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Consolidated Gold Mine

185 Consolidated Gold Mine Rd, Dahlonega, GA
+1 706-864-8473
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Wow! Worth the trip.

We had heard about the mine from a family member. It was about 45 minutes from where we are staying... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
David F
Bradenton, Florida
via mobile
Highly recommend.

My thirteen-year-old daughter and I visited on a Sunday afternoon when the mine wasn't too busy and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Athens, GA
via mobile
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You and your family will enjoy a 40 minute Underground Adventure of the mine with one of our friendly and knowledgeable staff members.As you descend the stairs, you will hear tales of miner’s struggles to uncover gold deep within large Quartz veins. Your tour guide welcomes interaction from the group as you experience life as a miner at the turn of the century.After your tour, you will receive gold panning instructions from some of the best panners in the world, having won numerous awards in the field. Then you will get a chance to try if for yourself and hopefully you’ll strike it rich!While you are at the mine, don’t forget to try our “Gemstone Grubbin’” for a great family experience. Everyone will love our water powered flume boxes that quickly wash away material revealing beautiful gemstones! We have buckets for beginners and experts alike. There’s no better way to strike it rich!The Mines remain at a comfortable 60 degrees year round. As a reminder, this is a walking tour. Guests enter the mine via three flights of stairs and two ramps. Tennis shoes are recommended and closed toed shoes are a must! Flip Flops are not permitted for the Underground Adventure.Pets and strollers are not permitted in the mine.TRAVEL 200 FEET UNDERGROUND AND 100 YEARS BACK IN TIME!
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185 Consolidated Gold Mine Rd, Dahlonega, GA
+1 706-864-8473
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had heard about the mine from a family member. It was about 45 minutes from where we are staying and worth the time. We got to gold in an area set up for probably 100 people. Being a Monday late afternoon there were few...More

Thank David F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My thirteen-year-old daughter and I visited on a Sunday afternoon when the mine wasn't too busy and it was a couple of hours from closing time. Never once were we made to feel rushed or unwelcome. The tour and video were very informative (appreciated by...More

Thank skwmitchell
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great visit with some very knowledgable explanations by our guide "too tall Tom". Just the right length with some great anecdotes about life as a miner. Also really great to pan for gold and get to keep what you find. Highly recommended!

Thank Annikacorbijn1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After dinner and on a whim, we decided to go pan for gold. This was the closest place to where we ate. I'm so glad we went. The kids had a ball panning not only for gold but for gemstones as well. The staff at...More

Thank Heather S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a very informative tour of the mine. The panning was a fun experience as well. Lots of stairs and steep climb... wouldn't recommend to anyone with knee problems.

Thank Debbie F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my husband choice of an " Adventure Day" something that our family does. Honestly when we pulled in the parking lot my thought was.. another mine ..seriously. Once inside and taking the tour underground. It was very cool, educational and different. Staff is...More

Thank ABriteCreation
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a fun tour of the mine. Excellent tour with some history of how gold was mined and tools used. Highly recommend this tour and then doing the Gem mining. The gold panning was ok. Just a few flecks. But for just the $30 bucket...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Until today I never knew about Georgia's rich gold history. The Yankee published history books in public schools emphasize the 1849 California gold rush. I am glad I took the tour and panned for a few flakes of Georgia gold.

1  Thank sdkennerly
Reviewed 17 August 2017

The Consolidated Gold Mine tour gives visitors an authentic experience of a working mine with expert narrative on its history, operation and the life of miners. You'll descend into the depths of the mine on a combination of ramps, stairs and narrow paths to view...More

1  Thank Christopher M
Reviewed 14 August 2017

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 amazing and the information is neat...More

Thank Gmiller5374
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20 September 2017|
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Response from yayatraveldiva | Reviewed this property |
Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson Airport is the nearest. It can take up to two hours with Atlanta traffic if you come directly from the airport.
Aaron M
30 June 2017|
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Response from Stan W | Reviewed this property |
The mine isn’t active. When we went we were (that’s a lot of w’s) given pans with the sand in it. I can’t say if the gold is added or natural to the sand. Everyone in our party got something to take as a memento... More
Shine J
3 April 2017|
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Response from CGMINC | Property representative |
Our gold panning, gem mining and gift shop are wheelchair accessible. The Underground Gold Mine Tour is NOT wheelchair accessible. The total tour is about 0.5 miles round trip and consists of three flights of stairs (46... More