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Consolidated Gold Mine

185 Consolidated Gold Mine Road, Dahlonega, GA
706-864-8473
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Ranked #1 of 7 Attractions in Dahlonega
Type: Mines
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Prospecting
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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! « less
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Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We took several members of our family including our son and granddaughter on a tour of the gold mine ...and fun was had by all. Our guide told us about the history of gold mining in Dahlonega including the stories that make history fun. And he encouraged us to ask questions! The adults enjoyed it as much as the kids!... More

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West Palm Beach, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Great tour! This is a history lesson worth hearing. Very interesting and informative about the gold rush in Georgia. The panning is a little silly but you do get the feel for it. Good to do with kids.

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Decatur, Georgia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Found Consolidated on TripAdvisor looking for something not too far from Atlanta, but that was a new experience for our family (including our 6 year old - he can be a tough critic). We arrived around 2 and immediately caught the first tour to the mine (on a weekday they seem to run hourly). Precious was a great tour guide,... More

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6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I really enjoyed it here. I was skeptical about the gold panning but ended up finding it interesting, glad I did it and learnt how its done and the mine tour was very interesting (the only down side is they said Edison invented the light bulb....which he didn't). Staff were really friendly. So I think it was good.

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Topeka, Kansas
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28 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We really enjoyed our tour of the Consolidated Gold Mine in Dahlonega, Georgia. The kids enjoyed panning for gold & felt that they had come away with a treasure!! The mine tour was interesting and the tour guide was engaging. The underground adventure takes approximately 40 minutes and is a walking tour. It is not at all strenuous and all... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

don't do the panning if your an adult, but was very fun to tour. Went with spouse great tour guide. If looking for outdoorsy activity in the heat of summer its underground so that pretty much kills the heat .

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Easley, South Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The kids were so excited about going in the mines and looking for gold and gems. Wear old shoes!!! Allow yourself about 30-45 minutes for the tour and another hour for gold panning and gem mining. We took the tour first so we would have plenty of time for everything else. Take camera with flash otherwise pics are too dark.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

CJ was our guide, he is a blast! Informative and kids had fun. Must check it out. Found some pretty keepsake rocks, and would go again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 via mobile

The whole experience, tha panning, the mine tour just great. Such a positive attitude by all staff. Lots of fun with the kids.

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Atlanta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Plan on spending about $20 per adult for a bucket of dirt. The employees are very helpful in teaching you how to pan. Then help you place your gold in a small vile of water for you to take home. You can also pan for gems found in the region. This is a great place for kids to have fun... More

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