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“Great fun”
Review of Crisson Gold Mine

Crisson Gold Mine
Ranked #2 of 29 things to do in Dahlonega
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

I took my two grandchildren during spring break. They had the best time! My grandson really didn’t want to go, but after the activities started, he said it was the best day ever. We took the wagon ride also and it was great.

Thank pudge2000
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

Very interesting and fun tour. Great place to visit for all ages, but those with walking disabilities might have a problem as there are many steps. Definitely try the gold panning.

Thank Kathy H
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

What a great way to spend a few hours. This place had the friendliest most helpful people. We panned for gold! and we found some! and we got to keep it! we even did the gem buckets and I got a HUGE ruby and a good mix of precious and semi precious stones. its hard to tell what they are when you get them that way but it was awesome. If you're looking for good clean fun that will get you're gold fever going then this is the place for you. We even packed a picinic lunch and ate at the lake a mile or so up the road. You won't regret going here.

Thank itsmikeagain
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Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

Went just to dig for gems and had a blast. Love the intimate family owned environment. Will always go here!!

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golden42, Owner at Crisson Gold Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2018

Thank you so much for taking time to write us a Review!!! We love to see that you always have a great time every time you come here!

We hope to see you again soon!! Have a great summer!!

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Reviewed 25 March 2018

Family owned and operated by folks who have been in the business for decades. They are experts -- on gold and precious stones, on the history of mining in Georgia, on mining technology and methods. So friendly. And the prices were great too!

Thank LovingGeorgia
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