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Dukes Creek Gold & Ruby Mines

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Address: 6145 Helen Highway, Helen, GA 30571
Phone Number: 706-878-2625
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Making memories & Finding Gems!

The whole family had a great time. Found a BUNCH of gems. Inexpensive experience.Very nice staff. We will definitely go back when we visit Helen again.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

The whole family had a great time. Found a BUNCH of gems. Inexpensive experience.Very nice staff. We will definitely go back when we visit Helen again.

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Middleburg, Florida
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Took my 11 year old nephew and he loved it. He panned for gold and gems. Definitely touristy. The old man who ran it was very nice and helped out. Inexpensive. Fun for kids.

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Jacksonville, FL
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

When you walk in, your going to be greeted by a gentleman with white hair. According to my little man, " That's Miner 49er". The thing that is really cool about this place is the fact that the kids are now on the same playing fields as their dads. Dads don't need instruction because we are, well, Dads. So miner... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
25 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Though it's a kids' activity, we were excited to do it. Got a small bucket of gems and got dirty finding them. Great stones, the apache tear was the most interesting probably. Don't expect to find a nice restroom though, fyi

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Cumming, Georgia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This was a recommendation by the hotel staff and the kids loved it. We got a $20 bucket filled with little treasures throughout. Our girls still take out their colorful rocks and crystals and admire them and the fun they had "panning" for them.

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Clarkesville, Georgia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Got some neat gemstones and got to cool off for a bit. Just outside Helen so not too crowded, Beautiful artwork in the shop, lovely staff!

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Brewster, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

I am glad we did this. My kids had fun, but it was short fun. When you arrive, you choose which bucket to use. They are prefilled w sand and stones, gems, fossils, or whatever you choose. You then are sent to a water table with a shovel, a bag, and your bucket. The owner is very nice but too... More 

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We stopped buy and bought the gem bucket. Left with both hands full of large gems from just one bucket.

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Royal Palm Beach, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The girls loved it as they love to gem mine. There wasn't anything spectacular about it but it was a whole lot better than Gold 'N Gem Grubbin'. You get a larger bucket for the same price as GnGG and the gems are in sand so you know what's a gem (unlike GnGG, which has the gems in a smaller... More 

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Columbus, Georgia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
25 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Not so great. They were out of gold buckets. You don't really learn to pan. Your just given the bucket and pan. You can screen for gems as well.

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