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Crisson Gold Mine

2736 Morrison Moore Pkwy East, Dahlonega, GA 30533-3942
+1 706-864-6363
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Summer Vaca in Ga

Friendly staff, great store, always have found gold or a gem treasure. If your into mining I would... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2016
Lisa B
Cocoa Beach, Florida
via mobile
Fun time

It's a fun little outing to take the kids or take a date. Good way to learn the techniques for... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2016
Samuel D
Norcross, Georgia
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
2736 Morrison Moore Pkwy East, Dahlonega, GA 30533-3942
+1 706-864-6363
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Reviewed 11 July 2016 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.

1  Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 11 July 2016

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!)

1  Thank Samuel D
Reviewed 2 July 2016

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

2  Thank Wayoung
Reviewed 28 June 2016 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...More

1  Thank alsclark
Reviewed 27 June 2016

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...More

Thank j h
Reviewed 26 June 2016

We had taken a tour at the Consolidated Gold Mines a few years ago which was really neat but didn't want to do it again so wanted to try a different place just to pan. This one was a little cheaper and they don't try...More

2  Thank time4fun706
Reviewed 3 June 2016

Had a great time here. The employees were very helpful and spent time with the kids identifying the gold and gems. We all had a great time most importantly the kids and grandkids loved it. We found rubys, jade and sapphire gems to go along...More

1  Thank sbrickfl
Reviewed 31 May 2016

We stopped on a May week day afternoon to pan for gold and gems. The attraction had an older collection of equipment that was used for commercial gold mining. The equipment was well marked. The attraction is well kept up and is good for all.

1  Thank maschmit
Reviewed 29 May 2016

Fun family activity, however it was spoilt somewhat by the fact that rabbits along the tractor ride route were kept in tiny wire cages with no stimulation - not great.More

1  Thank max761
golden42, Owner at Crisson Gold Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2016

Thank you for the review! I wanted to respond to the comment about the Rabbits. We only have the Rabbits in the small cages during the day time for the customers to see. We have a large area for them to be in during the...More

Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

We visted with our young kids while camping at nearby Amicalola and we enjoyed ourselves. Our 3 year old really had a ball sifting the dirt for the stones. The staff was all friendly and polite. We would visit again and where pleased with the...More

Thank travelingforfun07
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Greentea M
19 October 2017|
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Response from golden42 | Property representative |
We don’t sell it unlimited but if you would like we do sell it by the tractor scoop for $90.00 a scoop
Stroke r
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