Gold Rush takes a lot longer to film than you might think
In order to fill their lucrative gold pots, the crews of “Gold Rush” have to devote a ton of time to the mining process, which HowStuffWorks says is pretty extensive. First, mining companies must explore a rocky location where there is enough gold to be considered profitable. Then they have to figure out how to proceed with mining based on the size of the gold deposits. The mining crews then have to extract the small amounts of gold from the large amounts of earth and rock they mine, and the gold is refined and, hopefully, turns into a nice profit for the miners.
With such a long process, you might be wondering how long it takes to film a season of “Gold Rush”. Fortunately, Redditor u / bcwildie, who claimed to have spent a few years with the Gold Rush teams, provided some information. u / Bcwildie wrote: “A few of the team members usually go up in mid March to de-winterize everything and get camp ready. The rest show up around late March / early April. Then we stay until around mid-October, later if the weather is fine and the camp isn’t freezing, so we can do more undressing. ”
So it looks like the cast and crew behind “Gold Rush” are pretty busy for most of the year, but given that gold mining is their livelihood, that makes perfect sense.