Outpost Gold and Gem

Outpost Gold and Gem, Helen: Hours, Address, Outpost Gold and Gem Reviews: 4.5/5

Outpost Gold and Gem
4.5
Speciality & Gift Shops • Game & Entertainment Centers
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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, sapphires, emeralds, amethyst, topaz, and more! All of our panning tables are covered and we are open rain or shine. Get hands on lessons from our trained and helpful staff. They are always nearby to help you identify your finds and evaluate them. Everyone takes home a treasure! After you are finished, don't forget to stop by our gift shop, Southwestern Outpost! The Navajo ways of life make for a unique Southwestern culture. Our gift shop offers a wide selection of Southwestern gifts & decor including authentic Native American arts and handcrafts, lamps, paintings, fossils, and more! Whether you are admiring an authentic Navajo Horse Hair vase or trying a turquoise and sterling silver ring on for size, you will be struck by the uniqueness and history of each individually handcrafted piece. You can even pick up a bucket of our Outpost Gold or Gemstone Pay Dirt to take home or stock up on authentic gold mining supplies. We can accommodate any size group, whether it is a tour group, class field trip, scout troop, or family gathering. Customers are always welcome without reservations. We have several options to choose from and you can spend an hour or all day at the Outpost. Start planning your trip to beautiful Helen, GA and the Outpost Gold & Gem Mine.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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alyssa h
1 contribution
Wonderful!
Jun 2021 • Family
Excellent! They were wonderful with the kids and teaching them about the different stones. Kids had a blast. Found lots of amethysts.
Written June 15, 2021
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Dawna
1 contribution
Awesome Experience!
May 2021 • Family
This was our 1st time panning. The establishment is well maintained and the staff are awesome. They were very friendly and know their stuff. I'm having 2 rings made from 2 of the gems I panned. My daughter and her friend loved it. A very nice experience and a lot of fun. We are going back to good pan. Love this place!
Written May 23, 2021
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Miranda P
Maitland, FL1 contribution
This place is awesome and so much fun!
May 2021
I absolutely love this place! The atmosphere and everyone working there was awesome and so friendly! I make healing jewelry made of natural stones and crystals and was very surprised to find that the people working at this place knew so much about them! One of the employees there is named Zachary and he is so sweet, kind, smart and friendly! He actually went through all of the crystals and stones I found and told me all about them. I was so happy to find out that he knew so much information about them! At first I only bought one small container to find crystals and stones in. Though when I was watching and listening to Zachary go over all of the crystals and stones that other customers there had found, I realized this wasn't just a normal place, this place actually has highly informed and knowledgeable people working there that are more than happy to help their customers find and know about all of the treasures they discover there. Once I heard Zachary talking to a large group of customers about all of the crystals and stones they found, I knew I needed to utilize this opportunity and purchased several more large containers to find crystals and stones in. I thought perhaps since I had so many of them I had found that they wouldn't go through them all with me and tell me all about them. Though once again they surprised me with how awesome they are at this place and went through and identified and talked about all of my crystals and stones . I had such a awesome experience at this place! I even went and checked out all of the other places around that say the offer the same experience of finding crystals and stones, there is no comparison. This is for sure the place that you want to go to have a awesome, fun, exciting experience in a nice atmosphere with friendly and helpful people working there.
Written May 6, 2021
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Verbon
2 contributions
Lots of fun. Great value.
Apr 2021 • Family
It was a lot of fun to see the look on my granddaughters face when she found a small bag of gem stones.
Written April 1, 2021
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Gatorfan8853
2 contributions
Happy Helen that don't like curvy roads
Oct 2020 • Friends
just looking at all the stones created into jewelry
Love my royal blue heart necklace
Price was decent
Knowledgeable staff
1st time to Helen in over 40 yrs and I am 50 now
Written November 14, 2020
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Dave I
Westover, MD771 contributions
Always want to try this
Aug 2020 • Couples
While in Helen GA we stopped to try our luck at the gem mine. Very well maintained establishment. Staff are very friendly and helpful. Purchased a large bucket for $28 and went to work. Found a lot of nice gems. They have a jeweler on site should you want to make any gems into jewelry that you find. They have a gift shop with plenty of gems and stones for purchase or just to enjoy looking at. Not only can you search for gems, but you can also pan for gold. Definitely worth a stop, great time for kids.
Written August 4, 2020
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LBandJ06
Cave Spring, GA232 contributions
Panning for gems
Jun 2020 • Family
Decided to go here to pan for gems. Kids enjoyed their good 30 minutes of panning. A great experience to be had.
Written June 10, 2020
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Renee O
Atlanta, GA2 contributions
Absolutely Amazing!
Feb 2020
The people who work here are so nice. I really enjoyed talking with them and browsing their little shop.
My son loves gem mining and this time we splurged and got the premium bucket. This is the first time he found gems that I wanted to turn into jewelry. The lovely man in the front told me he could mail them to another man in GA and have them faceted (for a very affordable amount).
The came out STUNNING. They sparkle beautifully and I wear the bracelet every day.
I highly recommend this place.
Written May 10, 2020
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Michael and Kri... A
Radford, VA42 contributions
Awesome!
Mar 2020 • Family
We recently visited and loved this place. My kids love gem mining and this is one of the best we have been to. $15 for a gallon bucket is a great price. Staff was friendly and knowledgeable.
Written March 15, 2020
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Catie H
Guyton, GA2 contributions
Great Fun
Feb 2020 • Family
Great way to spend an hour with the kids. The guys that run the shop are super helpful and really knowledgeable. Plus if you find something really cool, you can have it turned into jewelry.
Written February 15, 2020
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Outpost Gold and Gem is open:
  • Sun - Sun 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Mon - Thu 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Fri - Sat 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM