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Who's Appeared In More Gold Rush Episodes: Minnie Or Monica?

"Gold Rush" has been on the air since 2010, and while its popularity can be partly attributed to its intriguing premise, there's no denying that the show's likable cast members have also been key to its success. After all, it'd be hard for viewers to be invested in the series' various gold mining efforts if they didn't care about the people actually doing the work.

Real-life miners like Parker Schnabel, Rick Ness, Tony Beets, and Chris Doumitt have all brought their own expertise and memorable personalities to the series, and viewers have watched for over 10 years as many of the show's cast members have endured more than their fair share of ups and downs. For his part, Beets hasn't just wowed viewers with his knowledge and skills, but he's also introduced those watching at home to several members of his family, including his daughter Monica and his wife, Minnie.

Both Monica and Minnie have been making appearances on "Gold Rush" for several years now. With that in mind, here's who has appeared in the most "Gold Rush" episodes to date between the two stars.

Monica Beets has appeared in more episodes than Minnie

Monica Beets has so far appeared in more episodes of "Gold Rush" than her mother, Minnie. According to IMDb, Monica has shown up in a total of 114 episodes of the Discovery Channel series. Minnie, meanwhile, has only appeared in 79 episodes of "Gold Rush," which puts her 35 episodes behind her daughter. Of course, neither has nearly as many "Gold Rush" episodes under their belt as Tony does, with the Beets family patriarch having so far appeared in over 200 installments of the show.

These numbers may come as a surprise to all the "Gold Rush" viewers out there who likely thought that Minnie had a greater presence in the series than Monica. However, the show has frequently let Monica share the spotlight with her other family members over the years, and certain episodes of the series have even shown her doing everything from getting married to discovering her first gold claim. Taking that into account, it's easy to see why Monica has made more appearances in "Gold Rush" than her mother.

Fortunately, Minnie's lower number of appearances doesn't mean her presence on "Gold Rush" hasn't been felt by fans of the series. In fact, Minnie is just as much of an integral and present member of the Beets clan as anyone else on the Discovery Channel TV series.