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Address: 155 Crystal Ridge Lane, Jessieville, AR 71949
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+1 800-291-4484
08:00 - 17:00
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We are a family owned quartz crystal mine that is 5 generations strong. We...

We are a family owned quartz crystal mine that is 5 generations strong. We offer quartz mining for the public, zip lining across our 250 foot deep pit, and tours of our entire mining operation.

Groups welcome with special pricing!

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Great time with the kids! Forget stopping by Jim Cole man's place for a "permit" when in town. Ron's place is 2 miles out of town. Very family oriented. Bring a shovel, buckets... read more

Reviewed 28 March 2017
Patrick O
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Chicago, Illinois
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50 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Friendly staff, close by facilities and good exposure to the workings of a pit mine. Whither you find something is up to you. We bought some of our best crystal displays from the shop that was yet to be cleaned. We took a few hundred pounds of yard rock that looked interesting to us.The negative comments below are really funny.... More 

Thank taxnoone
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

When I was digging I saw that there were no good crystals and no colored ones I went into the gift shop and they had a bunch of them they leave us with the usual crystals and keep all the gems and rubies to themselves.

Thank Alissa Y
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the main reasons we chose to vacation in Hot Springs was so I could do the crystal mining. It did not disappoint. We did the tour which was interesting and then went out and searched for crystals. Good time for all!

1 Thank Emily K
Traverse City,
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took my 13 year old son here and he loved it! In fact, he told me we should have just gone here instead of going to Crater of Diamonds State Park first - this was much more exciting to actually find lots of quartz. The staff were so kind. Zip lining was a blast. Huge store with a wide... More 

Thank Melissa T
Ipswich, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

This was our fifth year of mining for crystals in Arkansas. In the past during each visit we went to several different mines (there's about half a dozen currently open to the public) but this year it was just Ron Coleman, mostly because we consistently found the best crystals here and also because they have vending machines and clean rest... More 

Thank Drkencoop
little rock
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20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

This place is really cool. There are crystals everywhere. They are easy to dig for and they bring out fresh loads often. Our three and seven year old grandsons enjoyed digging. We cant wait to go back.

Thank cncbrooks
Tyler, Texas
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99 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Digging for crystals at Ron Coleman Mine is a required part of our Hot Springs visits. We've been lucky to always find a good collection of crystals when we've visited. The visit just a couple days ago was wonderful. The weather was perfect! Sunny and not too hot. Plus it had rained over the weekend which makes it easier to... More 

1 Thank ReikiForAllBeings
1 review
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

Great time with the kids! Forget stopping by Jim Cole man's place for a "permit" when in town. Ron's place is 2 miles out of town. Very family oriented. Bring a shovel, buckets and trowels

Thank Patrick O
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

We did the tour & digging combo. The tour starts inside in a mini museum of fossils, geodes, etc. beautiful stuff, some people were very impressed, others were plainly ready to start the driving tour. Once we started, we rode into the mining area in an army style truck. The tour guide was knowledgeable and friendly. We then got to... More 

1 Thank Keri W
2 reviews
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Excellent time. Excellent people working in gift shop. Soooo friendly. Lovefthe Xil line and the tour???? Can't say enough. This is a must go.

Thank lkpaulis

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