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Consolidated Gold Mines Dahlonega, GA

Day Trips
Located in Nearby Cities

While staying in cabins closest to Dahlonega (Crooked Creek Cabin, Royal Mountain Lodge, and Blue Ridge Lake Cottage), plan a visit to the largest hard rock gold mine east of the Mississippi in Dahlonega, Georgia! Founded in 1896, this gold mine focused on removing gold trapped in quartz veins throughout the property. Experience what it was like over 100 years ago, 200 feet underground as a turn-of-the-century gold miner.  Your tour guide will demonstrate how miners blasted quartz veins to uncover huge deposits of gold. After your underground tour, miners will teach you how to pan for gold as we offer gold panning, gem mining, gem cutting.

The Consolidated Mine was a gold mine in Dahlonega, Georgia. Like most of the area around Dahlonega, the placer mining on the land on which the mine is located probably started during the Georgia Gold Rush. By 1880, the placer deposits were exhausted and the land was down to hard rock. Gold was soon discovered in a huge quartz vein system, and mined. "The richest acre" was mined deep into the ground - and the resulting shaft became known as the "Glory Hole".

After an interruption of operations at the mine, a group of investors purchased about 7,000 acres of land around the discovery sight and formed the Dahlonega Consolidated Gold Mining Co. in 1895. After constructing the largest stamp mill east of the Mississippi River at the Consolidated Mine property, the Mining Co. folded in 1906. The mine's lower workings became flooded and lay dormant until seventy-five years later, when the site came under new ownership.

There is still gold to be mined - but the cost of extracting the gold...

Hours of Operation:
Summer:
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Everyday

Winter:
Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Consolidated Gold Mines is located at:
185 Consolidated Gold Mine Rd.
Dahlonega, GA 30533
706-864-8473
www.consolidatedgoldmine.com