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Wegner Quartz Crystal Mines

Closed Now: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Open today: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Girls Trip

My mom, sister, and I visited the mine today. Didn’t know what to expect. Had been to the diamond... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Wittenfan
via mobile
Awesome Time!!!!

Staff was Great, especially Lance... had a wonderful time... will be back again! Brought home... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Escape56800867352
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“tailings area”(30 reviews)
“two hours”(25 reviews)
“bumpy ride”(6 reviews)
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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...more
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Hours Today: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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82 Wegner Ranch Rd, Mount Ida, AR 71957-8600
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 30 July 2011

After spending 3 HOT days at Crater of Diamonds State Park (AR), hopelessly sifting for diamonds, my sister and I drove to Mt. Ida to spend a day at Wegner's Crystal Mines. Finally! Beautiful, sparkling results with every trowelful of soil! I highly recommend the...More

9  Thank LovelyMiss
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 16 June 2015

We had a bad experience with another mine a few years ago. We chose wegner because they advertise that you can pay to dig in the mine! We had to wait until the next trip to the mine so we paid to go to the...More

8  Thank Chris C
Richard W, Owner at Wegner Quartz Crystal Mines, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2015

First of all we’d like to thank you for your review. We always want to know when our customers aren’t happy. We’d like to invite you back free of charge, so that we can show you how easy digging in our mine can be. Please...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My mom, sister, and I visited the mine today. Didn’t know what to expect. Had been to the diamond mine but first trip to a crystal mine. Lance drove us out to the mine in a truck down a bumpy road. Was not disappointed when...More

Thank Wittenfan
Richard W, Owner at Wegner Quartz Crystal Mines, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for leaving a review. We really enjoyed you ladies. I know you said you take a vacation every year with your mom. Maybe next year you will take more than one and come back to see us. There is never a dull moment...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staff was Great, especially Lance... had a wonderful time... will be back again! Brought home buckets of crystal. The setting is beautiful, the drive from Hot Springs was pleasant... well worth the money.

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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 happy to here you enjoyed your time here. Lance is a great tour guide and part of our team. We hope you have a wonderful holiday season and come back soon. Blessings, The Wegner Crew

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While traveling the back roads from Hot Springs to Dallas, we took a couple hours off to look for quartz crystals. What fun! The weather was not cooperative, as it was raining, but we had a great time. It was our first attempt at mining....More

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Richard W, Owner at Wegner Quartz Crystal Mines, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Ruth for leaving a review. We are glad you enjoyed the tailings. Hope next time you are this way you get to experience The Crystal Forest Mine. Hope to see you in the future. Blessings, The Wegner Crew

Reviewed 3 October 2018

We had a great time. The folks here are salt of the earth. They love what they're doing and share that love with all who visit. The scenery is beautiful. While we didn't find any large pieces during our two hour dig, we did collect...More

1  Thank WilliamW579
Richard W, Owner at Wegner Quartz Crystal Mines, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2018

Hi William, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are glad you enjoyed your time with us and hope to see you in the future. Blessings, The Wegner Crew

Reviewed 2 October 2018

Great place to visit. Great people to meet. Awed by the majesty of Mother Mary's abundant crystals, everywhere. Went digging for crystals, and they were everywhere! Didn't even need to use the trowel because the crystals were just lying there to find. Walked around after...More

Thank jamestouchy
Richard W, Owner at Wegner Quartz Crystal Mines, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2018

Hi James, Thank you for taking the time out to leave a review and for your kind words. We enjoyed meeting you, Jenna, and Ashley. We look forward to you all coming back soon. Blessings, The Wegner Crew

Reviewed 28 September 2018

As a co-owner of Stitches and Stones, our wholesale order was awesome. Great Customer Service, helpful, and very easy to do. Order was shipped earlier than was projected and everything was intact and wrapped properly. If we ever get out that way, we will definitely...More

Thank Joseph C
Richard W, Owner at Wegner Quartz Crystal Mines, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2018

Hi Joseph, thank you for the awesome review. We hope in the future you do get to come here. We would love to meet you in person. I know you would enjoy the Crystal Forrest Mine, Phantom Mine, and the shop. We look forward to...More

Reviewed 23 September 2018

I've been an amateur rockhound all my life, but this was my first time going to a crystal mine. Everyone at Wegner was awesome! The mine offers 4 types of "mining," from least demanding and most accessible (gemstone sluice) to most demanding (Phantom Mine). I...More

2  Thank Cassandra A
Richard W, Owner at Wegner Quartz Crystal Mines, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2018

Hi Cassandra, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. We are glad you enjoyed your time here. We hope to see you again in the future. Blessings, The Wegner Crew

Reviewed 5 September 2018

Unless you have huge muscles and can work long hours with a chisel and hammer, don't go. Too much work and little results. also rocky area is hazardus to older people. There is a great crystal mining area for kids and adults near Little rock...More

2  Thank salsa1942
Richard W, Owner at Wegner Quartz Crystal Mines, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2018

Thank you for leaving a review. Everything at Wegners is satisfaction guaranteed! We would love to have the opportunity to make it right. for you.I would recommend the tailing area that you drive to. This is much easier work because it is the fill from...More

Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

I had never been crystal hunting before and this was awesome! The people were super friendly and helpful. My friend and I got some beautiful crystals to bring home. My family wants to go there now and dig for crystals. I want to go again...More

Thank Lora R
Richard W, Owner at Wegner Quartz Crystal Mines, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2018

Hi Lora, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Hope to see you and your family soon! Blessings, The Wegner Crew

Reviewed 21 August 2018

Kevin made the Phantom Mine dig worth all the sweat and dirt! When my friend mentioned that she wanted to do this, I begged to come along. And after reading the few reviews and the website, I knew we definitely would find lots of treasures...More

2  Thank Susan B
Richard W, Owner at Wegner Quartz Crystal Mines, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2018

Hi Susan, thank you for leaving a review. We are glad you all came to Wegners and enjoyed your time here. We are grateful Kevin is apart of our crew. He is a excellent addition. You all really made his day. He talked about how...More

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Questions & Answers
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PigeonHead33
5 March 2017|
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Response from Richard W | Property representative |
We have bathrooms outside the shop. We now also have a porta potty at both mines.
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TheresaL1196
26 February 2017|
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We are RV accessible. There are a couple R.V. parks near by Maryiln's RV Park, Ouachita River Haven, and Denby Point are a few.
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randrews22
31 January 2017|
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yes, just remember a leash and water bowl
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