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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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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... read more

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

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We were really excited about finding crystals and we're hoping to dig for them. What we found is that you dig through piles of tailings. In other words, through the discards. We did find a few nice pieces but there was little or no chance of finding big pieces. It does take work to finds crystals, don't expect to see... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We visited Coleman Mine in early june and had a very good time digging up nice crystals. We found several large and small points as well as some nice clusters. The only mistake we made was to waste a day visiting other place neat mount ida. Great staff that were very helpful. Just remember to bring lots of water, a... More 

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Springfield, Missouri
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We go crystal digging all the time to Jim Colman mines, but the road was washed out so we went to Ron's. $15 more than we usually pay and the site they told us was best was fresh 4 days earlier. Yes we found crystals but they were small cloudy broken. The staff is very nice, the store is clean... More 

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Yukon, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015 via mobile

The staff is nice & helpful. Clean restroom. Parking is very close to digging site. Once I knew what I was looking for I found some neat crystals & other cool rocks. Take plenty of water & snacks. There's a Zipline too, but we didn't go on it this time. Would be fun for younger kids that like to dig!

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Address: 155 Crystal Ridge Lane, Jessieville, AR 71949
Phone Number: +1 800-291-4484
Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Jessieville

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