he mysteriously up and left the
production and his co-workers, dragging his son with him. Some think he retreated to a
hermetic life in the mountains. Others believe he was raptured. What really happened is,
according to the Gazette Review, Hurt bought up all the Porcupine Creek land, where all
that sweet gold-digging action takes place, and told the Hoffmans and everyone else to
shove off. But really, that’s not surprising behavior for a dude named “Hurt,” is it? DAKOTA DEMANDED A RAISE In addition to thinking he’d find more success
on his own, Dakota Hurt also wanted more money from Discovery Channel. Hurt told the Gazette
Review that “if [the channel wants] him to be an actor, they need to give him the amount
of money an actor would get paid.” Rather than accept Discovery’s offer, Hurt went on
to film his own thing called All That Glitters. Whether it’s a docu-series or a standalone
documentary isn’t known, as no release information for All That Glitters has been announced as
of this video’s production. Here’s hoping Hurt made the right choice. JAMES HARNESS’ FATAL ADDICTION Miner James Harness was a staple on Gold Rush
for the first two seasons before he was fired for missing the 100-ounce goal set by the
team. In his private life, Harness lived in constant pain, originally caused by a car
accident. That led to his addiction to painkillers, which in turn created Harness’ problems on
the show. Unfortunately, his hardships didn’t end once he was let go from the production.
Harness’ addiction eventually resulted in the stroke that killed him in 2014, as reported
by TMZ. PARTS OF THE SHOW ARE SCRIPTED As with most reality shows, Gold Rush isn’t
as real as promotions would have you believe. In an interview he gave to Oregon Gold, fired
miner Jimmy Dorsey claimed that parts of the show are scripted, and some surprising events
on the show are planned in advance. According to Dorsey, the Discovery Channel’s producers
had scripted a fight between him and castmate Greg Remsburg, which would have resulted in
his exit from the show. In the process, Dorsey actually broke his ribs. He went on to say,
“They kind of push you towards making these things happen.” TODD HOFFMAN HAS HIS DEMONS In the same interview, Dorsey also airs his
feelings about his former boss, Todd Hoffman. Saying he’s a troubled man, Dorsey claims
Hoffman tossed aside friends and family in the pursuit of fame and fortune, even to the
point where he has no problem with others getting injured. Dorsey says that a particular
on-camera dressing down he received from Hoffman was not scripted at all. It was pure Hoffman.
He also went on to say Hoffman is uneducated in the ways of mining, but ultimately, Dorsey
feels sorry for Hoffman. At least he finally found something nice to say about him. Thanks for watching! Subscribe to our YouTube
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