This article is about the original incarnation of Miner Forty-Niner. For other incarnations, see Miner Forty-Niner (disambiguation).

Miner Forty-Niner was the disguise of Hank.

Physical appearance

He was a Caucasian male, with a large grey beard along with a large grey mustache. He wore a brown cowboy hat, which covered the top half of his face. Only his nose was left visible. His great height actually came from Hank wearing stilts. He wore brown pants and a long-sleeve blue top, over which he wore an open black waistcoat.


For the most part, he remained expressionless throughout chasing the gang. At times he grunted, as well as, letting out moans to scare people. He seemed genuinely shocked when he was fooled into thinking he was in the path of an incoming train, the surprise in his face, lifting his hat and revealing his eyes.

He was, according to Hank (who was using the disguise to find oil in the mines), obsessed with trying to find the last vein of gold in the mines since 1849.

He attempted to grab Scooby-Doo and the gang at some points, but that's the extreme of his actions mostly.


Hank said that Miner Forty-Niner came to Gold City in 1849, and he couldn't rest until he finds the last vein of gold. He also said that at night, they can hear the mine moaning, calling for the miner.

Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!

Season one

Hank unmasked.

Hank used the disguise to scare off the employers and guests of the Gold City Guest Ranch, so he could buy the land cheap from the owner, Big Ben, for the oil underneath.


In other languages

Actor Language Notes
Peter Sjöquist Swedish
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