Coleman Rock Shop & Crystal Mines -Jim, Jessieville

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  • Stayed at Campsite for $12.50 for a week. Went mining twice, Monday and Wednesday they haul up dump trucks full of Boulders and dirt from the Mine. Would be better after a rain!  more »
  • We have been to this crystal mine several times, and it was always one of the best mines in the regions. As time has gone on, laziness has begun to erode the customer experience. New dirt use to be br...  more »
  • So much to walk around and look at inside and out. The lady at the desk was super friendly and informative.  more »
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  • We had a great time! It wasn't crowded (we went mid week), the staff was really friendly, and the campground is literally only $12.50 a night. We paid the $20 a person to go dig in the "tailings" which is where they dump loads of dirt brought up from the mine. We brought gloves, but I didn't use them. It seemed easier to dig with my bare hands. We bought a little gardening tool to dig with, but if you have one just bring your own. I'd recommend bringing a shovel too. You get to just go out by yourself in a specific area (not into the mine, but you can take the tour that is offered if you want to see the process). Bring water, and lunch. And wear sunscreen cuz wow it gets hot out there. I was expecting to find more crystals, but as it was my first time there, I'm more than happy with my experience!!
  • ***There are *TWO* Coleman mines in Arkansas. RON Coleman & JIM Coleman. This is Jim Coleman (AKA Miller Mountain Mine). DO NOT drive directly to the pin shown on google maps. First, drive to their rock shop off the highway found when searching google maps for Jim Coleman Rock shop where you pay $10 per adult to get a "mining permit". Hours are till dark all year (THIS IS THE ONLY public mine in state that has hours this late by far). This site is known for smaller points and smaller clusters. Ron Coleman mine has LARGE quartz points. Twin Creeks Crystal Mine has better medium clusters. When I visited in JULY 2017, their equipment had been down for 4+ days and there was NO FRESH DIRT - so reccommend calling ahead or asking in rock shop before you visit. Bring a brush to expose the smaller points easier.
  • This place has been around a long time. I remember coming to this place in the 80s as a child. I recently had the chance to visit again with some friends. If your a rock collector this is a must stop place while traveling up Scenic 7. The prices on a lot of their items are pretty fair. They have an outdoor shopping area where you can walk around and browse piles of rocks and tables full of sorted items, including quartz, rose quartz, colored glass, geodes and more. The inside store has an assortment of arts and crafts, many made out of rocks, including magnets and jewelry. Staff is friendly and willing to answer any questions you have about the rocks, like where they come from, if the color is natural, ect.. Its a great place to stop whether your an adult or traveling with kids.
  • We had a great time and found some awesome crystals! Bill, the guy at mine entrance, was super friendly and very informative! The price is right and we will definitely be back!
  • The selection is varied and prices are decent. Tons of crystals to choose from. We could have stayed for hours.

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