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Address: 2736 Morrison Moore Pkwy East, Dahlonega, GA 30533
Phone Number: +1 706-864-6363
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Description: Here at Crisson Gold Mine you can Pan for Real Dahlonega Gold, and look...
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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A Fun Activity But Needs Better Service

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Apopka, Florida
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Apopka, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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 that. She may have had other chores but the store should have someone at the... More 

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golden42, Owner at Crisson Gold Mine, responded to this review

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 want us to do the panning for them. We are there if they ask for... More 

Liberty, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

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 5lb bucket, and my husband ad I left with a ziplock bag full of raw... More 

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Tunnel Hill, Georgia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

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 would have been my income.

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golden42, Owner at Crisson Gold Mine, responded to this review

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 want us to do the panning for them. We are there if they ask for... More 

Valrico, Florida
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 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 panned for gold, only got about $8 worth of gold out of a $45 bag... More 

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Columbus, Georgia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

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

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reston
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

I have visited Crisson a couple of times and bought their gold concentrates and gem bags online. I have never been disappointed and have been very satisfied with their products (see photos from my most recent purchases). Panning their gold concentrates is a good winter activity!Their customer service is first class. I recently had a minor glitch with an order... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

Went to crisson gold mine to get my gold hog matting. Had great service an a whole lot of items to choose from. Tammy was friendly and very helpful. Pointed us to some great spots for gold in the area.

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Round Rock, TX
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49 reviews 49 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Kids enjoyed panning for gold and coming away with a tiny sample. Nice gift shop. Best for younger children.

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Gulfport, Florida
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3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We visited in December so most of the outdoor stuff was not active but seeing a stamp mills was impressive. The panning area was not impressive- but again it was the indoor set up not the outdoor one. The Gift Shop was very nice. Options to buy various amounts of paydirt to pan at home was very nice.

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Gastonia, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Having been a gold and gemstone prospector since retirement, My wife and I have returned a second time to Dahlonega, GA. The objective of this visit was to revisit the Crisson Gold Mine to attend a gold show given by "Doc" of the Gold Hog. I have followed this man since his business beginnings and truly admire his accomplishments as... More 

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