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Crisson Gold Mine

2736 Morrison Moore Pkwy East, Dahlonega, GA 30533-3942
+1 706-864-6363
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Glad we went!

We went with another couple and had a great time. We were even able to make necklaces instantly... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fun family friendly place

Went with our grandchildren ages 5 & 7. We didn't find a lot of gold but the staff was so kind... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Blairsville, 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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Hours Today: 10:00 - 18:00
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

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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Crisson's with our 5-year-old twin granddaughters. The staff was welcoming and very helpful in our pursuit to find the flecks of gold that we carefully transferred to our bottles Crissons' had provided for us. Then came the gem grubbing...the girls were so excited...More

1  Thank Deb L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We're in town for only one night and wanted something fun for the whole family to get us out of the hotel room. The price was right and they have a coupon on their website that doesn't have to be printed. We walked in and...More

1  Thank Cathy A
Reviewed 15 August 2017

My family (wife, dd7 and dd13) and I came to the Crission Gold Mine as part of the Dahlonega Gold History Tour. It was our last stop of the day and although the other mine was cool, this one was the icing on the cake...More

2  Thank Gmiller5374
Goldie1968, Owner at Crisson Gold Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

We are glad you that you enjoyed your visit with us! It is our goal to make all of our customers happy and we look forward to seeing you again! Enjoy your new jewelry.

Reviewed 9 August 2017

We learned a lot about the mining industry in this town from a absolutely wonderful guide in the underground tour. Take the trip. It is worth it.

Thank Nana G
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

My wife and I had a super great time. Its a family place with solid Christian morals, ethics, and values. They help folks that are disabled mentally and/or physically by helpful information, to lend a helping hand, quickly reach out to all people. They know...More

Thank daymond404040
Reviewed 1 August 2017

Enough for everyone! Big kids and small ones! We spent over 3 hrs panning there. Great gold panning, the gem stuff is mainly for impatient kids but still a good time all around!

Thank josepette82local
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

Crisson Gold Mine was a great day out with my daughter, we started at the Gold Museum in downtown Dahlonega for a little bit of history then came to Crisson for some panning during the school holidays, lots of fun and left rich in spirit....More

Thank Julia F
Reviewed 26 July 2017

Spur of the moment stop turned into such a fun activity and some jewelry shopping. We had no idea what to expect in panning. The shopping seemed reasonable and the service and owners were very knowledgeable and friendly. We were so happy to have had...More

Thank M M
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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