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Amethyst

Thunder Bay is in the heart of amethyst country. These semi-precious gemstones are found in quality and quanity in Thunder Bay & the North of Superior Travel Region. 

Visit the area's open-pit mines for a fun pick-your-own gemstone adventure. Gift shops throughout the city and region carry items and jewelry crafted from amethyst.

Amethyst was adopted as the official gemstone of Ontario in 1975.

Amethyst Gift Centre

Amethyst Gift Centre is a retail store and a lapidary workshop which features quality Thunder Bay amethyst mined from Amethyst Mine Panorama. Tours of the Lapidary workshop are available -learn the history, geology and mineralogy of Canadian Amethyst.  Hours/Season: Open year round, Monday to Saturday from 9 am until 5 pm.  Located at 400 Victoria Avenue East on the south side of Thunder Bay

Address: 400 Victoria Ave E
Thunder Bay, ON P7C 1A5
Tel: (807) 622-6908
Fax: (807) 622-6933
website: www.amethystmine.com

 

Amethyst Mine Panorama

Amethyst Mine Panorama, North America's largest amethyst deposit, is an active, working quarry. Walking tour of mine, interesting informative talk on history and geology of the mine and the mineralogy of amethyst. Experience the joy and excitement of mining your own amethyst. Amenities: Gift Shop available on site.  Located 60 km (40 miles) east of Thunder Bay off Highway 11/17 on East Loon Road.

Mailing Address:
400 Victoria Ave E
Thunder Bay, ON P7C 1A5
Tel: (807) 622-6908
Hours /
Season:
May 15 to June 30 - 10 am - 5 pm
July 1 to Aug 31 - 10 am - 6 pm
Sept 1 to Oct 15 - 10 am - 5 pm
Admission fee: $8/person, 5 and under free.
Dig your own Amethyst - $3/pound
Website: www.amethystmine.com

 

Diamond Willow Amethyst Mine

Located 55 km east of Thunder Bay on Highway 11/17. Turn left onto Road #5 North in the community of Pearl.  Gift Shop with plenty of parking, and free admission.

Address:

Road #5 North,
Pearl, ON
Tel: (807) 627-5515
Website: https://www.facebook.com/Diamond-Willow-Amethyst-Mine-961765537215664

 

Authentique Gift Shop

Address: 313 Bay St
Thunder Bay, ON P7B 1R9
Tel: (807) 683-0982

 

Blue Point Amethyst Mine

Located 58 km (35 miles) east of Thunder Bay on Highway 11/17. Turn left onto Road #5 North in the community of Pearl, cross the railway tracks, and then proceed left four kilometres. Blue Points offers plenty of parking, and free admission.

Address:

Road #5 North,
Pearl, ON
Season: Victoria Day Weekend through Canadian Thanksgiving.
Email: lynswan1@lakenet.com

 

Global Flags & Banners

Located 32 km (20 miles) west of Thunder Bay on Highway 11/17, in the heart of Kakabeka Falls.

Address: 4781 Hwy. 11/17
Kakabeka Falls, ON P0T 1W0
Tel: (807) 577-2435

 

Purple Haze Amethyst

Purple Haze Amethyst has been in operation since 1981, and offers a wide variety of specimens, amethyst giftware, and jewelry from their mine. Their home-based shop is located on Knight Street.

Address: 22 Knight St
Thunder Bay, ON P7A 5M2
Tel: (807) 345-6444
Hours: 10 am to 6 pm in July & August daily.
Other times and the rest of the year by appointment.

Superior Amethyst Gift Shop

Located within the Fish Shop, come and discover a selection of specimens, art, and jewelery carefully selected for detail and quality.

Address: 1960 Lakeshore Dr. E
Thunder Bay, ON
Tel: (807) 983-2214
Seasonal/Hours: Mar 1 - December
9 am - 6 pm daily
 Website: www.thefishshop.ca