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Consolidated Gold Mine

185 Consolidated Gold Mine Rd, Dahlonega, GA
+1 706-864-8473
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Wow! Best time ever!

Minor Adam made the tour great- even though he had to work on his birthday! My kids absolutely... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
via mobile
The whole family had a great time here!

Tour guide Adam was very fun and entertaining for the whole family. Was very nice to do while we... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Greensboro, North Carolina
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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 staff members.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! We have buckets for beginners and experts alike. There’s no better way to strike it rich!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. Tennis shoes are recommended and closed toed shoes are a must! Flip Flops are not permitted for the Underground Adventure.Pets and strollers are not permitted in the mine.TRAVEL 200 FEET UNDERGROUND AND 100 YEARS BACK IN TIME!
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  • Very good23%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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185 Consolidated Gold Mine Rd, Dahlonega, GA
+1 706-864-8473
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Minor Adam made the tour great- even though he had to work on his birthday! My kids absolutely loved him. Panning for gold was a unique experience. The gemstone mining was the highlight of our vacation. Who knew it was so much fun?. I was...More

Thank rmcclifton
Reviewed 3 days ago

Tour guide Adam was very fun and entertaining for the whole family. Was very nice to do while we had a rainy day! Intersteing way to see and learn the mines. Had fun mining for our gold specs after the tour as well. We opted...More

Thank crfty286
Reviewed 4 days ago

Underground mining takes many forms and for those of us who have worked underground in mechanised mines, it is easy to forget the very basic technology background that most of the world's artisanal miners (including our grandparents) are (were) accustomed to. This example is less...More

Thank William K
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a little afraid that this would be a "tourist trap", but we were very glad we went to the mine. We didn't know much of the history of the gold rush in Dahlonega, nor did we know that there was a US Mint...More

Thank CarolHopperBader
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The family really enjoyed this trip a lot! My son really likes stuff like this, and he had a blast. Miner JD did an amazing job with the kids. We got a gem stone bucket and JD went through them and we learned a lot!...More

Thank KyLeeJen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fun tour at the first gold rush in the USA. Tour was great, panning for gold and gems a plus. We also are turning one of our finds into jewelry. How cool. All the staff are super nice, helpful, and animated.

Thank Jay B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

it was interesting to see where the miners actually worked. Kind of chilly and dank. Recommend wearing sneakers as its wet and a bit slippery

1  Thank Joy W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great way to spend indoors out of the heat. They have tours running all day and all the gem and gold sifting you do is indoors. It's a great set up and the staff is very nice. They have a great store with...More

Thank Amy E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although this is clearly a "touristy" destination, our 5 adults in our group enjoyed walking down into the mine and hearing about how the gold was removed from the mine and what the miners lived (and died) through. A free pan of gold dust is...More

Thank Jenny S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can't get this from books. This mine tour is awesome, to see, hear, smell & feel the conditions men endured for promise of gold! The tour guides are well prepared for all aged groups inquisitive enthusiasm (mostly kids). Lots of fun in the deep...More

Thank kc13132015
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Shine J
Is there wheel chair access? And if not, how much stair climbing is there? Have elderly grandparents who can walk but have a hard time with too many stairs.
4 April 2017|
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Response from CGMINC | Property representative |
Our gold panning, gem mining and gift shop are wheelchair accessible. The Underground Gold Mine Tour is NOT wheelchair accessible. The total tour is about 0.5 miles round trip and consists of three flights of stairs (46... More
Terrie C
My question is once you find the gems how expensive is it to turn your gems into jewelry. I would be interested in pair earrings or a pendent on a necklace. Thank yiu.
11 March 2017|
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Response from CGMINC | Property representative |
Our lead gem cutter has 43 years of experience making beautiful cut stones. In total, our gem experts have over 125 years of professional experience. We would love to help you out! Cutting stones starts at $25 for the... More
Cindi C
Hi, I was wondering what kind of problems that you had that you only gave them one star?
28 February 2017|
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Response from WEH98 | Reviewed this property |
No issues other than stairs down and up from mine. The guides give all a break on stairs, Then when done you will go pan for gold. Enjoy.