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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 - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Here at Crisson Gold Mine you can Pan for Real Dahlonega Gold, and look for...

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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Go for the gem bucket!

If you have immense patience, you could enjoy panning for gold. My husband did, and the small bag took nearly 2 hours to pan. I don't have patience, so am grateful I chose the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
PolkCountyGirl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you have immense patience, you could enjoy panning for gold. My husband did, and the small bag took nearly 2 hours to pan. I don't have patience, so am grateful I chose the gem bucket ahead of time without knowing the difference. Gems of every color were throughout my metal bucket and it was really fun!!!! Rubies, garnets and... More 

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Jupiter, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Wonderful and informative! A true "gem" no pun intended. The kids are still talking about it and love to take out their treasures! A family run mine and they are so helpful and sweet. Oh and patient with everyone.....cause I wasn't even patient with my own self trying to help the kids! It is fun and something we have never... More 

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Clermont, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

This is a great time for all. We had my parents and my 6 and 8 year old boys and everyone enjoyed themselves. It is a family run mine so the customer service is fantastic and you feel part of the family immediately!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Ok place to go. Two year old liked gem mining! Gold panning was too boring for him. Employees very friendly and helpful. Didn't really see more than 5-8 specks of gold in any of our pans, but happy with the amount of gemstones.

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Thank Jeanettashep
Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Great mining and panning experience. Working Stamp mill, one of the most complete mining supplies stores that I have had the good fortune to visit. And I live in Denver! Truly recommend taking home some concentrate. Great people running the facility.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

A great stop if you have never panned for gold before. We found some small flakes and it was a great experience. We did this we after we visited the museum in town and it definitely enhanced the experience. Good place to go if you don't want to go into a mine but be sure of finding gold and gems..

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1 Thank Gary W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

Love the gemstone buckets. I got a large 400 carat ruby, and lots and lots of sapphires.this was all in a $50 bucket. I asked for another bucket for Christmas. We called the people at Crissons and they were nice to give us free shipping and a geode for free. I definitely recommend this place. If your wondering, in comparison... More 

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2 Thank Amanda C
Kennesaw, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Our visit was fantastic. The staff was great (especially the young man who taught us how to pan). It was a wonderful experience and I would certainly recommend it to others.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Family had fun. November and chilly, but our hands did not freeze, and the man helping us was friendly. Found gold in all the pans, and gems throughout the buckets. Worth the experience of searching and finding goodies, not real sure if you could strike it rich though.

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2 Thank travelrarely2015
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

I have been coming to Crisson Gold Mine for decades. My family began taking me here when I was a child. I live out of state now, and every time I come back to Georgia, I HAVE to visit. I am always pleased with what I get from the dirt there. Always quality. And here is a good selection, so... More 

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