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Crisson Gold Mine

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Address: 2736 Morrison Moore Pkwy East, Dahlonega, GA 30533
Phone Number: +1 706-864-6363
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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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Neat Family Experience

We took the home family out to Crisson Gold Mine for something different to do on their visit this year. Had ages 4-60 years old, easy for everyone, some panned gold others gems... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Dahlonega, Ga
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Dahlonega, Ga
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We took the home family out to Crisson Gold Mine for something different to do on their visit this year. Had ages 4-60 years old, easy for everyone, some panned gold others gems. Had a great time.

1 Thank rustybob64
Bonita Springs, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For the experienced and the beginner this is the place to go. If your a beginner they will show you how to pan for gold. And if you are experienced this is the place to pick up your mining supplies and concentrates. I have tried all the rest for concentrates and the Crisson Gold Mine is by far Best !

1 Thank Wayoung
Leesville, Louisiana
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

It was a great experience, the owner was very knowledgeable about the gold, the mine and history of the area, gold panning and gem finding.

Thank Tammy F
South Florida, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

We had a great time at Crisson. I am not a huge fan of panning for gold and finding barely any, but I guess that is what the gold minors of the past experienced as well. I much prefer gem mining. They have both. Go get a big bucket and have fun!

Thank jbk4
Round Rock, Texas
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Friendly relaxed unique experience. Nice couple runs the one of a kind mine for panning. Large area and several options to find the gold you are searching for. Nice touch having gift museum on premises. Liked the old timey look and feel of the location. You will definitely enjoy finding your fortune.

Thank mary ella G
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

My brother and I attempt to take a trip together every year since our father died. We are both up in years and were essentially raised in different generations. This year he wanted to do something he had always wanted to do, but never had the opportunity - pan for gold. We chose the Dahlonega area due to it history... More 

1 Thank Larry S
Cadiz, Kentucky, Usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

We were not disappointed in our trip as we ran the trammel to discover our gold! We uncovered more than we thought we would. This is a friendly, family operation. We will return!!

Thank 233AlanC
golden42, Owner at Crisson Gold Mine, responded to this review

I am Glad that you had a great time here!! The Trommel is a great way to get the Gold!! We hope to see you again soon! More 

Hilton Head, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

After promising myself that I would never sift for gems again, I found myself being dragged down a set of steps to an area of troughs and running water. The dreaded gold mine panning and gem sifting area. With both our elderly backs broken by bending over, my wife and I panned enough gold leaf to, well, never do it... More 

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

We always appreciate hearing from our customers, even when the news may be negative. I am sorry that this customer didn't enjoy Gold panning and looking for Gems. Obviously he wasn't going to enjoy himself because he already had a negative experience somewhere else. We are not a road side panning trough. We are a Real Gold Mine that has... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

My sister and I took our girls (2 teen 1 pre-teen) to the mine on our big summer vacation. We had spent months planning and looked up the Girl Scout patches for where we were going. One patch involved seeing a stamp mill and learning about gold mining. We all got to find gold and gems. We learned what black... More 

1 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Crestview, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Stayed an extra day so my wife and I could go panning for gold and gem stones. So glad we did!! Staff was so friendly and helpful. Great demonstration on how to properly pan for gold. Brought home a bag full of gem stones. Awesome gift shop. Beautiful dogs on the property was a bonus. We will definitely be back.

1 Thank Glenn M

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