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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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Tampa, Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

What a fun thing to do....pan for gold! The day we planned to go here, it was raining but no worries....we were completely covered. There was a short walk from the store to the gold panning area and that was the only time we got wet. For $10, we received a pan of dirt to look for gold and a... More

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Peoria, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

My family stopped here after visiting Consolidated Gold Mine. We paid for panning and gem mining. There is also a tractor ride for the family farm, but we decided it was not something teens would be interested in. We each received a pan of dirt for panning and a bucket of dirt for gem hunting. Each of us found specks... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

My husband and I drove up from Alpharetta with our children to just have a day out away from the hotel. I found out about the Crisson Gold Mine online and wanted to take my boys. We all had a great time. We panned for gold and gemstones and although we did all find a few flakes to take home,... More

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Lawrenceville, Georgia, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed panning gold and looking for gemstones. Quick little wagon ride is okay. We should have done the tour, but overall fun!

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Biloxi, Mississippi
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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
6 helpful votes 6 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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82 reviews 82 reviews
20 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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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