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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 10:00 - 17:00
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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GEMtastic Day

This past weekend I happened to be passing through Dahlonega and decided do some gem mining. My girlfriend and I started out with the general admission and right away we got the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
willweaver97
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Dawsonville, Georgia
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Dawsonville, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This past weekend I happened to be passing through Dahlonega and decided do some gem mining. My girlfriend and I started out with the general admission and right away we got the "fever" for the gemstones so we just had to do more! We purchased one of the medium high grade buckets ($30) and the workers were always there to... More 

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Gainesville, Georgia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I'm sure to most people this place seems great. I will say that was my hope for my family today. Let me tell you it was not. We had to pay just to walk around the back area, that included buckets of dirt for gem mining and a pan each for panning gold. My husband and I only wanted our... More 

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Goldie1968, Owner at Crisson Gold Mine, responded to this review

I would like to thank you for visiting our Mine. I am sorry to hear that you were not happy with our pricing policy. We try to keep our prices to fit the average family's budget. For only $9.95 admission per person this includes a self guided tour through the historic mining equipment, a pan of Gold ore to pan... More 

Destin, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I had a good time panning for gold. Found a couple flecks. The instructor made it look so easy. I can see how kids would really enjoy the experience. We also washed dirt for gem stones and bought a salt lamp. Bringing our kid when she is older. Tammy at the counter really knows her rocks and... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

I loved gem mining as a kid and couldn't wait for my kids to try it out. We were not disappointed. We did the premium $30 bucket, and both kids had a load of gems when they were done. They also helped my daughter identify which gems she has in her bag and had a handy/free guide for her to... More 

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Key Largo, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

We visited The Crisson Gold Mine in July, 2016. I have been gem mining in Franklin, NC, but this was my first try at mining gold. I brought my entire family, daughters 8 and 17, and a son aged 19. My daughters enjoyed the gem buckets. My son and I decided to start out old school and buy a tractor... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

It's a great place to play. Hubby and I got the $30.00 gem bucket. Of course it is "salted", but it doesn't take away the excitement of what you find. We drove over 2 hours out of the way to get there, but it's worth it every time we go.

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Zephyrhills, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

We first stopped at Crisson last June on our way to Michigan and because our experience was so great with Tony, Tammy and their staff that we made a stop again today on our way back to Florida! Both times, we purchased a high concentrate 5 gallon bucket of ore and were very pleased with the outcome. We found a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

You pan for gold ( and actually find some) and then pan for gems. We found citrine, white quartz, aquamarine and garnet. The garnet was large enough to make into a 6 carat mounted stone. Very friendly staff, very comfortable and cool surroundings. Had a great time.

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Corwith, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

This is a great gold mine and gift shop. we enjoyed the clean, pleasant mine area, with friendly people to help you locate and identify the gem stones you found, It is also a true value, we were pleased with the quality and the amount of gems that were in the buckets we purchased, we are looking forward to stopping... More 

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Westminster, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

been here before nice peoples ,prices going up tho,wanted some stuff but prices was way to high,very nice owners but not busy there

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