19 Sep 2019

The dark side of mining healing crystals

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 1:35 pm on 19 September 2019

New Zealand journalist, Tess McClure's been travelling the world revealing the appalling truth behind the origins of healing crystals, a fast growing industry worth billions of dollars. 

What many who are drawn in by the so-called healing powers of crystals don't understand, is that child labour, deaths and exploitation are the source of their precious gems. 

You can read her article here.

Rose quartz lies in the sun at the edge of a mine near Anjoma Ramartina.

Rose quartz lies in the sun at the edge of a mine near Anjoma Ramartina. Photo: Photograph: Tess McClure

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