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Board Camp Crystal Mine

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Wonderful owners and great digging site

The staff at Board Camp Crystal Mine is very courteous and knowledgeable about the rocks and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Roland O
Mena, Arkansas
The Highlight of our Arkansas Trip!

By day, we dug for beautiful crystals (smoking quartz and sand inclusion crystals) in their serene... read more

Reviewed November 3, 2018
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Dig your own CRYSTALS in a REAL quartz mine! DAILY 9 am, 11 am or 1 pm until 3 pm! Enjoy your day with Nature in the Ouachita (pronounced 'wash-it-taw') Mountains! • NO tailings • KEEP what you FIND! • Crystals are EVERYWHERE! • Mine in woods...more
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110 Hickory Ridge Rd., Mena, AR 71953-8346
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff at Board Camp Crystal Mine is very courteous and knowledgeable about the rocks and minerals in this region. If you are ever in the area, this is a must stop for digging.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Roland O
Reviewed November 3, 2018

By day, we dug for beautiful crystals (smoking quartz and sand inclusion crystals) in their serene woods; and by night, we experienced a once-in-a-lifetime paranormal experience that we haven’t stopped talking about with friends. We heard sounds we couldn’t explain, photographed incredible orbs, and witnessed...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 2, 2018 via mobile

This is my third visit. Dig your own crystals or buy hand-dug crystals in the Crystal Shop. Yes, you will get a little dirty spending an afternoon digging crystals using your own sensitive touch - but the sunshine, fresh air and the intoxicatingly high energy...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank geeehart
Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

The owners of the Board Camp Crystal Mine are so kind and helpful! Very interesting, too, as we learned a lot from them! We were shown how to look for the crystals and also were led to some good areas to look for them. I...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank 905venetiab
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I thought “hey! Why not stop?!” Figured we would spend 30 min ect... NO WAY! We spent HOURS going through looking for crystals. We had a field day! Like children on Christmas morning haha... we may have been late for our appointment...More

Date of experience: October 2017
2  Thank desireef460
Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

Went there on a Friday morning at 9am. Staff very helpful and knowedgable. Took us to a site that people the day before had good luck with. How time flys when you are having fun. 5 hours later we had 30lbs of quartz crystals, all...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank 7monkey1555
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

We have done Crystal digging before but it was only the tailings. This is actually digging in the ground. It was fun although a little warm with not much breeze. We took water and they had a bathroom. We stayed a couple of hours and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Shannon S
Reviewed July 4, 2018 via mobile

First time mining. Our whole family went mining together.i have two teens and I had anticipated them being bored and on their phones to avoid family time, but they were engaged and excited the whole day. We were all excited like we were all about...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Lisa P
Reviewed June 14, 2018

We took the fam to dig for crystals and had a blast! You will DEFINITELY find crystals. You can find small ones just by walking around, but if you dig in the right spot you'll find plenty of bigger ones. You'll need to bring good...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank These6Texans
Reviewed June 7, 2018

we stopped by, and though they were closed, the owner took the time to talk to us. We returned the next day. 🙂 We learned a lot regarding rock hunting and my Honey was so excited. He used the information and actually found some rocks...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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April 20, 2017|
Response from Butterfly_n_Rocks | Reviewed this property |
It is kind of a "tink" versus a "thud". I really wasn't great at that part....I think it takes practice. However, I found many rocks with crystals. Side note: I did read on their Facebook page that they are closing for... More