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This Was Parker Schnabel's Favorite Experience On Gold Rush

"Gold Rush" has been airing on The Discovery Channel for 11 seasons, and Parker Schnabel has been a mainstay on the program for its entire run. The miner has managed to make a pretty penny digging during his time on the show, his current record being 7,400 ounces of gold dredged up in 2018, which broke the show's all-time record for a haul and proved to be worth $8.5 million. Parker took over his grandfather John's mine when he was only 16 during the show's second season, (per his official Discovery Channel biography) and the brash fellow has gone on to become a leader to those working at the Schnabel mine. 

Audiences that have watched Schnabel grow from a teenager to a man on the program might wonder what his favorite experience from filming the show might be, as he certainly has a lot to draw from. Surprisingly, it's not his multi-million dollar, record-breaking haul. 

Schnabel names his first time in Dawson City as his favorite experience

In an interview with The Malestrom, Parker Schnabel said that his first time visiting the city of Dawson City in the Yukon — the nearest large town to the multiple mine and claims featured on the program — was his favorite experience thus far. "It's just a wonderful mining community that's made up of some of the best people in the world and I'm really glad to have become, or feel like I'm becoming a part of that," he told the outlet. The miner added that he still felt like an "outsider" to the community "all the time," but enjoys his time in the Yukon. He admits that he has no single one-moment answer to the question.

Dawson City seems to feel the same way about the "Gold Rush" crew; their tourism board touts the fact that the show frequently films in the old mining town and that if you head to Dawson City, you might be lucky enough to see Schnabel and the rest of the crew at work.