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

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  • 2nd Annual Jeff Langford Memorial Labor Day Weekend Common Dig!

    Gold!! Gold!!! Gold!!!!   Come join us for our Labor Day Weekend Dig August 31st. and September 1st. $100 per prospector to enter this 2 day event. We will have food vendors, vendors, glass art, metal art, jewelry, lots of crafts for everyone. Gem Mine will also be open during the dig. Call (828) 286-3016 to register for the 2 day event. Bottled water will be provided for all dig participants. 92.1 FM Big Dawg Steve Z will also be here for live remote broadcast!   See Y'all At The Creek Bank!  …

  • Common Dig!!!

    Gold!!!! Gold!!!! Gold!!!! Come join us for our next common dig July 6th and July 7th. Only $100 per prospector for the 2 day event. Vendors and crafts will be here. Gem Mine will also be open for the rock hounds. Don't miss out on the fun and gold. See Y'all At The Creek Bank.   Call (828) 286-3016 to register!…

  • Common Dig!!!

    Common Dig May 25th and May 26th.   Come join us for the Memorial Weekend Dig.   Fee is $100.00 per prospector to participate in the dig.  The dig will begin Saturday at 8:30 a.m. til 4:30 p.m. and Sunday 8:30 a.m.til 4:00 p.m. The Clean up and split will begin Sunday at 4:00 p.m.   We will have vendors and craft show.  The Gem Mine will also be open during the dig.   Call (828) 286-3016 to sign up for the dig.   See Y"All At The Creek Bank!    …

  • Thermal City Gold and Gem Mine

    It is with great sadness to announce the passing of my husband Jeff,  best friend and father to our wonderful sons.  Jeff passed away on August 5th 2018 in eastern NC. We are open as always and fully operational.  This place was our dream and our  special place and always will be. He is deeply missed! Thank you to everyone for the condolences and prayers for our family it is greatly appreciated! See Y'All At The Creek Bank!   Sincerely, The Langford Family   P.S.   The dig is still on for September 1st & 2nd…

  • GOLD!!! GOLD!!!! GOLD!!!!!

    Open dig September 1st. & 2nd! $100 per person to enter. Starts at 8:30 a.m. Saturday until 4:30 p.m. and Sunday 8:30 a.m. til 4:00 p.m. There will be vendors and crafters! Fun for everyone.  Don't miss out!! Last open dig of 2018! See Y'all At The Creek Bank! Free giveaways for all paid prospectors. Call Miss Betty to register (828) 286-3016.…

  • Prices for Gold Prospecting

    Panning is $10 per person per day at our panning station with our screens and pans. You can also pan in the river for the same price but you must have your own equipment.  You can set up your sluice in the river for the same price.  If you have your own high banker you can set up on the beach and have a load of material to process for $50 or $60 for screened material.  We have 4 high bankers you can use for $60 per load of material or $70 for screened material.  We also have 2 trommels you can use for $60 or $70 for screened material.  If you have a dredge you can dredge in the river, $10 up to 3" and $5 for helper, $15 for 4" and $5 for helper.  You can call Miss Betty in the office at (828) 286-3016 for additional information.   See Y'all At The Creek Bank!…