This package includes a day's dig in our new mine, where with a
keen eye and a little work, you can find not only crystals (which
are a natural occurrence here) but also many other minerals that
we have seeded in order to create a "treasure hunt
adventure" for children of all ages. Other treasures to be
found may include fossils and minerals from around the world, such
as rubies, sapphires, amethyst, topaz, garnet, included quartz,
and geodes, as well as tumble stones, beads, foreign coins, fools
gold, and real silver and gold. So bring your family, friends and
metal detectors and join us in a wonderful adventure of digging
crystal and treasure hunting.
The mining fee for adults 12 and up
is $20 for the day, and you can keep all that you find.
Children 7-11 are half price, and children 6 and under are free
with a paying adult.
For those of you who would like a "complete crash
course" on crystals, we are pleased to now offer a 4 hour
crystal workshop in our new mine from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
Wednesday thru Sunday. This workshop will be pre-seeded, to
assimilate digging an actual "crystal pocket" so that I
can more easily teach, and insure an abundant dig. As a
rockhounding miner with 17 years experience, I will take you up
and dig with you, teaching you about the geology of the area, what
to look for, and how to dig and identify these crystals,
which have so many different configurations and habits. You will
keep all you dig and/or find, and you will receive our printed,
laminated chart to help you identify and learn about the different
formations of the as well as some of their metaphysical
properties. You will also receive a printed version of the basic
geology of the area, the instructions for cleaning the crystals
you dig, and the acid. The cost of this workshop includes the
mining fee and will be $120.00 for the first person, and $80 for
each additional adult. When we are finished with the workshop, you
and your party will have the rest of the day to dig and search for
other crystals and minerals in the mine. This package is by
appointment only, as it takes time to prepare.
This package is a workshop geared toward children from 7-15 and
includes an all day dig, including an introductory discussion
about crystals and how they form, as well as a discussion on
assorted minerals and fossils which can also be found in our
tailings at the mine, all of which they will keep. At the end of
the dig, upon return to the shop, they will receive an 8x11
certificate (with a list of the requirements they have completed)
naming them honorary miners in "The Crystal Capital of
the World." The cost of this workshop (including the
mining fee) is $22 for children 7-11 and $33 for those who
are 12 and up. These workshops are by appointment only, as they
take time to prepare.
Scout and Boy Scout requirements for badges and loops can also be
met with this package. This workshop is geared to cover these
requirements, but you needn't be a scout to do the workshop... we
welcome all children of all ages!
Some of you who want to "dig your own crystals" are just
passing through and may not have the day to spend mining, or the
tools to dig your own crystals. Or you may have elders or young
children who might only be good for an hour our two, and not a
whole day in the mine. It is for these reasons (and more)
that we began building our "labor of love" tailings over
nine years ago. We now have over 100 yards of "tailings"
(crystal dirt) right here at our shop, which contain crystal from
all the different mines we have previously dug. With a little work
and a good eye, you can find jewelry points to larger points and
clusters, as well as other stones. By continuously replenishing
our tailings, we can provide a wonderful and easy dig for all.
When you dig here with us, you are most welcome to use our tools,
including screw drivers, garden tools and shovels that you may
need, and we will dig with you awhile to help you have an
enjoyable experience and abundant dig. We recommend that you bring
gloves and wear close-toed shoes... no sandals please! There is a
bathroom available on the premises, and many other services are
available as well. Here, the focus is on the "joy" of
the dig...we enjoy sharing our time, knowledge and crystals with
all those who express a desire to learn. So, come join us in a
magical adventure, even if it be for only an hour, and we promise
you a memorable experience and the joy of digging your own crystal
treasures. We ask $10.00/hour/person for adults 12 and up. Kids
7-11 are half price, and children 6 and under are free with a
for families and groups of ten or more are also available. Please
call or email in advance to arrange a "tailor-made"
package to suit the needs and wants of your party.
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and Julie Kincaid
Hwy 270 E.
Ida, Arkansas 71957