The Blue Point Amethyst Mine, Thunder Bay
Categories: Tourist Spots, Mines
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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My husband and I had been out for a drive in the area of the Amethyst mine and decided to stop in to see what it was like. We were glad we did! We had fun digging for the pretty amethysts. While we we... read more »
My friend and I came from Elliot lake Ont to rock hunt and Blue mines we just drove in and the best ever people not only helped us this father and son went out of there way to accompanied us and teach... read more »
My suggestion is to bypass Panorama and go straight to Blue Point. The quality is just what we were looking for and at a very reasonable price. Twenty dollars a heaping bucket verses 3 dollars a pound... read more »
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