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Most People Have No Idea You Can Do This One Awesome Activity In Georgia

Often times throughout elementary school we learn about the Gold Rush—a fascinating event which allowed many different parts of the United States to flourish. For Georgia, the Gold Rush was a big historical event, which helped migrate many people to this great state. While you can’t necessarily experience what the miners experienced in full force, you can still explore a consolidated gold mine the way they did way back when. Check it out:

This is a one-of-a-kind experience that most have only read about in history books. You can explore underground caves, traveling 200 feet underground and 100 years back in time, traipsing through a real gold mine in Dahlonega. Get a full fledged experience of what a miner’s life was back many years ago, panning for gold deep within the Georgia mountains.

The Gold Rush was a huge part of the history of Georgia. The discovery in Georgia began in 1828 which was what led to the “Georgia Gold Rush”. However, there were reports of gold in the North Georgia Mountains much earlier, due to the Native Americans which resided in the area. It was such a monumental discovery for our state, it soon became a valuable part of history.

Although we all wish we could take a trip back in time and rediscover gold in the Georgia mountains all over again, we cannot. However, you can experience what gold mining would be like if you lived in that time period.

It’s a perfect day trip for the whole family. You are able to see what it was like to pan for gold and live in the conditions in which miners lived. Take a tour of the underground caves and see for yourself what Georgia gold mining was all about.

Or perhaps you’re looking to mine some gems, rather than gold. Gemstone mining in Georgia is also a fun activity for the whole family. All you need is a bucket and a good tour guide, and soon you’ll be mining Emeralds, Rubies, Sapphires, Amethyst, Quartz, Moonstone and much more.

Have you been to a mining tour before? Share your experience with us!

Marisa Roman
Marisa Roman is an avid reader, writer, and collector of experiences. She travels the country full time in an RV and writes about her adventures.