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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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Disappointed!

We drove hours to get there. We missed the tour. Check these times out before you go so you can dig... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jill S
Ride out to dig the pit!

We took the shuttle to dig the pit. The ride was very bumpy and I don't advise anyone with back... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Douglas R
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“tailings area” (22 reviews)
“two hours” (17 reviews)
“bumpy ride” (5 reviews)
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 16:30
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
82 Wegner Ranch Rd, Mount Ida, AR 71957-8600
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+1 870-867-2309
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove hours to get there. We missed the tour. Check these times out before you go so you can dig in new area. Otherwise, you pay $20, just to dig in dirt that they have already dug through. It might be fun for a...More

1  Thank Jill S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the shuttle to dig the pit. The ride was very bumpy and I don't advise anyone with back problems to ride in the back of the truck, ride up front with the driver. Found some crystals here. mostly smalls.

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

Hi Douglas! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a quick review. We hope to see you back again!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in on a family road trip and had a blast and we only stayed an hour. They have the option of going to the mine, but you have to stay at least 2 hours, or you can go to the tailings for $5-6...More

1  Thank Nicgar11
Richard W, Public Relations Manager at Wegner Quartz Crystal Mines, responded to this review

Thank you for spending the time to leave us a review. It brings a smile to our face when we hear our visitors enjoyed their time with us. The tailings is a perfect option for families with small children that want to play in the...More

Reviewed 20 April 2017

This was my first time ever digging for crystals. Something I've always wanted to do. They are very professional there. It was a safe experience and I stayed an extra 2 hours to dig. Found some really nice crystals. The mine is environmentally friendly, beautiful...More

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

Hi Sue! Thank you for the review. Many of us find two hours goes by fast and stay longer. Once you start finding them it's hard to stop looking! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your visit. Come back soon!

Reviewed 12 April 2017

We chose this location after speaking with others that had been here and saw some of their finds. This was our first time to a crystal mine and elected to take the mine tour. They take you to the mine located about a mile into...More

Thank marygM6129SX
Richard W, Public Relations Manager at Wegner Quartz Crystal Mines, responded to this review

Hi Mary! We love how you compare crystal digging to an Easter Egg hunt. We use that comparison a lot. The best time to come dig is after a heavy rain. The rain washes that top layer of soil and exposes many new crystals. Making...More

Reviewed 10 April 2017

We were blown away by the experience we had at this place. We did the trip out to the mine, but I don't think you could go wrong with any of the options at this place. Our driver Dominic really set the stage for a...More

Thank Lu W
Reviewed 26 March 2017

We took our 4 kids to the tailings and it was the highlight of our vacation. It was so fun to find SO many crystals. Our 3 year old even stayed entertained since every scoop of her spade found something shiny. Small spades and hand...More

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

Hi Kyle! Thanks for taking the time to give us a quick review. The tailings are a great choice for families, especially with small children. We are glad to hear they enjoyed their time digging for treasures. We hope you'll return for another visit soon!...More

Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

We had a great time digging for crystals and found a few small ones, but went home with a box of good-sized quartz rocks that will be a great addition to the yard back home. The shop is a gem itself ... amazing collection of...More

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

Thank you Summer for such a sweet review! It always makes our day to hear that you enjoyed your visit. The mine is a great option for finding those larger chunks for the yard or garden. We look forward to your return!

Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Liked this place. Found lots of crystals. You don't even have to dig if you don't want to as you can see them glistening in the sun just walking around in places. Found some nice big ones but too big to carry. Bring a pick...More

3  Thank Cindy B
Richard W, Public Relations Manager at Wegner Quartz Crystal Mines, responded to this review

Hi Cindy! Thank you for writing a review. We are glad to hear that this visit provided some nicer weather. We hope it continues to be sunny and beautiful for your next visit!

Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

My family and I actually planned a vacation to spend a few days digging at Crater of Diamonds. But it rained a lot the night before and turned the Crater of Diamonds into a big mud pit. It was tough going so we decided to...More

1  Thank Charles B
Richard W, Public Relations Manager at Wegner Quartz Crystal Mines, responded to this review

Hi Charles! Thank you so much for taking the time to give us a quick review. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your visit (sans fire ants). We appreciate you alerting us about those pesky invaders. We look forward to seeing you again!

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PigeonHead33
If there are no restrooms, where do people go to use the bathroom? 2 hours is a long time.
5 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
Is this RV accessible? Where is nearest RV park?
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
Are dogs allowed if leashed?
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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