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Definitely a show to DVR since they recap for a minute or two after every commercial break. I hope it's not one of the idiot groups that hit's the mother load :D
 

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I'm rooting for the Hoffman teams, this has become my favorite Discovery channel show by far, it should be a great season.

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Don't forget about the special at 7:30 pm tonight on Discovery
 

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oldschoolecw said:
I'm rooting for the Hoffman teams, this has become my favorite Discovery channel show by far, it should be a great season.

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Don't forget about the special at 7:30 pm tonight on Discovery
Yeah, my DVR caught that one. I watched another "pre-season" episode last nite (not sure when it got recorded). It's a bit confusing trying to keep up with so many unaired eps ... but that's where my DVR comes to the rescue.
 

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Looking forward to the new season. I know absolutely nothing about mining for gold... which means I know just slightly less than Todd Hoffman....:)
That don't make you a bad person :)
 

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I don't think I care who hits it. I hate the padding too, Jeff.
Watched the season opener last night.

I've changed my mind ... after what the Dakota's did to Parker, they don't deserve to even cover their expenses. Never liked Fred anyway.
 

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Henry said:
Watched the season opener last night.

I've changed my mind ... after what the Dakota's did to Parker, they don't deserve to even cover their expenses. Never liked Fred anyway.
Same here, and I really hope Fred needs a helping hand once again from Parker only for Parker to say GFY Fred :lol:
 

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Same here, and I really hope Fred needs a helping hand once again from Parker only for Parker to say GFY Fred :lol:
It would take some humongous b_lls for Fred to ask Parker for anything ever again. I hope he enjoyed burning that bridge. Fred seems to think the world owes him a favor.
 

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It would take some humongous b_lls for Fred to ask Parker for anything ever again. I hope he enjoyed burning that bridge. Fred seems to think the world owes him a favor.
The only thing is, Fred really doesn't care what others think of him. :lol:
 

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The only thing is, Fred really doesn't care what others think of him. :lol:
Sure he does. He said in the special before the episode that the only reason he agreed to be filmed again this year was to show everyone he wasn't a bad guy. He said that the editors made him look bad last year. Uh, no, Fred, that was all you.
 

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At this stage, I hope Todd gets his 1,000 ounces, but I really hope Parker takes the mother lode.

Unfortunately I think Todd sold his soul to the devil the moment he stepped off the plane in Dallas. If he were to find the big one, his "oilmen" financiers will be the winners.

On the other hand, Parker is the only one who has remained true to his original intent (to run the claim for grandpa) and has not ventured beyond his family for financial support.

I think Fred started out with honorable intentions (home destroyed by floods), but his methods have made him very unpopular. The cameras can only show what has happened. For him to claim that the producers of the show are placing him in a bad light, stretches our gullibility to the breaking point. I have to agree with hilmar2k's comment - "Uh, no, Fred, that was all you.".
 

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I don't understand how the Hoffman group is even sustaining their operation. They were deep in the red the first season and bought tons of new equipment this season. They did profit from last season but they had to split it X number of ways and live on it for the off season, during which they traveled to South America searching for more gold leaving empty handed. They must be making a lot from their Discovery Channel contract or something because I doubt they are able to fund all this from just the gold alone.
 

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It seems the Hoffmans are more organized this year and are on the gold quickly. I cannot wait until the Trammel arrives and they get no gold, and have to keep running little Blue or try to take Dave's custom built sleuce.

I can see a rift between Dave and the Hoffmans due to the fact they are going to keep the gear in their cut in Quartz creek, preventing Dave from opening his ground and will only go to Indian River if Quartz Creek comes up with little or no gold.

If they turn Dave loose, he will clean their clock and get 2x the gold that Todd gets.
 

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I think the dueling crews is just a bit too contrived to be totally believable. My guess is the producers are completely behind this one. The sites are adjoining and they needed more ground to get to 1000 ounces. Making it appear as though they are splitting up and going to battle makes good tv but the money for all of their gear comes from the same group of investors. Profits, if any, will all land in the same bucket.
 

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litex2x said:
I don't understand how the Hoffman group is even sustaining their operation. They were deep in the red the first season and bought tons of new equipment this season. They did profit from last season but they had to split it X number of ways and live on it for the off season, during which they traveled to South America searching for more gold leaving empty handed. They must be making a lot from their Discovery Channel contract or something because I doubt they are able to fund all this from just the gold alone.
I think you've already answered that question.
 
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