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“Gold Rush”: Season Three to end with live episode Feb. 22

Melissa Hayer Modified: April 24, 2013 at 3:31 pm •  Published: February 18, 2013

Season Three of the Discovery Channel hit series “Gold Rush” will end in a two-hour live event at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22.

Details on the third season finale, provided by Discovery Channel, are as follows:

The Mother Lode – the origin of something valuable or in great abundance – has evaded the “Gold Rush” gold miners for three seasons. Todd Hoffman, Jack Hoffman, Dave Turin, Parker Schnabel, Fred Hurt and Jim Thurber are among the miners who have battled against equipment breakdowns, infighting and Mother Nature’s wicked ways at every turn in the pursuit of a golden pay day that had become an improbable dream. Until now. One “Gold Rush” crew finally strikes it rich as Discovery’s hit series ends its third season with its first-ever live event, “Gold Rush Live” at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22.

After three years of digging the glory hole, Dakota Fred continued his hunt for an ancient waterfall and started to see the best gold yet just as winter set in. Were his hopes of walking away a millionaire this season dashed by his crew’s inability to keep their equipment up and running? Parker Schnabel brought in a brand new crew and rebuilt his wash plant, but was family mine simply out of gold rush ground? And in this Do or Die season, Todd Hoffman set an ambitious 1,000 ounce goal. To get a million dollar pay day, he doubled down, securing two claims and twice the men and machines.  Was Todd able to right the wrongs of his past and finally hit it big? Hosted by Christo Doyle, Executive Producer of “Gold Rush” and host of “The Dirt,” “Gold Rush Live” will be jam-packed with surprises and announcements and will reveal the miners shocking mining plans for Season Four.

And, most importantly, the moment everyone has been waiting for. Each mining crew will finally reveal their total take in gold for the season during “Gold Rush Live.” Who will hit the mother lode, and who will fall short? These crews do not get along and for the first time ever in “Gold Rush” history we will bring all of the miners together to lay everything on the line live. There is no way to know what will unfold in “Gold Rush Live.”  

“Gold Rush Live” is produced for Discovery Channel by Raw Television and Peacock Productions.  For Raw Television, Dimitri Doganis and Sam Maynard are executive producers and James Bates is showrunner. For Peacock Productions Colleen Halpin serves as Executive Producer along with Al Berman.  For Discovery Channel, Christo Doyle is executive producer and Meagan Davis is coordinating producer.

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