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Welcome to our web site

Smokefoot Trade & Loan , Inc. was founded in 1983 by Art Rauchfuss and Pete Nelson. Our goal was to provide a full service pawnshop to Morganton and the surrounding areas. We have since grown and been voted "Morganton's Best Pawnshop" 6 times in the "People's Choice Awards".

Not only are we a pawnshop but we also offer a wide variety of services and products. We have a wide range of firearms, gold jewelry and diamonds, electronics, tools and our specialty...recreational gold mining equipment.

We are the oldest Keene Engineering gold mining equipment dealer on the East coast. Our inventory includes gold pans, sluice boxes, viles, sniffer bottles, books, magazines and gold dredges just to name a few. We have opened an online store to sell some of our most popular gold mining equipment over the web. Just click on our gold mining page & that will take you to our store. If you don't see what you are looking for just give us a call at (828)438-9397 or email us at
goldstuf@bellsouth.net for info and prices.

 We are also a dealer for Garrett Metal Detectors. We have models for beginners up to the serious treasure hunter.  We also are selling some of our most popular models online, but if you don't see what you are looking for just give us a call or email us.

We look forward to doing business with you.