Due to trespassers and expenses from theft, unfortunately, at Jackson Cross Roads we will have to make a small increase in our daily charges.  In order for us to keep the mine open and operating for the public our charges as of November 1st, 2017 will be $ 35.00.

(Keep in mind that prices are subject to change depending on machine digs and special events)  Also you can inquire about scheduling private digs or group digs. 

There will be no one allowed at the mine except on scheduled days only.  Do not show up at the mine and expect to get in.  If anyone is caught entering the mine on unscheduled days they will be prosecuted for trespassing and theft.

Warning:  We do have CAMERAS on site!!!  

We will schedule all open to the public digs on the website jxramethyst.com.  If changes are made about these scheduled dates to collect at JXR we will post on jxramethyst.com or go to Jacksons Crossroads Amethyst Mine Facebook Page.

If you pay with PayPal it must be done at least 48 hours prior to your scheduled dig date and you must bring your receipt with you when you arrive.  If you do not bring your receipt you will have to pay cash upon arrival.  Unfortunately there will be NO MORE opportunities to pay with Paypal or credit cards at the mine site.  CASH ONLY.  On group digs or private digs please bring corresponding email of your agreement for your group.

 The entry for regular dig days are $35 per adult and $15 per child 15 and under from 9am -5pm.  If You have a group larger than 20 people we will do private digs on most dates.    Please contact us to schedule.  If you have any questions please message Rachael Ledford or give me call. (Messaging thru email or Facebook is best.)  Email @ jxrmining@gmail.com  Hope to see you at the digs!!  Please visit the Jacksons Crossroads FaceBook Page for more details on events!!

We are now taking reservations for November 11, November 18, and December 9.  We are open 9am until 5pm.  If you have other dates you would like to try please let me know and we will see what and who we an get to join to make it possible if you do not have 20 or more people.  You can also find us on the Facebook Page, Jacksons Crossroads Amethyst Mine.  Please message me at jxrmining@gmail.com for digging reservations.


            Welcome to digging at Jackson's Crossroads Amethyst Mine! We offer people the opportunity to find their own crystal treasure on the top ground where it is safe for all to dig. We have granite that you can crack open or piles that have been brought from the pit to the top for safe digging. All we ask is that you please follow our rules while visiting, it's for your safety and the others around you. Please note if the rules are not followed, you will be asked to leave and possibly not return to dig.


******************You are allowed to keep everything you find.  If you do find one specimen valued over $500, partners will inspect it and then give you the option to buy it at wholesale price. (Please keep in mind just bc its over $500 in value doesn't mean we want it.)  If we are interested and you choose not to keep it, the partners will sell it on your behalf and send you a cashiers check for half of the total sale. (This means if you find a $6k specimen you will get $3k for finding it and turning it over to the partners.)  We appreciate your cooperation. ************************

If this is in any way unclear please send us a message!! 


#1 - We ask that you stay on top ground, away from the edges of the walls. DO NOT go into the pit.

#2 - Please DO NOT damage any property, tools or other belongings that might be on the property.

#3 - Please stay off of ALL equipment, if any.

#4 - Be respectful to fellow miners, no claim jumping.

#5 - Pick up all trash that you bring. Please no broken glass.

#6 - No children under 18 unsupervised, ever.

#7 - Please make sure to use and wear the right gear and equipment while digging. Below you will see what is recommended for your dig.

#8 - Never throw anything.

#9 - Do not bring alcohol or drugs to the property.

#10 - Please no climbing above anyone. Rocks do tend to roll when someone is climbing above so please us extra caution.

#11 - No power tools.  

#12-  Please Wear Closed shoes while on Site.  Crystals and rocks do cut the feet.  Sandals and open toe shoes are not allowed.

#13 - Do NOT enter the PIT!!! Stay outside the roped-off perimeter.

Note:  We do have have cameras on site recording at all times and people that check on our property daily.  Please follow rules and no visiting after hours.

Jackson's Crossroads is mostly white sand and granite with thick mud. The mud/dirt contains many little mirco crystals so take caution cleaning crystals. It is best to wait and soak them when you get home to ensure no scratching. If you use Bamboo for extracting the crystals instead of a screwdriver or anything metal there is way less damage, if any.

It rains on and off so it tends to stay a little muddy most of the time. The sun beating down on the white sand/dirt makes the sun even more intense so please wear sunscreen and a hat for protection. It is the hottest in summer so the best time to mine JXR Amethyst Mine is in the spring or fall.


#1 - Boots. No open shoes of any sort!!  IF you are visiting in cooler temps be sure to wear layers that you can take off thru out the day.

#2 - Rock hammers, picks, bamboo sticks (chop sticks), 3lb + Sledge hammer and wedges/chisels are needed for digging in piles and breaking open granite to find specimens.  (No Power Tools)

#3 - First aid kit.

#4 - Water to keep hydrated and snacks.

#5 - Sunscreen and hat.

#6 - Bucket for collecting, gloves, egg crates, tissue paper, .

*****Please see contacts below if you would like to visit. You will need to meet someone and sign a letter of Agreement and Release before entering the mine. The fee is $35.00 per adult and $15.00 per child but is subject to change in case of an event.

If you are interested in fee digging at the Jackson's Crossroads Amethyst Mine please contact Rachael or Christopher Ledford at Jxrmining@gmail.com. Please serious inquiries only. Email us at ledfordsminerals@gmail.com to purchase JXR Amethyst or please contact  Rachael Ledford at (303)319-9199.  Email and messenger are the easiest ways to contact. Visit our eBay store by clicking on the "eBay Store" button above or visit us @ Ledfordsminerals.com.


From Tignall, turn off of HWY 17 onto Independence Rd. Head west on Independence St.(Co. Rd. 184) about 7.8 miles and turn right at the Clark Station Baptist Church onto Hollis Norman Rd. The mine is the first driveway on the right.  Please note that if you are coming from Hwy 77 to please take Newtown Rd to get here.  The GPS will lead you on back roads that need 4X4.  If using GPS please put in Tignall GA then once there put in Hollis Norman Rd.  We are the first driveway on the right of Hollis Norman RD.

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