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Wegner Quartz Crystal Mines

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Address: 82 Wegner Ranch Rd, Mount Ida, AR 71957-8600
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+1 870-867-2309
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08:00 - 16:30
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 16:30
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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A great place for the family where everyone is welcome and guaranteed to...

A great place for the family where everyone is welcome and guaranteed to find beautiful clear crystals.

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Great finds!

We took our 4 kids to the tailings and it was the highlight of our vacation. It was so fun to find SO many crystals. Our 3 year old even stayed entertained since every scoop of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Kyle S
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Rock City
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Rock City
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We took our 4 kids to the tailings and it was the highlight of our vacation. It was so fun to find SO many crystals. Our 3 year old even stayed entertained since every scoop of her spade found something shiny. Small spades and hand trowels and sand buckets worked great. You drive back to the tailings area yourself so... More 

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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23 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time digging for crystals and found a few small ones, but went home with a box of good-sized quartz rocks that will be a great addition to the yard back home. The shop is a gem itself ... amazing collection of gems and minerals from around the world, mostly all for sale. Many geode crystals, some... More 

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Houston, Texas, United States
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208 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Liked this place. Found lots of crystals. You don't even have to dig if you don't want to as you can see them glistening in the sun just walking around in places. Found some nice big ones but too big to carry. Bring a pick and hammer and chisel if you want to get some crystals off the giant pieces.... More 

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Sulphur, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I actually planned a vacation to spend a few days digging at Crater of Diamonds. But it rained a lot the night before and turned the Crater of Diamonds into a big mud pit. It was tough going so we decided to drive up to Mr Ida and visit the Wegner tailing field. (Plan to visit the... More 

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1 Thank Charles B
Richard W, Public Relations Manager at Wegner Quartz Crystal Mines, responded to this review

Hi Charles! Thank you so much for taking the time to give us a quick review. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your visit (sans fire ants). We appreciate you alerting us about those pesky invaders. We look forward to seeing you again! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The most fun ever up in the mine area. You find so much just walking around. When you dig your finds are amazing and we didn't want to stop digging. The staff were super friendly, and Lance was above the job requirements as he loaded all our finds. The owner was very cordial to us and friendly. This is an... More 

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Richard W, Public Relations Manager at Wegner Quartz Crystal Mines, responded to this review

We are so happy to hear that you are enjoying your finds! Lance is full of such youthful energy, the kind some of us are wishing we still had. All of our employees strive to make a memorable experience for our visitors. It's positive encouragement like this review that inspires us to keep going above and beyond for our customers.... More 

Mountain View, Arkansas
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37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

What an amazing collection and variety of specimens Richard has to offer both the wholesale and retail customer. They open at 8am everyday of the week and the friendly smiling staff is always happy to answer any and all of your questions as well as being truly helpful! We came home with a bin full of new things to resale... More 

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Richard W, Public Relations Manager at Wegner Quartz Crystal Mines, responded to this review

Thank you for the fantastic review. We truly enjoyed your time with us. We hope to see you soon. More 

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66 reviews
19 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

What a fun experience. The drive out there alone is worth it. Beautiful scenery. We took the safari truck out to the mine and that was a treat! The driver was super nice. It was freezing so we were the only ones out there. We had the place to ourselves. We found some really nice things. Just when I learned... More 

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1 Thank ashleyhum
Richard W, Public Relations Manager at Wegner Quartz Crystal Mines, responded to this review

Thank you Ashley! We really appreciate you taking the time to say some kind words. It's always nice this time of year when the digs are slower and we're able to spend more one on one time with the customers. It's wonderful to hear that you guys enjoyed your time with us! We look forward to seeing you guys again! More 

Wasilla, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Visited the crystal forest mine on January 4, 2017 and had a great time! Bill and Mike were really helpful and answered all our questions. Bill took time to show us around the search areas and helped us make our first finds. We found a lot small to medium sized points and some small clusters surface searching. Our two hours... More 

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Richard W, Public Relations Manager at Wegner Quartz Crystal Mines, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review. We are glad to hear that Bill and Mike were able to help with the digging process. They are both very knowledgeable. We are sorry to hear you missed out on a two day adventure with us! We hope to see you again with the warmer weather. More 

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12 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

We went here last Spring Break. Our whole family had fun ... and we have teenagers. ;) Between the crystals we hunted ourselves and the variety of rocks we bought in their shop, we came home with quite a haul. We ended up putting some of the bigger crystals in our garden and they look lovely. We loved looking around... More 

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Richard W, Public Relations Manager at Wegner Quartz Crystal Mines, responded to this review

What a lovely review! Thank you for taking the time to say some kind words. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your visit. It sounds like you came at the perfect time! We hope you come again soon. More 

Natchitoches, Louisiana
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21 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

We drove an hour to find we arrived too late for the tour and were told we cld not go to the mine. We found out the last group had a few too many people sign up and they were being allowed to go late. We watched them load a handful of people and drive off. Kind of pathetic that... More 

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Richard W, Public Relations Manager at Wegner Quartz Crystal Mines, responded to this review

We can definitely understand your disappointment, however our dig times are posted online and on our brochures. The last dig of the day is at 1:30. It was a busy day, and we were short handed. The family that went up late was here before 1:30 and even then we weren't able to get them up to the mine until... More 

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