Quartz Crystal Capital of the World / Mt.Ida, AR.
FIDDLER'S RIDGE, Rock Shop / Bear Mt. Crystal Mine
Home Of Some Of The Finest Quartz Crystals
Those of you who want to experience collecting your own crystal will find our mine a fine place to go.
It is within a 20 minute driving distance from the rock shop, and is located in the beautiful Ouachita national forest.
Hours are 9 A.M. - 4 P.M. daily 7 days a week
Our fees are $20.00 per adult, & $10.00 per child age 7-11
6 and under free if accompanied by paying adult.
You are required to go to the rock shop where you must sign a release form and
will be given a map with detailed instructions.
Reservations are not necessary but are helpful when there are groups involved.
You may bring your own digging tools. or Small hand tools, are for sale at the shop
Wear suitable clothes - shoes should be sturdy, (no sandals). The rocks are very sharp.
Remember, The area is primitive, so please keep that in mind when preparing for your trip,
there is a port-a-potty on site and
we ask that you please carry out your own trash to help us keep the mine a safe, clean place to enjoy.
THE ROAD IS fairly easy ACCESS , you drive your own vehicle
There are designated areas for you to collect in, that are safe and certain rules do apply.
Only the personel are allowed in the pit area all others are prohibited from being in there for safety reasons and MSHA rules .
If you are caught in the pit you may be asked to leave the mine.
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