Hello group! My husband and I visited Coleman Mine 5 years ago and we only got a taste of crystal mining on that trip. We have been wanting to mine in Mt. Ida for a while, but I'm having a hard time figuring out which mines to visit. Some look like light tourist spots and some look to have hardcore mining options for real rockhounds that want to get dirty and dig all day. (we want to dig all day and come home with buckets of crystals)
Any suggestions? If you had 3 days, would you stay at your favorite mine, or visit a few? Do you camp, or stay at a motel? We will be traveling in early April.
I understand that it takes a bit of luck to hit the mine at the right time to find a the best tailings, but I'm hoping the experts could share their traveling advice.