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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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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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Our boys are 11&4 and they had a blast!! My husband loved the panning for gold. The boys thought it was super cool to but they had a blast with the Gem panning and came away with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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Jefferson
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Our boys are 11&4 and they had a blast!! My husband loved the panning for gold. The boys thought it was super cool to but they had a blast with the Gem panning and came away with some really cool stuff!! The tractor ride was fun too!! This is a trip well worth taking!

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

This place is very family friendly. Family owned and operated. Very well maintained as well. You can pan for gold as well as shifting for tougher cut gemstones.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

As someone who has been to both of the gold mines in Dahlonega, I can confidently say that Crisson's is hands down the best!! You get to enjoy the outdoors under an open air pavilion while panning for gold and/or gems. You actually get large, beautifully diverse stones...definitely your money's worth!! The staff is extremely friendly and knowledgeable. The grounds... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

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 but looking at a stamp shack that needs to be cleaned up. It would be... More 

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Marietta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 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 back!!

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Dublin, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 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 he hadn't gone since my mom passed away. He didn't want to go alone, so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 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 there prices were wonderful, and the property is amazing, we really enjoyed ourselves!!!! If your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 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 all other employees.The amount of gold we found was rather surprising! We found much more... More 

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Apopka, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 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 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
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 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 5lb bucket, and my husband ad I left with a ziplock bag full of raw... More 

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