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Dukes Creek Gold & Ruby Mines

6145 Helen Highway, Helen, GA 30571
706-878-2625
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Ranked #9 of 21 Attractions in Helen
Type: Mines
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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
25 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
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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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36 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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15 helpful votes 15 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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Gainesville, Georgia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
23 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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

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
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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