Central and North Georgia Sights

Consolidated Gold Mine

  • 185 Consolidated Gold Mine Rd. Map It
  • Dahlonega
  • Mine

Published 07/23/2015

Fodor's Review

Take a guided tour of a real mine, which ceased operations in 1904. With 5 mi of underground tunnels, Consolidated is said to be the largest gold mine east of the Mississippi. Enter the mine (which has been reconstructed for safety), pass through a breathtaking stone passage, and then begin a descent of 120 feet into the mine's geological wonders. Knowledgable guides expound on historical mining techniques and give demonstrations of tools, such as the "widowmaker," a drill that kicks up mining dust and caused lung disease in many miners. After the tour, guests are invited to pan for gold, prospector-style, from a long wooden sluice. Gemstone mining is also available for an additional fee.

Sight Information

Address:

185 Consolidated Gold Mine Rd., Dahlonega, Georgia, 30533, United States

Map It

Phone:

706-864–8473

Sight Details:

  • $15
  • Daily 10–5 (last tour at 4:30)

Published 07/23/2015

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