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Consolidated Gold Mine, Dahlonega

Categories: Tourist Spots, Mines
Inspirock Rating:
4.7/5 based on 600+ reviews on the web
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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  • The day we went, we got there about 10 minutes before they opened at 10 and were told the first tour available was at 12 due to all the school groups they had coming in that morning. That was a bit di...  read more »
  • Very engaging and informative tour which integrated the geology of mining with the history of the times and the mining culture of the day. Good understanding of the dangers faced, the tools used and t...  read more »
  • Gold buckets are way overpriced, Gem buckets are okay but nothing 'natural' from the area are in them. The one thing that really turned me off was the one ounce copper 'coins' they have for sale. I ju...  read more »
  • We had such a good time at the gold mines. Our 6 year old, Alex, has been many times with Kids R Kids daycare. We decided to check it out as a family. It was so much fun, I highly recommend it for any age. If you have small kids definately do the panning for jewels. J.D. was our tour guide. I could not have asked for a better tour. It was very interesting and we learned a lot. Great for adults and children. J.D. is awesome. He touched my heart with his great stories. He is so friendly and giving of his time. It was really a pleasure meeting such a nice person. Thanks J.D.! We will be back again.
  • Tour was really cool. Loved the air powered jack hammer demonstration. Tour guide was awesome. We arrived early Friday morning. First tour, two buses full of third graders showed up right behind us. Got really busy in the gold panning area for about 30min. We asked to do a $50 bucket of gem stones and we were asked to wait. We decided to skip that and just give the kids that money to spend in the gift shop. While we were in the gift shop the school kids had cleared out and the manager says sorry about the wait. I have you a $100 gem bucket set up for your family for free. We were blown away. The mine is great but the staff makes this place a 5 star attraction.
  • A MUST DO IF IN THE AREA!! Would give more than 5* if possible. We stayed in Helen, Ga and after googling for a gold mine to visit we decided on consolidated. It's not too far from Helen and so worth going. You will not see nor experience anything better then this tour. It is reasonable and not only gives you a 40 minute tour down inside a real gold mine that can be reopened any time the price of gold rises enough to make it worth the expense to run the mine again, but also you are able to pan for some gold. You come away with a cool keepsake of your gold in a tube. You can also pan for jewels which we did not. A could we spoke to did and showed off a beautiful ring that they had made on a prior trip. The staff is very personable and so very informative. You do have to walk down stairs to get down into the mine in case this present a problem. The panning was easily accessible to all. The best adventure ever - DO NOT MISS IT!!!
  • Very interesting and informative tour. We loved it. All of the staff were friendly, helpful, and kind. Our tour guide, Jamie was very knowledgable and interacted with the tour participants. The gem and gold mining was fun and we left with some treasures. A definite must see.
  • I took my three little cousins and we loved it! The staff were so helpful and interactive! They really know their stuff! Going back for sure!
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