One of my most prized finds is a chunk of rough citrine I dug up as a kid. Its golden hues and jagged points captivated me. Though common, in that moment it was as precious as gold. That memory reminds me that beneath the vast diversity of minerals, there is a unifying wonder that inspires the explorer in all of us. Every stone has a story; we need only look close enough to read its secret past and appreciate its long, quiet beauty. Minerals inspire connection with the very bones of our world.
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