1. Copyright Issues :
In providing information about the global oocurences
of large and giant crystals we use material from a multitude of
of which may be copyrighted. We try to our best knowledge
to give at least the source for the used images or texts and we ususally try to ask for permission before publishing
data here. However this is for various reasons not always possible. For
example we found that the author of the giant amber publication
is apparently lost somewhere.
We are also aware, that we use sometimes images here, which we found long ago on the Internet
and we simply dont find these images again to check for a reference. So please take our sincere apologies,
if you find any image which you feel do not belong
here and is used without your permission. Please tell us and
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In the last years several strange judicial decisions
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4. Environmental protection :
A kind request to all visitors of this site : Some
of the places listed here are open to visitors, some are not and need permission to enter and some are in the wild. If you visit one of the latter sites, please be careful with nature and try not to destroy
or harm anything !
Large Crystal occurences are extremely
fragile and need our protection, as they are rare and spectactular
geological creations of our earth. Please do not hammer or vandalise
these creations - later visitors will praise your consideration. Again :
Please no hammering ! - You will not be able to take a giant crystal with you,
but you will easily be able to destroy and ruin its beauty.
visit a site listed here we would be glad to get a short
note of your experiences if possible. See the chapter "How can I contribute" for more information.
Some of the large crystal sites described here are
in caves. Caves as such are extremely fragile and precious natural monuments and habitats. In most countries of the world, caves protected by law. It is normally forbidden to make camp fires or use open fire, like torches
or candles. Often it is not allowed to destroy or even touch speleothems. Any cave animal nearly everywhere on the world is
protected! In most countries bats are protected, including the forbiddance
to disturb them or even take pictures. Even if there
is a gap in this protection, please do not take advantage of it. Thank you !