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Family-Friendly Summer Activities on a Budget

Runs until Friday, December 29, 2023 (See all dates)

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Ron Coleman Mining, Jessieville, AR

Summer is upon us, and Arkansas parents are looking for summer fun ideas around The Natural State. We have a great idea! Digging for crystals in the crystal mines in the Ouachita mountains. Arkansas is home to many “dig your own” crystal mines, with most of them located in Mount Ida, the Quartz Crystal Capital of the World, as well as in Mena, Jessieville, and Story. The mines consist of pits and exposed hillsides where geology experts with backhoes and bulldozers have mined the soil and clay in search of the quartz veins that run through the mountains. Geologists say that Arkansas and Brazil have the best quality quartz on Earth, and tourists from all over the world head to Arkansas to dig for their own quartz.
Ron Coleman Mining
Public Crystal and Quartz Mining
The public digging area is open year-round, no reservations needed. For adults and seniors, Ron Coleman Mining offers guaranteed digs. You will leave with stunning and unique crystals and get to keep everything you find. Staff members train on how to dig and what to look for. Bring your own tools, or purchase what you need on site.
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Address, Phone & Hours

211 Crystal Ridge Lane, Jessieville, Arkansas, Phone: 501-984-5396

Seasonal Digging Hours: Memorial Day to Labor Day - 8 am to 5:30 pm

Day after Labor Day to Day Before Memorial Day - 8 am to 4:30 pm


Ron Coleman Mining
211 Crystal Ridge Lane
Jessieville, AR

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