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Dukes Creek Gold & Ruby Mines

6145 Helen Highway, Helen, GA 30571
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Ranked #9 of 21 attractions in Helen
Type: Mines
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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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Gainesville, Georgia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
23 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

5 minutes with a sand and rock filled bucket can be entertaining but if you want to see a real mine and experience what mining may actually be like this is not it. Pick your bucket and wash off the sand. That's it...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Great fun if your kids are into rocks and minerals. A much better value than similar places in Dahlonega, and the owners are very friendly, helpful and honest. Each of our kids chose their own $10 bucket and ended up with roughly the same number and types of rocks & gems, which was great because they weren't fighting about who... More

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We stopped by on a Sunday afternoon. The prices seemed pretty good, and the teenagers had fun sifting for stones. We had done the same thing during a vacation to North Carolina. The stones they were finding here were MUCH larger than the stones they found in NC. And there was a variety in each bucket. The kids did the... More

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Orlando, Florida
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We decided to try Duke's as we had driven by a few days before and saw that it had good reviews. We were not disappointed. The man that seemed to be the owner was very helpful and patient with our somewhat rowdy bunch. We were given the choice of mixed gems, fossils, or a mix of ruby, emerald , and... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The kids really enjoyed it - and everyone got some cool gems in their buckets. Del was very knowledgable and told the kids about each of their findings. Didn't last very long but well worth the visit.

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Milton, Florida
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155 reviews 155 reviews
52 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We went here at the recommendation of the motel owner and the man gave us a discount and showed us how to pan for gold. Then he also spent some time checking out some gems we had that we didn't know what they were. He helped us figure them out and label them too. Nice way to spend a couple... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We had a fantastic time. Every time we lifted the screen out of the water and found another colorful rock, the kids eyes lit up. My daughters are 4 and 9 and they had an absolute blast. Well worth a visit. Fun for the entire family:)

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Green Valley, Arizona, United States
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40 reviews 40 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Took our granddaughter and her parents. She's 4 and every shovel she found a rock she'd always wanted. Some nice quartz crystals and a good sized garnet. Will make a nice pendent for her.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Ok... I go to "Dukes" with my wife about 4-5 times a year. We have never done the gold panning, always the bucket mining. The owner is very knowledgeable, helpful, and willing to talk about the stones if asked. There are other places around that are more "touristy"... but this place is like a best friend. It never gets old.... More

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