Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Hunting Gold in North Carolina at The Lucky Strike Gold Mine

Well my latest adventure took me to North Carolina. I was there for a soccer tournament, but had an extra day at the tail end of the trip to head to western North Carolina and look for some gold. We had a flight at 5pm and had a two hour drive to the site so it did not leave a huge window.

We were based in Greensboro. The plan was to jump up at 5am, pack up, check out of the hotel and head west. The Lucky Strike Gold Mine opened at 8:30 and we were going to be there then! I had planned for a two hour drive and it was spot on. It was very easy to find. We headed out I40 and at Marion we took US221 south for about 6 miles to the Lucky Strike.

It was a bit tricky upon arrival as we drove down to the river area. We found the main office/restaurant and parked ready for the fun! The Lucky Strike pretty much has anything you need for prospecting a little gold. We only had about 6 hours so I decided to rent a small sluice and a couple of gold pans and head down into the creek.