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  • "Great American Main Street Award® Winner"
    - National Main Street Center, Inc. 2016
  • "The South's Best Small Towns 2017"
    - Southern Living Magazine 2017
  • "4th Best Summer Weekend Escape"
    - USA Today Travel 2014

  • "4th Best Underground Attraction"
    - USA Today 2016 - Consolidated Gold Mine
  • "Best Wine Town Runner Up, Southern Dream Towns"
    - Garden & Gun Magazine 2012
  • "10th Best Historic Small Town"
    - USA Today 2016
  • "10th Best Course You Can Play in Georgia - Achasta"
    - Golfweek Magazine
  • "Dahlonega: Small-town Escape"
    - Southern Living Magazine 2012
  • "Wine Tasting Room Capital of Georgia"
    - Georgia's State Senate Resolution 2015

  • "National Main Street City"
    - National Trust for Historic Preservation
  • "Official Appalachian Trail Community"
    - Appalachian Trail Conservancy 2010
  • "Georgia's Premier Sports Cycling Community"
    - Georgia General Assembly Resolution 2005
  • "Site of First Major U.S. Gold Rush"
    - Thousands of Miners, 1829-1849

Discover Gold

Crisson Gold Mine sm  (706) 864-6363
   2736 Morrison Moore Parkway East, Dahlonega, Georgia 30533
  www.crissongoldmine.com

  See website for hours of operation. Closed certain holidays.

Crisson Gold Mine is an actual open pit gold mine that was established in 1847, and was worked commercially until the early 1980s. 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, the mine has rod mills and jaw crushers that are occasionally used. All of these antique gold mining machines along with the open pit mine can be seen when you visit the gold mine.

Crisson Gold Mine sells ore by the 5-gallon bucket, so you can pan for the gold at the gold mine, or you can take the ore home with you.

For our more serious gold miners, trommels are available 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. The use of the trommel is free when you purchase six (6) buckets of ore. This is a great mining experience.

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. There have been some very good quality gems found at Crisson Gold Mine and some gems have even been made into jewelry.

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