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    Prospectors on the Weather Channel

    Has anyone seen the new show Pospectors on the Weather channel? They hunt precious stones. It is pretty good. I remember when the producer joined t-net and was saying that the weather channel had picked up the show. He used to do Bering Sea Gold. Looks like a fun fun hobby/income.
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    I saw it and learned a great deal about minerals I had not even heard about. I really enjoyed the program...

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    It was done really well. That girl that hunts those rock slides was pretty darn cute. I learned a lot as well. Amazing stuff.

    They must be running the show all night tonight.
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    Are stones really worth that much cause I'm thinking I'm in the wrong field.

    Yes I'm in a field there on a mountain

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    I found the show interesting. And it didn't have any needless DRAMA.
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    Great shows, I have seen them all. They repeat on Sunday. Yea I agree that gal is cute and pretty strong too. I only wish they made more shows. They repeat a lot. Frank...

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    I liked how they ran off the trespassers . Am thinking that job would be a fun one for me rock slides and all.
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    Really good show!! But if the producer is reading this thread please do not goo to Lost Dutchman area. Four people have been murdered looking for the gold since 2010. Kewl show though!

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    I checked it out since that's up in my part of the country and I've been over around there a lot. People have been prospecting for gems on Antero for lots of years. What impressed me that this might be a little better calibre of shows is how they dealt with storms on the mountains. DEFINITELY get off the mountain. Kudos to the show for lettin the public know that as that can save lives. One way the show could be better is if they would pan the camera over north towards Mt. Princeton in the chalk cliffs area so we could spot the Spanish Princess and all go find the treasure buried there.
    Just like Texas in 1880.

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    I think you might be referring to me -- I work for the company that produces Prospectors. I worked as an editor on the first season of Bering Sea Gold.

    Anyway, The Weather Channel picked up the series for a second season, only this time the episodes will be an hour long rather than the original thirty minute length. And more mining crews will be added.

    I am hoping to work on it, but nothing has been confirmed for me.
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    I stopped looking for it. They kept Pre-Empting it which is the kiss of Death for any program.

    plus non of them prospected for gold

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    Now this show the prospectors i do watch ....... And so far it is a good show and you can learn some things from it................Not like the metal detecting shows on tv i do not watch any of them.... They bore me " look i found a buckle or " look i found a coin ....... No matter what they do in these metal detecting shows ... they are stupid and bore me......... And all you can learn from them is nothing ......... But the prospectors you could learn new things about gems from there show ........ My friend and his wife just went to N.C. for the 4th and she found a ... 4 carat sapphire at one of those gem mines down there .......... So now he has to have a appraisal done on it .... And checked for clarity... To see if is worth $10.00 a carat or a $1000.00 a carat.... Or some were in between...... Gems can be very interesting ...
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    Ive had that one on record for a while now. The weather always cuts it out though if there is a update. I have seen the show and like it when it actually shows. I like Gems and would like to find some here but so far havent found any great ones.
    Personal finds were on private property which I have permission to hunt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leonard F. View Post
    I think you might be referring to me -- I work for the company that produces Prospectors. I worked as an editor on the first season of Bering Sea Gold.

    Anyway, The Weather Channel picked up the series for a second season, only this time the episodes will be an hour long rather than the original thirty minute length. And more mining crews will be added.

    I am hoping to work on it, but nothing has been confirmed for me.
    Leonard I hope that you are able to be involved with the show. I was surprised the Weather channel got it but with the conditions as they are I can see why as Rginn commented. Watched it again tonight and enjoyed it.
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    Uh.. Hey Tnmountains...

    You have more different minerals in your back yard than any other place in the country!(North GA, Western NC, Northwest SC)

    People that go to "pay to dig" mines looking for sapphire and ruby(or other stones) usually find a stone that the owners are more than happy to cut for you! The problem is, many times the cost of having it cut is more than the stone is worth... and it's very common.
    Most sapphire and ruby mines are now "salted", so the tourist come away happy that they have found the "big one".
    Back in the 1970's this wasn't the case and the stones you found in Cowee Valley, NC was natural... most found now are salted with corundum from Africa.

    Looking for minerals and rocks is a great hobby. When you do this you're called a "Rockhound". Many hunt for many different minerals and some, like myself, only hunt one. I've been hunting corundum for over 30 years. While doing so, I've found many deposits of other type minerals other than corundum. I usually pass on location sites as long as it's not corundum!
    Had a friend who liked to hunt Garnet. Told him about a site on Chunky Gal Mountain(NC). Told him to take a big truck with him if he went.. he thought I was joking.. until he made a visit to the site! Me and my "bitter-half" call it the "Garnet Store".
    Red stones in this rock are Garnet..
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    I have a Geologist friend who lives in NC. For his 50th birthday I gave him a "gift"... a deposit site that I run across a few years earlier. The deposit contained Aquamarine... and you thought it was only in Colorado!?

    Corundum is the mineral name for the gem names sapphire and ruby. Sapphire can be any color from clear to black.. but the red sapphire only can be called ruby. The only difference is color.

    Sapphire of different colors...
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