Northeast Georgia Mountains / Helen

Outpost Gold & Gem Mining Co.

7901 S. Main St.
Helen, GA 30545

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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 Pay Dirt Buckets, filled with either Concentrated Gold 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. After you are finished, don't forget to stop by our gift shop, Southwestern Outpost!

The Outpost Gold and Gem is open 7 day a week, but our hours change by the season.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 10:30AM - 6:00PM
    Monday: 10:30AM - 6:00PM
    Tuesday: 10:30AM - 6:00PM
    Wednesday: 10:30AM - 6:00PM
    Thursday: 10:30AM - 6:00PM
    Friday: 10:30AM - 8:00PM
    Saturday: 10:30AM - 8:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Admission Fee $0.00

    Facility Amenities

    Bus / Motorcoach Parking on Site

    Free Parking

    Gift Shop

    Guided Tours / Guide Available

    Parking on Site

    Public Restrooms

    General Information


    Free Admission

    Handicapped Accessible

    Open Year 'Round

    Group Amenities



    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages