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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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  • The mine was a planned stop and it was great!! Fun watching the water canon & picking Amethyst. Everyone was very helpful. Don't pass it up  more »
  • Just a little fun trip off the beaten path, cheap to get in, fill a bucket up with as many Amethyst as you can find. We didn't have our kids with us but I could definitely see this being a fun place t...  more »
  • We went to Blue Point in June in the rain. We were the only people there and it was great! We got two big pails of gorgeous amethysts and bought a great big one from the owner. Had a blast and will be...  more »
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  • Bring water, bring good shoes and some tools, then have fun in the sun!