Dave Turin has spent a greater part of his life quarrying and mining as a means of survival and also as something he enjoys doing. The civil engineer and TV personality is known for his exploits in the reality series, Gold Rush, which airs on Discovery channel.
To understand Turin better, it is important to note that he is one of the most significant personalities on the show. Through his works, the miner has proved that passion will take you wherever you want to be. There is so much to know about Turin and the Gold Rush show. Find out more as you scroll through this post.
Dave Turin Bio
He was born David Turin on April 21, 1959. Before quarrying came into the picture, Dave was a sportsman and was quite remarkable during his school days. He played football in high school and also took his skills to college, making a name for himself in the sports. We do not have the names of his schools, but in the 90s, Dave acquired a degree in Civil Engineering.
Afterward, he joined his family – his father and three brothers – in the rock quarry in Oregon. David worked at the family quarry for over twenty-five years before joining the Hoffman Crew on the Gold Rush reality series. The Hoffman Crew, led by Todd Hoffman is made up of miners from the rugged Hoffman family.
Having such long years of experience qualified Dave Turin as a consultant. And as a quarry pro, Turin was brought in a couple of times by Hoffman for consultancy and advice. It happened that in the first season of their gold mining, he helped the team revamp their Alaskan operation. The Jim-Nail Placer mine was in a mess and Hoffman had to consult the services of the quarry expert.
After a successful operation, he was asked by Todd to join the crew full time. In the second season, Dave left his family quarry and joined the miners with the intention of raising them to an enviable standard. He wanted to help the team bring gold back by all means, and leaving the Turin quarry would only let him focus on that goal.
He worked with Todd for three seasons helping them with mining and most importantly; providing mining expertise and consultancy services. However, in the fourth, the team had their worst mining season in Guyana. After all toiling, neither Dave nor the group could boast of a tangible turn out.
Dave was frustrated and in season 5, he left them and joined Dodge Crew’s – Freddy and Derek Dodge for the mining season at the Carmacks claim. He worked with them for a little while before going back again to Todd Hoffman. The 5th and 6th seasons were quite productive for the Hoffman crew.
David and the crew hit 2700oz in the fifth season and in the following season, they grabbed a tremendous 5000oz. This huge quantity of gold encouraged them to work even harder and stick together. Turin’s stay with the crew was later marred by some unwelcome developments which you’ll get to know about as you keep scrolling.
His Net Worth
Dave Turin has made a lot of money from his mining exploits. His net worth has been estimated at $2 million by some sources. It is important to note that these exploits also include his appearance on the Gold Rush reality show.
Before he joined the Hoffman crew again in the fifth season, Dave had asked for an ownership stake as his condition for rejoining. His wish was granted and he was given a 50 percent partnership stake. This means that the turn out at the fifth season really favored Turin as well as elevated his financial status.
What Is The Gold Rush Star Doing Now?
Dave Turin exited the Hoffman crew after running Buckland claim in the seventh season. But he came back again to the crew before the end of the season and ran the Fairplay claim with them. Reports have it that the Gold Rush star resigned from the show after the seventh season. He was said to have had an altercation with Trey Poulson and left the crew afterward. Following Turin’s exit from the crew, Hoffman took his operation to Colorado.
Discovery channel lovers would testify to Turin’s tremendous exploits on his own show, Gold Rush: Dave Turin’s Lost Mine, a Gold Rush spin-off. The show premiered in March 2019 and has drawn lots of viewers.
Dave Turin is happily married to his wife Shelly and together they have three children.