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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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  • I took my two cousins, 12 and 16, here on our 5 day trip to the Thunder Bay Area and it was a highlight for all 3 of us. It's definitely rustic but we still feel like we got a great experience. There ...  more »
  • We had a good time visiting and taking a tour to find amethyst samples to take home. They can provide you with a hammer upon request and give you a decent size pail to collect your rocks. You can walk...  more »
  • We really enjoyed our time here. We were given a very interesting history of the mine and saw some pretty impressive amethyst on display. We also enjoyed searching for our own amethyst in the large op...  more »
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  • Bring water, bring good shoes and some tools, then have fun in the sun!

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