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Within the world of gold mining and the “Gold Rush” franchise, Freddy Dodge and Juan Ibarra are legends. This fact is highlighted by their very own spin-off, “Gold Rush: Freddy Dodge’s Mine Rescue,” which sees the two travel to different gold mining operations in order to lend their skills and professional acumen in hopes of aiding struggling miners.
Both Ibarra and Dodge have over 40 years of experience. Some even call Dodge “Gold Guru” while Ibarra is known for his ability to fabricate almost anything a gold mining operation would need in a pinch.
In a phone interview with Hollywood Soapbox, Dodge explained why he was enthusiastic about “Gold Rush: Freddy Dodge’s Mine Rescue.”
“I’ve helped miners out for years, and when this opportunity came about, especially with Juan Ibarra, we work great together, it was just go,” Dodge said. “It’s not only trust with Juan. He’s an excellent mechanic, and he’s an excellent person. Of all the people I’ve worked with over the years, Juan Ibarra is the one I would choose over anybody else. He’s just a definite good person, and he’s very good at what he does.”
Considering the wealth of knowledge between Dodge and Ibarra, it makes perfect sense as to why the two are able to come up with novel solutions, and it definitely sounds like they have learned through years of trial and error.