Public Mining


Ron Coleman Mining offers comprehensive crystal and quartz mining for all ages and skill levels, whether you’re completing a mineral tour of the country or taking your young children on a family adventure. Some of the many features of our mine include:

  • Unlimited digging for that day during open hours, crystal and quartz mining: Anyone and everyone is welcome to our public mining area, no reservations necessary. We are open all day, every day, year round (with the exception of Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day). We have just slightly shorter hours during the winter season. We even allow leashed pets to “mine” with you.
Daily Rates:
Adult - $20
Senior - $15
Children ages 7-16 - $5
Children ages 6 and under are free
once you've paid your digging fee for that day you can dig till we close that day.
Once you’ve paid your digging fee for that day, you can dig until we close that day. You are welcome to come and go as you please, so feel free to wander over to the gift shop, take a rest, or go out to lunch. We provide you with a complimentary gem bag to hold your findings, but you are by no means limited to the capacity of the bag. Extra bags are for sale for only 50 cents.

  • Guaranteed findings: We’re proud to offer a guarantee to our adult and senior diggers. If you’re dissatisfied with your findings, we’ll direct you to the back porch of our gift shop and ensure you leave with your fee’s worth of beautiful, unique crystals.
  • Training and protective gear: Our friendly staff will direct you to the digging area, go over our few rules, guide you on what you’ll be looking for, provide expert answers to any questions you may have and give you the opportunity to purchase tools and safety gear, such as protective gloves and eye-wear.

  • Mine Tours: Have you ever thought about the process of our quartz crystals being mined from the rugged earth and becoming shiny decorative rocks? Our tours begin with a short history of the mine and a view of our Gallery. Next, take an army truck ride down through the mine where you get to see the crystal veins and our water source. We finish your adventure in the processing area where we clean and sort the crystals. For more information, call (800) 291-4484!
  • Special group rates: While reservations are not required for individuals or families, we do offer group reservations at unbeatable special rates. Call 800-291-4484 or fill out our online form to reserve your group’s adventure.

    For a fun-filled day, come dig your own guaranteed rocks and minerals at Ron Coleman Mining’s huge public mine!

    We are open every day of the year except Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.