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Crisson Gold Mine

2736 Morrison Moore Pkwy East, Dahlonega, GA 30533-3942
+1 706-864-6363
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Find your own gold and gems.

The gold panning and gemstone washing is fun. The gems emerge from sand due to the magic of water... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
William K
Perth, Australia
Great experience

My family and I had a wonderful time at Crisson Gold Mine. The staff was more than helpful and so... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Conyers, Georgia
via mobile
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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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“nuggets” (32 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
2736 Morrison Moore Pkwy East, Dahlonega, GA 30533-3942
+1 706-864-6363
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The gold panning and gemstone washing is fun. The gems emerge from sand due to the magic of water. And they sparkle. Children will go home with a pocket full of rocks and full of enthusiasm for their discovery. And some not so young will...More

Thank William K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family and I had a wonderful time at Crisson Gold Mine. The staff was more than helpful and so kind, not to mention we found a good bit of gold and some really awesome gems. I can't wait until I get my ruby earrings...More

Thank momof3boys143
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a blast with my seven year old. All staff is friendly and knowledgeable. The wagon ride has lots to see. We will defiantly come back soon.

Thank goldpanner1305
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We panned for gold and gemstones! Hubby and I had a great time. Well worth the trip! The staff was very helpful and friendly. I'm having one of my gemstones cut and had my gold put in a pendant to remember this great day!

1  Thank Lisa H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First of all, my family and I want to say thank you to the different staff we met today at Crisson's Gold mine. My family and I stopped here on Tuesday after Memorial Day 2017 as we were traveling home from Chattanooga. This was a...More

1  Thank jwmcrazynurse
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The wife and I took our youngest Grandchild to the Crisson Gold mine and she loves it! She was searching for the Gemstones and found a Ruby! She's going to have it made onto a necklace for her Mom since in her words - Her...More

1  Thank Buddy J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Staff was very nice and helpful. This was our first time and the guys worked with us to make sure we ended up with some gold flakes. Loved seeing all the antique mining equipment, too.

Thank Aubm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently visited this beautiful town in N. Georgia and went panning for gold. All the people (most of them family) working at the mine were so friendly and helpful! We bought a small bag to mine and my 13 year old daughter was thrilled...More

Thank 23suzetteb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is great! Very friendly and helpful staff. We had a fantastic time and found some gold and great looking gemstones. Can't wait to go back and do it again. If you're passing through you'll want to stop here and have fun!

1  Thank Tom-Barbara C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Will & CJ were our guides for mining. They were very friendly and helpful. We all really enjoyed the panning, gem grubbing and tractor ride through the mine and animal park. Brianna evaluated the value of our gems and offered us great choices for jewelry....More

Thank SKBeachAddict
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Stroke r
What has recently been the largest nugget and gem stone found
14 February 2015|
Response from golden42 | Property representative |
I am sorry I didn't answer sooner. Lately the largest nugget found by a customer was worth $525.00 on the Gold price for that day. The largest ruby found lately was a 700 carat ruby. Then they had it cut into several... More