Dahlonega Consolidated Gold Mine

NE of Dahlonega, Dahlonega, Georgia

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Glory Hole at the Consolidated Gold Mine

The Consolidated Mine was a gold mine in Lumpkin County, Georgia, United States, just east of Dahlonega. Like most of the area around Dahlonega, the placer mining on the land on which the mine is located probably started during the Georgia Gold Rush. By 1880, the placer deposits were exhausted and the land was down to hard rock. Gold was soon discovered in a huge quartz vein system, and mined. "The richest acre" was mined deep into the ground - and the resulting shaft became known as the "Glory Hole.

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National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on February 27, 1980
Reference number
80001111
Areas of significance
Commerce; Archeology - Non-Aboriginal
Level of significance
State
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; D - Information Potential
Property type
District
Historic function
Extractive facility
Current function
Single dwelling
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1875-1899
Significant years
1875; 1899; 1906
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 1
Contributing sites: 4
Non-contributing buildings: 1

Update Log 

  • November 18, 2015: New Street View added by Michael Miller
  • October 19, 2015: Photo imported by pam phillips

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