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Want to buy an historic gold mine in Lumpkin County?
500-acre property in Dahlonega tied to Georgia gold rush, U.S. vice president on the auction block
A historical marker along Ga. 60 at Calhoun Mine Road points to the direction of the old Calhoun gold mine. The 500-acre property is up for auction and includes three homes.
America’s political and gold mining pasts collide on a nearly 500-acre tract in Lumpkin County. Its future is another matter, as a Green Bay, Wisc.-based real estate auction firm has the Calhoun gold mine and surrounding property on the auction block. “It was the site of where, the story goes, Benjamin Parks first discovered gold, which started the Georgia gold rush in 1829,” said Chris Worick, president of the Lumpkin County Historical Society.