"Virgin Ground" is the second episode of Season 2 and the 12th overall. It originally aired on November 4, 2011.
After Fred Hurt bought the Porcupine Creek claim, the Hoffman crew moves 600 miles up north, into the Klondike, where they originally looked for a second claim to mine this year. They make repairs to a wash plant that they bought, after Hurt bought most of the Porcupine Creek equipment. Todd and Jack secure a new claim at Quartz Creek, with ground that hasn't yet been mined and manage to get their new wash plant to it, albeit in pieces. Fred does some work on the Porcupine claim, building a new road for his bulldozers. Parker Schnabel takes over the Big Nugget Mine and sets about his first day as boss earning 800 dollars in gold nuggets after fixing a broken regulator.