Hours of operation
7 days a week
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Eddie & Debbie Rucks
Best way to reach us please call
Adults: $60.00 per person
Ages 15 and under: $35.00 per person
Ages 12 and under: $25.00 per person
Ages 7 and under: $15.00 per person
Children under 5: Free
Campsites: $25.00 per day
Opportunity to mine for Calcite Crystals
Fossils & Minerals from all over the world
Fresh Free Range Eggs
THE FORT DRUM CRYSTAL MINE
formerly known as Ruck's Pit
The Fort Drum Crystal Mine is now located at 28320 NE 55TH AVE, OKEECHOBEE FL 34972
2 blocks west and across the street from the former location off 304th Street
Plan on getting wet and dirty!
Tools and water hoses are available
There is a bathroom on site so bring clean clothes to change into for the ride home!
Wear old clothes, good sturdy shoes, a hat for shade and a trash bag for your dirty clothes. Bring food, drinking water, chair, a 5 gal bucket, beer flats and newspaper for wrapping your specimens and plan on staying a while
These shells are all classified and catalogued in the book.
Geology and Paleontology of The Fort Drum Crystal Mine, Okeechobee County, Florida.
Edwin Rucks, Jr. and Taylor Creek
Printing Publishers, Okeechobee, Florida