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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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Searching for Crystals

We went to the Wegner Quartz Crystal Mines today and had a great time. First we went on the 9:30... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Jim G
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Hard work

Went here on May 11, 2018. Signed up and lady at the counter did seem a bit rushed as she was by... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
imacroy
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Houma, Louisiana
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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.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“tailings area” (28 reviews)
“two hours” (23 reviews)
“bring gloves” (4 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
82 Wegner Ranch Rd, Mount Ida, AR 71957-8600
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We went to the Wegner Quartz Crystal Mines today and had a great time. First we went on the 9:30 Forest Crystal mine adventure. Our tour guide Kevin was the best. Very knowledgeable and helpful. We left the site with more crystals in our bucket...More

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

Thank you so much Jim for leaving a review. It was very nice meeting you and we are glad you enjoyed your time with us. We look forward to seeing you again and are excited for you to go to the Phantom Mine in the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here on May 11, 2018. Signed up and lady at the counter did seem a bit rushed as she was by herself. I talked to a man that appeared to be boxing stones for shipping. At firs he was little standoffish but warmed up...More

1  Thank imacroy
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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. We are glad you enjoyed your time here. We do apologize for the rugged ride to the mine. We know it can definitely get a little rough especially after a lot of rain. This is why we take you...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is really a neat place!! From the owners to the workers and the dogs in the middle!! Very earthy and a great environment all the way around!! A must if you visit Arkansas!! Fabulous finds.More

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Richard W, Owner at Wegner Quartz Crystal Mines, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Sarah for taking the time to leave a review. Here at Wegner Mines satisfaction guaranteed! We strive to make everyone's experience here a memorable one. We are glad you enjoyed your time with us and hope to see you again soon. Blessings, The...More

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Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

We went the three mines and this one was the best! They have a great gift shop too. We left a little past 9:30 and took the bumpy ride up to the mine. Driver told us about great places to dig and we found awesome...More

2  Thank Sarah C
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Richard W, Owner at Wegner Quartz Crystal Mines, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2018

Hi Sarah, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit here with us and look forward to seeing you in the future. We have recently added a restroom facilities at both of our mines now....More

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Reviewed 14 April 2018

Went there in March as part of a vacation. Just did the tailings area (which you drive to yourself). Spent over an hour in the tailings area digging around and sound some smaller quarter that we took him to PA. Not many mines around where...More

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Richard W, Owner at Wegner Quartz Crystal Mines, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

Hi Jeff, Thank you for leaving a review. We also have the Crystal Forest Mine, The Phantom Mine, The Diamond Experience and The Gem Stone Sluice. I hope next time you come back you get to try some of the other activities as well. Blessings,...More

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Reviewed 9 April 2018

Grandaughter and I used her spring break time to go rock hunting. Wegner was the best of the week. Had a great time. Kevin, our tour master, was informative, friendly and made the trip even more fun. Everyone around us was finding crystals and even...More

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Richard W, Owner at Wegner Quartz Crystal Mines, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

Thank you for leaving us a review. We are glad you enjoyed your time with us. Here at Wegner Crystal Mines satisfaction is guaranteed! Next time you are coming this way again you should try our Phantom mine. It is $40 for a day trip...More

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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

A little out of the way but worth the trip! Great prices and great specimens in their store. But the real treat is by taking a mine tour. We took the phantom mine tour and walked out with probably 50 pounds of crystals! I heard...More

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Richard W, Owner at Wegner Quartz Crystal Mines, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Hi Ian, Thank you so much for leaving us a review. We are glad you enjoyed your time here. It does get hot in the summer but still worth making a trip.

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Reviewed 26 March 2018

We chose to go to the tailings area and had so much fun digging! The staff was so nice and patient. Make sure to give yourself a few extra minutes before the guided truck tour, the sign up process takes a bit, and the lines...More

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Richard W, Owner at Wegner Quartz Crystal Mines, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Hi Sandra, We appreciate you leaving a review and are glad you enjoyed the Tailings. We do get really busy and the lines do get long but we strive to make everyone's time here a pleasant one. Coming early to give everyone time to sign...More

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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

My daughter and I were there just a week ago. We enjiyed ourselves so much we went back a second day. The staff was awesome and digging in the pit was a blast and we found some pretty amazing stuff. We will definitely be back!More

2  Thank Lynn L
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Richard W, Owner at Wegner Quartz Crystal Mines, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2018

Lynn, Thank you for leaving a review. We are pleased you enjoyed your time here and look forward to seeing you again in the future. We have recently exposed some veins at the Crystal Forest Mine and with all the rain the crystals are plentiful!...More

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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed the tailings area. Hour well spent digging up crystals. Travel schedule didn’t work with the mine tour schedule although we’d have enjoyed the tour as well.

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Richard W, Owner at Wegner Quartz Crystal Mines, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2018

Thank you for taking time out to leave a review. We are glad you enjoyed the tailings. We hope you can make a trip back in the future for our Crystal Forest Mine tour. Blessings, The Wegner Crew

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PigeonHead33
5 March 2017|
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Response from marfita | Reviewed this property |
There is a restroom at the office/entrance, but not at the mine itself. Although not far from the entrance, the ride to and from the mine is very bumpy and seems to take longer than it does, so I'd take that into account... More
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Theresa L
26 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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