DIGGING QUARTZ CRYSTAL IN ARKANSAS 6 of 6: Bringing It Home

This is the final post of the series on digging crystal in Arkansas. Last time we discussed how to find crystal (what to look for). This time we’ll cover what to do with your crystal once you get it home, namely, cleaning. When you’re finished digging and ready to go home, the best way … Continue reading

DIGGING QUARTZ CRYSTAL IN ARKANSAS 5 of 6: How To Find It

This is a continuation of a series on digging crystal in Arkansas. Last time we discussed what to wear, what tools are essential, and the other intimate details of what to pack in your vehicle. This time let’s get down to the actual nitty gritty of digging the crystal and let’s talk … Continue reading

DIGGING QUARTZ CRYSTAL IN ARKANSAS 4 of 6: What To Bring

Last time we talked about when the best time is for digging crystal in Arkansas, and covered a little bit about new tailings versus old tailings, dry weather versus wet. Whichever area and whatever weather, crystal digging is a dirty process. Even when it’s not wet, the red clay permanently … Continue reading

DIGGING QUARTZ CRYSTAL IN ARKANSAS 3 of 6: When To Go

Last time we discussed a general overview of digging quartz crystal in Arkansas. This week we’ll cover when is the best time to dig. Cool weather is the ideal time to go digging. In Arkansas, the most reliably cool weather occurs in the Spring or Fall. Of course, there are … Continue reading

DIGGING QUARTZ CRYSTAL IN ARKANSAS 2 of 6: General Description

Last time we discussed crystal mining in Arkansas and how it varies from digging. Digging your own crystal is a rewarding and exhilarating experience; because I’ll describe digging in much more detail later, for now, I will speak in generalities. Most of the mines require a small digging fee for the … Continue reading

Where To Dig Crystal in Arkansas

This is one of the most asked questions I get, and it is actually a little bit difficult to answer for a variety of reasons. First, there are several options available. The mines are all the same in that you are digging for crystal, but they also vary greatly in amenities, ease of … Continue reading