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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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  • We had a wonderful time visiting the Blue Point Amethyst Mine. Free to get in, you pay by the bucket for what you want to take home. You will get a bucket to put samples in when you arrive. My husband...  more »
  • I would think quite an old Amethyst mine which you can visit. They have a tea room and chunks of amethyst you can buy. These range from nicely cut, polished and gold set to rough pieces ranging from m...  more »
  • It is a working mine, but they have an area that is covered with tailings that you are allowed to pick through for a few dollars. You can buy anything you find, for $3 a pound. It was hard to find any...  more »