Northeast Georgia Mountains / Sautee Nacoochee

Dukes Creek Gold and Ruby Mines

6145 GA Hwy. 75
Sautee Nacoochee, GA 30571

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With over 50 years in the mining industry, the folks at the Dukes Creek Gold and Ruby Mining Company 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!

Dukes Creek Gold and Ruby Mines is open year round. Please give us a call to verify daily hours.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Monday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Tuesday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Wednesday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Thursday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Friday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Saturday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Family Deluxe Gem Buckets $75

    Family Size Gem Bucket $50

    Fossil Mining Bucket $8

    Gold Panning Bucket $15

    Large Gem Bucket $20

    Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald Bucket $11

    Small Gem Bucket $11

    Facility Amenities

    Free Parking

    Gift Shop

    Parking on Site

    General Information


    Handicapped Accessible (Limited)

    Open Year 'Round

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages