- Phone: 708-865-5454
- Web site: http://www.goldngem.com/
- Length of Vacation: Few hours to entire day
- Cost: $25 and up to $240 depending on activity
- Open: open 7 days a week, year-round, hours 9 am until 5 pm
- Type of Prospecting: Gold and Gems
- Equipment: Provided
- Instruction: Provided
- Lodging: Campgrounds (tent and RV)
- Meals: Bring your own
From their web site:
Mine just like the ‘ole timers did! We dig the ore right out of our commercial mining pit and put large dump truck loads right on the edge of the creek for you to mine. Screen and pan right in the creek for Gold, Gemstones, and artifacts too! It’s a real treasure Hunt! You never know what you might find. Many people have found sizable gold nuggets as well as beautiful gemstones including rubies, sapphires, emeralds and lots more! Artifacts are unearthed as well, including a gold pan from the mid-1800s when the ‘ole timers did hydraulic mining here during this country’s first Gold Rush! Bring a picnic lunch and a lawn chair for a perfectly relaxing day!
North Georgia’s only commercially operated Gold Mine! We strip mine here on our 100 acre mine and concentrate the gold ore by removing a lot of the dirt so you get gold in every bucket! We have convenient sluices with comfy benches to sit on for your gold mining experience. Our trained staff will give you panning lessons if you have never panned before at no extra charge!
Rubies, Sapphires, Emeralds, Amethyst and Topaz!
There are many types of gemstones found here at Gold ‘n Gem Grubbing, Rubies, Sapphires, Emeralds, Amethyst, Topaz and lots more! Folks buy gem ore by the bucket and screen them in our convenient sluices. Our trained and helpful staff is always nearby to help you identify your “finds” and evaluate them for cutting and mounting into fine 14k Gold Jewelry by our Master Jeweler, and you can’t beat our jewelry prices!