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Mineral Explorers Previous Broadcasts

Colombia (Episode #102H)

KQED 9: Thu, Jul 12, 2018 -- 5:30 AM

Every day millions of dollars of emeralds are traded on the streets of Bogota, Colombia's thriving capital city, but few people ever venture to the source of these elusive gems. In this episode, Nagin leads us over treacherous mountain roads deep in the Andes Mountains to explore Colombia's gorgeous but rugged countryside, the lives of its people, and the amazing world of emeralds. Then, it's back to the big city to visit to the hustle of the world's largest emerald district. Minerals featured in this episode: Emeralds.

Bolivia (Episode #101H)

KQED 9: Thu, Jul 12, 2018 -- 5:00 AM

A journey into the jungles of eastern Bolivia takes us deep underground into the Anahi Mine, world renowned for its production of amethyst and ametrine. The adventure begins 400 miles away in the bustling city of Santa Cruz, followed by a scenic but harrowing trip by boat through the Pantanal wetlands to the mine. Then it's deep underground to discover the minerals and their myths. See how amethyst and ametrine are mined, watch their transformation from gems in the rough to gemstones, and experience the world's largest-known gem pocket. Minerals featured in this episode: Amethyst and Ametrine.

Colombia (Episode #102H)

KQED 9: Wed, Jul 11, 2018 -- 11:30 PM

Every day millions of dollars of emeralds are traded on the streets of Bogota, Colombia's thriving capital city, but few people ever venture to the source of these elusive gems. In this episode, Nagin leads us over treacherous mountain roads deep in the Andes Mountains to explore Colombia's gorgeous but rugged countryside, the lives of its people, and the amazing world of emeralds. Then, it's back to the big city to visit to the hustle of the world's largest emerald district. Minerals featured in this episode: Emeralds.

Bolivia (Episode #101H)

KQED 9: Wed, Jul 11, 2018 -- 11:00 PM

A journey into the jungles of eastern Bolivia takes us deep underground into the Anahi Mine, world renowned for its production of amethyst and ametrine. The adventure begins 400 miles away in the bustling city of Santa Cruz, followed by a scenic but harrowing trip by boat through the Pantanal wetlands to the mine. Then it's deep underground to discover the minerals and their myths. See how amethyst and ametrine are mined, watch their transformation from gems in the rough to gemstones, and experience the world's largest-known gem pocket. Minerals featured in this episode: Amethyst and Ametrine.

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