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Mineral Explorers Previous Broadcasts

Tucson (Episode #207H)

KQED Life: Tue, Jul 18, 2017 -- 11:00 PM

Tombstone, Arizona is the place of legends; not all of them have to do with gunslingers and cowboy hats. Far more important were the copper and silver mines as they helped bring the US into a more modern era. And these mines were the catalyst for Arizona Statehood. Over a century later, Arizona continues to sparkle. The biggest gem and mineral treasure chest comes to Tucson once a year. We crack open the lock to some of the best and brightest collections and take you exploring at the largest mineral exhibit on Earth.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Jul 19, 2017 -- 5:00 AM

Portugal (Episode #206H)

KQED Life: Tue, Jul 11, 2017 -- 11:00 PM

The Panasqueira mine has created an appetite for Apatites. These rare green, purple, or blue crystals are becoming more and more popular with mineral collectors around the globe. Come along as we are the first to film a behind-the-scenes look at one of the most mineral-diverse mines. Later, we stop at Porto; which uses mineral rich schist to plant and nurture a delicious export all its own. We meet a mineral dealer selling specimens out of an old restaurant right next to the "Mouth of Hell."

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Jul 12, 2017 -- 5:00 AM

Spain (Episode #205H)

KQED Life: Tue, Jul 4, 2017 -- 11:00 PM

Not all that glitters is gold; it could very well be Spanish Pyrite. Join us as we visit never-before seen private collections and hear the history of a country full of explorers. Then travel with us as we step back in time in the medieval town of Navajun. While there, we visit a mine that glitters with the world's most perfectly crystalized Pyrite. We end our trip with an exclusive look at some of the world's best pyrite held in a private collection of the mine owner, who kept some of his favorite specimens.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Wed, Jul 5, 2017 -- 5:00 AM
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