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Dahlonega in Lumpkin County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Consolidated Gold Mines

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Consolidated Gold Mines Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, May 2, 2010
1. Consolidated Gold Mines Marker
Inscription.  One mile southeast of here, from 1900 to 1906, the Dahlonega Consolidated Mining Company operated what is considered the largest gold plant ever constructed east of the Mississippi River.

Capitalized at $5,000,000, the plant included a 120-stamp mill, a large chlorinator, a 550 foot tunnel and numerous small buildings.

The Consolidated Mining Company furnished much of the setting for one of the earliest moving picture westerns, "The Plunderer", starring William Farnum. The film was made in Dahlonega and its environs before the First World War.
 
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 093-4.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainmentIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1900.
 
Location. 34° 32.247′ N, 83° 58.548′ W. Marker is in Dahlonega, Georgia, in Lumpkin County. Marker is at the intersection of Morrison Moore
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Parkway (Georgia Route 9) and East Main Street (U.S. 19), on the right when traveling north on Morrison Moore Parkway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dahlonega GA 30533, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dahlonega Stories (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Dahlonega Stories (approx. half a mile away); Dahlonega Mustering Grounds (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Dahlonega Stories (approx. half a mile away); Restoration & Preservation by Cotrell, Inc. (approx. 0.6 miles away); Discovery to Restoration (approx. 0.6 miles away); Chestatee River Diving Bell (c.1875) (approx. 0.6 miles away); Maibaum History Tree (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dahlonega.
 
More about this marker. The "1 mile" directional on the marker is no longer accurate, as the marker was originally located on US 19 in Dahlonega. It was relocated when the Morrison Moore Parkway bypass was built.
 
Consolidated Gold Mines Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, May 2, 2010
2. Consolidated Gold Mines Marker
Looking north on Georgia Highway 9
Consolidated Gold Mines Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, May 2, 2010
3. Consolidated Gold Mines Marker
Looking south on Morrison Moore Parkway, Georgia Highway 9, at the intersection with North Main Street (to the right), US 19.
Consolidated Gold Mines image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, May 2, 2010
4. Consolidated Gold Mines
The Consolidated Gold Mines today, operated as a tourist attraction.
Consolidated Gold Mines SIgn image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, May 2, 2010
5. Consolidated Gold Mines SIgn
A directional sign to the Consolidated Gold Mines stands near the marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 15, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,001 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 15, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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