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Thermal City Gold Mine

221 North Hwy, Union Mills, NC 29167
+1 828-286-3016
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We have enjoyed several trips this summer to Thermal City. They are wonderful and so kind each and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kayte W
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I visited for 3 weeks this year!!

Been 3 times this yr, 3 weeks total. This is a 5 STAR out of 5 STARS place. The Staff is amazingly... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
AL G
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  • Excellent87%
  • Very good0%
  • Average9%
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Travellers talk about
“gem mining” (3 reviews)
“a lot of fun” (2 reviews)
“banker” (3 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
221 North Hwy, Union Mills, NC 29167
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+1 828-286-3016
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"gem mining"
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"a lot of fun"
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"banker"
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"pan"
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"sluice"
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"material"
in 3 reviews
"dirt"
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"equipment"
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"rocks"
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"gems"
in 2 reviews
"shop"
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"dredge"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have enjoyed several trips this summer to Thermal City. They are wonderful and so kind each and every time we’ve been. The last time we rented the High Banker in the morning and the Yellow Tromel in the afternoon. Our gold clean up was...More

Thank Kayte W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Been 3 times this yr, 3 weeks total. This is a 5 STAR out of 5 STARS place. The Staff is amazingly awesome & always willing to help, instruct and give pointers to new prospectors. Whether it be gem mining, panning, sluicing, dredging, running their...More

Thank AL G
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were visiting the area with 9 kiddos ranging in ages from 1 to 15, most under the age of 9 years. We heard from another family that visits often that they visited and enjoyed the mining. Enjoyed is a true understatement for our family!!...More

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Reviewed 29 June 2018

We visited twice last week for gem panning- once with two tweens and a teen, and the second time with eight children ranging from 3-14. We had a wonderful experience both times. Staff was friendly and helpful, and didn't even bat an eye when we...More

Thank ThisIsCarrie
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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Just all-around great place and the only one of two places that has real gold in there sand that is not seeded. Excellent camping cabins and camping spots also featuring clean bathroom shower facilities was a top notch mining store with excellent people working there.

Thank Matt C
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Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

This was our first time at Thermal City and we will definitely be back. We rented the trommel which takes about three hours to work through the material. Not only did we find an impressive amount of gold but I also loved all the quartz...More

Thank ellieruth
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Reviewed 20 February 2018

the place is great have been going there for seven years. about four to five times a year the cabins are great clean staff is very heipful they have made our trips great time and time again.now if you have never hunted for gold put...More

Thank tlocklear62
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Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

This place offers a true experience in mining for gold. They were willing to teach and provide guidance. It was an experience to remember. Thanks

1  Thank Kevin M
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Reviewed 19 June 2017

We were staying a few miles up the road and decided to check out Thermal. I SO wish we found this place first. If we do another gold trip, it will definitely be here. Their campground is wooded, with full access to the creek by...More

1  Thank Cindy S
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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

1  Thank Goldrockhunter
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