fort drum crystal mine

The Sunshine State is already a beautiful place to take an adventure, but wouldn't it be even better if you could head home with a souvenir you found yourself? These fossil and gem mining spots are the perfect places for a little Florida Adventure with treasures to take home. You're gonna want to grab your BFFs for this list!

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The beautiful Sunshine State is known for its expanse of beaches, but who'd have thought that you could mine for your own gemstones here too? Those looking for some unique things to do in Florida may want to give this a try and unlock your inner gemologist!

Located in Okeechobee, Ruck's Pit at the Fort Drum Crystal Mine sits tucked away among the landscape just southeast of Kissimmee Prairie Preserve, where the stargazing is unreal.

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