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Crisson Gold Mine

2736 Morrison Moore Pkwy East, Dahlonega, GA 30533-3942
+1 706-864-6363
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Better then getting stung by a bee

My family paid for the self guided tour which came with 1 gold pan each and 1 gem bucket each. Each... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2015
LOLO12IN .
via mobile
Gems!!!!

I absolutely love this place! Me, my husband, and my stepdaughter have been here 3 times. I love... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2015
Brandi F
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Marietta, Georgia
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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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“wagon ride” (19 reviews)
“nuggets” (32 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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2736 Morrison Moore Pkwy East, Dahlonega, GA 30533-3942
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Reviewed 12 April 2015 via mobile

My family paid for the self guided tour which came with 1 gold pan each and 1 gem bucket each. Each gold pan had 1-2 small flakes and the gem bucket had small gems but nothing really awesom. The self guided tour is really nothing...More

3  Thank LOLO12IN .
Reviewed 10 April 2015

I absolutely love this place! Me, my husband, and my stepdaughter have been here 3 times. I love looking for gems here, and I feel this is the best place to do gem mining. Everyone is so friendly and helpful and I will definitely be...More

1  Thank Brandi F
Reviewed 9 April 2015

We spent the better part of a day here panning for gold and gem mining. Panning for gold isn't my favorite activity, but the main purpose of our trip was for my dad to pan for gold. My dad loves to pan for gold, but...More

2  Thank John_Deere_Farm_Girl
Reviewed 6 April 2015

My husband, myself, and my 11 year old son decided to get out and go gem mining but really didnt know where to go. I am so glad we found the Crisson Mines. The owners Tony and Tammy Ray were the nicest people ever, and...More

2  Thank must1245
Reviewed 31 March 2015

My boyfriend and I decided to try out gold panning for the first time. We went to Crisson Gold Mine. We bought a $45.00 bag of dirt to pan. The instructor showed us how to pan for gold and was very helpful as well as...More

1  Thank rachelll626
Reviewed 25 March 2015

The four of us had great fun trying our hand at gold mining but once we left the front office we were pretty much left unattended. The young girl in charge of the sifting showed us how to pan for gold but then disappeared after...More

2  Thank Taprocker
golden42, Owner at Crisson Gold Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2015

I am sorry that this customer said they needed more assistance. We have employees ready and eager to help all of our customers find their Gold. We show them how and we help them while they are panning. Sometimes we have customers that don't really...More

Reviewed 21 March 2015

We set out to have some fun panning for gems, and we decided to try Crisson's. From the moment we walked in the door until we left everyone was very friendly and knowledgeable. We had so much fun! It only cost us $30 for the...More

2  Thank ADodgeJDodge
Reviewed 20 March 2015

I realize we were there during the off-season, but the folks here were not very attentive. They gave us our mining stuff, gave a brief training, and left us. Lets just say I found out that I would have starved to death if gold mining...More

2  Thank Lisa P
golden42, Owner at Crisson Gold Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2015

I am sorry that this customer said they needed more assistance. We have employees ready and eager to help all of our customers find their Gold. We show them how and we help them while they are panning. Sometimes we have customers that don't really...More

Reviewed 11 March 2015

Went to Crisson on 3/10/15 for a short day trip from Blue Ridge and we had a lovely time! The staff was super friendly and could not have been nicer. The restrooms were very clean and the gift shop was full of cute things. We...More

3  Thank Tiffanee H
Reviewed 10 March 2015

Nice little family-owned place. The people are really informative and helpful, and we had a blast panning for our gold!

3  Thank MrsLisa1965
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Stroke r
What has recently been the largest nugget and gem stone found
14 February 2015|
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Response from golden42 | Property representative |
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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