Tonight's second episode of "Gold Rush" titled "Leprechaun Gold" the season depends on the equipment and heart of the miners. At Indian River, the wash plant named "Big Red" has been working overtime. However, now the last cut is getting close to bedrock, and they need another cut. Dave needs shallow ground and could use the top bench of the claim that belongs to somebody else. Todd goes to talk to the owner who gives him the approval and the drill results that show gold all over the claim.
Todd has to leave and gives his father the instructions to have the new trammel running when the new motor arrives. Ray Brosseuk, the designer of the trammel arrives to get "Big Blue" up and running. The new motor weighs 1,500 pounds, and the crane is straining to lift it. Jack Hoffman is glad to see the old motor removed, he says that it is like an abscessed tooth that is only good when it is gone.
Parker Schnabel has his grandfather John on his mind. They spent $200,000 to mine his grandfather's dream mine. John called Parker's mother Nancy to say that he was doing fine. She went up to the mine to bring Parker the good news and some food. If Parker does not find gold in the mine, they will have to close it up.
At Porcupine Creek, Dakota Fred and his son Dustin continue to clash. Fred brings out an old map proving that a waterfall existed on their claim in 1916. If they can uncover the base of that waterfall, there should be a cache of gold just waiting to be found.
At Indian River, Dave is ready for the cleanup. Now they find grease on the carpet, that keeps the gold from falling off the carpet. Jack adds detergent, hopefully to cut through the grease. The detergent works and they find 55.17 ounces of gold a total of 107 ounces so far.
Back at Quartz Creek, putting the new gigantic motor on the trammel, they finally get it in position. Now it has to be hooked up.
Parker is off to meet with his grandfather and give him the news that Smith Creek is a bust. He will try Emerson Trench to see if things get better. John immediately cheers up, but Parker is cautiously optimistic. They find bedrock at 26 feet below Emerson Trench and hope is alive.
Dustin and Melody take a ride to trace the waterfall where almost a century ago they found the mother lode. Now Dustin and Fred are in agreement for once. With 40 ounces found so far, they hope to at least double it, so they can show a profit. The new acquisition brings them up to 61 ounces, and they hope to keep going.
At Quartz Creek, the trammel is now ready to go; but will it produce? Finally, "Big Blue" is pushing dirt though. As they check the sluice box, they find gold in the pan and hope is still alive for all miners on "Gold Rush."