The Lucky Strike Recreational Gold and
Gem Mine at Vein Mountain,Marion,NC
We are open to the public all year 8:00 AM till 7:00 PM daily except DEC 25.
The Lucky Strike is a gold and gem mine with a campground that is committed to making sure our visitors have a memorable outing. You can take a step back in time to the days of yesteryear by taking a pan or sluice box into the stream. Experience the thrill of that golden gleam in your pan that only finding your first flake of gold can give. It immediately inflicts you with what the old timers called gold fever. Beware; when you see that first glint of gold in your pan you will be hooked! Gold fever has no cure but to hunt for more gold. We also have Gold Panning at the flume line with local ore from the Second Broad River. When you get tired or hungry you can visit the Miners Diner , located next to the covered panning area and have a delicious Bonanza burger or Klondike dog with a frosty glass of Sluice Juice.
Gem mining is very popular with our visitors. The Lucky Strike has gemstone buckets for you to screen at the flume line. There you may uncover semi precious gemstones such as ruby, sapphire or emerald that are actually worth cutting. Our local miners are always here to help you learn the fine art of panning and screening for gemstones and gold. Come and enjoy the learning experience of working with helpful miners and prospectors. Visit with us and find out for yourselves what a great way this is to relax and having fun with friends. This can be a fun outing for the entire family.
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