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Crisson Gold Mine

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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 9:00 am - 6:00 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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GOLD FEVER

Did you know Georgia is the only place in the world where the gold is the most pure? That's right 23.9k and if you come to Dahlonega you're going to catch an age old fever known... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Dahlonega, Georgia
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Dahlonega, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Did you know Georgia is the only place in the world where the gold is the most pure? That's right 23.9k and if you come to Dahlonega you're going to catch an age old fever known as 'Gold Fever.' Dahlonega, Georgia is home to the first Gold Rush in the United States starting as early as 1828 well before the... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went here with our 2 kids and a young teen...they were engaged in the panning, and moreover all learned a fair amount. The cost of appx $10/ person seemed fair as everyone walked out with tiny pieces of gold and a handful of interesting stones/semi-precious gems. The working stamp mill is the only of its kind still operable! Didn't... More 

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Bonneau, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went been coming back to Crisson Gold mine, for years now. Always family friendly, and helpful. Very accommodating staff. Reasonable prices. Always very knowledge about mining and area events.

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Cumming, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Family fun place. A bit pricey but kids really enjoy looking through the water for gold and rocks. Nice store to shop for gifts.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great little peice of history with a great guided tour and full of information. Very interactive and good for the family. Deffo worth a visit

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Cocoa Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly staff, great store, always have found gold or a gem treasure. If your into mining I would add this place to your travels.

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Norcross, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a fun little outing to take the kids or take a date. Good way to learn the techniques for gold panning and later give it a try in a creek or river (check local laws first!)

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All the gold I find in my pan is beautiful . But this time a nice surprise a beautiful quartz and gold nugget !

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Hamilton, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I wanted to enjoy some time away together. We selected Dahlonega because it had mines. We have tried our luck at mining several years ago and thought this would be fun. It was! When we arrived there was a daycare group of children that were observing the large crusher machine. It was quite a machine. We were... More 

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New Edinburg, Arkansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We made a special trip from Blue Ridge. It was a Monday afternoon. There were just a few people there. Nice little gift shop. Gold panning and gem mining were not that great and probably more appropriate for little kids. The water runs were a little too short, and stooping at that level hurt our backs. We got an explanation... More 

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