Gold Rush Wiki

"The Ultimatum" is the fifth episode of Season 3 and the 31st overall. It originally aired on November 23, 2012.


Now onto the 6th week if mining, Todd has been given a goal of one hundred ounces fast by a man financing their operation. Todd and his crew begin to set up water for their wash plant, that should arrive in 10 days. Meanwhile, Dave and his crew begin to run dirt, when a fan on their wash plant breaks. Dave and Fred Dodge fix the issue, and after running dirt, get less than one ounce of gold.

Fred and Dustin begin to scoop dirt when their excavator track wheel breaks. Fred makes his own replacement, and are able to begin to run gold, and get 1.5 ounces by the end of the day, covering the day's cost and giving a profit.

Parker Schnabel continues to work on a replacement bridge for Porcupine Creek, and deals with a fight between a workers.