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Gold n Gem Grubbin'
Ranked #5 of 17 things to do in Cleveland
Certificate of Excellence
Type: Other
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Reviewed January 13, 2014 via mobile

I took my girlfriend here when were staying near Atlanta. It was a 1.5 hour drive but worth it. We had a blast. We rented all the tools you needed for "grubbin" for $30 and headed down to the creek for some messy fun. We did a few buckets at the first pile and came up with a few nice pieces but we really hit it big at the second pile. We did 2 buckets there but actually had better luck just looking at the back of the pile where rain had washed away some of the dirt revealing a few nice amethyst and emeralds sitting on the surface.

We took our find back to the shop where we bought a $30 bucket to sluce and found way more gems in there. The creek was nice but hard work and it was cold out (early January) so we didnt really want to go in the water. The buckets at the shop were perfect for beginers to learn what the stones look like before heading down to the river. I would defiantly recommend getting a small bucket at the shop first. At the creek we kept asking each other "is this something?" It would have helped to know What to look for first.

My girlfriend wanted a souvenir so we had a blue sodeite set in a silver ring that we should have mailed to us in a few weeks.

Defiantly a fun day and would make for a fun/exciting and messy date. If we ever come back to this area again we willbe back!

Sean & Tori

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Reviewed January 5, 2014

A tranquil setting for a fun time. The area was gorgeous and peaceful. All of the staff were very knowledgeable and helpful. This is an activity that could be a quick trip or all day if you really get into it. The first day we went, we sifted through one of their larger buckets and enjoyed the time and scenery. We found all manner of rocks and gems, including rubies, sapphires, and emeralds. It was so fun, that we came back during the same trip and tried our hand at sifting at the riverside. This was more of an all day activity, we brought sandwiches from Betty's cafe and dessert from Hofer's. You can do all day or a half a day with the panning. With the buckets you can go quick or take your time. I reccomend taking your time, you will find more treasures.

Thank Shae A
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Reviewed October 20, 2013

We took our family here for a weekend outing. The campground is small but very well maintained. The gem grubbing was the best we have ever done , we found numerous gems in large peices and were impressed with the sizes that were in the buckets that they sell. The gold mining was not to our liking but many people seemed to be having fun I would give this attraction a 5 star rating , the staff were all very friendly and knowledgeable when it came to the gems.

Thank Joy A
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Reviewed August 8, 2013 via mobile

After seeing this place on the Travel Channel and reviewing the website we choose to check the place out. There has been a lot of rain but the ore pile was useless because it has so much silt which when wet and wasn't worth the work. Tons of clay in the pile which I managed to run two buckets through a sluice. Results was one speck. Found ten times more gold digging directly in the stream. There are lots of dogs around but none are aggressive.

1  Thank ncgold
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Reviewed August 6, 2013

We paid for half a day and went down with our own basic equipment. We had a blast but found just a few very tiny flakes. Brought the rods and reels and caught a couple little fish. For $15 it was worth it and will bring a sluice box next time. Found some good looking rocks but didn't get them checked out. Bring some drinks and snacks and have a good time.

Thank rick p
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