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Cami Appelgren calls out ‘selfish’ locals who broke a massive piece of quartz at Majjistral Park
The piece was chipped and removed from the park.

Jillian Mallia

Environmental activist and park ranger Cami Appelgren is calling out a “selfish” act done at Majjistral Park. She pointed out that people allegedly came into the park and chipped away at the beautiful piece of quartz that “used to sparkle so beautifully in the rays of the sun.”

“I wish you would have seen this one before it was stolen from us. I used to stop and talk to kids whom I saw admiring this massive piece of quartz during my patrols. I used to tell them the importance of observing and not taking... and they UNDERSTOOD!”

The quartz was “perfectly rounded by the weather conditions and time. But no more. I’m sorry kids… Someone decided that they wanted this on their shelf at their house. Collecting dust rather than admiration of the many.”

“It took thousands if not millions of years for this perfect piece to form. It is... it WAS... massive. So yeah. It is no more. Selfish idiots. Sorry, but I won’t spare my words. If you find a loose crystal, sure... I won’t say much as long as you take ONE. But to CHIP a massive piece into dust and leave NOTHING for the rest of the people to see?”

She also reminded everyone that it is “against the Legal Notice of Majjistral Park to ‘remove any stones, (or) pebble’. And there’s a good reason for that law. I’m sorry kids. I’ll do my best to show you other awesomeness within the Park. There’s a lot of it! We will make it up to you.”

19th May 2021


Jillian Mallia
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Jillian Mallia
A book lover, writer and globetrotter who loves exploring new places and the local gems that the Maltese Islands have to offer. An avid foodie and arts fanatic, Jillian searches the island and beyond for the perfect settings to write about.

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