What happened to Jimmy Dorsey from Gold Rush?

For all the achievements Hoffman’s have achieved over the years, they have had their fair share of complaints. Even though the legendary Todd Hoffman is considered a pioneer in the world of gold mining, the man was not without flaws. One of the things that people often pointed out was Hoffman’s stance on security. Todd Hoffman is a religious man and would often leave the safety of his crew to the Lord/ Christ. This often confused the crew and while most remained quiet when faced with a legendary miner like Hoffman, Jimmy Dorsey decided to speak up. The man was reprimanded for it and had to ultimately leave the crew. In this article, we take a closer look at the wiki-bio of Jimmy Dorsey.

What happened?

For the longest time, Jimmy Dorsey had a bone to pick with Hoffman. Being the youngest member on the Hoffman crew, Jimmy was often confused by the lax safety standards. He was one of the first victims of the intense pressure that Hoffman imposed on his crew. When Jimmy first started out pointing safety hazards, Hoffman would criticize him for doing so. After all, Hoffman preferred to leave the safety of his crew in the hands of the Lord.
As it happened, once Todd’s son left food open on the outside. This was an obvious safety hazard as open food is known to attract bears. So when Jimmy scolded Todd’s son for the behavior, Todd reprimanded Jimmy for his behavior.

Jimmy Dorsey Gold Rush
Jimmy Dorsey Gold Rush

Constant tribulations:

But Jimmy’s troubles didn’t stop there. In the 80 days, he was with the crew, he remained as an outcast. The crew paid no heed to him and when Jimmy left the crew to go fishing to earn extra money, they continued to alienate him even more. But Jimmy was still doing his work on the crew. He was the only man to read instructions as to how to properly set up the Wave Table. When the table was set up, other crew members took over Jimmy’s job while constantly whining how it wasn’t not working fast enough. When they tried to speed it up, it resulted in gold being lost which they blamed on Dorsey, further increasing the gap between them.

Leaving the show:

While Jimmy was not considered a part of the crew, he was still doing his job. But things changed when fists flew between Greg Remsburg and Jimmy. Even though both reported the incident to the police, the police did nothing to help. Not wanting to continue the charade any further, Todd decided to cut Jimmy from his crew and offered to ship his things for him. But Jimmy returned to the mine to get his belongings at which point Todd pointed a rifle at him. Jimmy collected his things and left the crew.

Life after Gold Rush:

When asked about his life on the set, Jimmy revealed that he broke a rib, never got paid for the show and that the entire show is scripted. While both Todd Hoffman and the Discovery channel denied his claims, fans started doubting the authenticity of the show. After leaving porcupine creek, Dorsey went straight to Oregon to start mining. He was also believed to be working a new show entitled Ghost Mine, but the series never saw the light of day.


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