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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  • This was a fun and surprising stop! Learned some things about amethyst and found the perfect amethyst to bring back to MN Tim (see photo) is certainly passionate about what he and his family does at t...  more »
  • My husband and I felt very honoured to have Steve the owner help us pick out n transport four incredibly unique specimens from his Panoramic amathyst mine east of Thunder Bay Ontario. Truly a special ...  more »
  • The Panorama Amythest Mine is definitely a place to spend a few hours searching for treasure. The family owned and operated business is ready to help you find your special jewel whether it's outside o...  more »
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  • Highly reccommend! It's a lot of fun to get out there, scrape up a gem & wash it off at the cleaning centre. Per pound finds are very cheap- although imperfect usually. Very friendly staff!
  • The staff were friendly and the tour was informative and short (it didn't drag on at all). The tour guide was open to answering questions and if they didn't know the answer, they could point us towards someone who did. The chance to pick our own amethyst was really fun. There is a few very steep hills to go up on the way there. You have been warned.
  • Very friendly staff and very informative a definate place to the stop ...road in is interesting too .... didnt get to do the tour due to bad planning and they were closing but the young fella there helped me pick the amethyst that i was looking for and with very lil words he pointed to the right one !!!
  • Great education about Amethyst and how it formed. Also fun for the family to dig through the sea of purple spread out for all. However the admission price seems steep especially with no discount for children.
  • The bathroom put a downer on whole experience Make sure u go to the bathroom b4 you go. You would think that a place that could sell a 100 pound rock for 10 grand would at least have a portapotty. They have water, they have electricity, no reason they couldent have a half decent toilet. Our 3 year old ended up peeing his pants due to us both gagging while in the "out house". Ive been in some knarly out houses but this one ruined the experience as me n my kid had upset stomachs the rest of the tour.. Digging rock was fun and jewelry is absolutely beautiful
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