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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  • If you ever want to learn where amethyst comes from and how it is created, this is the place to go. My husband and I were on a road trip and this was a stop. The guide was young, but informative. We w...  more »
  • We enjoyed the tour and the staff was very friendly got a quick history lesson then grabbed pails and went out picking thru the Amethyst, we got quite a few for the garden and grandchildren as souveni...  more »
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  • 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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