These are becoming increasingly rare, but are still found along the northern Withalacoochee River.
I found my beautiful specimen at Lisa Monk's Creekside Gems & Minerals in New Port Richey. I happened upon Lisa's amazing shop via an advertisement on a bus stop bench. All I have to do is see the word ROCK and I'm there. Her shop is filled with amazing rocks, fossils crystals and gemstones. A God made delight to the eye and soul. Lisa was placing just-found specimens of the Florida State stone on the shelves when I arrived. It was difficult to choose among them - each was so unique in size, color and shape. This is the one that "spoke" to me.