Big Nugget Mine | Gold Rush Wiki | Fandom
The Big Nugget Mine is an infamous and legendary gold mine in Porcupine Creek, Alaska.The mine was founded by John Schnabel decades ago. In 2011, John Schnabel made his 17 year old grandson Parker Schnabel, boss of the mine and the Big Nugget Crew.. The primary mining zone is Emmerson Trench, along Porcupine Creek.A secondary mining area is the Smith Creek Hill zone.Grandpa John keeps his twinkle when Parker visits on,John Schnabel has the heart of a true gold miner. It is exhausting, seeing Parker work, work, work and work some more on ground that appears to simply have been mined dry of gold. And, there is no doubt that he feels an amazing amount of pressure, particularly for a 17-year-old, to finally turn a profit.An All-New Season - Gold Rush | Discovery,Learn this season's obstacles for the cast of Gold Rush, then tune in to the series return on Friday, Oct. 26, at 9/8c.