• Dave Turin was born in 1959 in Sandy, Oregon USA.
• He attended Oregon State University and graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering in 1990.
• He started his career in the family rock quarry business and was later cast on the reality TV series “Gold Rush” in 2010.
• His net worth is ~$20 million and his current annual income is estimated at over $400,000.
• Dave is married to Shelly and enjoys fishing and hunting in his spare time.

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SpouseShelly Turin

Who is Dave Turin?

Dave Turin was born on the 21st April 1959, in Sandy, Oregon USA, and is a reality television personality, best recognized for appearing in the reality TV series “Gold Rush” as a quarry manager and mining expert. The show has been airing on the Discovery Channel since 2010.

Early Life and Education

He was raised with five siblings in Sandy, and that his father’s name is Jim Turin. Other information has not been revealed.
While in high school, he wanted to become a professional American Football player, and he played it for the school team. Upon matriculation, Dave enrolled in Oregon State University, where he continued to play for the college team in the position of a linebacker. He graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering in 1990.


Right after his graduation, Dave started to pursue his career as a civil engineer, working for the family rock quarry business, alongside his father and his three brothers, called Jim Turin and Sons, and is currently known under the name Mt. Hood Rock Company. He distinguished himself as an expert, who managed to run the business quite successfully, which led him to become spotted by Todd Hoffman, who hired him to work in the position of the outside consultant for their Porcupine Creek gold mining claim.

“Gold Rush”

Not long afterwards, Todd offered Dave the chance to appear in the debut season of the reality TV series “Gold Rush” in 2010, of which he had little hesitation in accepting. During the first season, when the show was entitled “Gold Rush: Alaska”, he appeared in several episodes, still also working in the family business, which he later quit in order to become a member of Hoffman Crew, and started appearing as one of the main cast in the second season. The show follows several family-run mining businesses, and is currently in its eight season. Dave left the show during its seventh season after an altercation with fellow cast member Trey Poulson, but returned in series eight.

Dave Turin Net Worth

His career started in the early 1990s, , his net worth is ~$20 million. His current annual income is estimated at over $400,000.

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Life behind the Scene

Dave Turin is married to Shelly, who works as a nurse, and with whom he has three children and two grandchildren. Their current residence is in Gresham, Oregon.

In his spare time, Dave enjoys fishing and hunting.


SpouseShelly Turin
ChildrenTony Turin


TV ShowsGold Rush

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Gold Fever2013TV Mini-Series documentary special thanks - 4 episodes


Gold Rush: Alaska2011-2017TV SeriesHimself
Gold Rush: The Dirt2013-2016TV SeriesHimself
Gold Fever2013TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - Gold Miner
Gold Rush: South America2013TV SeriesHimself
Do or Die2012TV Movie documentaryHimself

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Gold Rush: Alaska2016TV SeriesHimself

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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