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Dahlonega “Rich” in History

Dahlonega “Rich” in History

Many of you know Dahlonega as being the site of the first US Gold Rush, but what other “nuggets” (see what we did there…) of history remain unknown? For starters, there’s the name itself, Dahlonega. Pronounced Duh-Lon-uh-guh, the name actually derives from the...

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8 Things to be Thankful for in Dahlonega

8 Things to be Thankful for in Dahlonega

With the holiday season upon us it is time to take a moment and reflect on some of the things that we are most thankful for. And when you are in a place like Dahlonega, that's not hard to do at all. 1. Mountains There's no denying that living in the mountains of north...

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Gold Rush Days Events Not To Miss

Gold Rush Days Events Not To Miss

“There’s gold in them thar hills!” It was true in 1828, and it will be true again this weekend as craft exhibitors, musicians, food vendors, and artisans of all types flock to the Historic Downtown Square of Dahlonega for the 61 annual Gold Rush Days Festival. This...

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The Life of A Gemstone (& Gem Cutter)

The Life of A Gemstone (& Gem Cutter)

Meet Rick McGee, the resident gem cutter at Consolidated Gold Mines. Forty-two years ago his wife bought him a gem cutting setup for his birthday, and he’s been hooked ever since. Rick took a leap of faith and left his stable job as a contractor in Florida and moved...

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Not Your Grandpa’s Pan

Not Your Grandpa’s Pan

If you're fed up with the slow ways of the old gold panning methods using nothing but your boring old pan then you're in luck! Consolidated Gold Mine just got in the latest and greatest in gold-mining technology. Introducing the Banjo Pan!     This pan is an...

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