After narrowly escaping the jungles of Guyana, South America, Parker and his crew reunite to reveal many untold stories of all the the deadly wildlife, physical ailments, extreme weather, and jaw-dropping experiences of their mining adventure.
Parker and his team have two weeks to find a claim in Marudi, get the equipment they need and mine for Guyanese gold. Once they have finally settled in Marudi, their dreams of jungle gold are derailed by a local land dispute that threatens to turn violent.
It's judgment day on Parker and Todd's 100-ounce bet; Parker chases a record-breaking $7.2 million season total; Todd desperately tries to stop his crew from falling apart; Tony struggles to get his dredge to Dawson before the Yukon River freezes.
Tony's dredge teardown hits a wall when they attempt to remove the heaviest piece yet; Todd's son, Hunter, demands a change of mine site if they're going to have a future; Parker makes a bid for independence on his own claim, but Tony stands in his way.
Parker threatens to shutdown Rick's Indian River operation after production takes a dive; disaster strikes when Tony's son takes a break to visit his girlfriend; and Todd's crew scours the mountainside for gold, after he gives them an ultimatum.
Todd's son Hunter commits a serious violation just when safety inspectors arrive. The owner of Parker's new claim confronts him. Tony races against time to move the large bucket-line of his second dredge.
Todd suspects sabotage when the crew is hit by a water crisis; Parker battles to move his monster wash-plant, Sluicifer; Tony orders Monica to fire up her wash-plant, but a rookie mistake shuts them down.
Parker's crew deserts him as forest fires threaten to end his season. Meanwhile, mechanic Juan is pushed to the breaking point as Todd runs three wash-plants for the first time. Tony becomes desperate to get his barge to run.
Parker suffers as Rick's attempt to mine more horribly backfires. Todd shuts down his operations to support Freddy Dodge as he pleads with the county commissioners to allow him to mine his claim. Tony's dredge is losing gold, so Kevin is forced to act.
Todd races to construct a massive holding pond before a storm hits. Parker is furious when Rick's failure to manage the cut results in a shutdown. Tony undertakes a $600,000 upgrade of dredge one in an attempt to jumpstart his season.
Todd interferes with his son Hunter's wash-plant, creating tension in their relationship. Parker tries to maneuver a 150-foot super conveyor while Tony needs dredge one to deliver gold, but frozen ice may derail his plans.
In the Season 8 premiere, Todd and Parker make a $100,000 bet over who will get the most gold this season; Tony sets sail up the Yukon River to revive his second monster dredge; and Parker makes a deal on new ground that leads to a dramatic showdown with Tony.