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Consolidated Gold Mine, Dahlonega

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Strike it rich at Consolidated Gold Mine, offering underground mine tours and gold panning lessons. Located near the "Gold City" of Dahlonega, this mine played an important role in the "Georgia Gold Rush" of the 19th century. Although the large-scale mining operations folded decades ago, a section of the mine's richest shaft, known as the "Glory Hole," remains open for tourists curious about the traditional methods of panning for gold. The underground tour displays the original cart rails, electrical lines, and an operational pneumatic drill recovered from the mine's deeper levels. This tour descends about 60 m (200 ft) below ground, so wear appropriate closed-toe shoes for your visit. Using our international travel planner, Dahlonega attractions like Consolidated Gold Mine can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • You will not strike it rich here from a money stand point, however it is rich in history and your knowledge with be richly enhanced by what you see and learn while here. The tour of the mine is amazin...  more »
  • We are glad we took the walk down the mine to see what it was really like for the miners during the gold rush. Our guide was knowledgeable and entertaining. Can also buy a bucket to pan for your own g...  more »
  • We just did the tour and skipped the touristy gem mining. The tour was interesting and the guide was good.  more »
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  • This is a great local attraction! It is both fun and informative. Plan on spending some time as there is so much to do. The value for the price is awesome and you will definitely build a ton of family memories! Make sure after gem mining to go see miner Mike for an education and appraisal. He is a wealth of knowledge and skilled craftsman to boot. If you are in the area do not miss this place!
  • My husband and I went on a tour of the mine with Miner Tom - he was entertaining, engaging, informative, and answered every single one of my many questions. I love learning history and how our society has progressed so this place, with all its history, was a great setting to learn about the evolution of mining. We also did some gold panning which was a fun interactive process. The gift shop was well stocked too. We ran out of time to find gemstones but Will probably be back next year.
  • Educational tour of the mine. We did a $50 gem bucket for the 3 of us. We found emeralds, rubies, sapphire, topaz, amethyst and garnet. Very impressed! Had some sapphire cut into earrings and some emerald into a necklace. Very fun experience!
  • Definitely the Kids favorite part of our mountain trip! Amazing experience and educational tour of the mine followed by panning demonstration and gem mining. Great place to cool off during the summer or escape the rain. Would highly recommend!
  • This is a great place for the family to learn about our world and have fun along the way. Dahlonega is known for its gold panning, and Consolidated blends it with mine tours and gem "mining".

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