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Board Camp Crystal Mine, Mena

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  • The best part was the authenticity of the dig. My husband hoped for an authentic experience and we got one! The mine is very shady and the tools provided equipped us to have a successful hunt.It does....  more »
  • The cost was $35 for the first bucket and $10 for additional buckets. I filled 2 buckets which weighed about 100 pounds. I hoped to find an abundance of clear, faceted rocks but that was not to be...  more »
  • This was a last minute stop, but was well worth it. The Owners, Orville and Cheryl, are both very friendly and very helpful. Orville is hilarious and it would have been worth the admission price just to listen to him cracking jokes! He is very knowledgeable and put us in a great spot. In only an hour or so we found a half a bucket full of crystals. All were interesting, and some were very nice. You will want to bring bug spray, sunscreen, a hat and water, because you will be out in the woods digging in the ground. It was so much fun and we will definitely be back! Oh, and don't try to be tough, wear the gloves!
  • I didn't actually make it for the the crystal digging this time. I booked it then found myself in the hospital. Ms. Cheryl is probably one of the kindest people I have ever corresponded with. She is the sort of person we need more of in the world. She even offered to send a gift for healing to my home and gave me very encouraging words that truly lifted my spirits. Without a doubt I very much look forward to trying to go again this fall with my family.

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