The Mineral Explorers crew in Santa Cruz, Bolivia! We'll be posting more photos and video after we return next week.
After 11 hours on the Pantanal, we finally made it the mine.
Alex getting some footage of the Pantanal.
We spotted several caiman on the banks of the Paraguay River.
Along the way...
The Pantanal, as seen from the small Cessna that flew us out of the jungle.
Fishing on the Pantanal.
Karina & Leslie in Puerto Suarez.
The Bolivian Navy shipyard.
Hanging out with Ramiro and Nikolas in Puerto Suarez before our long journey to the mine.
Cathedral in Puerto Suarez.
Thomas talks to the cameras about amethyst.
Amethyst at the warehouse in Puerto Suarez.
Thomas and Karina pick out some amethyst crystals to take back home at the warehouse in Puerto Suarez.
The beginning of the 11-hour journey to the mine...
We rolled up on a road block - part of a strike against the government.
Thomas with some members of the Bolivian Navy.
Jonathan checks out some grafitti art in Santa Cruz.
We had fresh fruit juice every morning in Santa Cruz!
An employee of Minerales y Metales del Oriente working the ametrine.
The historic city center in downtown Bolivia.
Overlooking the city of Santa Cruz.
The Basilica Menor de san Lorenza
The guys setting up a shot.