Welcome to Board Camp Crystal Mine, where customers become friends! We are Orville and Cheryl Murphy and we proudly introduce you to our all-natural crystal mine.
Come out and dig for real crystals! We respect the Earth, so we only dig with hand tools to make a minimal impact on the environment. What we provide you with is a unique mining experience where you dig right into the Earth in the above-ground mine. This is a true old-fashioned rock-hounding experience!
Since the mine is located above ground in the woods, it’s so easy for the whole family to access and walk to. The mine is accessible to those with mobility devices and your people-friendly canine family members are welcome too. We truly want everyone to enjoy this unique family experience!
We can’t guarantee what type of crystals you’ll find, but we do guarantee you will find crystals! We show you how and where to find the literal hidden gems. The best part is, you can keep what you find and show off your treasure to your family and friends.
In 2017, we began hosting “The UnXplained Tours” in the evenings. Join us as we tell the story of the strange and interesting phenomena that we began witnessing at Board Camp Crystal Mine.
We can’t quite explain the strange noises we heard and the crystals that seemed to be “gifted” to us and our visitors! Is it ET? Crystal Energy? Paranormal? Bigfoot? Fringe Science?
This phenomena soon drew the attention of MUFON, the Mutual UFO Network. TV Host, Josh Gates, even came to conduct an on-site filmed investigation on his show, “Expedition Unknown.”
You can find out more about The UnXplained Tours on our website BoardCampCrystalMine.com and see some of this strange phenomena on our YouTube channel by searching “Board Camp Crystal Mine” on YouTube.
Come on out and see this for yourself! Whether you’re interested in the crystal mining, The UnXplained Tours, or getting out in nature- there’s something here for the whole family!
We are located about 10 minutes outside of Mena, AR at 110 Polk Road 62. Please check our hours before you come out. You can make your reservation in advance, from our website, BoardCampCrystalMine.com or give us a call at 479.243.0771.
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We look forward to meeting you!
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Orville and Cheryl Murphy
Owners of Board Camp Crystal Mine