Real Earth Creations
Speciality & Gift Shops
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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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We are a crystal, rock, and gift shop in the heart of crystal country, near Mount Ida, Arkansas. We sell quartz crystal and other minerals found in the local area and have hundreds of other rocks, minerals, and fossils from around the world. We also handcraft our own jewelry and a selection of other natural and handmade items. Other services include: Rock cutting; cabochon making; wire wrapping; information on where to mine your own quartz crystals and methods for digging and cleaning. Whether you are a collector, specialist, or just want to connect to or learn about rocks and crystals, be sure to stop and see us.
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Donna K
Boonville, IN37 contributions
Oct 2021 • Family
They had the most beautiful crystals! The owner even makes a lot of the jewelry. If you're looking for something you will definitely find it here. Found a Dia de Los muertes pair of earrings that were precious.
Written October 30, 2021
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Safari598919
4 contributions
Oct 2020
Stopped in this store on a rainy cold day, it was an oasis! Very nice rock specimens and very reasonable prices. Also had a great outside rock yard. Staff was very informative and helpful as it was our first trip to Mt Ida to look for crystals. Will visit again next trip for sure!
Written November 7, 2020
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idarkoma
Fort Smith, AR55 contributions
Apr 2018 • Couples
Most rock shops fall into one of two categories: They either (A) look like a dilapidated flea market or (B) look like a museum with prices to match. This rock shop does a great job at finding the middle ground. It has some great high-end pieces, as well as stuff in the "checkout line impulse purchase" range, and every price-point in between. The shop is clean, well-lit and everything is displayed neat and orderly. The owner was very personable and obviously knew his stuff. This is a rock shop well worth your time.
Written April 10, 2018
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Thank you for your review and helpful feedback. Your comments let us know that we are accomplishing what we have set out to do and what we hope to continue doing. Hopefully, each time you visit, you will find something new and interesting. Many blessings, Jerry
Written April 20, 2018
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Sarah M
3 contributions
Oct 2017 • Friends
What a fun journey for my friend Hope and me! We drove from Little Rock, stopped at Hot Springs, but this was really the highlight of our trip - to spend 3+ hours at this shop, looking at their beautiful specimens and poring through the piles of discounted stones outside... We will be back!
Written December 28, 2017
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Anna
jackson, TN5 contributions
Jul 2016 • Couples
We really enjoyed our visit here. Jerry and Lisa are fantastic company and are knowledgeable about rocks and minerals too! Thanks guys! Hope to be back!
Written July 26, 2016
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Sherbon
Hot Springs, AR18 contributions
Mar 2018 • Friends
We stopped in here and visited while on our trip to Hot Springs AR. They had a wonderful selection and all the crystal and rock you could imagine. Recommended as it is one of the best Rock Shops on highway 270!
Written March 23, 2018
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Thank you, Robert. We appreciate your visit and are grateful for your recommendation. We hope that you will stop in to see us again. While some things will remain the same, we are always bringing in new materials and finds. Many blessings, Jerry
Written April 20, 2018
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Micki M
Benbrook, TX33 contributions
Nov 2017 • Couples
We visited the Real Earth Creations Rock shop while on a trip to Hot Springs. This place has a HUGE selection of rocks - polished and "raw" - as well as other natural artifacts and fossils (sharks teeth, petrified wood, etc.) from all over the world. There are finished jewelry pieces, also. Outside the building are various piles of stone, including quartz from the area, where you can choose your own pieces and buy them by the pound. My husband is the collector, and we spent quite some time there so he could look at everything before he made his choice of a piece of quartz from the immediate area. They didn't have a quartz sphere of the size we wanted, but they have a website to keep in touch, and also take requests for specific items to watch for. Anyone searching for nature's beauty should definitely visit Real Earth Creations Rocks & Minerals and Gift Shop!
Written December 16, 2017
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Molly H
1 contribution
Oct 2017 • Couples
A great shop, with great gems, minerals, crystals and other neat things too. Jerry was very kind, accommodating, and knowledgeable, with great energy! Definitely the best spot like it in the area with a diversity of products.
Written October 9, 2017
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Safari424964
2 contributions
Sep 2017 • Friends
This place is awesome! Jerry n Lisa are awesome! Lisa is great at jewelry making! Great place to get rid of bad energy!😉
Written September 24, 2017
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Cbncoma
Waterloo, IL11 contributions
Sep 2016 • Family
This shop has a great variety. They had a pile of rocks you can dig thru for what you want it is charged by the pound. They were very knowledgeable and friendly. Great people & great shop
Written September 7, 2016
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Real Earth Creations (Mount Ida) - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go

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Real Earth Creations is open:
  • Sun - Sun 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Mon - Sat 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM