Education

 

Largest turquoise nugget in America from The Mona Lisa Mine featured at Avant Mining Rock Shop's free quartz and mineral museum in Mount Ida, Arkansas.

 Avant Mining has recently opened a museum-quality display of quartz and other minerals at our shop on Highway 270 outside of Mt. Ida, Arkansas. Quartz is the state mineral of Arkansas, and our goal is to educate people on the importance of quartz in society as a cultural and spiritual medium throughout the historical ages. In addition to these curated objects and specimens, we offer instructional displays about quartz and quartz mining. We also have a free library of over a thousand books and pamphlets dedicated to all aspects of minerals, crystals, mining, nature, and art related to the field.