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Crisson Gold Mine

2736 Morrison Moore Pkwy East, Dahlonega, GA 30533-3942
+1 706-864-6363
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Wonderful Experience!

I've been here a few times, and I am never disappointed! Not only are the gemstone mining and gold... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Atlanta, Georgia
A real highlight of our trip to Dahlonegha

My grandchildren loved searching for crystals and gems. In fact we had to go back the next day to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Metairie, LA
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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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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
2736 Morrison Moore Pkwy East, Dahlonega, GA 30533-3942
+1 706-864-6363
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been here a few times, and I am never disappointed! Not only are the gemstone mining and gold panning experiences a blast, but the family who owns Crisson are so welcoming and personable! Everyone we talked to at the front were so helpful to...More

Thank LarickyLaticky
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My grandchildren loved searching for crystals and gems. In fact we had to go back the next day to do it again! Owners and staff are delightful and helpful. We would go back again any time we are in the area.

Thank NewOrleansfirstgal
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very nicely done set up so visitors can pan for gold. There are several price levels you can choose from that indicate your anticipated level of success. We chose the basic bag of dirt and really had a lot of fun learning...More

Thank tal5418
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Some friends were still in town after my wedding so we acted like true tourists. We did as Dahlonegans do.. we panned for gold! We were going to go to the other mining place, but Crisson was open later. We pulled up and there were...More

Thank AshleyG05
Reviewed 9 October 2017

BEST experience EVER - We had went to Dahlonega for a few hours from Helen during Octoberfest, the mine was amazing...between the 3 of us we found $35 in gold and an Emerald, Blue Sapphire, Garnet and a Ruby...could of spent all day here

Thank trueblues32
Goldie1968, Owner at Crisson Gold Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

We are so glad to hear that you and your family had a good time! We hope to see you all again soon. We always want to hear from out customers, this helps us strive to have better customer relations. Have a golden day!!!

Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Nice place for a quick visit. They didn't offer tours of the mine, which was fine since we had done that before. We did pay to mine some gems and gold. Found about $2 worth of gems.More

Thank whitechickwines
Goldie1968, Owner at Crisson Gold Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Thank you for your valued review! We do not offer tours of the mine because we are still an actual operating gold mine that was established in 1847, therefore each flake of gold found is worth at least $2 each because it is true Dahlonega...More

Reviewed 30 September 2017

I spent five days with the fine folks at Crisson gold mine. Tony, Tammy and Brianna made me feel as thou I had been coming here for years despite this being my first visit. The weather was a bit tough as hurricane Irma and I...More

Thank Michael G
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

I've never been panning for gold. I've never even thought about panning for gold. Found myself in Dahlonnega with some extra time on my hands and decided to give this place a try. It was a great deal of fun and the kind gentleman that...More

2  Thank Kevin H
Reviewed 5 September 2017

We went with another couple and had a great time. We were even able to make necklaces instantly for our daughters using the raw gemstones we "mined" and $4 gemstone necklace holders.

1  Thank mjshields
Reviewed 27 August 2017

Went with our grandchildren ages 5 & 7. We didn't find a lot of gold but the staff was so kind & friendly. They helped us a lot with the panning when the kids got tired. The children enjoyed the panning for the gemstones the...More

1  Thank jmac1773
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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