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Wegner Quartz Crystal Mines

82 Wegner Ranch Rd, Mount Ida, AR 71957-8600
+1 870-867-2309
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We had such a fun time! Spent over 2 hours just in the tailings area. We are already planning our... read more

Reviewed yesterday
sheriodom
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El Dorado, Arkansas
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Disappointing in Many Ways

In April, while on vacation, I visited the Wegner Crystal mines. I found the operation not in... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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A great place for the family, where everyone is welcome and guaranteed to find crystals! Open 8:00-4:30, 7 days a week Crystal Forest Mine Digs: 2 hours, $15/person, trips leave at 9:30, 11:30, 1:30, arrive 15 minutes early to sign up + have a safety meeting Tailings Area: All day digging. $10.50/Adults, $6.60/Kids (under 10) + Seniors (62+), arrive by 2:00 pm for entrance Gemstone Sluice: $4.50 Sluice Fee, then buy by the pail! 5 Pails to choose from ranging in price at $5-$15/pail. Diamond Experience: $29/bag, Guaranteed to find 1/2 carat or more in total weight per bag = approx. 1-3 diamonds per bag.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“tailings area” (29 reviews)
“two hours” (24 reviews)
“bumpy ride” (6 reviews)
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 16:30
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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82 Wegner Ranch Rd, Mount Ida, AR 71957-8600
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+1 870-867-2309
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had such a fun time! Spent over 2 hours just in the tailings area. We are already planning our next trip and collecting some different digging tools. Take a gallon or 2 of water with you to get the Red dirt off and a...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

In April, while on vacation, I visited the Wegner Crystal mines. I found the operation not in keeping with the brochures or the many positive reviews on Tripadvisor. Your mileage may vary, but I cannot recommend this attraction, especially the Crystal Forest Mine. I did...More

Thank LilyRedant
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had such a great time!! Everyone there was so kind and friendly! We had a special fondness for Lance, he was so wonderful and so very helpful! We left with a lot of nice looking crystals! Thank y'all so much!More

Thank awilliamson7
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Richard W, Owner at Wegner Quartz Crystal Mines, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your kind words and leaving a review. We are glad you enjoyed your time at the Crystal Forest Mine and your guide Lance. We are pretty fond of him too. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Blessings, The...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Although this is called a mine, it’s not what you imagine a mine being. They take you to an area where an excavator has dug a hole and you are allowed to dig in the tailings and the stripped area nearby. They provide you with...More

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Richard W, Owner at Wegner Quartz Crystal Mines, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for leaving a review! We are glad you enjoyed your time at the Crystal Forest Mine. Commercial mines in the United States will all be open pit mines similar to rock quarries. They are not in caves like a lot of people might...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

After digging for a bit at the diamond mine, we decided to dig somewhere that we could actually find something. They take groups out at scheduled times so we had to wait about 30 minutes after we arrived. They have a really neat gift shop...More

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Richard W, Owner at Wegner Quartz Crystal Mines, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for leaving a review. I hope next time you come you get to experience the Phantom Mine. The difference between the Crystal Forest Mine and the Phantom Mine is that the Phantom Mine has black manganese Phantom crystals. The Phantom Mine is also...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent two hours looking for quartz. It was pretty hot, and there isn’t anywhere you can sit down unless you are fine with sitting in the red dirt (which is filled with shards of quartz). If you go, be sure to bring water and...More

Thank Clara W
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Richard W, Owner at Wegner Quartz Crystal Mines, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Clara, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Arkansas is very hot this time of year so sunscreen and water are a must. Bug spray is a great idea too. The best trip to the mine this time of year is...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wegner Mines has several activities to choose from. We chose the 2+ hour mine dig. Ron drove us out to the mine in a comfortable Land Rover. While the road was bumpy it was expected as every working mine we've visited had bumpy roads. At...More

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Richard W, Owner at Wegner Quartz Crystal Mines, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for leaving a review and the kind words. We are glad you enjoyed your time here. hope to see you again in the future. Blessings, The Wegner Crew

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second time back to Wagner mine. I love that they have a crystal shop at the museum with crystals all over the world and have the nicest staff both times I have visited. Last time we came it had rained the day...More

Thank Kaitee T
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Richard W, Owner at Wegner Quartz Crystal Mines, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Kaitee, Thank you for taking the time out to leave a review. We do understand about not being able to wash the crystals. The reason why we do not have a wash station on site is because we have well water and it is...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have visited numerous different crystal mines in the Mt. Ida area and Wagner has always stood-out as the best. The options that they offer make it easy to find exactly what you are looking for whether it is yard pieces to crystal clear points....More

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Richard W, Owner at Wegner Quartz Crystal Mines, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Kim for leaving a review and your kind words! We are always happy to see you! Thank you also for mentioning both mines. The weather is defiantly hot! For those of you planning to come please remember sunscreen and to stay hydrated. Blessings,...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There are several really good crystal mines in the Oachita Mountains, but there is only one exceptional mine and that is Wegners. I spend a great deal of my time traveling the US and abroad Rock hounding. Outside of Brazil there is no larger concentration...More

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Richard W, Owner at Wegner Quartz Crystal Mines, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Robin, Thank you so much for leaving a review. We appreciate the kind words and always look forward to your visits ! We hope to see you soon. Blessings, The Wegner Crew

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PigeonHead33
4 March 2017|
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Response from Charles B | Reviewed this property |
The mine staff lets you know that the woods around the mind are the bathroom. They tell you that they will come early to get you for an emergency but that bathroom needs are not considered an emergency. There are bathrooms... More
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Theresa L
25 February 2017|
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Response from Charles B | Reviewed this property |
I did not see any RV facilities on site. There are 3 in the area. Don't remember the names but if you call the mine they can tell you the closer ones.
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randrews22
31 January 2017|
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Response from Richard W | Property representative |
yes, just remember a leash and water bowl
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