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


  • LLoyd Nanney has retired.

    To all our Thermal City Family and Friends, we would like to say Thank You for supporting us the last 25 years.  We are now looking forward to our "Golden Years".  The recreational Gold industry has been a great hobby/business.  The new owners are Jeff and Eileen Langford.  Please support them as they carry on the traditions established by Thermal City Gold Mine.  Thanks again.  Lloyd and Mary Page Nanney…