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April 19, 2021

Monumental rocks head for the hinterland

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Beach Hotel gets a $6m makeover

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Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: The New Resilience

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A man dead after boat capsizes on Ballina Bar

Police have confirmed that a man has died after a boat capsized at Ballina earlier today.

giant-crystalEstimated to be 120 million years old, two of the world’s largest known crystals have a new home at the Crystal Castle in Byron’s hinterland. Both are 5.5 metres and are a smoky quartz geode and an amethyst geode cave. Manager Naren King says it’s the result of a ‘monumental deal with a Uruguayan farmer and long-term friend of the Castle.’ Pictured are Molly-Rose and Roxy. Photo Jeff ‘I Said Atheist, Not Amethyst’ Dawson

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  1. Every time I see these massive structures all I can wonder is, what wound was left where it was dynamited, drilled or otherwise bludgeoned from someone else’s landscape? What massive carbon footprint did it leave after being flown or shipped across the world and then trucked to it’s final destination? These geodes and millions of other crystals are being torn out of the earth on a mass scale, just take a stroll around Byron shops. What’s it all for? Healing the planet apparently. It’s mining for profit, nothing more. No amount of new age pseudo-science can justify this destruction of the natural world.


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