Amethyst Mine Panorama, Shuniah

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Explore the largest amethyst deposit in the whole of North America and collect your own at Amethyst Mine Panorama. Discovered in 1955, this still-active quarry continues to produce the rare violet quartz. Take part in a guided tour, which educates you about amethyst's properties and significance to the area, and then gives you the chance to mine your own. Head to the gift shop to find some extra amethyst-related mementos of your time here. By using our Shuniah trip planner , you can arrange your visit to Amethyst Mine Panorama and other attractions in Shuniah.
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  • I needed a calming vacation and have just started getting into crystals/stones and saw Thunder Bay is home to a few amethyst mines so we planned a trip specifically to mine amethyst. Me and my husband...  more »
  • Stopped here as we were doing the Lake Superior circle tour and very glad that we did. It was so much fun!The tour given by the owners wife was very informative and interesting. Then being able to go ...  more »
  • Fantastic place to take the family. It's a bit of a drive, but well worth it. Very knowledgeable tour guide made for a great time, he knew how to explain amethyst formation, variety and mining in a kid friendly way. You get to see the mining operation from a safe distance while learning all about it. Then you get to dig through the amethysts for your own souvenirs, prices were very reasonable. Most importantly, it was a blast for the whole family and educational. Be sure to stop by the scenic lookout on your way out too, it is a phenomenal view.
  • Small family run outfit. Love to support these type of places. Very friendly and informative staff. 3 boys had a great time looking through piles of rocks looking for the "coolest ones". The mine is not real big, but you can get up close for sure. Bought some cool rough rocks from the piles for our small garden and boys collections. Spent about 90 minutes here.
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