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also serving Norman, Caddo Gap, Oden, Story and Montgomery County

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"Dig Your Own" Quartz Crystals

In Montgomery county (Mount Ida/Story):

Sweet Surrender Crystal Mine
(870) 867-0104
Horseshoe Bend Rd and Hwy 27N, Story, Arkansas

Twin Creek Crystal Mine
(870) 490-0672
Collier Springs Rd / 177, Mount Ida, Arkansas

The Crystal Seen
(870) 867-4072
2568 Highway 270 E, Mount Ida, Arkansas

Wegner Quartz Crystal Mines
(870) 867-2309
82 Wegner Ranch Rd, Mount Ida, Arkansas

In Garland county (Hot Springs):

Jim Coleman Crystal Mines
5837 North Highway 7, Jessieville, Arkansas 71949

Ron Coleman Mining
(501) 984-5396
155 Crystal Ridge Ln, Jessieville, Arkansas

In Polk county (Mena):

Board Camp Campground & Crystal Mine
(479) 243-0771
110 Hickory Ridge Rd., 71953

Please Note: This list is a work in progress! If you know of a “Dig Your Own”
Quartz Crystal Mine in Arkansas we’ve missed, please let us know!

30th Annual World Championship Quartz Crystal Dig

The 30th Annual World Championship Quartz Crystal Dig is a two-day amateur crystal digging competition for Adults and Young Miners (ages 17 and under). The event takes place Friday & Saturday, October 13th & 14th. Entrants can dig at their choice of two participating mines, Twin Creek Crystal Mine and Sweet Surrender Crystal Mine. Over the course of two days, diggers get keep all they find and submit their best point and cluster each day to compete for crystal adorned award plaques and $2250 in prize money. Plus, members of gem & mineral and rockhounding clubs can compete against rival clubs for bragging rights and a chance to win a free entry to next year’s event! Last year 100 diggers from 17 states representing 9 clubs pre-registered for the dig. Registration is open until 7:00 am on Friday morning, October 13th. $100 Entry. No refunds after October 1st. Awards banquet Saturday evening, October 14th. Registration opens June 1st! Registration is limited to the 1st 200 diggers to complete their registration! Early Bird Registration Discount, 25% Off when Registered Before August 31st!

Join us for the 30th Annual World Championship Quartz Crystal Dig
October 13-14, 2017! Limited to the 1st 200 diggers!

Check out the World Championship Quartz Crystal Dig Facebook page:
K-6 Kids' Dig

The "K-6 Kids' Dig" takes place Saturday at 10:00 am at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds. Grade school aged children can dig for crystals from Twin Creek Crystal Mine in a specially prepared tailings pile sponsored by Dixie Crystal Mining Co. $1 Entry. Each child must have his or her parent or legal guardian present to participate. Participants get to keep all the crystals they find and submit their best point and best cluster to compete for awards and prizes including FREE passes to the Mid-America Science Museum. The event also features an educational presentation by Sandra Chandler of the Arkansas Geological Survey. No pre-registration required.

Quartz, Quiltz, and Craftz Festival (QQC)

The Quartz, Quiltz, & Craftz Festival (QQC) is three shows in one, a Gem & Mineral Show, a Quilt Show, and an Arts & Crafts Show held at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds. This year, the 37th Annual QQC Festival takes place Saturday October 13th through Sunday, October 15th. Three buildings at the fairgrounds each feature one of the three shows with additional gem & mineral booths and food vendors outside. Admission is Free. Attendees can enter a free drawing for door prizes which will be announced periodically throughout the day and may purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win this year’s featured quilt.

Vendors, to secure a booth please email:

For more information on where to dig and shop for crystals, please visit:

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Mount Ida Area Chamber of Commerce
124 Highway 270 W, Post Office Box 6, Mount Ida, AR 71957-8000, 870-867-2723
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