Quartz Crystal Mining – Ron Coleman Mining

Quartz Crystal Mining

Crystal Digging at Ron Coleman Mine

Have you ever wanted to experience the thrill of discovering your own sparkling quartz crystals straight from the earth? Look no further than the ultimate Arkansas crystal mining experience! Nestled in the heart of the Ouachita Mountains, this adventure offers a unique opportunity to uncover your very own treasures. When you visit Ron Coleman Mine, located just outside Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas; you'll have the chance to sift through dirt and rocks in search of quartz crystals. Not only is crystal digging in our 4 acre tailings area an exciting activity, but it also allows you to connect with the natural beauty of Arkansas in a truly unforgettable way. Whether you're a seasoned rockhound or a first timer, the Ultimate Arkansas Crystal Mining Experience is sure to leave you with memories that sparkle for years to come. So come on down and unearth the magic for yourself!

Ron Coleman Mine is open year-round for you to dig for crystals in Arkansas.  The mine and Gift Shop are conveniently located on the same property.   Simply check in at the Gift Shop to pay your crystal digging fee, drive from the upper paved parking lot to the lower dirt parking lot and take a short walk to the digging area.  Some of the many features of our quartz crystal mine include:

  • Unlimited crystal digging for one day, during open hours, at the best quartz crystal digging site in Arkansas.

  • Anyone and everyone who pays a crystal digging fee at our Gift Shop is welcome to our lower parking lot and public tailings digging area, no reservations necessary. You can take home everything you can carry at no additional charge! Crystal hunting is fun for every age. We are open all day, every day, year-round (with the exception of Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day). 

  • Please note:  We will not sell digging permits 60 minutes before the digging area closes.  

  • We are a pet friendly business.  If your dog is well behaved, does not bark at other people and dogs, is leashed and under owner control at all times and you bring waste bags to clean up after your pet, it is allowed to “mine” with you. 

  • Price: Daily Crystal Digging Fee: 
Adult age 16-54 - $25
Senior age 55+ -  $20
Child age: 7-15 -  $  5
Child age: - 6 and under are FREE (Child Group Rate $5)
    • Training Our friendly staff will direct you to the crystal 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. We also have a cart driver in the digging area you can flag down at any time to answer your questions. 
    • Tools: Bring your own or purchase tools and safety gear, such as a small hand shovel, protective gloves and eye wear. 
    • What you can expect to find - white quartz, clear quartz crystal points and clusters.  You can also check out YouTube videos showing people digging at Ron Coleman Mining to learn more about digging your own crystals before you visit. #quartzminenearme #crystalminesarkansas #paytodigcrystalsnearme

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