Welcome to the Oldest Mining
Establishment in North Georgia!
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 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 are used to hosting tour groups, and we can accommodate your class, scout troop, or family. Families are always welcome without reservations. We have several options to choose from and you can spend an hour or all day at Crisson Gold Mine. Start planning your trip to beautiful Dahlonega and the Crisson Gold Mine.