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Board Camp Crystal Mine

110 Hickory Ridge Rd., Mena, AR 71953-8346
+1 479-243-0771
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Paying To Work Has Never Been So Much Fun!

We took the fam to dig for crystals and had a blast! You will DEFINITELY find crystals. You can... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
TheSlaton6
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Tyler, Texas
Great people!

we stopped by, and though they were closed, the owner took the time to talk to us. We returned the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Norma A
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Dig your own CRYSTALS in a REAL quartz mine! DAILY 9 am, 11 am or 1 pm until 3 pm! Enjoy your day with Nature in the Ouachita (pronounced 'wash-it-taw') Mountains! • NO tailings • KEEP what you FIND! • Crystals are EVERYWHERE! • Mine in woods - SHADY in summer! • EASY access for limited mobility! • Dog-friendly! • Family-friendly! • KIDS UNDER AGE 16 DIG FREE! and: Experience the "UnXplained" Tours! What is the source of the Strange Phenomena at Board Camp Crystal Mine? • Is it ET? • Crystal Energy? • Supernatural? • Paranormal? • Fringe Science? • BCCM was featured on Josh Gates’ Expedition Unknown! • Come on a tour and see for yourself! • Easy access! • Day Tours 3 to 5 pm: Age 12 and up. • Saturday Night Tours 6 to 10 pm: Age 18 and up.
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1 week ago
“Paying To Work Has Never Been So Much Fun!”
2 weeks ago
“Great people!”
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Hours Today: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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110 Hickory Ridge Rd., Mena, AR 71953-8346
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the fam to dig for crystals and had a blast! You will DEFINITELY find crystals. You can find small ones just by walking around, but if you dig in the right spot you'll find plenty of bigger ones. You'll need to bring good...More

Thank TheSlaton6
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we stopped by, and though they were closed, the owner took the time to talk to us. We returned the next day. 🙂 We learned a lot regarding rock hunting and my Honey was so excited. He used the information and actually found some rocks...More

Thank Norma A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been wanting to dig for crystals for years, but this time we made a point of doing it, and came - mostly - prepared. You'll want clothes you don't mind getting dirty, although they'll probably wash clean, gloves, a hat, and tools -...More

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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful outdoor experience at this quartz crystal mine in Arkansas. As a gem and mineral collector I really 'dig' crystals and this place has a great mix of fresh air, friendly guides, beautiful atmosphere and, of course, places to find and dig...More

1  Thank geeehart
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Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

Thank you so much for enjoyable trip! Our first ever trip crystal mining. You made it perfect! We will be back 😊

3  Thank markandkimwillis
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Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

This was the perfect day, wish I could give it 10 stars. The warmest & friendliest owners I have ever met. You are instant family. The crystal digging in their natural state is an amateur & professional rockhounds dream. Very high quality crystals! Treasures. If...More

2  Thank Tim C
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Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

The owners are very sweet and all my students always find some great crystals. We go once a year Recommend highly

2  Thank Bonnie S
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Reviewed 31 March 2017

The owners of the crystal mine are very sweet and down-to-earth. You drive out to the digging area where they show you how to dig for the rocks. They are especially good with children. While we were there, they checked back with some of the...More

4  Thank Butterfly_n_Rocks
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Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

We had the time of our lives! I loved this place. We were able to go out and find tons of goodies! The owners are incredibly sweet and we had great conversation. We honestly can't wait to go back. Two kids in a candy store....More

3  Thank Desiree R
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Reviewed 24 July 2016

It was an enjoyable visit. The mine is not underground but more on the surface in an area shaded by trees. It is different from the other crystal places where they have you dig in certain place. There are a set of trails and you...More

4  Thank T P
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LeighTraveler
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Response from Butterfly_n_Rocks | Reviewed this property |
It is kind of a "tink" versus a "thud". I really wasn't great at that part....I think it takes practice. However, I found many rocks with crystals. Side note: I did read on their Facebook page that they are closing for... More
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