FAQ (Frequently asked questions)
Where can I stay?
We are located about 45 minutes from Hot Springs, which has plenty of hotels to stay at. For a closer stay, there are two nice resorts situated on Lake Ouachita about 15 minutes from our shop.
Mountain Harbor Resort: https://www.mountainharborresort.com/lodging/
Shangri La Resort: https://www.shangrilaresortar.net/
What do I need to do to dig?
You need to sign a waiver to get your mining permit for the day at Fisher Mountain Rock Shop. Address: 11 Logan Gap Rd, Mt Ida, AR 71957 Phone number: (870) 985-9988. The public dig is closed on Mondays.
What can I find while digging?
The only substantial mineral that will be found at our public and pocket digs is clear quartz. We do not have any mining options other than quartz crystals open to the public.
Do I keep everything I find?
You keep everything you find at our public dig, but not with our pocket digs. Click on our Mine your own crystals page to learn more.
Do you provide tools?
We provide tools for pocket digs only. For the public dig, tool sets can be bought at the shop. (Or bring your own!)
Can I bring my dog up to the public dig?
Yes, you can bring your dog. Dogs must be leashed at all times. Please keep an eye on your dog and be mindful of others.
Is there a bathroom at your public dig?
Yes, there are portable toilets facilities located at the dig site and a plumbed bathroom at our shop available to use before you go up!