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Crisson Gold Mine

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Address: 2736 Morrison Moore Pkwy East, Dahlonega, GA 30533-3942
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+1 706-864-6363
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10:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
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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A must do!

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... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Tom-Barbara C
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Cocoa, Florida, United States
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Cocoa, Florida, United States
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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!

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Thank Tom-Barbara C
Sarasota, Florida
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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. We collected about $50 in all and are planning on saving it for our granddaughter... More 

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Thank SKBeachAddict
Chattanooga
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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We just stopped in to take a look at the quartz/gold jewelry. the owners and staff were very helpful, knowledgeable, and friendly. We shopped for about 1/2 an hour and would have loved to bought everything but ended up purchasing only a sterling silver tree of life ring for the wife. We were asked if we were going to be... More 

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Thank dennyl589
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was an awesome place to stop at with our kids! We had a blast. It was a unique experience and well worth it . Both our boys and our teen daughter enjoyed it. My husband and I had a great time as well. The staff was friendly, informative and extremely helpful. We stopped here on our way to Tennessee... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I had been to Crisson Gold Mine a couple times already and felt so comfortable and welcomed there that when we found what we thought was a real little treasure we wanted to share it with them. I was excited about our discovery of a nice example of a beryllium crystal and began to tell Tammy our... More 

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Thank Michael H
Georgia
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128 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a great time panning for gold & for gems. The employees were extremely friendly & helpful. We were there while a group of young elementary children visited. There was ample room for all. The daughter of the owners was extremely helpful. Would definitely recommend.

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Thank A B T
Dahlonega, Georgia
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely loved my time there, the employees were amazing and just an all time fun family activity to do together. Will definitely be going back soon

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Boca Raton, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

I reviewed the these reviews before going and they were on point. It was very nice. The staff was friendly and helpful. Found some gold and many pieces of gemstones. The gift shop has a little of everything too. Next time I'm in town, I'll stop by again.

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Thank Jennifer S
Fort Myers Beach, Florida
1 review
Reviewed 16 April 2017

My teen boys and I loved it so much we came back twice on our vacation! The family that owns the mine are super friendly and take their time going over your finds. They have several options for gold mining--from panning to using a water machine to a big drum. The gem dirt is shipped in from North Carolina, but... More 

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Thank Allen L
Savannah, Georgia
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36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Basic admission is $10, but that gets you one pan for panning for gold, and a sample bucket for gemstone panning. The staff were all very helpful and friendly. You can also take a self guided tour to see a working stamp mill that was built in the 1800s and still works today! You also have the option of buying... More 

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