Twin Creek Crystal Mine

Twin Creek Crystal Mine, Mount Ida: Hours, Address, Twin Creek Crystal Mine Reviews: 4.5/5

Twin Creek Crystal Mine
4.5
Game & Entertainment Centers
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Twin Creek Crystal Mine, is a beautiful mine with loads of healing energy, and crystals, crystals, crystals.. bring your lunch and stay all day!!! Parking is right at the pit, shaded picnic tables, porta potty, and friendly hostesses!! We blast and bench the walls so that yall can really dig!! If you are an experienced rock hound, or just want to dig in our rich blast off piles, come on out!!! We got something for everyone!! Weekends get a Special dig for just $100 (we will use trackhoe to get you IN CRYSTALS!! or buy a whole pocket! Call for that! Group rates too!
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jhawkins
tallahassee28 contributions
Hot or Miss? A definite miss for me.
Sep 2021
From what I have read and heard, Twin Creek pocket digs are very hit or miss. Unfortunately, my experience last week was a definite miss. I paid for a $500 pocket but all I got was access to a few very small pockets in the "commercial area" with only small points and a very few clusters (also with very small points). When the owner finally came to check on us late in the afternoon, he was able to open a couple of somewhat larger pockets but they had no crystals. He just shrugged and walked off saying if he could find a better spot he would come get us. He never did come back. I have heard they offer a $100 "premium dig" in the commercial area and, if that's what I had paid, I would be fairly happy with what I found but $500 was off the charts high for what I got. My advice if someone is really insistent on doing a pocket dig at this mine is to first get a look at what you're being offered before paying the money. I didn't know enough about it when I first arrived to be able to judge things but I have now learned the hard way. I can't compare this to pocket digs offered by other mines but based on my experience I would say try someone else rather than Twin Creek. I hate to be critical but we drove 11 hours each way to get there and I was really hoping for a better experience.
Written September 23, 2021
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DKB863
Glenwood, AR224 contributions
rocks and crystals
Sep 2021
We are local (Glenwood) and this is where I go for rocks and crystals. Courteous service. Close to top of a mountain. Great views. Rough road but worth it.
Written September 5, 2021
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Tori K
2 contributions
Owned by a crook
Jul 2021 • Family
Do not support this business. Owned by a crook. Stole our credit card info. Tried to run card for thousands of dollars. If you decided to go make sure to bring cash.
Written July 18, 2021
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corkybstewart
Carlsbad, New Mexico12 contributions
Great way to spend a day
Jun 2021
This was my 4th visit, and it was still a great experience. The only drawback was the heat/humidity. I recommend going in the early spring or fall, but we didn't have a choice on timing this trip
Written June 21, 2021
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Oawesome
1 contribution
Disappointed
Jun 2021 • Family
I was there 6/10/2021 Traveled from Indiana. Called Bobby on Saturday and said we wanted a pocket. He said to call two days before wanting to dig. Did not take our name. Called on Tuesday for a pocket on Thursday. Again, did not take our name but said he would have it ready. Show up Thursday and was told by the lady that Bobby was not there that day and the pockets were not ready. Now, if at some point, Bobby would have wrote down my name and number he could have called me and told me that he had taken ill; needed a break or whatever and cld not make it in. We had saved up, traveled from Indiana bc I had been here before and had such a wonderful experience. I really wanted to do a pocket. Also having neck surgery on the 22nd so do not know when I can be back. We ended up mining the commercial lot which had more broken off points than anything else. Found much less compared to years past. To avoid all this, Bobby could have gone the extra step of taking down our name and number and then called us when he knew he would not be there. That is a minimum in business and caring for your customers. Very disappointed.
Written June 13, 2021
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Joan G
2 contributions
Fun day after the rain
Jun 2021 • Family
We had such a great time here. We went after a rain and it was so easy to find crystals. They were super helpful in getting us started. The kids wore out after a few hours but we could have stayed there all day. We came home with more crystals than I know what to do with. I would absolutely recommend this place.
Written June 12, 2021
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Boydsker
Kansas City, MO137 contributions
Serious crystal mining
May 2021 • Friends
After trying the crystal forest mine at Wegner’s, we wanted to try something else as well. This place gives you the opportunity for serious crystal mining. We paid $100 each for the “special” dig, which lets you dig from 8:00-3:30 at the commercial site. $100 seems like a lot, but actually since you can dig all day at a great spot it is worth it. We found good big rocks and lots of points that at times were literally falling out of the wall if you’re willing to climb around. Take a hammer and chisel for the special dig to get the crystals straight from the wall. They are on the same road as Wegner’s but drive from the East since the road isn’t great. I don’t recommend bringing kids to this one. Bring water and food with you.
Written May 31, 2021
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tiffie1023
Louisville, KY87 contributions
I will be back! One of the best vacations I've ever had.
May 2021 • Couples
Digging for crystals has been on my bucket list for almost 20 years. We had finally planned the trip and were actually planning a different mine, but we heard from one of the hotel staff that this place is the best and man, I'm so glad we went for it!

