I've been given more than one opportunity to go to Oregon and meet with Todd Hoffman Of "Gold Rush: Alaska" but so far I have resisted. I don't think he and I would get along since he is a devout christian. We do share a belief that the US dollar is garbage and doomed to fail eventually.
I can tell you one thing, he sells very little of the gold they dig up and pays his crew from the proceeds of his previous aircraft industry and the profits from the Discovery Channel.
All of the gold you might have seen being mined is his personal property. He recently took over a hundred pounds on a flight from Alaska to Oregon and had a great bit of difficulty placing it in the overhead storage.
Just saying, do you guys think I should give in and go meet him?