Mine & Unwind

Wegner Quartz Crystal Mines

Package at a Glance

  • Crystal Forest Mine Tour and Crystal Collecting Adventure
  • Gemstone Sluice Activity collecting Ruby, Garnet, Topaz, Tourmaline & more
  • Welcome Packet including coupons and free gemstone
  • Shangri-La Resort & Restaurant one night, one room, up to 2 persons
A Vacation Adventure so special that it stays in the minds of your children their entire lives! And then, imagine a treasure hunting outing, where you are guaranteed to find Quartz Crystals from an Actual Mine. Where you can also work the gemstone sluice to collect Precious Gemstones such as Ruby, Garnet, Tourmaline, Topaz & more There is just such a place, you will find all this and more at Wegner Crystal Mines in Mt. Ida, Arkansas.

A Wonderful Place For The Whole Family
Where Everyone is Welcome And Guaranteed To Find Crystals
No Hidden Fees – Keep All You Find

*FREE - Museum Tour
*FREE - Picnic Area
*FREE - Use of our Tools
*FREE - Natural Gemstone

The packet will include your free gemstone & 2 discount coupons
You'll use the $4.00 off coupon to get the deal price advertised here
$4.00 off per group when you “Dig Your Own” & Gemstone Sluice
$2.00 off any purchase – when you do both activities above

Your morning begins as you arrive at the crystal pillar flanked driveway entrance to Wegner Quartz Crystal Mines. For just a moment, you’ll wonder if you’re in the right place as you pull up to what looks like an old barn. Soon, you’ll discover that you are exactly where you want to be.

Upon your first step inside, you are immediately amazed by the sheer magnitude of the museum in the warehouse that holds hundreds of thousands of pounds of beautiful fossil & rock specimens. You could roam for hours, but you're eager to get out and collect!

Mine for Quartz Crystals at our Crystal Forest Mine
You are driven up to the mine in one of our specially outfitted trucks. We take you on an exciting 10 minute drive through the forest to the mine where you will spend the next 2 hours collecting crystals right off the ground. This 40 acre site has an abundance of beautiful clear crystals that you can keep as souvenirs or make into beautiful jewelry. Keep all you find, at no extra charge.

Find Ruby, Garnet, Tourmaline and many more at the Gemstone Sluice
The perfect way to cool down after a day of digging for crystals. Overlooking a small lake & with the beautiful Ouachita Mountains all around – you quickly relax. See wildlife and natural beauty. We provide you with a screen and a pail of precious/semi-precious gemstones. You sit in shaded comfort in front of the 100 foot long sluice, and with the water flowing you empty the pail into the screen and wash away the sand to reveal your treasures. All of the gemstones that you find are yours to keep, with many that are suitable for making into jewelry keepsakes.

Package Price of $114.50 is calculated on 2 people
2 digs Crystal Forest Mine
Share 1 pail at the Gemstone Sluice
Stay for 1 night at the Resort (below)
Additional activities or lodging upgrades with change your actual fees.

To complete this picture, the friendly folks at Shangri-La Resort offer you plenty of Southern hospitality and all the comforts to make you feel right at home during your lakeside vacation. They offer it all, from outfitting for fishing to everything for a blissful night’s sleep. And, you’ve absolutely got to try the great taste of country cooking served at their restaurant. Rooms start at $69.00 for 2 people - upgrades and cottage options also available please call for more information about the lodging at 870 867-2011
In addition to the activities listed for this offer. We have several other options. Please see our website to learn more about our Diamond Experience and our Tailings collecting area.
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How to Redeem:
Receive coupons in Welcome Pack at the mine and show to cashier
82 Wegner Ranch Road
Mount Ida, AR 71957