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Crisson Gold Mine 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
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 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. The use of the trommel is
free when you purchase six (6) buckets of ore. This is a great mining
In addition to our fresh crushed ore, we 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. The high grade gold ore can be shipped to you. Please call for
current prices and shipping charges.
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 our gold mine and some customers
have taken them to be made into jewelry.
"Thars still Gold in them thar hills!!"
|Hours of Operation:
Fall & Winter hours 10am til 5pm 7 days a week
Spring & Summer Hours 10am til 6pm 7 days a week
We are closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day