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Gold Mining at The Lucky Strike Gold and Gem Mine, Marion,North Carolina

Gold Panning, sluicing, and crevising are popular ways of prospecting in the river. You don't need complicated equipment for recreational gold mining. Enjoy the outdoors and bring your family and friends to share in the fun. A full day of gold panning, sluicing or crevising in the river is only $5.00. Keep all you find! So come and enjoy the day mining for gold in The Second Broad river or just sit and relax at The Miners Diner with a huge Bonanza Burger or a mouth watering Klondike Dog,and a refreshing glass of Sluice Juice (ice tea).
highbanking         Highbanking the material from the river in our highbanking area is a fine way to spend the day in the great outdoors. We have highbanking equipment to rent if you don't have yours. If you forgot some of your prospecting gear you can pick up what you need at the Smokefoot Trading Post located here at the mine.
Your highbanker , 1 frontloader of material $35.00
Highbanker and material $60.00 , extra load of material $35.00 ea.
Trommel and material $100.00 , extra load of material $35.00 ea.


The 2nd Broad River is a great place to set your dredge. All day dredging for the following nozzle sizes;
up to 2 1/2" = $12.00
3" = $17.00
4" = $20.00
5" = $25.00

gold panning

Buckets of ore are available here for gold panning in the comfort of our shedded panning area where you can take advantage of the experience of the seasoned prospectors on hand to help you learn to screen and pan for the gold. Very reasonable rates on all gold mining. So come and enjoy the day panning or searching for gold in The Second Broad river. We hope to see you on the banks of the river soon.

Gold buckets are:
2 Gal. = $10.00
4 Gal. = $15.00

Nugget bags are about 50 lbs:
$25.00, $50.00, $100.00 or $500.00.