The Gold Mine

Posted by Page Phelps | | Posted On Sunday, June 9, 2013 at 3:48 PM

At the gold mine we learned the history of mining in Georgia and learned about the gold rush.

Fun fact......this particular mine is now underneath a Wal-Mart.  
And this is where they had the largest find of gold in quartz veins.  Above you can see where they found the largest deposit.  It was very cool.  
We walked about half a mile into the mine.
Our guide demonstrated the techniques of the old time miners.
Here are some old mine carts.
Hezekiah got to be a guinea pig for our guide to show how the miners use to pick to mine the gold out of quartz.  Hezekiah was a bit uncertain about holding the nail that the guide was going to hammer at.  


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