An exceptional locality specimen , fossil clam with calcite crystals from Ruck’s pit in Okeechobee, FL.  These clams were buried under a tidal wave and are incredibly preserved.  The mine is closed, but the owner stockpiled a bunch of material.  you can make a reservation to dig there, they bring out sand with a Bobcat and dump it in piles.  Hess are provided and the collector merely has to rinse the sand off the rocks to find these amazing fossils. 

 

Some fluorescent calcite/willemite mineral specimens from The Sterling Hill Mining Museum’s 2018 night dig, as well as fluorescent zincite and {?} from the Palmerton, Pennsylvania slag locality.  Shown under the DRK Light shortwave UV lamp.

Here’s a video from Tresckow, Pennsylvania.  Digging quartz crystals and stunning colorful peacock coal, also known as rainbow anthracite.  This mine is no longer accessible.  View many more PA crystal and mineral collecting videos here:  https://www.youtube.com/digdigdig