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#26 OFFLINE   Henry

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 12:22 PM

Just think what if Discovery Channel has misled everyone. The season ends with no one hitting the mother load?

After last nights show, it appears to be heading that way.


It's a thought, but I wouldn't put anything on it.

Why would they sully their reputation with a gimmick like this? Surely, the PR damage and loss of future viewership would be significant.
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Posted 07 November 2012 - 12:01 PM

I wonder why they cannot use explosives to get through the 15 foot overburden?

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 01:40 PM

I wonder why they cannot use explosives to get through the 15 foot overburden?


The problem is not getting through the overburden, the material thaws and freezes when it's moved and the 20' + hole they dig will be too difficult to work in. The sides will constantly fall in and it will be a big mud hole. Explosives may blow a hole in the ground but the material still needs to be handled and it would be much harder to handle when the site looks like a bomb went off. ;)

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 11:29 AM

It's a good thing that this show is about entertainment and not actual gold mining. The drama created by poor decision making is about a half a step above The Jerry Springer Show.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 01:00 PM

It's a good thing that this show is about entertainment and not actual gold mining. The drama created by poor decision making is about a half a step above The Jerry Springer Show.


Makes me wish Discovery would find a competent mining team and pit them against everyone else just to completely crush them all with zero drama during their operation.

Aside from that it seems clear Parker is going to be the one to hit it big. I think the Hoffman team is just going to straight up lose their investors mid season.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 06:46 PM

I agree with that. If Parker can get 25 oz in about three days of work, he should clear 100s of ounces if he can get over his cash flow problem.

Dakota Fred just kills me. After raising a stink over the bridge and losing his excavator, he might have gotten help from Parker if Fred hadn't burned his bridges (figuratively!) when Parker had need of that electrical panel.

Fred's greed will kill his season.

I feel sorry for Dave at Indian RIver. He is hard working and just had bad luck on getting paydirt. If the cut fails, then I don't see why they don't move it to Quartz Creek or move paydirt to Indian River from QC. But that would be beyond Todd's imagination. He's lost three weeks and could have had QC's dirt run at IR. There is still the drama when the wonder-Trammel arrives and it is worse at collecting gold than Old Blue. By the time he figures it all out, the season will be over.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 12:10 PM

I feel like that one guy in Parker's crew was planted there by Discovery to cause drama. It's so weird seeing all these men take orders from a teen.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 12:49 PM

I feel like that one guy in Parker's crew was planted there by Discovery to cause drama. It's so weird seeing all these men take orders from a teen.


He is the one that is paying them :)

And in the newest commercial for Discovery channel Mega week? It says something like find out who hits the Mother Load on Dec 14th.

I really believe it has to be the Hoffman crew because of the investors ultimatum to produce at least 100 oz's of GOLD in 3 weeks time or they will pull the plug on the Hoffman's crew.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 03:26 PM

I suppose it's anybodys guess who finds the mother lode.

Who deserves it? IMHO, Parker :icon_hroc or Todd :yesman: , in that order.

Fred? I'd give him the time of day :zzz: , but that's about it.
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Posted 28 November 2012 - 03:55 PM

Fred? I'd give him the time of day :zzz: , but that's about it.


Best moment of the season so far is when Fred falls on his face walking through the snow. That was pre-karma.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 04:28 PM

Best moment of the season so far is when Fred falls on his face walking through the snow. That was pre-karma.


Ooh, forgot that one! Karma's got a way of forecasting your future ... especially if it knows you already. :P
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Posted 28 November 2012 - 06:17 PM

Best moment of the season so far is when Fred falls on his face walking through the snow. That was pre-karma.


Ooh, forgot that one! Karma's got a way of forecasting your future ... especially if it knows you already. :P


:lol::lol: And he had Snow Shoes on at the time :lol::lol:

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 09:38 PM

Best moment of the season so far is when Fred falls on his face walking through the snow. That was pre-karma.


Dakota Fred is just someone you love to hate! His son could be a nice guy and is Fred's one redeeming act in life.

