When you are looking for attractions in North Georgia Mountains stop by and visit us at Consolidated Gold Mines, site of Americas first gold rush. We are located in Dahlonega, GA, and have underground tours of our gold mine. We offer the Dahlonega adventures of gold panning and gem grubbing. Remember folks, the Dahlonega Gold Rush was a major part
When you visit, you will be taken on an underground tour of the gold mine by our friendly, knowledgeable staff. Consolidated Gold Mine in Dahlonega was the site of Americas first gold rush. After the tour you will do some gold panning, and gem grubbing. Your gold mine tour guides are friendly and can answer any questions you have about hard rock mining and the excavation period in which approximately 4,000 tons of dirt, debris and ore were removed from the tunnel system. The guides are open to questions and welcome interaction during the 40-45 minute tour. The mines remain at a comfortable 60 degrees year round. A GREAT gold mine adventure!
The tours of the mine as it appeared at the "turn of the century" include:
Displays and discussion of the actual equipment being used at the turn of the century.
Introduction to the geology of the gold belt including the quartz and pyrite formation which early miners were working at the turn of the century.
Walk through the massive tunnel network, complete with the original track system.
Discussion of engineering and mining techniques utilized by the early miners.
At Consolidated Gold Mines we are open to the public for tours seven days a week. The underground mine tour is a wonderful experience for everyone in the family. Everyone will love the forty minute underground tour that takes you sixty feet below the earth and back in time to view a slice of history from the late 1800s. The underground mine tour is an experience you will not want to miss, then after the tour each person is invited to try their hand at gold panning and gem grubbing. Miners will instruct you in age-old techniques and allow you to try your own hand at doing some gold mining or gem grubbing. We also have an on-hand gift and rock shop where you can buy fun souvenirs for your trip and take home a piece of the North Georgia mountains. Here at Consolidated Gold Mines we are open seven days a week for underground mine tours, gold panning, and gem grubbing. Bring your entire family to experience this one of a kind vacation event in the North Georgia mountains of Dahlonega, Georgia.