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The Blue Point Amethyst Mine, Thunder Bay

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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. Add The Blue Point Amethyst Mine to your Thunder Bay travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Thunder Bay trip itinerary builder.
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  • Lori showed us around her family mine. Passionate about what they do there. Got taking about dogs and she offered to cut my dogs nails. How cool is that!? Gave me a map and circled what I need to see....  more »
  • Our first trip to an amethyst mine. The owner was very friendly and we enjoyed our visit. Bring bug spray! It would be a great place to visit in spring or fall too  more »
  • Spent an hour here and left with at LEAST 40 lbs of amethyst and quartz for 25 bucks. Will definitely be coming back again throughout the summer!  more »
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  • Bring water, bring good shoes and some tools, then have fun in the sun!