“There's gold in them there hills!”
Underground Adventures TRAVEL 200 FEET UNDERGROUND AND 100 YEARS BACK IN TIME! 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! 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. Strollers are not permitted in the mine. Pets are not permitted.
Absolutely Loved it!! We were driving from NY to Orlando with our two daughters, ages 7 & 11, detoured to go to the Consolidated Gold Mine in Dahlonega, Georgia & it was sooo worth the stop! We hadn't planned on being there for as long as we were but our girls were having so much fun, we ended up staying for about 3 hours.
During our visit, we toured the mine, despite the fact that I am claustrophobic & was not too sure about going in, but it really wasn't as bad as I thought. (But take a light jacket, it kind of chilly down there, obviously...)
We also did the gold panning, (included with the mine tour, or you can purchase separately) which my 7 year old had a little bit of a hard time with so needed some assistance, but still loved it.
We also did the gem mining! Which, for our girls, (and us really. :) was the best part) We purchased the $50 gem bucket (definitely enough for four people & worth the money) We ended up with four good sized bags of beautiful gems, (even some rubies & emeralds) and although I was kinda pretty set against having jewelry made with the gems we found before we went) We did end up purchasing a ring to be made for each of our daughters from the gems that we had found when gem mining. The prices were actually very reasonable & the staff was sooo helpful & friendly, and not at all pushy or salesman like, especially Miner Mike & the guy sorting out our gems for us & our tour guide for the mine. (Sorry, I'm terrible with names & don't remember what they had said their names were!) They definitely made it a very memorable experience for us & our daughters! Our girls are very excited to receive their rings which will be shipped to us in 3 weeks.
The Consolidated mine in Dahlonega, Georgia was definitely something that my girls will remember & will talk about for a very long time & we will very likely do again on our next trip!
Thanks again to the staff at The Consolidated Mine! We had an awesome time and can't wait to come back again!
tj was our guide and he was great .
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