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. 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.
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  • What a great little find!! I read the reviews from other travellers and we were not disappointed when we descended upon this Amethyst Mine. Linden was quietly working away and quickly instructed us....  more
    What a great little find!! I read the reviews from other travellers and we were not disappointed when we descended upon this Amethyst Mine. Linden was quietly working away and quickly instructed us....  more »
  • This is just a pile of rocks you browse through to find one you like enough to keep. No tools to make it easier. But still a nice thing to do. 
    This is just a pile of rocks you browse through to find one you like enough to keep. No tools to make it easier. But still a nice thing to do.  more »
  • I spent 3 hours at this mine and wish I'd spent more time there. ALL the praise for this mine is true. The many types of beautiful amethyst here are fairly easy to find and don't require much... 
    I spent 3 hours at this mine and wish I'd spent more time there. ALL the praise for this mine is true. The many types of beautiful amethyst here are fairly easy to find and don't require much...  more »
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  • Cool place. Great finds in the rubble piles. For the owner - you may want to price the rocks on your table they are for sale.
  • Found some Gorgeous amethysts here! When we pulled in, there was a sign at the entrance saying to look for the owner in the excavation mines. Upon finding him, he gave us a bucket and Allowed us to pick and chose our own rocks from the huge piles. We filled a 1/3 of a bucket for $10, and we found some gorgeous rocks! Will definitely come back when I’m in the area.
  • fair prices friendly owner
  • Amazing place. Although we didn't get much amythest mainly due to time, it was still a super fun activity and the entire family really enjoyed it. The prices were also amazing compares to other places. Would recommend to bring gloves, eye protection, close toed shoes, and a hammer to break the rocks open.
  • This was an amazing couple hours with our 4&6 year olds. Bring closed toed shoes, eye protection (sunglasses will do), and you may want to bring a hammer/sledgehammer and gloves to crack open some big pieces in the piles. Great selection, not busy at all and the owner is very friendly and helpful!

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