There’s no denying that Arkansas is filled with precious gemstones. In fact, we have the only public diamond mine in the country. While diamonds are my best friend, I love crystals as well. And luckily, we also have lots of crystal mines right here in our backyard. Many of these are tucked away inside the Ouachita Mountains, especially in the small town of Mount Ida. Known as the quartz crystal capital of the world, Mount Ida is a haven for my fellow crystal lovers. Let’s explore the quartz crystal capital of Arkansas and see what other hidden gems it has to offer.  

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Between the crystal mines as well as the great outdoor adventures, Mount Ida is truly a hidden gem. And you’ll want to explore this quartz crystal capital of Arkansas for yourself.

Have you ever visited Mount Ida? If so, did you dig for quartz crystals? Tell us in the comments what fun attractions you explored while in the town. And if you would like to spend some extra time in the area, here are a few rustic cabins in Mount Ida that we recommend.

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