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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

 

 

New 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

 

Things needed

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

 

 

 

 

For Sale

Landscape Rocks

Aquarium Rocks

Fossils & Minerals from all over the world

 

Fresh Free Range Eggs

 

 

 

EDDIE & DEBBIE RUCKS

28320 NE 55TH AVE

OKEECHOBEE FL 34972

863-634-4579

fortdrumcrystalmine@yahoo.com

 

Website

www.thefortdrumcrystalmine.com

 

Email

info@thefortdrumcrystalmine.com

 

 

 

        

    

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