Mount Ida World Championship Quartz Crystal Dig


Zoie Clift
Quick reminder that the 25th Annual World’s Championship Quartz Crystal Dig is Oct. 13-15 in Mount Ida! During this event, participants dig their own crystals ( they have four working mines to choose from) and each contestant keeps everything they dig. There is a judging each afternoon at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds to see who found the best crystals. A kids dig takes place on Saturday at 2 for grades K-6th.  An entry free is required and registration is available online.

Also that weekend is the 27th annual Quartz, Quiltz and Craftz Festival Oct. 14-16. The event has a gem and mineral show, arts and crafts, food, music, a quilt show featuring around 200 quilts and more.  There is also a Treasure Hunt in conjunction with the dig and festival. For more information visit or call 870-867-2723.

On a side note, during the event, the folks at Wegner Crystal Mines are offering a ½ price collecting opportunity to all contestants for their Crystal Forest Mine on either Oct. 16 or 17. More details can be found at or 870-867-2309.

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4 comments on “Mount Ida World Championship Quartz Crystal Dig
  1. Chere McCoy says:

    Well hello, long time no dig. You may remember me I was the cluster and Point champion for both 2001 and 2002. Although I am unable to attend this year. I am planning to bring a group in 2014 and 2015. Would appreciate any information you may have regarding these future digs.

    Happy digging this year.

  2. sandra greenman says:

    Please send me information about the October Crystal dig in Mount Ida. I would like all you can send; Places to stay that take pets, information about the digs, bringing home your crystals. costs, etc.

  3. Stephanie says:

    Sure would be nice to know where in Mount Ida this event takes place. Not all of us are familiar with the area.

  4. Zoie Clift says:

    Hi Stephanie–Thanks for your note-The event takes place at different mines each year–the best way to keep up to speed on the location each year is to check in with the Mount Ida Chamber of Commerce. Their contact details are mentioned in the blog. On a side note- the dig has been cancelled this year due to economic and other factors. Hopefully it will return next year. Thanks- Zoie

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