Modern Day Prospectors

Clip: Season 1 Episode 3 | 2m 56s | Video has closed captioning.

The Expedition team meets with workers supervising an illegal mining operation in Suriname. In order to separate gold from the sediment, the miners use mercury, which is extremely poisonous to the humans and animals that it comes in contact with.

Aired: 01/29/20

Rating: TV-PG

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