There is still gold in the North Georgia Mountains, and when you choose Georgia for your vacation you could walk away with more than just photos and pleasant memories, because there are gold mines in Georgia that open their arms to visitors wanting to try their luck and experience some of what it felt like during the Georgia Gold Rush that began near Dahlonega in 1828 and lasted until 1933.
It was the second most significant gold rush in the country. You can try your luck at discovering what gold rush prospectors left behind at one of Georgia's gold mines.
Pan for gold not far from your mountain cabin rentals at Crisson Gold Mine.
Established in 1847 Crisson Gold Mine was commercially operated until only a few decades ago in the 1980s. It opened to the public back in 1969 allowing visitors to pan for their own gold. You can even buy your own gold ore for something to take home with you as a memento of your experience.
Onsite trommels can be used to separate gold from other debris. Crisson Gold Mine offers an educational experiences and opportunities the whole family can enjoy.
Experience the Gold Rush at Gold N Gem Grubbin.
Formerly a part of the Loud Mine that supplied ore to the Dahlonega Mint, Gold N Gem Grubbin remains North Georgias premier commercially operated gold mine. There is no admission fee and parking is free, but fees are charged for the buckets. A convenient sluice and the nearby creek will provide you with ample opportunities to try your luck at panning for your own gold. At Gold N Gem Grubbin they practice strip mining, removing the layers of dirt so you can get to the gold. Gold N Gem Grubbin offers Georgia cabin rentals visitors the opportunity to invest in the experience of a lifetime.
Go gold panning in Helen, Georgia at Dukes Creek Gold & Ruby Mines.
Not far from Georgia?s mountain cabin rentals you can experience the history of the state's gold rush while panning for gold in the beautiful Georgia landscape at Dukes Creek Gold & Ruby Mines. There is no fee for admission or parking, but fees are charged for buckets, and trained staff is available to familiarize you with the gold panning process at no extra charge.
Consolidated Gold Mines in Dahlonega offers opportunities for family fun.
The largest hard rock gold mine in the state is located in Dahlonega where you and your family can take a forty minute Gold Mine Tour, descending underground to get a sense of what the old time miners must have felt. Guides will educate you about mining equipment and techniques as well as the geology of the area. At the end of the tour you will be given the opportunity to try your hand at gold panning and perhaps walking away with a souvenir.
Prospecting does not have to be a lonely affair. Take your family and enjoy some gold panning and a few day's at one of Georgia's own cabin rentals.