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Wegner Quartz Crystal Mines, Mount Ida

Categories: Tourist Spots, Mines
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4/5 based on 170 reviews on the web
Wegner Quartz Crystal Mines is located in Mount Ida. See Wegner Quartz Crystal Mines and all Mount Ida has to offer by arranging your trip with our Mount Ida vacation route planner.
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  • We stayed in Murfreesboro for the Crater of Diamonds state park but wish we had just skipped that and spent another day crystal hunting, so much more gratifying! Brought our 3 little kids and spent th...  read more »
  • I brought my 7 year old daughter and we spent the day digging through the tailings. Next time we will go to the actual mine. We had an absolute blast. The prices were great. My daughter did one of the...  read more »
  • They were nice people but I expected to come back with crystals. I paid to go down to the mine but I think I would have done better in the tailings. Of 15 people, only 1 found a nice crystal worth tak...  read more »
  • Dominic was wonderfully kind and actually gave me a beautiful crystal he found. It was my 40th birthday. It seems that a lot of people want to just walk around and pick up museum quality specimens. Guess what, you have to work if you want some beautiful pieces. It's mining, not shopping. We were hot, filthy, and found some really beautiful pieces to take home. Thank you!
  • The best place to go look for crystals. They will tell you pieces of history, help you find a beautiful crystal to take home. The pricing is terrific. Great place to take the kids and spend the day
  • I visited mid-April and had a great experience. Happened upon the mine by mistake (got lost in the forest) and was pleased that I stopped. I found many points (whole and broken) and some nice clusters. I will definitely be going back again.
  • I love this place....I can spend hours in the store just looking at all the specimens. Plus you can look for crystals....this is a great....great day trip from the Crater Of Diamonds and once you have been here...the Crater Of Diamonds may become the day trip...!!!
  • I am an avid gem and mineral collector and have been to several "dig your own" crystal mines. Wegner is by far the best, especially compared to others. It's one of the only mines that actually lets you go into the mine and dig right in the actual crystal veins themselves. Most of the "mines" in Arkansas only let you dig through the tailings, which is just picked through piles of dirt with a few tiny shards of quartz. I would recommend doing their "forest mine," because this is where you will be able to dig in the veins themselves. There, you will get your money's worth of just what you find laying on the ground. This place is great! The staff is also very nice, helpful, and informative. I don't understand why anyone would write a negative review. Before you judge, try a few other mines, they don't even compare to Wegner. I guess people hear stories and expect to come back with buckets full of giant crystals. Although this happens occasionally, it will most likely not be your experience. You will most likely find several dozen good thumb sized points and a few hand sized clusters as well. However, size doesn't always matter because the crystal points here are of very high quality. You'll find some great specimens if you do a little research and know what you're looking for. So' don't go into it expecting to find huge crystals. You'll find more crystals here than any other mine in the area. I've tried pretty much all in the area and ended up with maybe 10 small mediocre points at the other mines.
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