Ron Coleman Mining

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Location: 211 Crystal Ridge Ln, Jessieville, AR 71949.
26 km North of Hot Springs, Arkansas on Highway 7 North.
(34.661695, -93.099397)
Open: Memorial Day to Labor Day daily 8-17:30.
Labor Day to Memorial Day daily 8-16:30.
Mine tours at 9, 10, 11, 12, 13:30, 14:30, 15:30.
Closed Thanksgiving, Easter, Christmas.
Fee: Mineral Collecting: Adults USD 25, Children (7-15) USD 5, Children (0-6) free, Seniors (55+) USD 20.
Mine tour: Adults USD 15, Children (7-15) USD 10, Children (0-6) free.
Combo: Adults USD 35, Children (7-15) USD 12.50, Children (0-6) free.
Classification: MineQuartz Mines MineFee Mining
Light: n/a
Guided tours: self guided
Photography: allowed
Accessibility: no
Address: Ron Coleman Mining, 211 Crystal Ridge Ln, Jessieville, AR 71949, Tel: +1-800-291-4484. E-mail:
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2015 mine tours started.



Ron Coleman Mining is one of the numerous fee mines, where you can collect quartz or rock crystals for a fee. They say their mine is the one where visitors find the most crystals. We cannot confirm that, but nevertheless the mine is definitely outstanding. It is a huge open cast pit, while the others are just dirty fields, and it has a 400 m long zip line across.

The quarry is owned by the family Coleman in the fifth generation. They actually mine crystals to sell them, have a shop and a small museum, and an RV campground. They sell their crystal online and on the Tucson Gem & Mineral Show and the Quartzsite, Arizona Gem & Mineral Show. And they offer mine tours through the open cast with an old army transport truck. It shows mineral veins and how they are mined professionally. Its possible to see the miners digging a pocket. Also they show how the minerals are cleaned and sorted.