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Crisson Gold Mine

2736 Morrison Moore Pkwy East, Dahlonega, GA 30533-3942
+1 706-864-6363
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Great for Young People

We took our grown children and our grandchildren to pan for gold. The young man assigned to help... read more

Reviewed yesterday
6491cwd2001
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Great visit

Today we visited the gold mine and we had a great time. We planned for gold and mined gems too... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Rachel P
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Here at Crisson Gold Mine you can Pan for Real Dahlonega Gold, and look for Gemstones. We have instructors that are willing to help you and your family have a fun adventure. We also offer the use of Trommels, Highbankers, Gold cubes to the person that wants to do more than just pan. Please call us to find out more information. The Crisson Gold Mine has a lot of history. It is an actual open pit gold mine that was established in 1847 and was worked commercially until the early 1980s. We've been open to the public since 1969 and we are the oldest gold mining establishment in North Georgia. At Crisson Gold Mine, there is a 130-year-old stamp mill that is still used to crush quartz rock which contains gold. This crushed rock is called ore. In addition to the stamp mill, we have rod mills and jaw crushers that we occasionally use. All of these antique gold mining machines along with our open pit mine can be seen when you visit our gold mine. We sell our ore by the 5-gallon bucket. You can pan for the gold at our gold mine, or you can take the ore home with you. For our more serious gold miners, we have trommels for your use during your visit to Crisson Gold Mine. These machines are used to separate the gold from the sand at a much more efficient pace. Several buckets of ore can be finished in less than half the time it takes to pan them out. New for 2014 you can now purchase a pan of quartz rock and use our crusher to crush them, then pan out the gold. This has been a big hit. Especially for the more serious miners.
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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2736 Morrison Moore Pkwy East, Dahlonega, GA 30533-3942
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Reviewed yesterday

We took our grown children and our grandchildren to pan for gold. The young man assigned to help our group was wonderful and helped the little ones with their panning. Everyone found a few flecks of gold. Then we were given a bucket of sandy...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Today we visited the gold mine and we had a great time. We planned for gold and mined gems too. The gentleman was kind and helped my youngest pan for gold while I was helping another child. The kids were happy with their finds and...More

Thank Rachel P
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Reviewed 6 May 2018

Crisson Gold Mine was a perfect choice to take my BSA Troop to earn their Mining in Society merit badge. The staff reviewed the requirements and customized the tour to fit our objectives. They were so friendly. The mine tour and panning was a hit....More

Thank Troy M
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Reviewed 29 April 2018

Had friends from Europe in so took them here .The staff is very friendly& helpful in finding gold in them their hill. This above ground so those of you who have problems getting around this one is better the the other underground mine in the...More

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golden42, Owner at Crisson Gold Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2018

Thanks for taking the time to post a review for us!! We strive to take care of our customers needs! We hope we get to see you all again soon! Have a Golden day!!

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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

We did the gem mining here and got tons of great gems. We also did the wagon ride and loved it. Even though you can't see the mine its awesome to see around an actual mine that is still operating.

Thank Beth M
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

I took my two grandchildren during spring break. They had the best time! My grandson really didn’t want to go, but after the activities started, he said it was the best day ever. We took the wagon ride also and it was great.

Thank pudge2000
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

Very interesting and fun tour. Great place to visit for all ages, but those with walking disabilities might have a problem as there are many steps. Definitely try the gold panning.

Thank Kathy H
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

What a great way to spend a few hours. This place had the friendliest most helpful people. We panned for gold! and we found some! and we got to keep it! we even did the gem buckets and I got a HUGE ruby and a...More

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Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

Went just to dig for gems and had a blast. Love the intimate family owned environment. Will always go here!!

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golden42, Owner at Crisson Gold Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2018

Thank you so much for taking time to write us a Review!!! We love to see that you always have a great time every time you come here! We hope to see you again soon!! Have a great summer!!

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Reviewed 25 March 2018

Family owned and operated by folks who have been in the business for decades. They are experts -- on gold and precious stones, on the history of mining in Georgia, on mining technology and methods. So friendly. And the prices were great too!

Thank LovingGeorgia
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Greentea M
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We don’t sell it unlimited but if you would like we do sell it by the tractor scoop for $90.00 a scoop
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I am sorry I didn't answer sooner. Lately the largest nugget found by a customer was worth $525.00 on the Gold price for that day. The largest ruby found lately was a 700 carat ruby. Then they had it cut into several... More
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