Thermal City Gold Mine is the best recreational gold and gem mining facility in the Eastern United States. We offer 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.The Gem Mine at Thermal City Gold Mine offers the best in gem mining in North Carolina at one of the best gem mines. The gem stone material found here is representative of minerals found in the state. Western NC is extremely rich in many gem stones and commercial minerals. Flumes are covered so you can mine rain or shine. Thermal City also has a Rock Shop and a Mineral Museum with many interesting display items.

In addition, we have cabins and campsites for a camping and mining North Carolina experience.