Mineral Explorers

Bolivia

Season 1, Episode 1 of 6

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.

Previously Aired

Day
Time
Channel
1/7/2015
9 p.m.
7/25/2018
3 p.m.
7/26/2018
1 a.m.
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