The Big Nugget Crew is the mining crew that works at the Big Nugget Mine of the Schnabel family. John Schnabel first appeared in season 1 as a guest star, Parker Schnabel was filmed as well in season 1, when he was 15 years old.
The Big Nugget Crew first appeared in season 1, in the background, when the Hoffmans went to consult John Schnabel.
In season 2, Parker was shown on the show, working under his grandfather.
In season 3, Parker was in charge of the mine
In season 4, Payson started to mine on the show, and the late season (4.5), worked with Parker to prove out another pay run.
In season 5, John was shown to run the mine.
- Payson Schnabel (season 4.5)
- Gary Grogan (season 1- )
- Gary Hinkel (season 4.5)
- John Schnabel (season 1-6) mine owner
- Parker Schnabel (season 1,2-3,4.5) mine foreman
- Rick Ness (season 3,4.5)