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Crystal mines – Arkansas crystals

Crystal mines – Arkansas crystals

There's a good reason why each October the town of Mount Ida hosts the World Championship Quartz Crystal Dig. The nearby Crystal Mountains range of the Ouachitas contains some of the world's finest deposits of quartz crystals. Several area mines allow patrons, for a fee, to dig and keep their finds. Quartz specimens and a variety of other rocks and minerals are available in area rock shops.