Welcome to the Mount Ida Area Chamber of Commerce
also serving Norman, Caddo Gap, Oden, Story and Montgomery County
28th Annual World Championship Quartz Crystal Dig
October 9 & 10, 2015
Photo: The crystal shown in this photo is courtesy of Atlantis Found Crystals on Hwy 270 at Hwy 27.
Please be sure to visit our many locally owned rock, gem, & mineral shops while you're in town!
Arkansas's State Mineral is Quartz Crystal.The Ouachita Mountains are renowned
for their abundant high-quality quartz crystal deposits. Mount Ida, the county seat of
Montgomery County, Arkansas is known as the "Quartz Crystal Capital of the World".
Each year, on the second weekend in October, the Mount Ida Area Chamber of
Commerce hosts the "World Championship Quartz Crystal Dig" in which amateur
diggers compete over two days for a total of $1500 in prize money.
This year is the 28th Annual World Championship Quartz Crystal Dig.
This year's participating mines are:
Twin Creek Crystal Mine and Sweet Surrender Crystal Mine.
Come join the fun!
Early-Bird Registration is open until 8/31!
To sign up, call 870-867-2723
or download the online Registration Form
Quartz, Quiltz, & Craftz Festival
October 9, 10, & 11, 2015
Friday & Saturday, 9:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Now Accepting Vendor Applications!
for Quartz, call the Chamber at: 870-867-2723
for Quiltz, call Amy at: 870-867-2311
for Craftz, call Virginia Welchman: 870-867-4846
Mount Ida Area Chamber of Commerce
124 Highway 270 W, Post Office Box 6, Mount Ida, AR 71957-8000, 870-867-2723
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