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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. Make Consolidated Gold Mine a centerpiece of your Dahlonega vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Dahlonega day trip app.
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  • Great tour guide, actually honestly funny, entertaining and informative went down an old gold mine and made us realize the challenges to mining back in the old days. Even my older teens ( and us...  more »
  • Two grown adults visited and had a great time! My husband and I visited August 2021 after I saw the mine online. It reminded me of the trips to the mountains my family and I made when I was a kid so.....  more »
  • We loved every bit of this experience! The tour, the guide, panning for gold and sifting for gems. It was very informative. I recommend this place to anyone looking for a great day trip. You will not be disappointed!
  • Loved visiting here, staff was awesome, very helpful and knowledgeable. The history is there is awesome! Lots of great gifts in the gift shop at good prices. The tour was awesome, that's a must do if visiting the area. Looking forward to bringing my family there in the fall.

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