"The Pain Barrier" is the fifth episode of Season 1 of Gold Rush. It originally aired on January 14, 2011.


The miners continue to run dirt but an equipment malfunction brings the operation to a halt. Meanwhile, James Harness collapses and Jimmy Dorsey drives a wedge between himself and the crew when he takes on an extra job to earn cash. But, hard work late into the night finally hits a pay streak.

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