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Crisson Gold Mine

2736 Morrison Moore Pkwy East, Dahlonega, GA 30533
+1 706-864-6363
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Ranked #2 of 7 attractions in Dahlonega
Type: Mines
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Biloxi, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

On Saturday, 07JLY14, I went to Crisson Gold Mine with my wife. While she shopped till she dropped, I purchased a gold ore concentrate bucket and went to the water to pan for gold. About an hour later I had about $400 - 500 worth of gold!!! The folks at Crisson's Gold Mine were very welcoming and were among some... More

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Ocean Springs, Mississippi, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We really enjoyed the mine. We purchased a $40 bag of their gold dirt to pan. We left with what was estimated over $50 in gold. Not bad for an hour's work... We also road the train, which wasn't worth it for adults. There is no explanation of what you are seeing, but kids would love seeing some of the... More

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Centerville, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

For the time and money it was a great way to pass time while having fun panning for gems/gold. Would recommend as a secondary attraction.

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Atlanta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

We were a party of 8 with 4 children and the staff made sure we all had a great experience. Great family activity.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This mine has better gems and gold pans than the other one new Walmart. The gift shop is more reasonably priced. Customer service is lacking. Not alot of help with panning techniques. It is a do-it-yourself. Tractor ride is good for kids. Skip it if your not with kids. Gold panning, Geodes, and Gems are all good. Not alot of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our experience at the gold mine. Everyone was extremely friendly and helpful. We have two boys that loved panning for gold and gems. We would highly recommend this attraction to anyone visiting the area.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Really enjoyed our visit. Extremely friendly staff. The wagon ride is worth the extra $3. So glad we decided to add this stop to our trip.

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3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We visited Crisson Gold Mine, a real working gold mine, while we were visiting the Dahlonega area. The Crissons were very hospitable hosts. We panned for gold and screened gravel for gem stones. Mr. Crisson instructed us in the panning technique and sure enough we found several gold flakes and a small gold nugget at the end of the process.... More

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Orlando, Florida
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We went to the shop and realized we all had to pay to go into the mining area, but once we did, everyone got to go panning for gold and gem mining. The man attending was great with the kids and very helpful. The kids all enjoyed it very much.

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Paintsville, Kentucky
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

staff was very helpful!!! Gift shop was very nice. Really enjoyed panning for gold and gemstones. Would recommend it. The only problem we found were lack of directions or markers showing the way.

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