Dig for Yellow Calcite Crystals

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You’ll be collecting Golden Yellow Calcite in Southern Florida.

This location has been written about in rock & mineral magazine and there are multiple YouTube videos showing ordinary rockhounds collecting beautiful yellow Calcite clusters and single crystals.

You’ll spend most of your time picking through tailing piles with a rake and water hose.  Don’t worry the process is fairly simple and you’re guaranteed to find some amazing Calcite.

Once again, this is a great location for families and junior rockhounds but you’ll need to schedule your dig with the local owner.

Keep reading below to learn more about what to bring, clothing types, contact details, and driving directions.

Yellow Calcite Crystals

You’ll be looking for two types of rocks at this location but don’t worry they’re pretty easy to find and they’re abundant.

  • Calcite – mostly yellow crystal clusters on matrix.  
  • Fossils – you’ll come across sharks’ teeth and clam shells while you dig for Calcite.


The Calcite clusters are great specimens and are of high quality.

large yellow calcite crystals

Tools and Tips

A rockhound will want to pack a variety of tools for this trip. They should have snacks and drinks in case they get thirsty or hungry. Don’t forget about the weather and make sure to dress appropriately.

Must-Have Tools and Accessories 

  • Sunscreen
  • Big wheeled carts
  • 3-gallon bucket
  • 5-gallon buckets
  • Hat or sombrero
  • Small garden tools
  • Gloves
  • Long pants
  • Long sleeve (depends on weather)
  • Boots
  • Towels for drying off
  • Fresh clothes (you’re going to sweat)


Make sure you’re a good steward of the property.  Please pick up any trash and leave the location better than when you found it.

Most importantly, have fun collecting, and feel free to email us about your trip.

yellow calcite crystals

Driving directions


Okeechobee, FL

You must call Eddie before you dig.

Eddie Rucks at (863)634-4579


Type or copy the GPS coordinates below into your Google or Apple Maps.

GPS Coordinates


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