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Crisson Gold Mine

2736 Morrison Moore Pkwy East, Dahlonega, GA 30533-3942
+1 706-864-6363
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Our group consisted of teens, adults and grandma and everyone loved it. Grandma even found a large... read more

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Bridgette T
via mobile
We love this place!

We absolutely love going to Crisson Gold Mine! Awesome experience! The Ray family is always so nice... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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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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2736 Morrison Moore Pkwy East, Dahlonega, GA 30533-3942
+1 706-864-6363
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Our group consisted of teens, adults and grandma and everyone loved it. Grandma even found a large ruby while we were panning for jewels. We are making a ring or two with that!

Thank Bridgette T
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We absolutely love going to Crisson Gold Mine! Awesome experience! The Ray family is always so nice and knowledgeable! Everyone here is always so friendly and helpful!

Thank AmandaParker0422
Reviewed 2 days ago

Kids and grandparents alike enjoyed gem mining and panning for gold. Friendly staff and fun time for all.

Thank kimschafer4
Reviewed 6 days ago

Our grandkids had a hoot of a time panning for gold and gems....It was raining when we were there but that was ok because the slueces were covered....

Thank Robert V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a place to go to try your hand at panning for gold or just screening for some interesting stones. Unlike most places that offer panning, this offers options for people who are more serious about looking for gold. You can buy a bucket...More

Thank Tom B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our group of 14 visited Crisson Gold Mine and had a wonderful time! Our group ranged in age from 60 to 2 and everyone had a great experience. Melissa helped instruct us in the process of panning for gold as well as searching for the...More

Thank JRMiller07
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a fun for all ages attraction. Keep in mind the gems are not native to the area, so serious gem miners might be turned off. But, the sand is seeded enough to make it fun, exciting and keeps young children engaged. We'd never...More

Thank Robin H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of fun, great staff and gold. What more could anyone ask for when it comes to mining. I have been back 2 times and look forward to the next.

Thank J T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We brought our daughters, 3 and 8, to pan for gold and gems here. What a great experience! The staff was very polite and accommodating. We got a few flakes of gold, but my girls were most excited about all the gems they found! They...More

Thank payton46
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a very authentic real deal experience . We have stopped at many "gem panning" places over the years and nothing beats the quality of service or experience as this.

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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