Dahlonega, GA - Consolidated Gold Mine

Posted by Page Phelps | | Posted On Sunday, June 9, 2013 at 1:51 PM

We went over to Dahlonega to pan for gold and mine for gems.
This was a great trip for Eli.   He told me a few weeks ago that when he grows up he wants to be a gold miner, a potter, and a LEGO designer.  
He got to check out 2 of the 3.

Panning for gold was pretty cool.  There is a method.  We watched a video on how to pan, but we had a nice fellow help us out too.  All of my children were ending up with water all down their front as they panned.  They were panning toward themselves instead of away.  
 
Maggie Beth is checking out her pieces of gold.  
We also got to find gems in a huge pail of sand.  
The kids absolutely loved doing this.  
Maggie Beth even had to do it again later in the week at another fine mining establishment.
After mining our gems and panning for gold we went on a tour of the old gold mine.  
We also learned about the history of gold mining.  

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