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Sweet Surrender Crystal Mine

Open Now: 9:30 AM - 4:00 AM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 4:00 AM
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Totally Different Geology

We've been to other mines in the area, but the Sweet Surrender crystals are different in being not... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Greenwood, South Carolina
I just keep coming back!

In 2013 I finally made my first visit to Sweet Surrender Crystal Mine and was absolutely stunned by... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Shahndel O
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We are open 7 days and week and/or by appt. Give us a call to make sure we are going to be there. Then you can come play in the dirt.... You stay all day for one low price, keep all that you find and children under nine are free with paying...more
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288 Horseshoe Bend Rd, Story, AR 71970-8085
+1 870-867-0104
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been to other mines in the area, but the Sweet Surrender crystals are different in being not on sandstone. They are in shale. The owner was helpful, but not able to stay. She said to just shut the gate after us if we wanted...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In 2013 I finally made my first visit to Sweet Surrender Crystal Mine and was absolutely stunned by the energy there. I went back three more times that year and since then have been back around 10-12 times. I love Randy and Becky and will...More

1  Thank Shahndel O
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

Call first, pay attention to the tutorial, and go. Once we knew what we were looking for we found plenty of goodies to bring home. Bring your tools, I brought a one gallon ice cream bucket to carry with me, a couple 5 gallon buckets...More

2  Thank Debra C
Reviewed March 22, 2018 via mobile

Mine had not been operated for years according to owner. Pushes dirt around. You are only digging in Tailings. Very little to find. Rare to find a keepsake crystal. Definitely not a repeat!

1  Thank Merl W
beckyyoungskates, Owner at Sweet Surrender Crystal Mine, responded to this reviewResponded March 24, 2018

Sorry you misunderstood. We are digging dirt out and moving dirt out of the pit just for diggers. If you couldn't find anything, again, I am sorry. We are not for everyone. I just wish we could give reviews on some of our visitors.

Reviewed March 9, 2018

My sister is a total rock hound, so I took her to Sweet Surrender Crystal Mine for her birthday. We spent around 3 1/2 hours digging crystals. I finally told her she had to stop because the back end of my car was starting to...More

3  Thank maryruthphawkins
Reviewed October 20, 2017

Great place to go if you are willing to work and get dirty! We had a blast and found really nice crystals. We will be going back ASAP.

1  Thank Clemson1Fan
Reviewed September 6, 2017

Sweet surrender was a great time and was incredibly authentic. We arrived and were not sure what to expect. Once there, tools were provided free of charge and we were directed to a recently excavated area. They literally excavate and then let you dig (we...More

5  Thank Katelyn C
Reviewed May 25, 2017 via mobile

2 hours to dig at this amazing place is NOT enough time to dig . It went way too fast hahaha I wanted more time to explore and did ms. Susan and the other young lady are truly awesome very helpful and there is Mr...More

1  Thank Cheryl V
Reviewed March 10, 2017

My husband and I went to dig at Sweet Surrender after a disappointing day before at Coleman's Mountain Miller Mine. Not their fault, mind you. Crappy weather, no good finds. Sweet Surrender has an entirely different feel to it, and the ground is completely different...More

6  Thank Heidi L
Reviewed October 16, 2016

My sister and I had a relaxing day looking for crystals. Randy was helpful and entertaining. The service was exceptional. We found some really nice pieces and will return! Would highly recommend.

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Terry T
August 28, 2018|
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Response from beckyyoungskates | Property representative |
Hey Terry, sorry it took me so long to find this. Crystals vary at the mine. When clean they can be so clear that you can't find them in water, they could have inclusions or they can be somewhat milky. Some days are... More
March 28, 2016|
Response from beckyyoungskates | Property representative |
Yes we do... We rented a port a potty. And will have it thru November.