Welcome to Amethyst Mine Panorama

Enjoy guided and self-guided tours collecting your own Amethyst. Located just outside Thunder Bay, Ontario - the Amethyst Mine Panorama is one of the must-see destinations in Northwestern Ontario.


Amethyst Mine Panorama is the largest deposit in North America. It was discovered in 1955 as a result of a road being built to the forest fire lookout tower (McTavish Tower) visible from the mine sight. Amethyst production started in 1960 and the mine has produced continuously since then.

The mine produces 40% usable amethyst by volume. A large digging area, open to the public, contains 20% usable amethyst and is the main source of "pick your own” amethysts. Open from May to October.

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