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Ron Coleman Mine

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Address: 155 Crystal Ridge Lane, Jessieville, AR 71949
Phone Number: +1 800-291-4484
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Description: We are a family owned quartz crystal mine that is 5 generations strong. We...
We are a family owned quartz crystal mine that is 5 generations strong. We offer quartz mining for the public, zip lining across our 250 foot deep pit, and tours of our entire mining operation. Groups welcome with special pricing!
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Great tour - hot place to dig for crystals!

Did the tour - which was awesome - the tour guide, Jamie, did an outstanding job. Dug for crystals for three hours - with breaks between. It was really hot. My kiddo (16) found... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
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Branson, Missouri
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Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

My family visited here this past week. The kids were so excited to mine! After we spent over 60 dollars to mine (I did not want to but had to pay to go out there because I had to be with the kids ) the kids had a great time. It was hot hot though! I probably wouldn't go back... More 

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Branson, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Did the tour - which was awesome - the tour guide, Jamie, did an outstanding job. Dug for crystals for three hours - with breaks between. It was really hot. My kiddo (16) found a really cool crystal to use as a bookend. Wear tennis shoes (wish I had!) and clothes you can get dirty. Bring a shovel or crowbar... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Came with are 12 year old very hot day did not dig just zip lines and did tour. The lady doing the tour was wonderful she loves her job you can tell with the way she talked. During the tour would have loved to get off truck and get dirty. Son loved the zip line.

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Tallahassee, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

First time quartz mining and the kids (16 & 11) and I loved it. Bring your own tools for best results: garden pick, small spade, 3-time hoe. We saw a family with a small collapsible wagon and we'll bring one of those next time. Have some boxes/tubs ready in your car for the quartz you mine. You'll need water bottles,... More 

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Longview, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

We took the tour and enjoyed it. We viewed lovely museum quality rocks and then hopped in an army truck to see where the Quartz is mined. We will return in the fall to dig. July is too hot!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We are staying at the rv park which is a decent place to stay for the price of $13 a night with all hookups. We dug for the first time today. We started in the morning and dug all day up until closing which is at 5:30 p.m. with satisfactory success. Now we didn't find mega huge quartz but we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

My children and I went to the mine in late June to dig, get dirty, and find some crystals. We did find some nice crystals and interesting rocks to bring home. The front desk was helpful explaining how the process worked. We brought our own tools (small picks, hand shovels), a few umbrellas, and towels. I'd suggest bringing a small... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Very cool opportunity to dig for your own crystals! We picked probably the hottest day possible to go, but stuck it out as long as we could. My only regret is not doing any research in advance to educate myself on the different types of crystals to search for. I would do this again, the staff was great!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Twice the price of the Jim Coleman mine, WAY better facilities, HUGE rock shop and very nice people but the crystal picking was much much better at the Jim Coleman mine. The Ron Coleman is a much bigger operation, much cleaner dig site, they have the zip line and a paved parking lot but if you're looking for crystals, go... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

One of the highlights of our recent trip to Arkansas. Huge fun factor for kids, and old rock hounds alike. Our 9 year old boys were amazed and had the best time. Yes you are digging through tailings but there are still beautiful pieces to be found with little effort. We found three decent points, one being a "double". What... More 

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