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Crisson Gold Mine

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Address: 2736 Morrison Moore Pkwy East, Dahlonega, GA 30533-3942
Phone Number:
(706) 864-6363
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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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My boyfriend and I wanted to do gem mining when we visited Dahlonega. Crisson had really good prices. We chose to do the $60 gem bucket and loved all that found. The $60 bucket... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Anna M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My boyfriend and I wanted to do gem mining when we visited Dahlonega. Crisson had really good prices. We chose to do the $60 gem bucket and loved all that found. The $60 bucket also came with a already cut gem for you to take home. My boyfriend and I are both 23 and loved it so I am pretty... More 

Thank Anna M
Clarkesville, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Crisson Mine with our home school group. We had 23 participants: 7 adults and 16 kids ranging in age from 3 to 14. We chose to do the package that included the gold panning, gem bucket, stamp mill and wagon ride of the property. Every participant found gold flakes in their pans, and we all walked away... More 

1 Thank acbdailey
Waycross, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have visited this mine twice and placed an online order. The two visits were wonderful with a very friendly staff. They answered ever question I had and even offered suggestions and tips. The first visit I had was exciting as my wife and I panned for gems. She had a wonderful time at a place that she originally thought... More 

Thank millerej2
Wilmington, NC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016 via mobile

Visited the Crisson Gold Mine with my wife, son and his two young children today. It was a great afternoon and everyone found gold and gem stones. Tammy, Tony, and Brianna were very helpful and patient. They really made this a great experience. Will definitely return.

1 Thank robertcsutton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2016

Some friends referred Crisson's to us. "If your heading to Dahlonega, Do not forget this place. Very knowledgeable people and very patient staff. there were some rude customers the day we went but they handled them like champs. The place is down right beautiful. Inside panning and gemming boxes for when it's cold outside. Awesome history lesson with the stamp... More 

1 Thank Michael L
Dawsonville, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016 via mobile

This past weekend I happened to be passing through Dahlonega and decided do some gem mining. My girlfriend and I started out with the general admission and right away we got the "fever" for the gemstones so we just had to do more! We purchased one of the medium high grade buckets ($30) and the workers were always there to... More 

2 Thank willweaver97
Gainesville, Georgia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016

I'm sure to most people this place seems great. I will say that was my hope for my family today. Let me tell you it was not. We had to pay just to walk around the back area, that included buckets of dirt for gem mining and a pan each for panning gold. My husband and I only wanted our... More 

1 Thank lp123452016
Goldie1968, Owner at Crisson Gold Mine, responded to this review

I would like to thank you for visiting our Mine. I am sorry to hear that you were not happy with our pricing policy. We try to keep our prices to fit the average family's budget. For only $9.95 admission per person this includes a self guided tour through the historic mining equipment, a pan of Gold ore to pan... More 

Destin, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I had a good time panning for gold. Found a couple flecks. The instructor made it look so easy. I can see how kids would really enjoy the experience. We also washed dirt for gem stones and bought a salt lamp. Bringing our kid when she is older. Tammy at the counter really knows her rocks and... More 

1 Thank DestinLocal850
St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

I loved gem mining as a kid and couldn't wait for my kids to try it out. We were not disappointed. We did the premium $30 bucket, and both kids had a load of gems when they were done. They also helped my daughter identify which gems she has in her bag and had a handy/free guide for her to... More 

1 Thank rebelee
Key Largo, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

We visited The Crisson Gold Mine in July, 2016. I have been gem mining in Franklin, NC, but this was my first try at mining gold. I brought my entire family, daughters 8 and 17, and a son aged 19. My daughters enjoyed the gem buckets. My son and I decided to start out old school and buy a tractor... More 

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