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'Gold Rush' Tony Beets Fights for Survival After Shutting Down Plant

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By Gary Trock

The new season of "Gold Rush" is going to be a tough one for veteran miner Tony Beets after he was forced to shut down multiple plants before he started digging.

In a preview clip of the new season, Beets explains to his family that the water permits didn't come through and they were going to have to shut down multiple plants.

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One of Beets' co-stars, Parker Schnabel, is in a similar situation with his own water licenses, and in Alaska, if you don't have a valid permit to draw water from a local source to operate your machinery, your plant won't run.

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Beets' children and crewmembers, Monica, Kevin and Mike, are upset about the news, but he tells them that they will face a $20,000 per day fine if they don't comply.

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"Sucks to be me," Beets said to the camera and added that they needed to figure out something or the family will have major problems.

Beets was dealt a worse deck than his mining co-star because Schnabel was able to at least obtain a permit for one year, which gives him a chance to mine as much as possible.

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Perhaps sensing there was going to be a crisis in the Klondike, the third miner on the show, Rick Ness, has moved his entire operation up to a small town in the Yukon.

The 10th season of "Gold Rush" premieres Friday, October 11, at 9 PM ET/PT on Discovery.

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