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Outpost Gold and Gem

Open Now: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Great Family Fun!

If you are looking for a great family fun experience while visiting Helen, Georgia, be sure to... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2018
Orlando, Florida

We went to this Gem and gold mine with our children aged 5 and 1. This is the first time ever our... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2018
Atlanta, Georgia
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“gem mining”(7 reviews)
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Strike It Rich in Helen, Georgia at the Outpost Gold & Gem! The Outpost Gold & Gem is a family attraction that is fun for all ages. Try your luck with our Pay Dirt Buckets, filled with Concentrated Gold, Fossils, or Rare Earth Gems, such as rubies...more
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7901 S Main St, Helen, GA 30545-3619
+1 706-878-5065
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Reviewed 9 November 2018

If you are looking for a great family fun experience while visiting Helen, Georgia, be sure to visit the Outpost Gold & Gem Mining Co. Little ones, moms, dads, and grandparent can pan for “gold and gemstones”. Everyone comes out a winner. There are numerous...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Houstonsite
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

We went to this Gem and gold mine with our children aged 5 and 1. This is the first time ever our gem dirt included shark teeth and amber!! This was super cool for our 5 year old obsessed with science. The people were amazing...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank AshleyJackson524
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

I can not reccomend this activity enough. For $12-$25 bucks you can entertain your family for a good hour and you walk away with a bag of fossils or gems. The best part is the staff. They are very knowledgeable about what you find and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank bttldblndegrl
Reviewed 30 September 2018

My kids really enjoyed mining for gems. A gentleman took the time to explain each stone that they found which was a nice touch.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank gagirl0104
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

I went today only to find very friendly people and fun memories. I did panning for gold for my first time and I was taught how to do it. I found two pieces of gold and my brother, who was getting gems, got many gems...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Pathfinder820098
Reviewed 9 September 2018

There was a young blonde haired gentleman working the afternoon we were there. We really had a great time. He taught us about the stones, share a post card with all their names and just really helped us have a great time. I’d never done...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank SusanP5175
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

My daughter loves rocks and gems and this place was great. The staff wsd friendly and the owner/manager was very friendly and answered all her questions. This was a great time had by the whole family. Got quite a few gems for the money also

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank John R
Reviewed 27 April 2018

I'm a pretty big rock hound, but never really have done the whole gem grubbing thing. My wife and I decided to try it out, and we had a lot of fun. You get a little thrill each time you lift the pan and find...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank zackyvii
Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

Nice shop with ample parking. Staff is friendly and helpful. Variety of gemstones, jewelry and other gifts available.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Donna A
Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

Great staff and fun place for the kids. We did the gem minning and they made sure to get enough to make it worth while.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Stephen M
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Faith W
23 February 2017|
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Response from Chad J | Property representative |
Yes pets are allowed..
30 April 2016|
Response from Shannon T | Reviewed this property |
I don't remember the price but I think it was $12...various size buckets and choices to fit budgets. No time limit and we didn't feel rushed at all