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Sweet Surrender Crystal Mine

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Address: 288 Horseshoe Bend Rd, Story, AR 71970-8085
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9:30 am - 4:00 am
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 4:00 am
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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We are open 7 days and week and/or by appt. Give us a call to make sure we...

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 adults.

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ALL the good feelings here! :)

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Heidi L
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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37 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 as well. More gravelly and rocky. We found BUCKETS of amazing garden rocks, covered in... More 

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Thank Heidi L
Saint Louis, Missouri
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank LograssoFamily
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

Amazing experience me and my fiance had! the hostess there on site was knowlegable and beyond hospitable.she was great! further more we had the pleasure of meeting Randy who came out to give the mine a fresh turn. Again, he was personable and considerate. We left with some beautiful points the size of my hand and although some of the... More 

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1 Thank Amanda G
Americus, Georgia
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016

We were a little skeptical at first...driving up to the mountain and then back into the woods along a two-track...didn't know what to expect at all. But we were welcomed by Randy and his dog Bubba and had a great time. The mine is a deep hole in the ground but access is gradual and fairly easy to walk down.... More 

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1 Thank dhyde01
Leesburg, Virginia
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016

We tried to mine here, but found a lot of broken quartz pieces. Sort of disappointing. There is no real path to get to a spot to mine, so you do have to be careful when walking and carrying items to your spot to mine. The lady was there to greet us and stayed until another couple arrived and then... More 

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Thank Carol E
beckyyoungskates, Manager at Sweet Surrender Crystal Mine, responded to this review

Hey Ms. Carol... Yes, I did you leave you there for a small amount of time. I was taking some medication that reacted to the heat and the sun and had to go. Randy was dealing with customers at the house so it delayed him getting there. Before I left, I asked you if you were okay with me leaving... More 

McKinney, Texas
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016

We just came back from crystal hunting with kids 13 and 7. I went many years ago where we pulled out clear crystals from red mounds of dirt; we filled buckets and it was very rewarding but I didn't know where we went as I was a guest. We chose Sweet Surrender because we were in Mt. Ida- we really... More 

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Thank lemondrop2013
Conroe, Texas
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2016

Had fun digging in the dirt . You did not know what you were going to find . I visited this mine twice ( 06-20-16 & 06-23-16 ) and had good luck on both days . It was hot these days and it you had to work a little to find the crystals but it's worth the effort . There's... More 

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Thank James S
Tyler
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2016

I took two of my friends here for their first dig last week. I've been to several places around Hot Springs to dig and this is def on my favorites list. Fell in love with the lady working she was so nice and even found some good pieces for us. Can't wait to clean them to see how they all... More 

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Thank Adventuress0ne
Elmira, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2016

Visited the Sweet Surrender Quartz Mine in mid March. We had come down from Canada, thus it was quite the road trip. It did not disappoint! Randy and Bud (his golden lab) were fantastic hosts. My son and I spend the day digging through tailings and prying quartz clusters off the mine walls. Randy was always there for a word... More 

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2 Thank allanmcmurray
Connecticut
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92 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

This Crystal mine is different than Wegner & Twin Creek in that the crystals are covered in iron. It is difficult to see the crystals, maybe if we brought a spray bottle it would have been easier. The iron coating is white. At this mine, call the number to let them know you're coming. You pay the fee & you... More 

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1 Thank WorldTraveler0505
beckyyoungskates, Manager at Sweet Surrender Crystal Mine, responded to this review

Yes we are very different and at times more difficult. This is why we suggest that people try different mines because we are not for everyone. Although you cannot deny the crystals that are found are fantastic. They are just not easy to fined. The coating on our crystals range from an iron oxide to just shale and/or dirt. Once... More 

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