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


  • Common dig open to publc June 30th and July 1st!

    Thermal City Gold and Gem Mine are hosting a common dig June 30th and July 1st. Fee is $100 per person to enter the dig. The dig will begin Saturday at 8:30 a.m. til 5:00 p.m. and Sunday 8:30 a.m. til 4:00 p.m. then the gold split will begin for all paid participants.   We will also have vendors and craft tables set up as well.  Come and enjoy! Please call Miss Betty to register for the dig (828) 286-3016.…

  • Phone line is fixed. Please call (828) 286-3016 to reach the office.

  • Open Dig

    Welcome All, Jeff & Eileen Langford along with Walt & Bette Urschitz from the GPAA Ohio Buckeye Chapter will be hosting the first open dig for the 2018 season.  The cost for the dig is the same as previous dig at $150.00 per person.  We will also have a spaghetti dinner Saturday evening for $5.00 per plate as before. For the Ladies not interested in gold prospecting our Gem Mine will be open.  Also there will be craft tables with lots of goodies to choose from. New for this year we will be offering healing touch massages provided by Christy Lindon, LMT We are very excited and look forward to the dig May 19th-20th 2018. Please contact us with any questions.   Thank You Jeff & Eileen Langford see you on the creek bank…

  • Thermal City Gold and Gem Mine

    Back by popular demand the digs are on for the 2018 season.  Details and dates to be announced. Everything else remains the same i.e. camping, cabin rentals, panning, gold prospecting, etc. Miss Betty will continue to greet you on the phone and in person.  Dwight, Larry and out of retirement Walt will be returning to ensure everyone has a wonderful experience. Have a safe and Happy New Year!   Jeff and Eileen Langford Thermal City Gold and Gem Mine   P.S.  Opening day is March 15th 2018.  Mark your calendars!   see you on the creek bank  …