THE FORT DRUM CRYSTAL MINE
also known as Ruck's Pit
Eddie Rucks published this book on shell classification.
WE ARE STILL HERE
THE ONLY CHANGE THAT HAS CHANGED IS OUR LOCATION
The Fort Drum Crystal Mine is now located 2 blocks west
and across the street from the former location
off 304th Street
OUR HUGE NEW STORE IS NOW OPEN
Prices to dig
Adults: $45.00 per person
Get a free 5 gal of Pay Out Additional buckets for $5.00 each
These are some of the stuff you can find in the 5 gal buckets
Ages 13 to 17: $15.00 per person
Ages 5 and 12: $10.00 per person
Children under 5: Free
Hours of operation
7 days a week
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Please call a couple days ahead for arrangements
Best Contact: 863-634-4579
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
Fossils & Minerals from all over the world
Fresh Free Range Eggs
EDDIE & DEBBIE RUCKS
28320 NE 55TH AVE
OKEECHOBEE FL 34972
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