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!

News & Updates



    GOLD!  GOLD!! GOLD!!! Come join us for our annual Memorial Weekend Gold Dig!! When: Saturday May 28th at 8:30 a.m. and Sunday May 29th. Cost: $125 for the two day event. Call the office to register for the event and pay when you arrive (828) 286-3016. We will have vendors and crafters.  The Gem Mine will also be open during the gold dig!   See Y'all At The Creek Bank!!!…

  • Trommels and High Bankers

    Our trommels and high bankers are available to run daily.  The time schedule to run our machines are at 9 a.m. for the morning shift and 1 p.m. for the afternoon shift.  No machines will be started after 2:30 p.m.   Any questions call the office to check availability and or reserve a gold recovery machine.  The office hours are 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. (828) 286-3016.…

  • Opening Day!!

    Opening day is March 15th at 8:30 a.m. See Y'all At The Creek Bank!!…

  • Dredging Classes

    Dredging lessons $150 each.  Lessons provided by Richard Downing.   Call Miss Betty at (828) 286-3016 to schedule your class today!…