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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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  • Part of the country's first gold rush in 1828 this tour is very educational. Unbelievable what the miners went through in a days work. Our guide was very knowledgeable and funny. Before you go on... 
    Part of the country's first gold rush in 1828 this tour is very educational. Unbelievable what the miners went through in a days work. Our guide was very knowledgeable and funny. Before you go on...  more »
  • Wonderful experience in the Mines with Rusty!!!! Lots of information and fun for all ages! Plus we panned for gold and gemstones at the end! 
    Wonderful experience in the Mines with Rusty!!!! Lots of information and fun for all ages! Plus we panned for gold and gemstones at the end!  more »
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  • What a great outing for the whole family! Well organized tour. Clayton was funny and very informative as our guide. Everyone there is so kind and genuinely excited to see you having a great time. Beautiful setting. Cannot go wrong coming here! Big Mike is amazing and so helpful if you want to make jewelry of your finds!!
  • We stopped by here thinking it would be a fun little time-filler. It turned out much better than expected. The tour was funny and informative. Miner Rusty was a great tour guide with impeccable French. All of the “miners” were in character and you can tell they enjoy their jobs. Coming from an area with a lot of “gem mining” places, this one is by far the most enjoyable.

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