Crisson Gold Mine is an actual open pit gold mine that was established in 1847 and was worked commercially until the early 1980s. They have been open to the public since 1969 and are the oldest gold mining establishment in North Georgia. At Crisson Gold Mine, there is a 125-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 their open pit mine can be seen when you visit their gold mine.
They sell their ore by the 5-gallon bucket. You can pan for the gold at their gold mine, or you can take the ore home with you. For the 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.
In addition to their fresh crushed ore, they also sell "high grade" concentrated gold ore. This is probably the easiest way to find gold because you find a lot of gold with very little effort. We have a 15-gallon to one concentrate, a 30-gallon to one concentrate, and a 75-gallon to one concentrate.
Crisson Gold Mine also has Gem Stone grubbing. You can find rubies, emeralds, sapphires, crystals, amethysts, garnets, and many more. This dirt is from Franklin, North Carolina which is famous for its rubies and sapphires.
Crisson Gold Mine is located:
2736 Morrison Moore Parkway East
Dahlonega, GA 30533