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Wegner Quartz Crystal Mines

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Address: 82 Wegner Ranch Road, Mount Ida, AR 71957
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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
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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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January Crystal Dig

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Wasilla, Alaska
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Wasilla, Alaska
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

The wife and I went to the mine and signed up for the super saver package. It is the discounted guaranteed to find rough diamond (not Arkansas) and numerous gemstones including ruby, emeralds and too many to name. Ann and Jean were great to work with and made sure that our day was as expected. If there are any part... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to give a review. We had such a blast spending the day with you (and your adorable dog). We hope you're still enjoying your crystals, and look forward to seeing you both back again soon! More 

Vicksburg, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

A group of us came to Arkansas on a crystal quest adventure vacation. One of my friends is REALLY obsessed when it comes to collecting crystals. I took her to Wegner Crystal Mine Ranch and you would think she had been granted the keys to paradise! I wore out and just waited in the car. She didn't emerge until closing... More 

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

Thank you for your enthusiastic review. We loved having you both visit us. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Arkadelphia, Arkansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

I recommend getting there early I think they open about 9am, there is several sections you can go to, we went to one called the Tailings which is where they truck up load of dirt mixed with crystals (really good for smaller children), the field is about 50 x 200 or so, where a dozer moves the dirt around. When... More 

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Lone Jack, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

We traveled to Arkansas just to visit this crystal mine. It was recommended by friends who had gone three times. My daughter and I arrived shortly after 8am and they were just opening up. Since we wanted the 9:30 trip to the Forest Crystal Mine, we signed up and bought 2 sluice gem pails to pass the time. The staff... More 

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

Thank you for such a lovely review. We strive to create a space where family memories can be made. We hope you're still enjoying you finds. We look forward to seeing you again with the fall weather! More 

Dayton, Ohio
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Went with some friends and we did have a pretty good time, however we were driven out and left to our own. It would have been more helpful to have a review of what to do, where to look, but overall we had fun and the people were very nice.

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

We are so glad to hear you enjoyed yourselves. We have a new driver who is still learning. Thank you for taking the time to give us a review. We will be sure and work on this. We hope you come back again soon! More 

Dallas, TX
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed in Murfreesboro for the Crater of Diamonds state park but wish we had just skipped that and spent another day crystal hunting, so much more gratifying! Brought our 3 little kids and spent the day in the tailings area, it was perfect! Beautiful setting and we brought home tons of crystals, clusters & rocks. Can't wait to come... More 

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to give us a review. We are so happy to hear that you and your little ones had fun! For us that's what it's all about. We hope you guys have just as much fun working to clean those treasures up! We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Cantonment, FL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

I brought my 7 year old daughter and we spent the day digging through the tailings. Next time we will go to the actual mine. We had an absolute blast. The prices were great. My daughter did one of the sifting buckets and found some great mixed gems. We found about a gallon of quartz that cleaned up great with... More 

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

We really appreciate when people take the time to give us a review. We are so glad that you both had a blast! When you come back to dig in the mine, the late fall or spring is the best weather to dig in. Come back soon! More 

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