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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 17, 2015
GrumpyRiddle
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

fun and addictive, Del is very helpful and funny, we panned for gold and gems and were not disappointed

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Darlington, South Carolina
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120 reviews 120 reviews
48 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

What kid does not want to find gold, gems, and/or fossils.....especially when they magically appear when the small shovel full of sand is sifted through water? The buckets range in price from $10 on up, depending on the sort of objects you are looking for and the size of the bucket. Although adults tend to impatiently get through buckets quickly,... More 

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Probably seeded but fun for kids....good chance of finding gold flects and they may be worth something... just fun activity

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