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185 Consolidated Gold Mine rd , Dahlonega , Georgia
  • If you are looking for something interesting and different to do for a day , then this is your place

    • by Gina Gott

      This is a fun family trip that you won’t forget. Touring the mine is educational , but the coolest part of this place is when you get to go gold and gem mining yourself. It’s great for all ages. This place is a blast!

      My favorite part was the gem mining. It’s very easy. You buy a bucket of sand for $10.00 to $100.00 and up. Then use the water powered flume to see if you have any treasure. My husband and I shared a $15.00 bucket. It was great , and we found a couple of beautiful stones! After you find what’s in your sand then your guide will look up the stone(s) for you in a book. We found rose quartz. It was

      really neat , and yes you get to keep whatever you find. Others with our group found some amethyst and moonstone.

      The gold mining was lots of fun too. You get a sample bit of sand with your ticket price that you pan with. You can buy more for $6.00 to $60.00. You’ll get good panning tips before you start. My husband just used the sample sand , and I spent $11.00 for the high grade panning. We found a couple of flakes , and they put it in a glass tube for us. That is the best souvenir !

      The tour is awesome too and is included in your ticket price. It is 200 feet underground to the mine , so be careful climbing down ...

      • the steep steps. Be sure and wear comfortable walking shoes too! The tour is very educational and last about an hour. You will get to see and hear what life was like for miners years ago during the gold rush. It’s kind of cold underground , so you might want to bring a light jacket with you.

        Tickets to get in to this place aren’t that expensive. They are $13.00 for adults and $9.00 for children. It’s up to you how much you spend on gem and gold mining. You could have fun with just the sample gold mining sand and the tour though.

        The people that work at this place are all very friendly and smart. They are actual miners , and know their stuff.

        They will answer any questions that you have , and go out of their way to explain things to you. I was really impressed with everyone!

        There is also a very cool gift shop. You can buy all kinds of jewelry , stones , t-shirts , and more for very good prices. It was very clean as well as the rest of the gold mine.

        If you are looking for something interesting and different to do for a day , then this is your place. The gold mine is located in Dahlonega , Georgia. If you are in the area , then make sure and stop by. You will learn a lot , and you never know what kind of treasure’s you will be bringing home with you!

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