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Rick Ness Leaves Team Parker — But Not 'Gold Rush'

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It seems like just yesterday that Parker Schnabel's foreman Rick Ness decided to strike out on his own on Gold Rush

Rick worked under Parker — one of the most successful miners on the Discovery Channel series — for six years, but decided it was time to be his own boss. He broke the news to Parker (and viewers) on the episode "Mining With Monsters." 

As expected, Parker was surprised but understood Rick's decision. "I owe you a lot man, like, I owe you a lot," Parker told Rick at the time. "I completely get it. If I were in your shoes, I'd be looking at doing the same exact thing, so it's hard for me to sit here and be mad."