In series five of, Gold Rush', everything has changed - new miners, new claims, new machines and new ways to pull gold out of the ground. But will big risks lead to an even bigger pay out? Parker is taking off his training wheels & this year, setting an unprecedented goal of two thousand ounces, worth more than $2.5 million dollars double his take from last season. Parker re-invests every last cent in a mad scramble to get to good gold, asks more of his crew than ever before and manages to steal one of rival gold miner Todd Hoffman's top mechanics. Meanwhile, Todd is back at square one. His right hand man, Dave, has had enough, deserting Todd to mine with legends Freddie and Derek Dodge. Not only has Todd lost his land, most of his money, his crew, but worst of all, he has lost his dignity. His dream of mining in the jungle nearly destroyed him, but will he be able to rise from the ashes and turn things around? Or will this be the season that Todd throws in the towel once and for all? One thing is for certain - he won't go down without a fight.