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The Earth‘s Riches: Nickel from New Caledonia (2004)

Episode 1
Only available in Canada, United States
42:54
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New Caledonia, a group of islands in the Pacific, lives off nickel. The ore makes up more than 90% of the exports for this French overseas territory. The mines resemble the terraced rice cultivation in Asia, and they stretch along the mountains across many kilometers. This episode tells us about the significance of nickel for our lives. Without nickel, there would be no stainless steel, no fast engines, no space station and certainly no high-performance data transfer. We see the consequences of the wide-spread mining of nickel for the people and their environment in New Caledonia. We examine the long journey from mining and processing to the transformation from steel into stainless steel.

Holger Preusse
English

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Nickel from New Caledonia Video
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Episode 1 Nickel from New Caledonia
Nickel from New Caledonia (2004)
Episode 1
, 43 minutes
This episode tells us about the significance of nickel for our lives. It documents the consequences of the wide-spread mining of it for the people and their environment in New Caledonia.
Only available in Canada, United States
Copper from Chile Video
5
Episode 2 Copper from Chile
Copper from Chile (2004)
Episode 2
, 43 minutes
Copper has accompanied mankind throughout most of its history, first in its pure form, and then as an alloy. Today, copper is used more than ever before.
Only available in Canada, United States
Iron from China Video
5
Episode 3 Iron from China
Iron from China (2004)
Episode 3
, 43 minutes
Today, no other country on earth uses and produces as much iron and steel as does China. Worldwide, iron and steel prices have risen dramatically, because demand in China continues to grow.
Only available in Canada, United States

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