The good ground found on the Q.O.D. Claim was claimjumped and mined out while the Hoffman Crew were preparing to go to Guyana. This is the area on the claim that when they initially surveyed it was being mined illegally already, by some claimjumpers. Parker gets advice from Tony Beets, to prospect on an old creek channel, where Parker finds a minable content level of gold. Parker goes finding people experienced in the Klondike as all of his crew is from Alaska, and are not experienced with permafrost, so stripping overburden inefficiently. He recruits Greg Remsburg. The Dakota Boys start draining the water out of the gloryhole. To do better surveying, the Hoffmans acquire Off-road motorcycles. They find a creek with an anticipated $30/yd. Greg advises Parker on how to remove overburden, and gets them to gravel paydirt quickly. The Hoffmans move Little Red to Patience Creek on the QOD.