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Address: Mitchell, OR
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+1 541-462-3073

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OK place, pretty rocks. Best directions you're gonna take are in here!

My review is average because the place is an OK place. Not something my husband and I would do again but maybe if we were bored and our kiddos were with us and we had nothing... read more

Reviewed 8 June 2016
Holly A
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Reviewed 8 June 2016

My review is average because the place is an OK place. Not something my husband and I would do again but maybe if we were bored and our kiddos were with us and we had nothing better to do. $1 a pound and $7 to cut the rock open (per rock). Which is extremely over priced especially if you live... More 

2 Thank Holly A
Monterey, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

Have been to the mine 2xs, last year. Excellent experience and had lots of exhausting fun hammering out the eggs. This time, despite the mine's website information, we discovered that the mine is NOT open 7 days a week. This after driving all the way to the mine, 35 miles from Prineville. Disappointed, but will likely return. The mine is... More 

Thank Bartholomew2
Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2016

Apparently mines are prevented from posting signs in national forests, because there just aren't enough signs pointing the way to the Lucky Strike Mine...but to my great surprise, we went up those logging roads and found it....only to see that it was closed!!! Grrrr. But, we heard heavy machinery running, followed the noise, and found the proprietor who could not... More 

2 Thank Connie L
Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2016

It was an adventure ( kind of a nail biter) just getting there on the logging road, but once there the staff was friendly, helpful and eager to get us out to dig our own thunder eggs. The kids had a great time, and we left with some good finds.

Thank SchweizYank
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2015

We showed up shortly after 8 am and had a great time. Janice, the proprietress, helped us sight the eggs, then coached us on digging them out. We ended up with so many that I had to ship them home. She cut two of them for me, and stood and visited with us while the saw was at work. Spent... More 

2 Thank Honeysucklerose61
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2015 via mobile

My wife and I attempted to come out to the mine today August 8 2015 and were unsuccessful. 1st we followed the brown sign off the paved road and ended up turning around because there was a lot of different service road options and no signs and never found road 200. 2nd we decided to follow what google said and... More 

3 Thank Chris T
1 review
Reviewed 15 February 2015

The Lucky Strike Mine website has pathetically inadequate directions for travel. The website map is a small sketch on which the given forest road numbers do not show up on a USGS topographic map, nor on a Forest Service Motorized Vehicle map, nor on a Google map, nor on a Bing map. Sketch also shows a Myky Creek Road as... More 

Thank Weslia W
Portland, Oregon
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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2014

My 7 year old Son and I dug thunder eggs here. We had a great time, and there is a lot of thunder eggs to dig on the hillside. It takes a while to drive to the location, but it was worth it.

6 Thank thenorthcascades1234
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2012

Have seen the sigh for this mine for the last 20 years and decided what the heck. There was a sign posted that they were closed so we that day so we came the next day and no sigh so off we went.Very beautiful country and well worth the drive. Would recommend a truck but cars do come up. We... More 

4 Thank Robin C

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