We are a 5th generation family owned and operated quartz mining company. Originally the quartz was mined for commercial and industrial purposes. During World War II the mine was placed under federal control. Following the war the mine was returned to a commercial operation and leased. In the 1980's Ron Coleman purchased the mine and focused on commercial mining. In 1991 he opened the public digging area while continuing to dig crystals to sell to resellers. Soon after Ron added the campground to the property to accommodate persons dig their own crystals to sell to businesses and needed an inexpensive place to stay. In 2014 Kevin and Kathy Coleman purchased the property and continue to operate it with their sons, Alexander and Josh Coleman. The 3rd, 4th and 5th generation work together at the Tucson Gem & Mineral Show and the Quartzsite Mineral Shows each year.
Digging crystals at Ron Coleman Mining's public digging area is family fun for every age. As a matter of fact, we have families who come together annually for a family reunion at the campground. We are known as the best pay to dig mine for hunting crystals in Arkansas. Our mine is so fruitful, we are certain you will find your digging fees worth of beautiful quartz crystals.
Ron Coleman Mine is the only crystal digging location in Arkansas offering additional activities for your family. Ride our side-by-side zip line that soars over the crystal mine at nearly 1/4 mile long and take a Crystal Mine Tour that includes a guided behind the scenes look at our mining operation. Browse our newly expanded Gift Shop. Plan a stay at our on-property RV campground with 24 campsites or stay in our tiny home rental. Click the "Visit Our Mine" tab above to read about the fun, family activities we offer 362 days per year. Visit us soon for an exciting crystal hunting adventure!