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Amethyst Mine Panorama, Shuniah

2.9
#58 of 145 in Nature in Ontario
Geologic Formation Mine
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. Arrange to visit Amethyst Mine Panorama and other attractions in Shuniah using our Shuniah itinerary planner.
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  • Our family is interested in rocks so this was a great stop. Take the guided tour, it's worth the few extra minutes and very informative. It was fun digging around and we found many great specimens.  more »
  • Absolutely a must see experience for anyone passing by on Hwy 17 . It is a very fun family oriented experience that doesn't brake the bank. At $8 a person this is a very affordable experience. Our son...  more »
  • We loved the tour; short and sweet, informative without too many details to make it boring for the kids. Then we all dug and searched for the perfect pieces of amethyst to wash, weigh, and take home. ...  more »

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