North Carolina Gold Sites Reed Gold Mine – Midland, NC Thermal City Gold Mine – between Marion and Rutherfordton, NC Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email a link to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... 6 Comments Add Comment → Robin We will be in Rocky Mount North Carolina and would like to rent a small motor home and pan for gold and or gems… Is there anyplace close to Rocky Mount to do this. Our grandchildren are so excited! Loading... May 4, 2014 Log in to Reply Dan Hi Robin, the closest location to Rocky Mount, that I know about, is the Cotton Patch Gold Mine in New London. It’s about 150 miles from Rocky Mount. You can find their info by clicking on the links. Good Luck! – Dan Loading... May 7, 2014 Log in to Reply Laurie Odom we are staying at hanging rock state park is there any place near us Loading... September 12, 2013 Log in to Reply Dan Hi Laurie, The closest location to you is the Emerald Hollow Mine in Hiddenite. But it’s still about 100 miles away. They don’t have gold, but the have a lot of gems. Good luck! – Dan Loading... September 12, 2013 Log in to Reply Kim Mandernach I would like to plan a weekend vacation/ panning for my husband. He has been interested in mining and he reads on it but we have not tried it. Please tell me where the best place to go and stay would be and what we should do. I need to stay on the east side like Georgia, North Carolina, etc Loading... February 12, 2013 Log in to Reply Dan Hi Kim, I’m glad you like my site. I haven’t been to any of the East Coast locations, though, so it would be hard for me to say which is the best. There are several locations in Georgia and NC. I would start with the one closest to you. Give them a call, let them know you’re new to prospecting, and would like to visit their location. I’m sure they’ll be glad to let you know what you need to bring to get started. Also, many locations will rent you the equipment; so you’re not stuck with a bunch of pans and sluice boxes if you don’t like it. – Good Luck, Dan Loading... February 14, 2013 Log in to Reply You must log in to post a comment.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.