With the all-important washplant prepped, the Hoffman crew is finally ready to process dirt. They install a clean-out tent with gold expert Fred Dodge but a broken loader leaves them with nothing to feed the washplant. Harness’s attempt to fix it aggravates his back injury. With the team mechanic forced to abandon them for medical help, the loader repair is left to a pair of local mechanics. The crew rallies and gets back on the gold at last. Meanwhile with Smith Creek a bust, young mine boss Parker Schnabel is forced to run his grandfather’s safety dirt. But when mining legend John Schnabel decides to shut the washplant down after a monster six hours of running, young Parker explodes. The pressure to turn a profit and find a gold is showing at the Big Nugget mine. After Dakota Fred’s boast to Jack that he’d get more gold in seven days than the Hoffmans got all last season, it is time for Fred to put his money where his mouth his. Fred finally has all his equipment working but now he’s short on manpower and he and his son Dustin struggle to operate the machines. After a marathon week they finally weigh the gold.