I've read all the reviews, and some of them were really helpful, but here is my take.

1. Bring cash. There is no cell reception so im sure they appreciate now trying to find a signal to run cards.

2. Every rock is pretty. All of them. There is some digging, but mostly we had great luck just finding interesting rocks and flipping them over to see if they had crystals on the other sides. The crystals are caked in clay so they can be sneaky.

3. The road out there is rough. We anticipated this and took a buddies big dodge truck. It was still a bit intimidating and we had to go slow. Glad we took the truck, but there was also a civic, a prius, and a focus that made it. So, if you know how to drive rough clay roads, and you're willing to creep along, any vehicle can probably make it.

4. We went after there had been a couple days of rain which I think may have been great. The roads weren't crazy wet, but I think the rain sort of washed away a layer of dirt so I feel like we has some fresh stuff to sort through.

5. Bring gloves, crystals are sharp.

6. Bring a pad to sit or kneel on. (Your butt will thank you)

7. Bring some.hand tools and buckets.

8. No shade. Bring water, a hat, sunscreen, etc. Its easy to not know how burnt or dehydrated you are when you're having that much fun.

9. Wear good footwear. Lol. Im a newb. I wore crocs. I still have my toes and didn't fall down, but next time I'll know better.
Written May 26, 2021
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Michelle P
4 contributions
Crystal Success
May 2021
My daughter and I had a great time digging in the dirt for a couple of hours and came out with a number of multipoint finds along with many smaller pieces. As digging rookies, the staff was very helpful in giving advice and assistance to us on how and where to dig. Small hand shovels and three pronged rakes were also available for a reasonable cost. Be prepared to get dirty! It is nice to have a bucket to put your finds in. We were there on a Wednesday and the place was perfect with only 7 or so other diggers on site. Important to note there is quite a bit of cleaning involved to get your finds to the look you see in the local stores. We enjoyed a trip to the Wegner Crystal store about 15 minutes away to buy other pieces to add to our collection. On site porta potty was available for use. Drive up to the mine was fine if you drive slowly, might get a bit tricky if there were cars going the opposite direction.
Written May 13, 2021
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Belinda L
Cabot, AR15 contributions
Definitely a neat place
Apr 2021 • Family
It was two adults and two teenagers. One adult has a disability and was not going to be able to climb up anything. On some of the advertisements it was said that they had access for wheelchairs. It’s all clay area and no viable access for a wheel chair so unfortunately I was not able to participate in our family getaway. I sat in the SUV for a few hours, huge disappointment. The price for the dig is kind of high considering what you are given access to. You are taking a tremendous risk to bottom out when you have to drive up a red clay steep road to get to parking. We had bought several tools, buckets and gloves before arriving.
Written April 25, 2021
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