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At 14,000 feet above sea level, there’s 50% less oxygen, twice as many lightning strikes, hurricane force winds and riches just waiting to be found. Colorado’s Mount Antero is home to North America’s richest, most abundant gem fields. But finding these gems is no easy feat. Armed with little more than their two hands and a crowbar, these modern day prospectors follow in the footsteps of their predecessors from 150 years ago. They battle Mother Nature, rockslides and thieves in the hope of striking it rich. Tune in as they search for topaz, aquamarine and smoky quartz on North America’s highest, most dangerous gem fields.
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