Consolidated Gold Mine

Consolidated Gold Mine, Dahlonega: Hours, Address, Consolidated Gold Mine Reviews: 4.5/5

Consolidated Gold Mine
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
You and your family will enjoy a 40 minute Underground Adventure of the mine with one of our friendly and knowledgeable Miners .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!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.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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BelindaJ770
Cumming, GA424 contributions
Unique Attraction
Jul. 2021
For years, we heard about gold mines in Dahlonega and finally we decided to check it out for ourselves. An adult ticket to the gold mine costs $20 and children are $14. These tickets include the opportunity to pan for gold. We were the first group of the day and Miner Eli did not disappointment Not only did he keep the tour interesting with facts about the mine and how the miners earned a living in the mine, he added corny jokes here which kept the group laughing and in good spirits. After the tour was over, Miner Eli escorted us into a large open room where you had to hand your token to another miner who would hand you a pie plate full of dirt. If you didn’t want to watch the instruction video on how to pan for gold, there were plenty of miners and employees around to demonstrate how to do it. While we didn’t hit the jackpot, we did find some gold flakes.

Afterwards, we walked to another part of the large open room to mine for gemstones. We chose the smallest bucket possible, which costs is $30. I know that may sound steep, but it is well worth it. Both adults and kids alike had fun mining for gemstones and we left with some very pretty gems. If you have the money and the time, they actually have people onsite that can polish your gemstone and cut it into any shape that you want for any type of jewelry. Since we were leaving for lunch and not planning to go back, we nixed this idea even though it would have been really cool to have one of the gems made into a necklace or bracelet.

For the gold mine tour, the gold mine is underground which means that the further in that you go, the colder that it will become. (The website states that it is usually between 55 and 60 degrees.) We knew this ahead of time so we came prepared with hoodies. Others did not seem to know this and shivered their way through the tour. Also, during the tour, you will be going up and down stairs and there are parts of the path that are steep and wet. We recommend that you wear sneakers and not sandals or flip-flops because there is a chance that you could slip and that your feet will get wet.

For anyone that is looking for a different type of attraction, this is it.
Written July 21, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Margo M
11 contributions
Interesting!
Jul. 2021
My husband and I took a tour and enjoyed it. I say it's worth the 40 minutes, we had a great tour guide, Casey. Just a little pricey in my opinion but still a fun activity to do!
Written July 20, 2021
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Amber B
1 contribution
Great experience
Jul. 2021
Jason, our tour guide was great! He had the best dad jokes, very interactive with the kids, very informative. My 4 kids all had a blast and learned a lot! Will definitely be back!
Written July 19, 2021
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Megan J
Prattville, AL53 contributions
Great history!
Jul. 2021
My husband and I were visiting in town to celebrate our anniversary. The consolidated mine was one of our stops. The tour guide was very thorough and knowledgeable about his history of the mines. It did get a bit nippy down there so a light jacket might be more prudent. I was fine though, as it was SO hot outside and that was a nice refresher. Be sure to good shoes because it is wet down there and can be slippery in spots (some railing is available to hold along the way). We loved the experience and the panning for gold instruction and experience at the end with our free gold sample for paying for the tour. Note: if you are easily prone to claustrophobia, this tour is not for you.
Written July 19, 2021
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Teri B
7 contributions
Pleasantly Surprised How Fun this Was
Jul. 2021
After reading the favorable reviews for this attraction, our family decided to give it a try. Isaac, our tour guide, gave an interesting and enjoyable tour of the mine. The information presented in the brief tour gives one a good idea of what mining at this location was like. Surprisingly, panning for gold afterwards was fun too. I expect they plant gold flakes in the sand through which we sift, but learning about the process was fun and educational. My son and I both found 3 flakes in our pans. If you are in the area, don't pass up this attraction.
Written July 18, 2021
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ohip
Savannah, GA57 contributions
This place is cool!
Jul. 2021 • Family
We had such a fantastic time here. We loved the underground mine tour and panning for gold! Our 4 year old loved the gem mining. Awesome stop on our tour of North Georgia!
Written July 13, 2021
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nspivack
Sunrise, FL30 contributions
You have to go here!
Jul. 2021 • Family
This place is truly awesome. My 9 and 12 year old kids loved it and it was neat for the adults too. I would highly recommend this if you are in the area or traveling through.
Written July 8, 2021
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nosferatu1
New York City, NY63 contributions
I wish I could have done the tour
Jul. 2021 • Family
I would say this is not the best value for money if you go panning as you only get 1 pan full of dirt and very few specks of gold, however if you pay for the bucket of gems you will get some nice large stones. That was a better value in mho, the tour we didn't do because my son didn't want to hear people just talk lol, but I would have liked to have done it just for the history. Overall just ok
Written July 7, 2021
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Susan G
Lakewood Ranch, FL63 contributions
Great Gold Mine Tour
Jun. 2021
We took our family of 13 on the Consolidated Gold Mine tour and had a great experience. The tour was interesting and informative. Our guide, Cam was knowledgeable and fun. After the tour the kids loved the panning for gold and were happy with their finds. Highly recommend!
Written July 6, 2021
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army f
4 contributions
Loved it!
Jun. 2021 • Family
Our tour guide was so much fun. We loved seeing and learning about the mines. I had no idea how neat it would be. My 10 year old is still talking about it!
Written June 25, 2021
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