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. The Gem Mine at Thermal City Gold Mine offers one of the the best gem mining experiences in North Carolina. 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.