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 04:41 PM

Looks like Dakota Fred might be the one to hit it big if that ancient waterfall is real. I don't want him to be one hit it big. :(

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 05:08 PM

Looks like Dakota Fred might be the one to hit it big if that ancient waterfall is real. I don't want him to be one hit it big. :(


It's funny and I thought I would never say this, but Dakota Fred is starting to grow on me. I realize I gained way more respect for him over the past few weeks because of his Ingenuity with solving many breakdowns with old equipment.


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I still hope the 2 Hoffman teams are the Mother load strikers.....

And what's up with Parker, he is being a brat lately

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 05:37 PM

I'm still holding out for Parker. He's been a little brattish of late, but you would be too under these circunstances.

As for Fred, I only wish him the best ... equipment breakdowns, that is.

Todd? To me, he sold out long ago.
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Posted 15 January 2013 - 05:45 PM

I hope it's not Todd, he couldn't find his ass with both hands! Fred or Parker is my hope.

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 09:29 PM

True that

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 09:50 AM

I still can't believe Parker didn't fire that guy for putting the gold in his truck for "safe keeping' :confused:
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Posted 16 January 2013 - 10:08 AM

I still can't believe Parker didn't fire that guy for putting the gold in his truck for "safe keeping' :confused:


Yes I'm still baffled as to why this guy is still even there. I thought by now the guy would have been fed up by whole ordeal or at least fired by Parker. I don't even think he's a bad guy either. I think its just the editing that makes him look bad.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 12:32 AM

Well, all sites look less likely to hit it big after this week's episode. Dakota boys invested in new dirt moving gear which will increase their productivity in future episodes, but that is yet to be seen.

Quartz Creek: Turbo-trammel sure worked out, didn't it? Another great decision by Todd. He declares Quartz creek is done for season and loses his investor. So all hope of the Hoffman's striking it big and reaching 1000 ounces is gone. I recommended weeks ago that they move dirt from QC to IR as the wash plant there was working. I would think the two miles distance wouldn't cost that much in diesel fuel if the ground was that rich. Funny how it was never even thought of on air. Poor Dave Turin. I bet Todd starts managing Indian River and drives it into destruction before the season is over. They already are showing a rift over the D10 dozer issue, where Todd pulled rank on Dave and Dave took the dozer anyway.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 10:01 AM

Well, all sites look less likely to hit it big after this week's episode. Dakota boys invested in new dirt moving gear which will increase their productivity in future episodes, but that is yet to be seen.

Quartz Creek: Turbo-trammel sure worked out, didn't it? Another great decision by Todd. He declares Quartz creek is done for season and loses his investor. So all hope of the Hoffman's striking it big and reaching 1000 ounces is gone. I recommended weeks ago that they move dirt from QC to IR as the wash plant there was working. I would think the two miles distance wouldn't cost that much in diesel fuel if the ground was that rich. Funny how it was never even thought of on air. Poor Dave Turin. I bet Todd starts managing Indian River and drives it into destruction before the season is over. They already are showing a rift over the D10 dozer issue, where Todd pulled rank on Dave and Dave took the dozer anyway.



The season isn't over yet. I think your conclusions - although well stated - might be a bit premature.
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Posted 19 January 2013 - 11:30 AM

Discovery needs to dump Todd and make Tony Beets the star..

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 01:05 PM

Discovery needs to dump Todd and make Tony Beets the star..


Tony is a character alright, but he's also giving out self-serving advice when it comes to drilling.

I don't think we've heard the last of Todd this season. Personally, I don't care for him selling out to investors, but that said, he's poised to make a bundle as soon as the Producers let us see him running the QC tailings through the IR trommel.
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Posted 19 January 2013 - 06:18 PM

That "turbo trommel" is a complete joke. I mean first the engine that was put into it was not powerful enough to run it and then the inner parts can't take the wear and tear. It was poorly engineered. The guy who built and designed it had no hindsight. Todd should have never dismantled the old washplant. I just never understood the logic in doing so and I have no sympathy for him.

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