Crisson Gold Mine

Crisson Gold Mine, Dahlonega: Hours, Address, Crisson Gold Mine Reviews: 4.5/5

Crisson Gold Mine
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
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.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Cynthia
6 contributions
Gold miming fun
Aug 2021 • Couples
The history of gold mining in this area was well told and illustrated. It is fascinating to see the authentic machinery used back then. We panned for gold and gems. This is a great family experience to share.
Written September 14, 2021
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Pam K
1 contribution
Great prices, great precious stones, gold in every pan!!
Jun 2021 • Friends
Melissa did an amazing job of explaining the different options offered and the explanation of what our gems were. Everyone in my group decided to have a stone cut and made into jewelry. They were beautiful when the rings arrived. Save time and money if you are planning for gold or previous stones by going here first!
Written August 22, 2021
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Gail E
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Fun Gold Mine
Jul 2021
This was a fun fun fun place to go for the day. It is interesting and we found much more in the bags of gems and gold than we have at any of the other mining places in the area. Hunter was fantastic, knowledgeable and fun. Brianna who cuts the stones was super helpful but not pushy at all. She helped me make a decision on what kind of stone I wanted cut and what kind of setting I wanted it to be put on. If I could I would rate this place higher than a 5.
Written July 31, 2021
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sbonfiglio
Jamestown, NY2 contributions
Lovely Raven
Jul 2021 • Friends
As a group of five ladies, we throughly enjoyed spending the afternoon panning for gems and gold. We found panning for gems to be the most rewarding. Raven was very helpful and patient in identifying all our newly found gems. We all left our favorite gems with Brianna to create lovely jewelry pieces she’ll mail back to us. Thank you
Written July 23, 2021
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Mickie Triplett
1 contribution
A ton of fun and interesting facts!
Jul 2021 • Couples
This was a fantastic stop! Melissa, Raven and Brianna were super helpful, friendly and welcoming! These beautiful women made us feel like we were home with family!

Hunter helped us with anything and everything we needed while panning! He was super friendly too!! We highly recommend stopping by!!
Written July 19, 2021
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nosferatu1
New York City, NY63 contributions
Better than the other place
Jul 2021 • Family
I love coming here every time we are in GA. Paid for the expensive nugget bucket and for the gem bag, we always spend several hours there. No one is rushing you, you get to pan outdoors, and it is still a working mine. You can pay for geodes and they have a press to open them, my son loved that. All the staff are great, Melissa helped us and the young men at the panning area. They take the time to chat with you, will help you identify the gems, give you tips on panning, they are all really friendly, the gems were really nice and large. We had fun, wished I lived next door, I would be there everyday, lol!
Written July 8, 2021
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mariah m
2 contributions
Crisson Gold Mine Rocks!
Jun 2021 • Family
It was a great experience! Being disabled, a staff member named Will was very helpful! He got me a chair so I was more comfortable. We really enjoyed the experience!!!
Written June 26, 2021
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MONICA B
5 contributions
Best mining in town
Jun 2021 • Family
Great place to take the family to mine for gems and pan for gold. Thomas was great with helping me figure out which rocks were gems. Will definitely come back again!
Written June 26, 2021
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army f
4 contributions
So much fun
Jun 2021 • Family
What an awesome place to spend a few hours with the family. We had a blast mining for gold and gems. If you are ever in Dahlonega Crisson Gold Mines is must!
Written June 25, 2021
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Beverly N
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Awesome
Jun 2021 • Family
Melissa was great. Thank you for helping pick out my anniversary present we will see you next time we are in town
Written June 19, 2021
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Crisson Gold Mine is open:
  • Sun - Sat 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM