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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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Nice shop

We did not go mining here, but browsed around their retail shop. Plenty of things to choose from... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cremebrulee365
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Garrett, Pennsylvania
Great Service - Friendly People - Fun Time

The location is easy to get to from Mt. Ida. The process to sign up to go up to the mine was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Carlos V
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Denton, Texas
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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.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“tailings area” (25 reviews)
“two hours” (21 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 did not go mining here, but browsed around their retail shop. Plenty of things to choose from and look at. We ended up buying a bunch of gems and stones. Prices are going rate for the area.

Thank Cremebrulee365
Richard W, Public Relations Manager at Wegner Quartz Crystal Mines, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the kind review! We hope to see you back again for a dig!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location is easy to get to from Mt. Ida. The process to sign up to go up to the mine was simple and quick. They let us take our dog with us. The mine is a 15 minute ride on the back of a...More

Thank Carlos V
Richard W, Public Relations Manager at Wegner Quartz Crystal Mines, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Carlos! Thank you for the review. Your suggestion to bring an extra change of clothes is a great one! Especially for anyone that likes to get down and really DIG. We hope to see you back again!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a bad Experience with another mine we decided to give Wagner's a try and I am so very happy we did. Prices are great. there is rows of dirt packed with Quartz for easy digging or walk over to the vain and dig them...More

2  Thank Justin R
Richard W, Public Relations Manager at Wegner Quartz Crystal Mines, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Justin! Thank you for the review. We love hearing that you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to your next one!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Found several large points and clusters - some quality pieces. And our pretty little helper, Morgan, was a delight. Fast, funny and flirty. Worth the trip. The indoors area could use a little more air movement due to the heat, tho. Still, looking forward to...More

Thank funinsider
Richard W, Public Relations Manager at Wegner Quartz Crystal Mines, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We agree the inside gets pretty warm here in the summer. We joke and say it's all about the "authentic" digging experience. Glad to hear you enjoyed your time with us. We hope to see you again with the cooler weather.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped in one hot July day while riding our motorcycles in the area. We were not prepared to dig in the red clay (no spare clothes or shoes) but thought we could do the sluice. However, we didn't realize we needed to drive down...More

Thank jayares2015
Richard W, Public Relations Manager at Wegner Quartz Crystal Mines, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are sorry to hear you weren't able to do an activity, but are glad you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We hope to see you again ready to dig! The end of October to early...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had a really good time here. After reading all the mine reviews in Trip Advisor I chose Wegner. I noticed the desk staff weren’t overly friendly, but neither were they rude. The young lady we dealt with just had a matter of fact demeanor....More

Thank Lets_go_family
Richard W, Public Relations Manager at Wegner Quartz Crystal Mines, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Our #1 goal here at Wegner's is to create an environment where families can create lasting memories. We loving seeing families spending quality time together out in nature. We're so glad you enjoyed your visit....More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

What an incredible experience! We did both the sluicing and the quartz mining packages during our trip. The sluicing is relatively straightforward and easy for kids, and you do get some nice rough gemstones. Come prepared for quartz mining! You will be out in a...More

Thank peanutmnm89
Richard W, Public Relations Manager at Wegner Quartz Crystal Mines, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your nice review! The gemstone water sluice is a fun option in the heat to help you cool off after the mine. We're glad to hear you found some nice treasures! We hope to see you back again soon.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Im from New Zealand and Arkansas is my partners home state. she loved it more than i did I reckon! we picked wegner mine from the MT IDA business site as it looked the best. Im sure we were right. we got there early and...More

1  Thank LoganCorrie
Richard W, Public Relations Manager at Wegner Quartz Crystal Mines, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed having you both come out! It's good to hear that you found some nice crystals. To beat the summer heat but still have fun, our first trip up to the mine at 9:30 is the best one to be on. After a good...More

Reviewed 8 July 2017

Went spent a couple of hours hear and came out with a boatload of rocks. Spend more time and three times the amount of money at the diamond crater and came out with a handful of rocks. GO to Mt. Ida and dig for quartz.

1  Thank halobender
Richard W, Public Relations Manager at Wegner Quartz Crystal Mines, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

Thank you for taking the time to leave a quick review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

We had a great time here. Definitely worth the price with an incredible selection of stones and gems in there main store and outside for purchase. We chose to tail instead of actually mine so we could choose when to be done. We found searching...More

1  Thank wilky1073
Richard W, Public Relations Manager at Wegner Quartz Crystal Mines, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2017

Thank you for the kind review! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your time digging. The all day tailings area is a great option for anyone wanting to be on their own schedule. The tailings is an open field so shade is limited,...More

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PigeonHead33
4 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
25 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
30 January 2017|
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Response from Richard W | Property representative |
yes, just remember a leash and water bowl
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