There's hardly a more rewarding activity than mining for crystals. You get to spend time outside, usually with a friend or loved one and you will have the feeling of excitement and anticipation as you're digging in the ground. Then, if you find a nice crystal or gemstone, you'll have the feeling of accomplishment and joy that comes with finding something so precious. Finding crystal mines can be a daunting venture though depending on where you're looking. But thanks to the internet, there are countless websites and people that will share crystal mine locations with us so we can mine some amazing crystals too. We found out that East Coleman Mine also known as the Ron Coleman Mine or Old Coleman Mine is one of the best mines to find quartz. This mine is located in Jessieville, Garland County, in Arkansas and has always been the most productive quartz mine in Arkansas, producing quartz crystals since 1943. If you can believe it, this mine produces approximately 60,000 pounds of quartz crystals in one month. That would be what's considered a "good month," but even half of that amount would be incredible. You can even go out to the mine and dig for your own crystals there too which is an amazing experience you have to try at least once in your lifetime
Right at the Coleman Mine, there is the mine, of course, plus a gift shop selling beautiful quartz crystals and other minerals that have already been dug up. They also have an RV resort for people to stay at during their time there and a large digging area for people to mine for crystals. Here, you could mine for your own quartz crystals and then pay for the ones that you want to take home, and they usually charge by the ounce. Some of the quartz experts have found at this mine are incredible. One of the pieces found there is the worlds largest quartz crystal of its quality ever found. These impressive pieces of quartz can be two to three or four times as large as a human.
Access to the crystal mine is located on a road that is alongside Colemans Rock Shop. You drive 2 miles west of Highway 7 and then turn right on Crystal Ridge Road. You then drive to the top of the hill on all paved roads. There is an office and the rock shop at the top of the hill where you pay your dig fee. The Latitude & Longitude of the site is (WGS84): 34° 39' 42'' North, 93° 6' 10'' West if you want to look up the coordinates yourself on a map or GPS. So if you love crystals of all kinds, this would be an excellent trip to take and a really exciting activity to do.
The areas where you're most likely to find crystals are going to be around fault lines. You can search an area where there is evidence of fault lines for ribbons of white quartz. Quartz can also be found around granite and gold deposits. Also, around hot springs or mineral springs are a great area to find crystals or where volcanic action has been seen. Crystals are formed by a process called crystallization where atoms and substances are in a state of chaos and then slowly reach a state of stillness. Crystals don't draw energy from within, but they are formed from a vapour, a melt or a solution. It's also interesting that there is no limit to the size of a crystal, as long as it's left to grow and has enough material supply, it will continue growing. That's why crystals are able to reach such huge sizes like the ones you see here. To buy a crystal of this size would cost thousands of dollars. But you can buy your own smaller crystals that you can place around your home to enhance the beauty and energy of your space. Quartz crystal is especially great for purifying the energy in your home and for bringing clarity to your mind and heart.