Jade Hunters of China
http://www.mindbites.com/lesson/10500 for full video. Running through Western China's Kunlun Mountains are veins of jade, a precious stone ranging from dark green to an opaque white color, formed by volcanic activity millennia ago. Jade is so valuable that each year during the summer months men gamble their lives on the chance of hitting the jackpot and unearthing a few profitable slabs. A small bracelet could be worth as much as $12,000. Jade Hunters of China provides a fascinating insight into the grueling journeys these men make high up into the mountains and witnesses the lengths they are prepared to go to find the lucrative stone.