Welcome to the Thermal City Gold Mine!

Open March 15 - October 31 | 8:30AM - 5:00PM | 7 Days A Week

Thermal City Gold Mine is the best recreational gold and gem mining facility in the Eastern United States. For great family fun, Gem Mining in North Carolina, Gold Panning NC, Camping Mining North Carolina and much more, Thermal City Gold Mine is the perfect find!

Thermal City Gold Mine offers a unique experience hosted by people who are real prospectors! We are dedicated to keeping the tradition and history of Gold Mining in North Carolina alive. Anyone who wants to pan or prospect for gold is welcome. We enjoy teaching and talking about mining!

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  • Visit Thermal City Gold Mine

    Open March 15 - October 31 Office Hours 8:30 am - 5 pm daily. Information and Pricing Prospecting fees (Panning, Sluicing, hi-banking) $10.00 per person, per day. Dredging - up to 3", $10.00 per day for 1 person + $5 for each helper.  Dredging - 4", $15.00 per day for 1 person + $5 for each helper. Trommel, hi-banker and load deliveries - 9 AM & 1 PM.  Trommel and hi-banker runs are $60.00.  Regular Loads delivered to the gravel bar are $50.00 per load.  Call us to reserve our trommels and hi-bankers. "Gold to Go" Bags = $45.00 Buckets of Gem Stone material range in price from $5.00 to $75.00. Camping - Full hook-ups and primitive.  No reservation required. Cabin rentals - Reservation and deposit required. Call us at 828-286-3016 (EST) for more information. Like us and check us out on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/ThermalCityGold…