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Board Camp Crystal Mine

Closed Now: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Wonderful place to spend time with the family, young and old.

We had 4 generations and we all had fun. Learned a lot and even found some crystals. The owners... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Anna C
Talihina, Oklahoma
Amazing time!

We had the best time! We planned on just spending a couple of hours here ended up spending all day... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Arlington, Texas
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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...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
110 Hickory Ridge Rd., Mena, AR 71953-8346
+1 479-243-0771
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We had 4 generations and we all had fun. Learned a lot and even found some crystals. The owners are very informative, kind and eager to share their knowledge. Planning on another trip. Thank you Orville for your time with the family.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had the best time! We planned on just spending a couple of hours here ended up spending all day long!

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great time digging crystals at Board Camp. Orville and his wife were very friendly and have a load of knowledge they are willing to share. We originally planned to only stay a few hours but ended up staying all day and left...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Debredawn
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stumbled across this mine researching online for our trip to Arkansas for crystal digging. This was our first stop on the trip and it was the best. Cheryl and Orville are the nicest couple! Orville took us to our dig site and is a...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Bluenoser_Min
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Orville and Cheryl, the owners, are incredibly kind and helpful. My mom and I weren’t exactly dressed to dig - having never dug for crystals before, we didn’t know what it would entail - so Orville did most of the work for us! He told...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Jennifer T
Reviewed 12 February 2019

First of all, Orville and Cheryl are about as nice a couple you could ask for. We (my wife and I) arrived for the morning hunt. The weather wasn't much above freezing and it was raining, oh it was raining. Orville met us and offered...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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BoardCampCrystalMine, Owner at Board Camp Crystal Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2019

Thanks so much, Roger and Carla, for your nice review! We're glad you enjoyed your visit in spite of rain! You found amazing crystals in the true spirit of treasure hunters! Hope to see you again.. .can you imagine how much you will find on...More

Reviewed 25 November 2018

The staff at Board Camp Crystal Mine is very courteous and knowledgeable about the rocks and minerals in this region. If you are ever in the area, this is a must stop for digging.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Roland O
Reviewed 3 November 2018

By day, we dug for beautiful crystals (smoking quartz and sand inclusion crystals) in their serene woods; and by night, we experienced a once-in-a-lifetime paranormal experience that we haven’t stopped talking about with friends. We heard sounds we couldn’t explain, photographed incredible orbs, and witnessed...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Inspire10607096205
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

This is my third visit. Dig your own crystals or buy hand-dug crystals in the Crystal Shop. Yes, you will get a little dirty spending an afternoon digging crystals using your own sensitive touch - but the sunshine, fresh air and the intoxicatingly high energy...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank geeehart
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

The owners of the Board Camp Crystal Mine are so kind and helpful! Very interesting, too, as we learned a lot from them! We were shown how to look for the crystals and also were led to some good areas to look for them. I...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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21 April 2017|
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