Welcome to Amethyst Mine Panorama

500 Bass Lake Rd, Shuniah, Ontario Canada  P0T 2M0

Turn off Highway 11-17 East of Thunder Bay, Ontario at  East Loon Rd.
 
The co-ordinates for the mine are 48.690252 and -88.725114.
 
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 Canada. 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 15 to October 15.

2016 Hours of operation: 

May 15 until June 30 - 10 am until 5 pm.

July 1st until August 31 - 10 am until 6 pm.
                                           
September 1 until October 15 - 10 am until 5 pm.

We are open 7 days a week, all holidays included.


GPS address:

500 Bass Lake Road, Shuniah


 
 
 

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