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Wegner Quartz Crystal Mine

Crystal hunting in Arkansas

sunny 25 °C

After leaving Little Rock we decided to go treasure hunting with the kids and Arkansas being a mine field with diamonds, crystals and many many mines we chose one which offered a variety of programs...

Wegner Crystal mine offers a 2 hour trip to open fields where you get down on your knees and search for crystals with a little shovel... you can stand in front of a man made sluice with running water where they put some gemstones imported from other countries... or you can go for the whole day in an area where they have mixed sand and crystal from the site so that the little ones find it easier to make discoveries...

We opted for the 2 hours trip as we had to head off to Hot Springs afterwards and we did not want to spend all day there.... but actually the site is very nice nested next to mount Ida with stunning views.

The warehouse where you can also buy any rocks from anywhere in the world is lovely...
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Here we are looking for crystals.... We took the easy option to pick from the floor but some people had brought hammer and chisel and were breaking off the walls ... good work out I suppose.
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And these are our treasures....
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only kidding these are the rocks you can buy there...

Here are our treasures...watch out luggage allowance as we will be definitely overweight!!!
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Happy people after our little expedition
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Posted by ealonso 06:02 Archived in USA Tagged crystal mine arkansas wegner

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