Outpost Gold & Gem Panning

Strike it Rich in Helen, Georgia! The Outpost Gold & Gem is a family attraction that is fun for all ages. Try your luck with our Georgia Gold Rush Paydirt Buckets filled with either Concentrated Gold or take a chance on our Gemstone Buckets with 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. After you are finished, don't forget to stop by our gift shop, Southwestern Outpost!

EVERYONE TAKES HOME A TREASURE!

Experience Gold Fever with our authentic Georgia Gold Rush Paydirt. Mined locally from Dukes Creek, site of the first major Gold Rush in America! From $12.00 a bucket.

Your mining adventure starts here! With colorful gems in every load, our Outpost Gem rough buckets start at only $15.00 and offer lots of fun for miners of all ages!

Un-earth prehistoric fossil specimens direct from the dig site! Get your own pieces of prehistoric treasure with our Fossil Buckets starting at $12.00 each.

Discover one of the wonders of the world. There's no way to tell what's inside the geode until you break it apart - but that's the most exciting part!

Shop our Georgia Gold Rush Paydirt

  • Prospector Small 2 lb. Georgia Gold Rush Gold Paydirt
    Vendor
    Outpost Gold and Gem
    Regular price
    $70.00
    Sale price
    $70.00
  • Small 2 lb. Georgia Gold Rush Paydirt
    Vendor
    Outpost Gold and Gem
    Regular price
    $35.00
    Sale price
    $35.00
  • 4 lb. Mother Lode Georgia Gold Rush Paydirt
    Vendor
    Outpost Gold and Gem
    Regular price
    $500.00
    Sale price
    $500.00
  • 2 lb. Mother Lode Georgia Gold Rush Paydirt
    Vendor
    Outpost Gold and Gem
    Regular price
    $250.00
    Sale price
    $250.00

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Our History:

With over 50 years in the mining industry, the folks at the Outpost Gold and Gem know a thing or two about panning for treasure. From humbled beginnings with a local sand and gravel pit to the family adventure you can experience today, the Jackson family has a long history with gold and gems. The North Georgia Mountains and scenic Alpine Helen Georgia provide a picturesque backdrop to the fun and excitement that awaits you, but it also brings a lot of history to our product, with the gold coming from Dukes Creek, the site of the first major Gold Rush in American history!

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Hours of Operation:

10 AM to 5 PM - 7 Days A Week

Hours are subject to change. During peak season (June through October) we may stay open later than times posted above. 

We are closed for Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.

Please call 706-878-5065 anytime to verify our daily hours.

We look forward to having you at the Outpost Gold and Gem Mining Company!

Shop our Gem Rough paydirt

  • 4lb. Outpost Gem Rough Paydirt Mix
    Regular price
    $15.00
    Sale price
    $15.00
  • 4lb. Prospector's Pick Gem Rough Paydirt Mix
    Regular price
    $25.00
    Sale price
    $25.00
  • 4lb. Ruby, Emerald, Sapphire Gem Rough Paydirt Mix
    Regular price
    $16.00
    Sale price
    $16.00
  • 4lb. Fossil Rough Paydirt Mix
    Regular price
    $15.00
    Sale price
    $15.00

Group Rates & Parties

Perfect for school or church groups, even summer trips and family reunions, our group packages make it easy to experience North Georgia’s gold mining history. You’ll become a prospector from the 1800's and mine for real gem stones and gold that you can keep! We provide everything you need to have a great time and be successful. Special events & groups welcomed big parking lot and plenty of goods for everyone! Parking is always free and we NEVER charge for admission. We offer gold panning, gem mining, gem cutting and more year round and rain or shine.

Mobile Panning Bus Coming Soon.

We bring the gem panning to you. Soon you will be able to schedule our Mining Crew for your school, festival, or event.  On-site panning lessons, gift shop, and learning experiences included. Special rates based on event size. Contact us today to learn more!

Location

Contact Us

7901 South Main Street
Helen, Georgia 30545

P: 706-878-5065
E: sales@goldandgem.com

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