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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.

High Banking For Gold

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Gold Mining at The Lucky Strike Gold and Gem Mine,

Marion, North Carolina

At the Lucky Strike Gold and Gem Mine, you can experience the thrill of high banking for gold in the great outdoors. Our high banking area is located along the river, providing a picturesque setting for your prospecting adventure. To make your experience more convenient, we have established water supply points in the high banking area. If you don't have your own high banking equipment, we offer rental services at our in-house mining shop. Additionally, you can purchase any necessary prospecting gear you may have forgotten. Our high banking equipment rates are as follows: $40 for one front loader of material, $60 for high banker and material, and $40 for each extra load of material. Come and explore the great outdoors while prospecting for gold at the Lucky Strike Gold and Gem Mine!