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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  • Tour was interesting and informative (15 minutes) and for $8.00 per person you have a tour and then can dig or rummage through piles of amethyst rocks on the 4 acres in front of you. They then weight ...  more »
  • The host/owners are very helpful and accommodating. We found some nice pieces sifting through the piles and enjoyed the energies of doing so during the solar eclipse. The price per bucket is very reas...  more »
  • Wear good shoes and be prepared to dig around for fine specimens of amethyst at this mine. Take an information tour and then dig around for your own treasure of a point of amethyst. You pay by weight ...  more »
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  • Bring water, bring good shoes and some tools, then have fun in the sun!

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