The Blue Point Amethyst Mine, Thunder Bay

4.5
Explore an amethyst deposit and collect your own at The Blue Point Amethyst Mine. This still-active quarry continues to produce the striking and rare violet quartz, as well as other precious minerals including a colorless quartz, hematite, calcite, and barite. The center invites you to take part in a guided tour or pick up a bucket and start mining your own. Head to the gift shop to find some extra amethyst-related mementos, including a number of specimens already mined and cleaned by the staff. Put The Blue Point Amethyst Mine and other Thunder Bay attractions into our Thunder Bay day trip planning tool , and watch your holiday take shape.
Create an itinerary including The Blue Point Amethyst Mine
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
The Blue Point Amethyst Mine Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
185 reviews
Google
4.6
TripAdvisor
  • This spot is fantastic!!! Not commercialized or overpriced - just a genuine amethyst mine (you can see people inside the small pit chipping away). We were created by the Owner in a small hut. He expla...  more »
  • I traveled to Thunder Bay with family to see my son graduate from Lakehead. I had hear there were Amethyst Mines up there and wanted to see one. We went to the Blue Point on the June 1st weekend. The ...  more »
Google
  • Nice 👍😊😊😊👍.it is good experience if you like Canadian mother nature and precious stones.
  • We absolutely loved our time at the Blue Point Mine! What a welcoming host and everything a purple when we went last year. I've been meaning to write a review since then and keep forgetting to do it so thank you for your generous hospitality and wonderful amethysts! We will visit again and we've been telling everyone about our experience there. Big hugs from Braelyn Rose and Julia Breckenridge :))
Places to stay near The Blue Point Amethyst Mine

Plan your trip to Thunder Bay

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Thunder Bay

View all >
4.5
Duration: 8​h
4.8
Duration: 2​h
4.7
Duration: 2​h
4.5
Duration: 2​h

Nature in Thunder Bay

4.2
Duration: 2​h
4.4
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.8
Duration: 2​h
4.4
Duration: 2​h

Side trips from Thunder Bay

4.8
Duration: 2​h
3.5
Duration: 1​h 30​min
3.1
Duration: 2​h

Hidden gems in Thunder Bay

3.5
Duration: 2​h
4.4
Duration: 2​h
5.0
Duration: 2​h 30​min
3.6
Duration: 2​h

Museums in Thunder Bay

4.4
Duration: 2​h
4.6
Duration: 2​h

Nearby attractions in Thunder Bay

4.6
Duration: 2​h
4.7
Duration: 30​min