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Crisson Gold Mine

2736 Morrison Moore Pkwy East, Dahlonega, GA 30533-3942
+1 706-864-6363
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Very entertaining

This place is very entertaining. We panned for gold, and got a small amount. We also mined for... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2016
Brooke15Martin
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Blairsville, Georgia
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So much fun!

The one change we would make in our visit is to have chosen the $85 bucket for panning gold instead... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2016
sailmaker51
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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 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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2736 Morrison Moore Pkwy East, Dahlonega, GA 30533-3942
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Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

This place is very entertaining. We panned for gold, and got a small amount. We also mined for gems, and we got a bunch. The wagon ride was really fun also. I definitely recommend this place.

2  Thank Brooke15Martin
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Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

The one change we would make in our visit is to have chosen the $85 bucket for panning gold instead of the $45 bucket and we would have bought 2 $30 buckets for gems. It was worth every dime. We came home with treasures galore!...More

2  Thank sailmaker51
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Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

I have been several times now and keep finding reasons to go back. You will not find friendlier people anywhere. It is neat to see over 100 year old equipment still running and producing gold today. I have played around looking for gold for years...More

4  Thank John B
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Reviewed August 17, 2016

Learn about current and past gold mining techniques. We found a few flakes of gold in our pan, and also got some really pretty gemstones from our bucket of sand. Appropriate for the whole family.

2  Thank Karen D
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Reviewed August 10, 2016

My husband, Mom and I arrived at Crisson Gold Mine on July 24th and had a fun afternoon panning for gold. We enjoyed it so much we decided to return the next day which was my birthday. This time we decided to purchase a nugget...More

3  Thank LuvRaccoons
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Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

Our children love gems and rocks so we took them here because of the great reviews. It was a little too pricey and the gold panning part wasn't that much fun. You get one plate of sand and have to shake it with water for...More

2  Thank italianna222
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Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Did you know Georgia is the only place in the world where the gold is the most pure? That's right 23.9k and if you come to Dahlonega you're going to catch an age old fever known as 'Gold Fever.' Dahlonega, Georgia is home to the...More

1  Thank 221chadk
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Reviewed July 25, 2016

We went here with our 2 kids and a young teen...they were engaged in the panning, and moreover all learned a fair amount. The cost of appx $10/ person seemed fair as everyone walked out with tiny pieces of gold and a handful of interesting...More

1  Thank Mayonies
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Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

Went been coming back to Crisson Gold mine, for years now. Always family friendly, and helpful. Very accommodating staff. Reasonable prices. Always very knowledge about mining and area events.

2  Thank Mary N
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Reviewed July 24, 2016

Family fun place. A bit pricey but kids really enjoy looking through the water for gold and rocks. Nice store to shop for gifts.

1  Thank curlsgeorgia
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Greentea M
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We don’t sell it unlimited but if you would like we do sell it by the tractor scoop for $90.00 a scoop
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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
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