- This event has passed.
33rd Annual World Championship Quartz Crystal Dig – CANCELLED
September 25 - September 26TBD
After careful and deep consideration, the Mount Ida Area Chamber of Commerce has made the decision to cancel the World Championship Quartz Crystal Dig, scheduled for September 25th and 26th..
This was a difficult decision to make but a decision which we believe is best for everyone.
We look forward to hosting this event in the future at a time when we are confident we can maintain the health and safety of our community, attendees, and participants.
Please know that if you have registered and paid for this event, your registration fee will be refunded (or if you choose, put towards our next Dig which we hope to have next year).
Stay safe and healthy, and we hope to see you next year!
Join the Dig!
Each year, 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 will be held on September 25th and 26th, 2020.
- 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
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 Celebration on Saturday evening.
FORMS WILL BE POSTED AS SOON AS THEY ARE AVAILABLE.