Our Chapters Next Outing

Going for the Gold!

Location - The Lucky Strike Recreational Gold and Gem Mine, Marion, NC.

Dates:  Sept. 13th - 17th, 2018.

General Information:

Join us at Lucky Strike for a weekend prospecting adventure.  This is a pay to dig site where the chapter is planning on running our own equipment going through paydirt by the loader full in search of Yella Gold.  Friday and Saturday is a dedicated common for all attendees operating equipment, with a split and Gold Draw afterwards.  Sunday will be open for everyone enjoy at they wish.  Go after some more gold, or try your luck searching for gemstones. There is a bit of cost going towards food, camping fees and paydirt which will be split among the members in attendance.

Planning your Stay:

Lucky Strike has full and partial Hookups for RV's, along with primitive campsites for those looking to stay on site.  LDMA members can choose to stay at Vein Mtn. approx. 2-3 miles to the east.   Motels are nearby to the north in Marion closer to I 40.  Visit Lucky Strike's Website for a further details, including their overnight rates and listings of motels nearby.  Note: If I read that correctly, According to their website unlimited panning and slucing is included with all overnight stays.

What to Bring:

Anything and everything you think you will need for a weekend of camping and gold prospecting.  Pans and sluices just incase.  If you own a highbanker please bring it for the chapter's Saturday Common, and then plan to use on Sunday.  Anyone looking to dredge can do so for a small fee.  Visit Lucky Strike's Gold Prospecting , Gem Mining, and Campground pages for further details and rates.


From The Orlando area, this is about an 9 to 10 hour trip or longer, depending on your travel speed, and number of stops you make along the way.  Visit Lucky Strike's Website Map page for details and GPS Information.  For your convenience here is a Link to Google maps for Lucky Strike.  Since Lucky Strike is close to the LDMA Vein Mtn. site, you may wish to look over the Directions  to Vein Mtn.

You need to be a member of our local chapter to attend this event.   Not a Chapter member!    Continue looking over our site, and remember you are always welcome to attend one of our meetings and please feel free to contact us for further information.