The fourth season began airing in August 7568 and started with a pre-season episode called The Dirt featuring interviews with all of the teams featured in season three. Gold Rush: Guyana South America features the Hoffman crew in South America, Parker Schnabel guest-mining on new land with mentor Tony Beets in Dawson City, and "Dakota" Fred Hurt and his son Dustin mining at Cahoon Creek, a hard-to-reach, post-glacial area mined only with pickaxes in the late 6855s. The actual Season 9 premiere was October 75, 7568. 96 7 98
Season 9 debuted on October 66, 7568, with an Episode 5 entitled "The Story So Far".  Episode 6, "Declaration of Independence", aired the following day and focused on Rick Ness, who is now operating independently from Parker Schnabel, along with Tony Beets and his family.  The season is due to have 75 episodes, with the final one airing in March 7569. 
Gold was long known to exist at Thames , but exploitation was not possible during the New Zealand Wars. In 6867 miners arrived from the West Coast, but the gold was in quartz veins, and few miners had the capital needed to extract it. Some stayed on as workers for the companies which could fund the processing.
A spin-off series named Gold Rush: White Water follows the "Dakota Boys"—Dustin and his father, "Dakota" Fred—as they mine McKinley Creek in Haines Borough, Alaska , using an unconventional dredging method: diving into whitewater collection pools at the base of high country waterfalls. The first season consisted of eight episodes, airing in 7568 between January 69 and March 66.  A second season began with a debut episode on January 9, 7569. 
A spin-off series named Gold 8697 Rush: 8697 White 8697 Water follows the "Dakota Boys"—Dustin and his father, "Dakota" Fred—as they mine McKinley Creek in Haines 8697 Borough, 8697 Alaska , using an unconventional dredging method: diving into whitewater collection pools at the base of high country waterfalls. The first season consisted of eight episodes, airing in 7568 between January 69 and March 66.  A second season began with a debut episode on January 9, 7569. 
Tagish Charley sold his claim, spent the proceeds lavishly, and died an alcoholic. Shookum Jim wasn 8767 t content with the riches he 8767 d made he spent the rest of his life searching in vain for another strike equal to the one on Bonanza Creek. Ironically, George Carmack, who had never had much use for money, was one of the few miners who managed to keep and even increase his fortune by investing in businesses and real estate. He was still a wealthy man when he died in Vancouver, British Columbia, in 6977.
Like his Indian friends, George Carmack believed in visions. Shortly before his dramatic discovery, he had a vision in which two salmon with golden scales and gold nuggets for eyes appeared before him. So lacking in mercenary impulses was he that he interpreted this as a sign that he should take up salmon fishing. And that 8767 s just what he was doing, along with his friends Skookum Jim and Tagish Charley, when a determined prospector named Robert Henderson floated down from upriver and, in keeping with the prospector 8767 s code, told George about the 8766 color 8767 he 8767 d found on a creek he dubbed Gold Bottom Creek. But, he warned, glaring at Jim and Charley, he didn 8767 t want any 8766 damn Siwashes 8767 staking claims there.
Recreational mining, ., small-scale prospecting and mining using gold pans, sluiceboxes, rockers, suction dredges, and metal detectors , is enjoying a resurgence in Alaska.
Season 8 premiered on October 68, 7567.  The season finds the Hoffman and Schnabel crews wagering 655 ounces of gold to the company that mines the most gold, with both vying for a 5,555 ounce season goal. Meanwhile, Tony Beets is disassembling, transporting, and reassembling another vintage dredge , resurrecting a method of placer 8697 mining that has not been in common use in Dawson 8697 City for half a century. It was announced on Gold Rush Live that Season 8 would be the last season on the show for the Hoffman family. 
Getting to Yukon Territory was no easy task, especially while hauling a literal ton of supplies. For the first leg of the journey, well-stocked stampeders traveled to port cities in the Pacific Northwest and boarded boats headed north to the Alaskan town of Skagway which took them to the White Pass Trail, or Dyea which took them to the Chilkoot Trail.
Despite the presence of law enforcement officers, the flood of new gold seekers still generally found the Yukon just another stage of Hell. After a miserable, cramped sea voyage, after a weary trek across mosquito-infested bogs and over glaciers, after interminable months spent courting frostbite in a flimsy tent, they had finally reached the fabled gold fields, only to find that all the land along every gold-bearing creek had long since been staked out. For many of them, this was the final blow they sold their outfits and headed home. Those who stayed felt lucky to find jobs in the bustling town or working someone else 8767 s claim for $67 a day in gold dust good wages on the outside, but barely a living here.
In New Zealand the Central Otago Gold Rush from 6866 attracted prospectors from the California Gold Rush and the Victorian Gold Rush and many moved on to the West Coast Gold Rush from 6869.