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Crisson Gold Mine

2736 Morrison Moore Pkwy East, Dahlonega, GA 30533
(706) 864-6363
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Ranked #3 of 7 attractions in Dahlonega
Type: Mines
Owner description: Here at Crisson Gold Mine you can Pan for Gold, look for Gemstones. We have instructors that are willing to help you and your family have a fun... more » Owner description: Here at Crisson Gold Mine you can Pan for Gold, 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. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Kids especially will enjoy the experience and adults will enjoy the kids and the knowledge you receive

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Love panning for Gold with my friends and family. We live in Atlanta and we went with our friends from California. We had a blast the ladies behind the counters were so friendly and our panning instructor was great! The Gems were fun we even bought more buckets it was addicting to see what gems we could find. We also... More

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Pensacola, Florida
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25 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We did not have much time but wanted our daughter to pan for gold. After reading all the reviews, I picked this one. I did not want to go to the "rude" mine. We drove past that one on the way to Crisson but I wished I had stopped at the other instead. When we got there, the lady was... More

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

We don't charge a very large amount for the families to come in and Pan for Gold and Gemstones. We have a $9.95 admission charge. This includes a pan of gold ore to pan through also a bucket of gemstones to look through. It also includes a self guided tour through the old mining machinery. This is a very reasonable... More

Montgomery, Alabama
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Wanted to visit and experience a real gold mine. We panned for gold, gems and took a tour for under $15 each. Great time for a great price.

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Athens, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Took my six year old son here on a recent spring break (2014). He had been here on a summer camp trip last summer, and wanted to go "back to the gold mine." It was pretty much perfect for him; we were able to get right to some gold panning, but the thing he really liked was the "gem" bucket.... More

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Athens, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Went to Amicola Falls first (awesome) and we decided to go to Dahlonega b/c it was 30 minutes away from the state park. We went to the Gold Museum and one employee recommended the Crisson Gold Mine for our kids (10 and 11 years old). It was late in the day and we debated about going home. We decided to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

I took my wife and two boys to Criofon Gold Mine this weekend and we all had a great time. Tony and Tammy talked to us like they have known us for years even though it was our first ever trip there. My boys loved the gold panning and the searching for gem stones. Unfortunately we wasn't able to take... More

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Sugar Hill, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

We drove about 45 minutes to get here with our 4 year old. He had a blast! The panning for gold was a little advanced for him but the gym mining was a hit. Staff was friendly and available to help. We will do it again!

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Minneola, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

We have gone here every year for the past 9 years missing only one, after visiting with my parents as a kid 27yrs ago. Always find gold and have a GREAT time! I believe they still dig their ore out of the mountain and do not have it shipped in, to me that makes the find more 'genuine'. The staff... More

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Pensacola, Florida
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

If you want to actually find gold, this is the place to go. We have been here several times and have always found gold. Not necessarily lots of it but, enough to make it fun. I like the setup for panning here as well. Shaded in the summer which is a must.

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