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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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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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You pan for gold and gemstones. Wonderful way to spend several hers with friends trying to find a treasure. People were helpful. Gift shop to browse. I would recommend the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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Springfield
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Springfield
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

You pan for gold and gemstones. Wonderful way to spend several hers with friends trying to find a treasure. People were helpful. Gift shop to browse. I would recommend the tractor ride not much to that.

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Winder, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

My sister and I found this place just out driving. And was glad we did. We had a great time here. It was very affordable with perks. Has an Awesome staff. Awesome gift shop also very affordable. We split a big gem bucket and got some really nice rocks. Did not have time to look around much or to do... More 

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Ripponden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Great couple of hours, kids loved the gold and gem mining. Nice staff too. Only a small place but nice little gift shop

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Mishawaka, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Learn the ways of mining went there had fun found small amounts of gold the time learning and experiencing was even more fun family had fun seeing who found the most enjoyable

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Fun but open air, so if it's rainy or too hot, you will not enjoy it. It rained and we could not do the wagon ride, kids were disappointed.

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

Thank you very much for your great Rating! I hope you all had a good time here at the Mine. I am sorry that the weather didn't allow you to do the wagon ride. The activity of Gold and Gem Panning is usually done outside. So to make this activity more enjoyable because we are open 7 days a week... More 

Darien, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Crisson Gold Mine is a wonderful place. The owners are kind and friendly and helpful. The prices are very fair. We had such a great time there we returned for a second day. We found gold and the gold fever. We enjoyed every moment of our visits.

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Hickory, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Great experience. Very family friendly. Good history of Georgia gold mining. Good selection of different activities at the site.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We decided to go up to the mountains spontaneously and since we've never been panning for gold we decided to stop somewhere with the kids for fun. We all had a great time! Panning for gold was not as entertaining (we weren't there for any serious gold) but panning for gems was a lot of fun, especially for the kids.... More 

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Tampa, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This was a wonderful time for me and my family. We planned to stop here on out way to our final stop. So glad we did the price is great and the service was excellent. We panned for gold, boxed for mineral rocks as well as took the wag9n ride around the mine. Our 3 year old had a ball... More 

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Orange Park, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

For the 9.95 entrance fee you get a same bucket of "gold ore" and a small bucket of "mineral ore". They are very friendly and willing to show you how to pan. You are standing under a covered area so while outside not too warm (for someone from Florida)

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