Our Commitment - COVID-19 Response

A statement from the Owners: As a valued customer of the Outpost Gold & Gem Company, we appreciate your loyalty and the trust you place in us. Recognizing the ongoing and increased uncertainty that coronavirus (COVID-19) is causing around the world, our highest priority is the health and wellbeing of our guests and associates. With that in mind we wanted to update you on the actions we have taken in response to the outbreak.

In strengthening our efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19 and adhering to Gov. Kemp’s executive order, our attraction and gift shop will be closed to the public until further notice. Customer’s wishing to utilize our jewelry repair or order pick-up, may do so by appointment only. We can also offer curbside delivery of our to-go merchandise (gold paydirt, gem rough paydirt, mining supplies, rocks/crystals, etc.). You can even place your order online and request local pick-up as a shipping option for no charge.

To schedule an appointment, please call 706-878-5065.

We apologize in advance for any inconvenience, but the safety of our staff and their families is very important to us.

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 $12.00 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

  • 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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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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