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Crisson Gold Mine

Address: 2736 Morrison Moore Pkwy East, Dahlonega, GA 30533
Phone Number: +1 706-864-6363
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Ranked #3 of 28 things to do in Dahlonega
Type: Mines, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Here at Crisson Gold Mine you can Pan for Real Dahlonega Gold, and look for Gemstones. We have...
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Type: Mines, Sights & Landmarks
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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.

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Gulfport, Florida
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

We visited in December so most of the outdoor stuff was not active but seeing a stamp mills was impressive. The panning area was not impressive- but again it was the indoor set up not the outdoor one. The Gift Shop was very nice. Options to buy various amounts of paydirt to pan at home was very nice.

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Gastonia, North Carolina
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Having been a gold and gemstone prospector since retirement, My wife and I have returned a second time to Dahlonega, GA. The objective of this visit was to revisit the Crisson Gold Mine to attend a gold show given by "Doc" of the Gold Hog. I have followed this man since his business beginnings and truly admire his accomplishments as... More 

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18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Here you can purchase a pan to pan for gold and a bucket to find gems in the dirt.. Definitely a fun place for children of all age to experience a time long a go. Yes there is gold and gem in the products.

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Lake Mary, Florida
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31 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We stopped in to try our luck at gold mining! It was fun for awhile but the kids got board with it as they are 2 and 3 probably a little to young for this. The staff were very kind and patient with us.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

First off, I am HUGE into reading reviews and making sure that I am not going to a place that is just total crap. If am not satisfied with the reviews then I will not go to that location. For the Crisson Gold Mine, I was torn between what to do. Not because of bad reviews but because there were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Our trip to the Crisson Gold mine was a great adventure. This was during the 'off season' in mid Dec, so we got there shortly after they opened and had the place to ourselve for a couple of hours. We opt'd to use a trommel and front end loader scoop of crushed ore. Let me explain the operation. The Crisson... More 

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Circleville, Ohio
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I have been going to the Crisson Gold Mine since the late 1980's. Tony and Tammy are always very nice and helpful. In October 2014 my wife was on her way home from Florida and stopped to get me a 1 gallon concentrate can. I panned it sitting in my living room in Ohio. I am currently writing this review... More 

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Cornelia, Georgia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

My husband and I had a great time celebrating our birthdays panning for gems. Would recommend this for all ages. The staff were very friendly and had alot of information.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Me and my Family went here for the weekend and we had the most fun. My Husband tried the new rock crushers they have and me with the kids we got the high grade gemstone buckets.. We came home with Gold and Gems. The Gems where not trash they where good quality and I am going to have some jewelry... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Went to see the workings of a gold mine, instead found unfriendly staff, sand peppered with gold and not very interesting history. The real shock was when I was accused of stealing rocks..really! The entire parking lot is filled with them..unbelievable! If you're not allowed to take the rocks put up a sign, people!

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

I can not understand why she is saying we are Stingy. This person climbed over our fence behind the building. She was taking our Gold Bearing quartz that was there in a pile (behind the fence) for us to crush in our Stamp Mill for our Customers to pan. When she was approached her and her husband climbed back over... More 

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