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Welcome to the 2020 Annual World Championship Quartz Crystal Dig in Mount Ida, AR, the Quartz Crystal Capital of the World. This year’s two-day dig is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, September 25 – 26. All amateur quartz crystal diggers are invited to enter.
Please understand, with the recent and ongoing COVID-19 Crisis, we have had to make changes and adjustments to ensure this event is conducted safely and within state guidelines regarding COVID-19. Please read and complete these forms in their entirety and follow social distancing guidelines during this event.
2020 ANNUAL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP QUARTZ CRYSTAL DIG
SEPTEMBER 25-26, 2020
OFFICIAL REGISTRATION FORM
Welcome to the 2020 Annual World Championship Quartz Crystal Dg in Mount Ida, AR, the Quartz Crystal Capital of the World. This year’s two-day dig is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, September 25-26, 2020. All amateur quartz crystal diggers are invited to enter.
Register early and save! Register prior to September 14, 2020 at the rate of $150. Registrations received September 14th and later are at the rate of $175. No refunds will be issued after September 15, 2020. Same day registration is $175 if space is available. Please note: Only 100 diggers may register for this year’s event.
ADULT: Open to diggers 18 years of age or older. Awards presented in two categories, points and clusters.
YOUNG MINERS: Open to diggers 17 and younger. Awards presented in one category, points and clusters combined.
CLUB: Diggers may also team up with fellow rock, gem, and mineral club members to compete for bragging rights and a chance to win a free entry to next year’s dig. Be sure to list your club name on the entry form!
AWARDS AND PRIZES
Prize money is awarded in three categories: Points, clusters, and young miners.
1st – 3rd place winners in each category receive a quartz crystal-adorned award plaque and cash prize.
1st – 5th place winners are awarded cash prizes
Awards and prizes are presented during the Awards Celebration on Saturday evening. A meal is provided prior to the Awards Celebration. Each digger receives one complimentary meal ticket. Additional meal tickets may be purchased for $15 each.
Twin Creek Crystal Mine(Upper and Lower Mines)
PLEASE NOTE: On Friday, September 25th, 7 am, meet for orientation mine passes, and number assignment. Snacks will be provided at orientation. All diggers must check-in before proceeding!
Digging begins at 8 am and ends at 3 pm. Diggers must check-in, present their mine pass and sign a liability waiver at their chosen mine each day. Diggers may not switch mines midday but may choose a different mine each day. Diggers may not leave the mine and return again after the same day. ONCE YOU LEAVE THE MINE YOU ARE DONE DIGGING FOR THE DAY. Plan ahead and bring plenty of water and snacks. Do not leave behind trash at the mines! If you see trash please pick up.
Diggers may enter the best point and best cluster they dug on each day for judging by a panel of experienced quartz crystal industry professionals. Diggers must submit their entries, in the numbered bags provided, to the Dig Master at the mine. Crystals for judging must be entered on the same day they were dug.
Judging takes place offsite when the Dig Masters deliver the crystals to the Crystal Handlers. Individual scores are posted at the Montgomery County Courthouse Square after tabulation of the judges’ scores by the Scoring Committee. Awards are based on two-day cumulative points. Be sure to enter one point and one cluster each day.
Saturday, September 26th, 7:30 am, meet for mine passes, dig announcements, and door prize drawings before proceeding to the mines. Digging begins at 8 am and ends at 3 pm. Individual scores are posted upon the tabulation of the judges’ scores. Awards celebration begins at 6 pm, awards presentation at 7 pm. at the Front Porch Stage on the Courthouse Square Crystals, submissions may be recovered from the stage afterward, around 8m.
Information regarding lodging/camping may be found in our Visitor and Relocation Guide or on our website: mtidachamber.com.
ADDITIONAL EVENT T-SHIRTS
Each Digger will receive one Event T-Shirt with application. Preorder and save! Additional event T-shirts may be preordered for $15 each. Please include payment for your t-shirts with your registration. A limited number of event shirts will be available for purchase at the event for $20 each. Please pre-order to assure you get a shirt in your size.
Indicate your pre-order event t-shirt(s) size in the form below. (Sizes Small – 3xl)