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Arrowhead Crystal Mine

Owley Rd, Mount Ida, AR
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Ranked #6 of 7 Attractions in Mount Ida
Type: Mines, Outdoors
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Type: Mines, Outdoors
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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English first
Auburn KS
3 reviews 3 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

We were excited to go to Mount Ida to dig for crystals. After driving for 8 hours we found out that most mines are closed. Dee and Gee, and Arrowhead included. The other mines open are not active, meaning you just find shards of stuff. We were told to go to Colemans who is the only active mine there and... More 

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Mount Ida, Arkansas
1 review
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

This mine has been sold to new owners and the name has been changed. The previous owner is still conducting business under the arrowhead mine name, operating a website under that name offering mining trips and pretending he still owns the mine which is causing a lot of confusion. The new owners are very nice people but at this time... More 

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Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
3 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2012

Well I tried to contact these guys several times. Their number was still valid and I left 2 msgs for them. No return call. On facebook they did not respond, nor did they respond via email. I am pretty sure they are defunct. Do us a favor and remove your website and change the phone msg. Don't leave us hanging.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2011

I had read some great reviews on Arrowhead Mines, and was very excited to go in September. I was planning my trip a month in advance and called the number on their website to see if they were planning to be open while I was in town. The mailbox was full and I couldn’t leave a message. I sent an... More 

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League City, Texas
1 review
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2011

We tried a couple of times to get the operators to meet us at the mine to dig. The first time, he had a flat tire and said he couldn't make it. He replied back that he could make it the next day, but email him to confirm. He would not respond to email or voice mail. We told him... More 

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Denton, Texas
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2011

We started out for a weekend trip to Crater of Diamonds, an hour south of here and the woman boarding our dogs suggested we go here "first" so our 12 year old son would have some "success" first THEN hit the diamond crater and when he didn't find anything, at least he had his crystals. So we discussed it as... More 

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Eureka Springs, Arkansas
1 review
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2011

They STOLE all of my crystals saying it was their policy if crystals were found over a certain size. CROOKS

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Memphis, Tennessee
3 reviews 3 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2010

We had a pretty good time hunting in the mine but found only small crystals here. According to "Dave" who was watching the mine while the main guys were in town at a festival said that was the norm at Arrowhead. Considering the fee (20 bucks) we felt good about the quality and quantity we found. Just a bit disappointed... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2010

My family and I went during spring break this past year. I could not begin to tell you my thoughts driving in on that bumpy road but what was a bumpy ride turned out to be one of the most fun days we have ever had with our 4 children. We had no clue what to do or where to... More 

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Lafayette, Louisiana
1 review
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2010

Arrowhead was just one stop of many we made while we were there. We read the reviews well ahead of time, as we always do--amazing how beneficial these review sites turn out to be. Of all the places we went while we were in Arkansas, myself, my wife and our five children ALL wish we would have just gone back... More 

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