For example, Frank and Kyndall Stallings, 22 and 27, of Charleston, Missouri, turned to dig for crystals after the spring pandemic.
“It all started in February when Frank took me to the Arkansas diamond mine for Valentine’s Day,” Ms. Stallings said of the couple visiting a $ 10-a-day public mine called Crater of Diamonds State Park in Murfreesboro.
Although they didn’t bring a diamond home, they found a small piece of quartz. The experience was a thrill of life changing proportions. By mid-March, Mr Stallings ‘work as a financial advisor had slowed significantly, Ms. Stallings’ bachelor’s degree in horticulture classes were out of the way, and a job she had recently been offered – data entry in a hospital – had never started .
With their new found time, the Stallings have been mining almost every day.
By mid-April, the couple had sold everything they owned on Facebook, burned everything they couldn’t sell in a campfire, packed their truck, and headed off to work as freelance miners.
“Fifty dollars a day to dig, and if you dig really hard, you can find crystals worth 2,000, 3,000, 5,000 dollars,” Stallings said, referring to Ron Coleman Mining, an Arkansas crystal mine that the couple recently ran into “Once” discovered in a lifetime “15 pounds of clear quartz dot, which they later sold for $ 1,500.