New Crystal Mine in Mena

We just got word that a new crystal mine is set to open in April in Mena. “I
think what will make Board Camp Crystal Mine a unique experience is that the
public will not be digging in the tailings, but actually digging in the virgin
mine where no one has gone before,” said manager Cheryl Murphy.
“Diggers will be the very first ones to unearth these crystals.”


Murphy said the crystals are either on the surface or
barely under the surface so only hand tools are necessary to dig with. Also,
rockhounds can drive up to the mine itself, so it is easily accessible. “The
mine is set in a thinly wooded area, so there is shade for the hot summer
coming up,” said Murphy.


A crystal store is also scheduled to open on Feb 4 and the
Board Camp Campground will offer day use camping options. The mine is located 3
miles from the Wolf Pen Gap trails at 110 Polk 62. For more information visit or call 479-243-0771.



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4 comments on “New Crystal Mine in Mena
  1. Mary says:

    What is the price for children and or adults for a day or how you charge for digging for crystals………..thanks

  2. Zoie Clift says:

    Hi Mary! All the details should be up on the website. Or you can contact Cheryl Murphy for more information at 479-243-0771. Thanks!

  3. Larry Via says:

    Just wanted y’all to know we had a great time there. Found some great crystals there and will be back . It was our first time and now a hobby. thanks again from Texas

  4. Trena Sparks says:

    My husband and I had a wonderful time. The owner, Cheryl, was very sweet and very knowledgeable. She even walked with us for a bit and showed us where to look for the best crystals. I will definitely be going back. Thanks Cheryl.

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