32nd Annual World Championship Quartz Crystal Dig
October 11 - October 12TBD
Join the Dig!
Each year, on the second weekend in October, one hundred or more amateur rockhounds come to Mount Ida to compete in this dig in the “Quartz Crystal Capital of the World.” This competition is for everyone; Adults, Young Minors, and Clubs. All amateur quartz crystal diggers are invited to enter! This two-day dig is October 11 – 12, 2019.
- Entrants may dig at their choice of Twin Creek Crystal Mine, Upper and Lower Mines.
- Participants get to keep all the crystals they find and submit their best point and cluster each day to compete for crystal adorned award plaques and prize money.
- Awards are presented during a celebration held Saturday evening at 6:00 pm.
- Registration is open until 7:00 am on October 11.
Open to diggers 18 years of age and older. Awards presented in two categories; points and clusters.
Open to diggers 17 years of age and under. Awards presented in one category, points and clusters combined. A parent or legal guardian must accompany minors while digging. Minors must dig their own crystals.
Members of gem & mineral or rockhounding clubs can compete against rival clubs for bragging rights and a chance to win a free entry into next year’s dig. Be sure to lists your club name on the entry form!
Awards & 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.
1st-5th place winners are awarded cash prizes.
Awards and prizes are presented during the Awards Banquet on Saturday evening.
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