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
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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 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.
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Chavi K
Monsey, NY18 contributions
Family
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 parents) enjoyed panning for gold and then panning for gems. To convert the gems into jewelry was quite expensive if you’re going up there, I would plan other activities close by to do before and after. Even tho by mileage a lot of things looked close, they took an hour to get to, so plan in advance.
Written August 31, 2021
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Rachael D
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Couples
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 for nostalgia's sake, we decided to make the drive to Consolidated Gold Mine. Instead of a cheap roadside gem 'mine' though, we entered a rustic building full of very friendly staff. The tour started with gold panning. There were several very attentive staff members ready to help or answer questions when needed. Next was the mine tour. So cool! Our guide was Miner Jay and he was very informative and actually looked as though he enjoyed being there with us... which has not been my experience other places. I would not suggest going with small children; maybe 6 to 7 years and older. There isn't a lot to keep small kids interested and being down in the mine can be intimidating to them. After the tour, we purchased a gem bucket. Again, the staff members were attentive and available to assist at any time. I bought the $30 bucket and I would not have gotten half of the stones I did for that much at a crystal or gem shop. All around we had a great time and will definitely be going back.
Written August 27, 2021
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Austin
Orlando, FL1 contribution
Family
We came as a family all of us over 18 and we had Miner Jay as our tour guide. He was funny he was informative and you could tell he was passionate about his job . It was very enjoyable. We got some gold to take home after panning at the end of the tour and are really glad we found this “ hidden gem” on our trip to Georgia.
Written June 9, 2022
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Mandy M
13 contributions
This was a FANTASTIC experience for our family. The tour was very cool & the panning for gold was great fun, not too long, everyone got some gold & the staff was super attentive & helpful. If you have a few kids I recommend getting the $50 gem bucket for then to share as there were many large gems there. The staff then helps you sort & tells you what is of value. We would absolutely go back!
Written August 2, 2020
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TurtlesInTheWindow
2 contributions
Couples
When we got there there was very few people around, so we thought it would be lower risk. We were shocked and terrified to discover our tour group had nearly 30 people on it and masks were not required. Needles to say, this resulted in a group of unmasked people being crammed together in a small space with no ventilation.
We brought this up to management, and they apologized for the size of the group. We inquired about other changes they can make such as requiring masks and spacing groups further apart, but they were “not interested in making these changes at this time.”
Consolidated Gold Mine clearly does not care about the health and safety of its employees, patrons, and community. A few enforced policies at this historic and educational location would greatly increase safety for everyone.
Written October 15, 2020
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Laura H
Dahlonega, GA19 contributions
Family
I have lived in Dahlonega for three years and I’ve always wanted to come here. My college kids were home for the holidays and we needed something to do on a rainy afternoon so we came here for a tour. Jason was such a great tour guide. He had so many interesting facts to tell us about the history of the mine. He was also really funny and pleasant. The tour is a walk through the gold mining history of Dahlonega. It’s really amazing to have such a cool place right in our backyard. At the end of the tour we got to pan for gold which was included in the tour price. We could’ve also done some add-on gem mining we decided not to do that this time. Some parts of the tour are wet and steep, so I recommend wearing good shoes. It was about 55° down there so wear a long sleeve shirt or light sweater or jacket if you get cold. If you’re tall, watch your head because some spots are low. What goes down must come up, so if you have trouble walking uphill or upstairs you may want to skip the tour.
Written December 18, 2021
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Sarabeth R
4 contributions
Family
The highlight of our trip! Our tour guide, Miner Dylan, narrated the tour with such skill we felt as if we had truly traveled back in time. The gem mining experience was world class. If you are looking for the ideal “mountain experience” this is it!
Written November 29, 2020
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Amanda
Melbourne, FL5 contributions
Family
On our vacation with 4 teens, we hiked to gorgeous waterfalls, went tubing down the river, fished for trout...but the favorite part of our trip was touring the gold mine. From the moment we arrived, everyone was so pleasant. Our miner, Jason, called everyone "friend" in his Bing Crosby-like voice. Jason was extremely knowledgeable about the mining that took place over 100 years ago and even had some good dad jokes. The best part was when he turned the lights off in our tunnel and lit a candle to illustrate the conditions in which the gold miners had to work. Of course panning for gold at the end and getting to keep a vial of water with the gold flakes you found was the icing on the cake. This is a must-see! (added bonus is that there is a Chickfila around the corner and we sat at a local park for a post-gold rush picnic.)
Written August 9, 2020
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Maisy B
North Port, FL140 contributions
Family
Looking up through the hole at surface level from underground was beautiful! Miner Mason went out of his way to make my anniversary surprise really special and helped me present my gift to my husband by pulling it out of a dynamite hole and pretending he discovered a rare find! Everyone there was asking to make sure we were enjoying ourselves. The tour was so interesting and we all found gold while panning. I highly recommend this place!
Written March 28, 2021
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Amy S
Charlotte, NC85 contributions
Family
We came here with our 4 kids, ages 6, 10, 12, and 14. The tour was interesting and informative for all of us. The tour taught about the history of the mine, equipment and dangers of the work.The guide was funny, well informed and spoke loud enough for all to hear. He waited for us to all be caught up and ready to listen before speaking and groups were kept small so everyone could see and hear. The gold panning was fun for all of the kids, especially the younger one and my older kids liked the gem "mining" where many gems are found some quite pretty. It is pricey but has some educational value and fun.
Written December 31, 2021
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