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November 29, 2022

Monumental rocks head for the hinterland

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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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