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The Lucky Strike Gold and Gem Mine

We are open to the public all year 8:00 AM till 7:00 PM daily except DEC 25.

Welcome To The Lucky Strike Gold and Gem Mine

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. 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! 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 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. 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 mouthwatering Klondike Dog, and a refreshing glass of Sluice Juice (ice tea).

The 2018 Gold Festival

The Lucky Strike Campground along with the Gold Foundation Grounds in Marion, NC will be the home of the the 2018 Gold Festival this year. The Festival begins Friday, June 1, 2018 and Saturday, June 2, 2018 starting at 10:00am. Come watch as we stamp a gold piece similar to the way the Becthler Mint coin was stamped many years ago. This years Gold Festival will have Panning Contests, Demonstrations, Exhibits, Games, Ducky Derby Race, Target Shoots, Horseshoe Tournament, Vendors, Live Music and BBQ.