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 www.boardcampcampground.com or call 479-243-0771.