If you've been to Atlanta, you can't help but have seen the gleaming dome of the State Capitol - compliments of Lumpkin County. Gold was donated by the citizens of Lumpkin County to replace the tin dome with a gilding of Georgia gold.
So come and learn about mining history in Georgia, mining techniques and the lifestyles of the prospectors at tow gold mines that operate in the county at the Dahnlonega Gold Museum. The museum is located in the oldest courthouse in Georgia!
The Consolidated Gold Mines were built in the early 1900's. Although most of the mill buildings are gone, the tunnels that run deep below still bear gold bearing rock and you can still pan for gold!
Learning about gold mining in Georgia is fun for the whole family!