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 saw the signs posted on Trans Canada and became curious. Followed the signs, up several km of gravel road, almost regretting as it was quite steep at times, hoping this wouldn't be a tourist trap...  more »
  • Amazing experience. I love amethyst so this was a must to stop at on my trip across Canada, wonderful people working there along with many crystals to choose from, I highly recommend visiting!  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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