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March 1st March 31st   9:00 am 5:00 pm

April 1st October 31st   8:00 am 7:00 pm

Nov. 1st Feb. 28th   10:00 am 4:00 pm

The Lucky Strike Gold and Gem Mine

We are open to the public all year 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).

Vein Mountain Gold Mine trails sponsored by the Lucky Strike gold and gem mine and the NC Gold Foundation.

   About 2 1/2 miles of picturesque mountainous trail with small creeks to crossover. You will be able to see some of the historical gold mines of Vein Mountain and over the mountain to see the old historical mines of Rhom Town. Crossover Rhom Town Rd to the head waters of the Second Broad river. This brings you to the old historical Pea mine railroad bed. Continuing on by the Second Broad river, crossing Scrubgrass branch, to end up back at Lucky Strike Diner. The trail begins and ends at the Lucky Strike Diner. Here you will be asked to sign in and out of the trail so we may keep accountability at the end of the day.


VMRC Club Digs

April 12-13     Club Dig

April 12-21 Spring Dirt Fling youtube group dig

May 17-18       Club Dig

July 19-20      Club Dig

August 30-31    Club Dig

 with club auction the 31st

October 11-12   Club Dig

NC Gold Festival

The festival will be held at 251 Lucky Strike Drive in Marion, NC.

May 31, 2024
2 pm - 9 pm

June 1, 2024
9 am - 6 pm