By Cathy Elelman • 05 June 2020 • 11:07
MARVEL: The giant geode is one of the biggest gypsum crystals in the world
CREDIT: Diputacion de Almeria Facebook @diputaciondealmeria
PULPI Council has called on the Junta de Andalucia to make the giant geode and the mine which houses the geological marvel to be awarded natural monument status.
The request, which got the unanimous backing of the local authority, sets out the need to establish “rules and basis for the protection and correct use of the Pulpi geode, the Rica Mine and surroundings, with the aim of facilitating its protection, conservation, restoration and improvement, as well as to ensure its sustainable use and preservation for future generations”, the council said
As is stands Almeria Province has nine natural monuments, among them the Terreros and Negra islands, which are also in Pulpi.
The giant geode is one of the biggest gypsum crystals in the world. The mine is set to reopen to the public for visits on Friday June 12, with a whole series of new hygiene and safety procedures place due to the Covid-19 situation.
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Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.
Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.
Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.
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