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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.

Gem Screening in north carolina

Gem Screening at the flume

At The Lucky Strike Gold and Gem Mine in Marion, North Carolina, visitors have the opportunity to try their hand at gemstone mining. Imagine the thrill of discovering a beautiful, sparkling gemstone emerging from the material in a bucket of gemstone ore. This activity is not only enjoyable for adults, but it's also simple enough for small children to participate and find their own treasure trove of gems. The mining process involves sifting through gemstone ore at the flume line, where a cool stream of water aids in the discovery of hidden gems. The Lucky Strike offers a variety of gemstone ore buckets at reasonable prices, and there's always a chance of finding valuable stones that can be polished, faceted, and set in a unique piece of jewelry, making for a one-of-a-kind keepsake from your visit. Transform your gemstone findings into stunning jewelry pieces, serving as a memorable reminder of your time at The Lucky Strike Gold and Gem Mine. Don't miss out on this enriching and exciting experience that awaits you at The Lucky Strike.

Gem Buckets
 4 Gal. = $20.00

Specialty Buckets
$25.00, $50.00 and $100.00