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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  • searching for what Thunder Bay has to offer...wonderful beautiful Amethyst before you. the staff friendly and helpful.  more »
  • Been there a few times especially when I get out of town visitors. Very good amethyst samples to get here, Friendly people.Not far from the City of Thunder Bay, actually a very nice ride to get there ...  more »
  • We were there on one of the coldest windiest days in late September. The whole area looks like a messy unorganized property but it all has a purpose. We learned about amethyst mining and we wandered t...  more »
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  • You will meet Lyndon, so personable and chatty. Owner of the mine. We leave Friday from Illinois for our 4th visit. We have rock gardens strewn with large and small, beautiful rocks. This is a special place...
  • Good place to look at rocks.
  • The owner is a super nice guy. We found a lot of gems for a reasonable price.
  • Well worth the drive
  • Bring water, bring good shoes and some tools, then have fun in the sun!
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