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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 15 Activities in Dahlonega
Type: Mines, Amusement
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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.

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Gainesville, Georgia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Great location. The musicians were really good. We wanted to have a beer and hear some music. ere told there was 2 stools left and we could have those. That was ok. A packed venue must be a good spot. Ordered 2 beers and when were ready to pay and leave, we were shocked with an $88 bill? 2 beers... More

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Cornelia, Georgia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

My husband and I had a great time celebrating our birthdays panning for gems. Would recommend this for all ages. The staff were very friendly and had alot of information.

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2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Me and my Family went here for the weekend and we had the most fun. My Husband tried the new rock crushers they have and me with the kids we got the high grade gemstone buckets.. We came home with Gold and Gems. The Gems where not trash they where good quality and I am going to have some jewelry... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Went to see the workings of a gold mine, instead found unfriendly staff, sand peppered with gold and not very interesting history. The real shock was when I was accused of stealing rocks..really! The entire parking lot is filled with them..unbelievable! If you're not allowed to take the rocks put up a sign, people!

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Athens, Georgia
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Crisson Gold Mine is a wonderful place for family fun! We always enjoy dropping by to gem mine. Both my 3 year and 9 year loves this place! The owners and staff are always helpful and very friendly! I would recommend it for both the young and the old! It is a fun place to visit!

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Rome, Georgia
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

A slow day at the mines, we were the only prospectors on this raining day. Nice side attraction. The grandchildren were 6-12 and could have benefited from more instruction from the staff. A cheerful smile would have also been appreciated from the adult staff.

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Roswell, Georgia, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

I've been going to the Crisson Gold Mine for over 20 years. My parents took my sister and I when we were children, and I took my 8-year old daughter there yesterday. To say she had a great time would be an understatement. The staff was extremely friendly, and eager to answer the many questions she had. We came away... More

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Apopka, Florida, United States
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Took my Mom and brother to experience gold panning, I had been here before and fondly remember my visit, so I wanted to share it with my family. We purchased a bucket of high grade ore and a bucket of super high grade ore. We panned half of each bucket on site and found enough gold that it paid for... More

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Saint Cloud, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Okay, so you don't find a ton of gold, but you definitely do fine a bit. It's fun and exciting and the people that work at the site are incredibly helpful. If you want to try your luck at finding some gold, give it a try. The price is reasonable and you are guaranteed to have fun!

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Took my grandson to Crissom for his birthday a few weeks back. Back breaking work - bring tweezers - impossible to keep a finger dry

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