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Dave Turin is a veteran gold miner and television personality known for appearing on ‘Gold Rush’. Dave Turin was the mining expert and member of the Todd Hoffman Crew through season 2 till season 7. His abrupt departure from the hit Discovery Channel’s ‘Gold Rush’ came as surprise to many as he had developed a crowd of a fan base in the show along with fortune.

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  • Birthday: 1966 (age 52)
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  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Gold miner and TV personality

Family and Personal Life


Dave Turin is happily married to his ladylove, Shelly, who is a nurse. Together, they’ve had three children and four grandchildren.

Dave born in Sandy Oregon, United States grew up at the base of Mt Hood wilderness, where he developed a passion for the outdoors while fishing and hunting. The former high-school & college footballer, Dave garnered a degree in Civil Engineering and right after joined the family business.  

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  • Wife: Shelly Turin
  • Children: 3
  • Marital Status: Married

He started administrating his family’s booming rock quarry business along with his father & three brothers for the past three decades.

Dave and Shelly Turin is a high-school sweetheart who took their love to the new height after exchanging the wedding vows long back. Their three children are all married and have made them grandparents of two boys and two girls.

Body Measurements and Lifestyle

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Dave Turin is an average built man with a considerable height and body weight. Dark-eyed silver fox Dave is one good-looking man with a tough personality and sophisticated appeal.

Gold mining professional Dave is a combination of beauty, brain, and brawn. Just like the old wine, he is getting better every single passing day. He currently ages 52 and has been defying the law of aging with his maintained physique, rugged looks, and enthusiasm.

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The exact stats of Dave’s body measurements are unknown but looking at his pictures, it seems his days in mining has helped him that toned physique and tough-and-tough looks. Not to forget, Dave has always garnered attention for his well-groomed mustache.

When he isn’t digging, moving rocks and pursuing gold, he loves being with his family. In his spare time, he also indulges his love for golf and hunting. He is also an advocate for faith in Christ who possesses a strong desire to encourage people to work hard, be open towards trying new thing & to acknowledge the love of family.  

Professional Career

Dave Turin, also known as ‘Dozer Dave’ was a star on ‘Gold Rush’ for 7-seasons, having left in 2017. Still, he continues mining and is set to make a career out of in counseling.

Dave was the red-blooded yet determined star on the ‘Gold Rush’ who appeared as a guest for numerous episodes during season one. It was Jack & Todd Hoffman who brought old friend Dave in as a consultant who was obligated to help the rookie miners make their Alaskan operating running in the 1st season.

Career Timeline

  • 2017- Stopped appearing on Discovery Channel’s ‘Gold Rush’ that March

When he was given the chance to join Hoffman’s team full time he seized the opportunity, taking hiatus from his family’s business. Though Dave wore many hats and excelled in operating numerous pieces of heavy equipment until the seven season of ‘Gold Rush’, it was the longest hours he spent bulldozing that earned him the nickname ‘Dozer Dave’.

For the season five, he joined Freddy & Derek Dodge for a short time during their mining in Carmacks, Canada claim prior joining Todd as a partner in 316 mining as well as provided much-required equipment to their McKinnon creek success.   

Viewers of ‘Gold Rush’ globally have witnessed Dave’s frustration, persistence, successes, and his capability to bounce back even stronger after every failure. His relationship with co-star Trey Poulson took a drastic turn for the worst at the end of season seven with both involved in a fist-fight on-air, and Dave making his retirement from the show that March.

Salary and Net Worth 2018

Dave Turin net worth is estimated to be at $2 million whereas the net of his salary remains unknown. Dave collected this fortune through ‘Gold Rush’ as well as has a very thriving rock quarry family business under his belt to add up to the net worth where it is today.

Dave is a skilled quarry foreman, gold mining expert from Discovery Channel’s reality show ‘Gold Rush’. Apart from being a television celebrity, he is a successful business, having invested in the gold mining business. So, it’s obvious that he possesses 7-figure net worth!

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  • Net Worth: $2 million
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