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Wegner Quartz Crystal Mines

Closes in 16 min: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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This shop had plenty of crystals plus other stones from other countries. Grandkids bought small... read more

Reviewed December 11, 2018
richardkarennelson
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Mount Ida, Arkansas
The most relaxing work you will ever have fun doing.

This was our 4th trip and we will be returning more often, It is a blast to just look at the mines... read more

Reviewed November 25, 2018
Dan H
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A great place for the family, where everyone is welcome and guaranteed to find crystals! Open 8:00-4:30, 7 days a week Crystal Forest Mine Digs: 2 hours, $15/person, trips leave at 9:30, 11:30, 1:30, arrive 15 minutes early to sign up + have a...more
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82 Wegner Ranch Rd, Mount Ida, AR 71957-8600
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

This shop had plenty of crystals plus other stones from other countries. Grandkids bought small heart-shaped polished stones. You can dig for your own crystals, though.More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Richard W, Owner at Wegner Quartz Crystal Mines, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi Richard, Thank you for leaving a review. We are glad you enjoyed our shop. We do have crystals and minerals from all over the world. We are constantly getting in new inventory too. As well as having our mine and our crystals we are...More

Reviewed November 25, 2018

This was our 4th trip and we will be returning more often, It is a blast to just look at the mines and the crystals are ALL OVER THE PLACE. GREAT FAMILY FUN and pet friendly.More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Richard W, Owner at Wegner Quartz Crystal Mines, responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2018

Hi Dan, Thank you for leaving a review. We appreciate your repeat business and are glad to hear you enjoy it here so much.We hope you and your family have a blessed holiday season and look forward to seeing you all again soon. Blessings, The...More

Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

My mom, sister, and I visited the mine today. Didn’t know what to expect. Had been to the diamond mine but first trip to a crystal mine. Lance drove us out to the mine in a truck down a bumpy road. Was not disappointed when...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Richard W, Owner at Wegner Quartz Crystal Mines, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2018

Thank you for leaving a review. We really enjoyed you ladies. I know you said you take a vacation every year with your mom. Maybe next year you will take more than one and come back to see us. There is never a dull moment...More

Reviewed November 3, 2018

Staff was Great, especially Lance... had a wonderful time... will be back again! Brought home buckets of crystal. The setting is beautiful, the drive from Hot Springs was pleasant... well worth the money.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Richard W, Owner at Wegner Quartz Crystal Mines, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2018

Thank you for leaving a review. We are happy to here you enjoyed your time here. Lance is a great tour guide and part of our team. We hope you have a wonderful holiday season and come back soon. Blessings, The Wegner Crew

Reviewed October 22, 2018

While traveling the back roads from Hot Springs to Dallas, we took a couple hours off to look for quartz crystals. What fun! The weather was not cooperative, as it was raining, but we had a great time. It was our first attempt at mining....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Richard W, Owner at Wegner Quartz Crystal Mines, responded to this reviewResponded October 25, 2018

Thank you Ruth for leaving a review. We are glad you enjoyed the tailings. Hope next time you are this way you get to experience The Crystal Forest Mine. Hope to see you in the future. Blessings, The Wegner Crew

Reviewed October 2, 2018

We had a great time. The folks here are salt of the earth. They love what they're doing and share that love with all who visit. The scenery is beautiful. While we didn't find any large pieces during our two hour dig, we did collect...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Richard W, Owner at Wegner Quartz Crystal Mines, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2018

Hi William, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are glad you enjoyed your time with us and hope to see you in the future. Blessings, The Wegner Crew

Reviewed October 1, 2018

Great place to visit. Great people to meet. Awed by the majesty of Mother Mary's abundant crystals, everywhere. Went digging for crystals, and they were everywhere! Didn't even need to use the trowel because the crystals were just lying there to find. Walked around after...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Richard W, Owner at Wegner Quartz Crystal Mines, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2018

Hi James, Thank you for taking the time out to leave a review and for your kind words. We enjoyed meeting you, Jenna, and Ashley. We look forward to you all coming back soon. Blessings, The Wegner Crew

Reviewed September 27, 2018

As a co-owner of Stitches and Stones, our wholesale order was awesome. Great Customer Service, helpful, and very easy to do. Order was shipped earlier than was projected and everything was intact and wrapped properly. If we ever get out that way, we will definitely...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Richard W, Owner at Wegner Quartz Crystal Mines, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2018

Hi Joseph, thank you for the awesome review. We hope in the future you do get to come here. We would love to meet you in person. I know you would enjoy the Crystal Forrest Mine, Phantom Mine, and the shop. We look forward to...More

Reviewed September 23, 2018

I've been an amateur rockhound all my life, but this was my first time going to a crystal mine. Everyone at Wegner was awesome! The mine offers 4 types of "mining," from least demanding and most accessible (gemstone sluice) to most demanding (Phantom Mine). I...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Richard W, Owner at Wegner Quartz Crystal Mines, responded to this reviewResponded September 26, 2018

Hi Cassandra, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. We are glad you enjoyed your time here. We hope to see you again in the future. Blessings, The Wegner Crew

Reviewed September 5, 2018

Unless you have huge muscles and can work long hours with a chisel and hammer, don't go. Too much work and little results. also rocky area is hazardus to older people. There is a great crystal mining area for kids and adults near Little rock...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Richard W, Owner at Wegner Quartz Crystal Mines, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2018

Thank you for leaving a review. Everything at Wegners is satisfaction guaranteed! We would love to have the opportunity to make it right. for you.I would recommend the tailing area that you drive to. This is much easier work because it is the fill from...More

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Melissa J
January 11, 2019|
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April, May,September and October are the best months to come. We are open year round.
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PigeonHead33
March 4, 2017|
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We have bathrooms outside the shop. We now also have a porta potty at both mines.
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TheresaL1196
February 25, 2017|
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We are RV accessible. There are a couple R.V. parks near by Maryiln's RV Park, Ouachita River Haven, and Denby Point are a few.
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