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"Lost Treasure Hunters" is a reality series on Animal Planet that follows an elite team of leading prospectors, gemologists and miners as they set off on an adrenaline-fueled adventure as they head to an ancient Indian city believed to have been the source of some of the world's most valuable diamonds, including the Hope diamond and the Koh-i-nor. Now, the city's mines are about to be submerged under the waters of a newly constructed dam.

Joining forces, these hunters share a common mission: unearth the ancient diamond mines of India's Golconda region. But they must defy a myriad of obstacles, including extreme weather, treacherous locations on land and in water, venomous snakes, crocodiles and language barriers. In addition, they face a culture that's rife with superstition and an unshakeable belief that anyone who attempts to upset the Golconda region will be cursed.

Legend has it that the diamond mines of Golconda dried up 250 years ago, but leader Sam Speerstra believes there are still riches to be found. Acquiring ancient maps to help guide his mission, he has been searching for these gems all his life. The impending construction of a dam will soon erase the mines from the Indian landscape. So Speerstra knows this is his last opportunity to unearth the treasures before they are submerged forever. Speerstra calls upon a cadre of respected colleagues who bring unique experiences and special skills to the hunt. The all-star team includes the following:

Every prospector has heard about the famous diamond mines of Golconda, but for centuries, none has been able to transform legend into reality. In the attempt to make history, the hunters set out to become the "re-discoverers" of these gems and hopes to make a bigger finding than ever before.

"Lost Treasure Hunters" is produced by Ping Pong Productions for Animal Planet. Brad Kuhlman, Casey Brumels and John Slaughter are executive producers for Ping Pong Productions. Keith Hoffman is executive producer for Animal Planet. Charlie Foley is the senior vice president of development for Animal Planet.


Network: Animal Planet
Genre: Reality
Runtime: 60 mins.
Premiere Date: August 24, 2012
Seasons: 1
Production Company: Ping Pong Productions

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