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NOVA: Treasures of the Earth

Wednesdays, July 11-25, 2018, 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET

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They grace the crowns of royalty, sharpen weapons of war, and both power and pollute our cities. They are Earth’s natural resources: treasures in the forms of stunning gems that we hold dear, metals that have altered the course of civilizations, and fuels that drive our modern world. Treasures of Earth: Gems, Metals, and Power is a 3-part series that will take us on a journey deep inside Earth to uncover the mysteries of how these treasures were created, and to explore how they have allowed humankind to progress and build our great civilizations. But even as that quest continues... we are discovering that some of our treasures may soon run out or have unintended consequences that bring new perils. Can our ancient treasures reveal new secrets that will help us solve the problems we face today?

Upcoming Episodes

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  • Gems

    Explore the hidden secrets of gems, from their alluring beauty to their origins deep in the Earth.

    Airdate: 7/11/2018

    Time: 10:00 - 11:00 PM

    NOVA: 4318

    OB: 11/2/2016

  • Metals

    Discover how the unique properties of metals have made them a pillar of human civilization.

    Airdate: 7/18/2018

    Time: 10:00 - 11:00 PM

    NOVA: 4319

    OB: 11/9/2016

  • Power

    Drill down to discover the treasures beneath our feet that power our world, today and in the future.

    Airdate: 7/25/2018

    Time: 10:00 - 11:00 PM

    NOVA: 4320

    OB: 11/16/2016

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