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Crisson Gold Mine

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

It was a great experience, the owner was very knowledgeable about the gold, the mine and history of... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2015
Tammy F
Leesville, Louisiana
via mobile
Fun for families!

We had a great time at Crisson. I am not a huge fan of panning for gold and finding barely any, but... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2015
South Florida, Florida
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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 20 October 2015 via mobile

It was a great experience, the owner was very knowledgeable about the gold, the mine and history of the area, gold panning and gem finding.

1  Thank Tammy F
Reviewed 17 October 2015

We had a great time at Crisson. I am not a huge fan of panning for gold and finding barely any, but I guess that is what the gold minors of the past experienced as well. I much prefer gem mining. They have both. Go...More

1  Thank jbk4
Reviewed 12 October 2015

Friendly relaxed unique experience. Nice couple runs the one of a kind mine for panning. Large area and several options to find the gold you are searching for. Nice touch having gift museum on premises. Liked the old timey look and feel of the location....More

1  Thank mary ella G
Reviewed 7 October 2015

My brother and I attempt to take a trip together every year since our father died. We are both up in years and were essentially raised in different generations. This year he wanted to do something he had always wanted to do, but never had...More

3  Thank Larry S
Reviewed 29 September 2015 via mobile

We were not disappointed in our trip as we ran the trammel to discover our gold! We uncovered more than we thought we would. This is a friendly, family operation. We will return!!

1  Thank 233AlanC
golden42, Owner at Crisson Gold Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2015

I am Glad that you had a great time here!! The Trommel is a great way to get the Gold!! We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 27 September 2015

After promising myself that I would never sift for gems again, I found myself being dragged down a set of steps to an area of troughs and running water. The dreaded gold mine panning and gem sifting area. With both our elderly backs broken by...More

1  Thank raudetra
golden42, Owner at Crisson Gold Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2015

We always appreciate hearing from our customers, even when the news may be negative. I am sorry that this customer didn't enjoy Gold panning and looking for Gems. Obviously he wasn't going to enjoy himself because he already had a negative experience somewhere else. We...More

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Reviewed 24 September 2015 via mobile

My sister and I took our girls (2 teen 1 pre-teen) to the mine on our big summer vacation. We had spent months planning and looked up the Girl Scout patches for where we were going. One patch involved seeing a stamp mill and learning...More

2  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 10 September 2015

Stayed an extra day so my wife and I could go panning for gold and gem stones. So glad we did!! Staff was so friendly and helpful. Great demonstration on how to properly pan for gold. Brought home a bag full of gem stones. Awesome...More

2  Thank Glenn M
Reviewed 8 September 2015

We visited with my 3 and 6 yo boys. We arrived shortly after they opened which was great because we got more attention from the staff (they were great throughout but obviously spread more thin as more visitors arrived). We started with the panning which...More

1  Thank 99mkw
Reviewed 3 September 2015

it was my first time staff were nice and took time to explain the process and the history of the mine. I even found a little gold.

1  Thank livelife h
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Stroke r
What has recently been the largest nugget and gem stone found
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