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Thermal City Gold Mine
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“gem mining”(5 reviews)
“banker”(5 reviews)
“shovel”(2 reviews)
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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221 North Hwy, Union Mills, NC 29167
+1 828-286-3016
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Reviewed 28 May 2017

We traveled here purposely to revisit this gold mine. The people are friendly and helpful. You can pan, high-bank or dredge for gold or use a trammel. We like to rent a trammel and it Takes use old folks about 3 hours to process a...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank Goldrockhunter
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

We decided to do a quick getaway with the kiddos from south carolina. This was a blast! We rented the high banker and ran a ton of dirt, found some good gold! Than headed over and bought 2 gem buckets for,the kiddos..what a lot of...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Herewegobengals
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Spent the weekend at Thermal City with my 11 year old. Had an absolute ball! We rented the trommel for 3.5 hours and got dirty playing in gold ore. Processed it all down and panned it out to find our gold! It was great experience!...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Jesse H
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

My fiance and I decided to try Thermal City for high banking since Lucky Strike was still closed for the season. Absolutely horrible experience. They only give you 3.5 hours to go through a ton of dirt that we paid $60 for. And they only...More

Date of experience: March 2017
4  Thank genuann28
Reviewed 2 September 2016

Ended up deciding to visit Thermal City after reading the (poor) reviews for the Lucky Strike Mine up the road. I'm so glad we came! The staff were wonderful. My boys and I loved the older gentleman that showed us how to operate the trommel...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Mike C
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

The people that work at Thermal City are so nice! The older man that showed my husband and I how to gold pan gave us some extra lessons and before we knew it, we found gold! We found about 15-20 flakes of gold!! I was...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank 80Ladybuggy83
Reviewed 29 July 2016

Gave it a three because the customer service and facilities were out-standing. Panning for gold was a whole different story. Spent two hours panning without a single fleck in our pans. Gentleman next to us found a couple and third guy arrived to see if...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank MOSSBErg63
Reviewed 25 June 2016

The staff was very friendly and helpful. Plan on getting dirty, but that is part of the fun! Able to gold mine with a trommel, a sluice, dredge, or panning. Found some gold. Bathroom and shower facilities were clean. Supplies could be purchased in shop...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank nboswell
Reviewed 25 May 2016

We've been visiting Thermal City Gold Mine for several years now and we've never been disappointed. We've always found a little color in our pans, and that's enough to keep the excitement up. While panning costs just 10 bucks a day, we usually rent a...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Harry A
Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

You can pan gold, screen for gems buy equipment and souvenirs. Reasonable prices on everything. Helpful employees. Fun for all ages.

Date of experience: May 2016
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