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

Consolidated Gold Mines

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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.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
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 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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dahlonega Mustering Grounds (approx. half a mile away);
Consolidated Gold Mines Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 2, 2010
2. Consolidated Gold Mines Marker
Looking north on Georgia Highway 9
Lumpkin Court House (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Public Square (approx. 0.6 miles away); Singleton/Wimpy/Gaillard Homeplace (approx. 0.7 miles away); Price Memorial Building (approx. 0.8 miles away); Findley Ridge (approx. one mile away); "Gold Diggers' Road" (approx. 2.4 miles away); Calhoun Gold Mine (approx. 3.4 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.
 
Categories. 20th CenturyIndustry & CommerceNatural Resources
 
Consolidated Gold Mines Marker image. Click for full size.
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.
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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.
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 June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 15, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 769 times since then and 54 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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