Ron Coleman Quartz Mining
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|Facility:||Ron Coleman Quartz Mining|
|Description:||What will I find? We only mine the clear and white quartz crystal. You can also expect to find some interesting pieces of sand stone.
Can I go into the actual pit and watch the miners? Insurance prohibits anyone except employees into the actual pit. You will be able to go through the tailings which are brought up by dump truck and front-end loader. You can overlook the pit from the tailings area and can usually see the mining from there.
Is there a guarantee? The adult fee is guaranteed in that if you don't think you have found $20 worth of material you can pick $20 worth of quartz from our pavilion.
What clothes should I wear and what should I bring? Wear old clothes and old shoes or boots, you will get very dirty with a red clay which stains and does not wash out.
You are welcome to bring any digging tools you like, but you are furnished a burlap sack for collecting which is yours to keep and a pry bar for scraping which we ask that you return.
When is the best time to come? Collecting is wise any time after a hard rain. The temperature is best in April-May and again in late October.
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|Address 1:||211 Crystal Ridge Lane|
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|Hours:||Open 7 days a week 8:00am-5:00pm. Mining area closes 30 minutes before gift shop closing, so you will have time to browse the gift shop before you leave.|
|Admission:||$20 per day for Adults; $5 for Children 7-16, under 7 is free; Senior price is $15. You keep all you find with no extra charge.|
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