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Amethyst Mine Panorama

500 Bass Lake Road | Ontario, Shuniah, Ontario P0T 2M0, Canada
+1 807-622-6908
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This was a fun and surprising stop! Learned some things about amethyst and found the perfect... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2017
WorldTravelers1987
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Saint Michael, Minnesota
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Exhilarating more than expected.

My husband and I felt very honoured to have Steve the owner help us pick out n transport four... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2017
Janis016
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Aylmer, Canada
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Welcome to Amethyst Mine Panorama! Amethyst Mine Panorama is located just 60KM East of Thunder Bay Ontario, on the beautiful Lake Superior Circle Route. Open 7 days a week, holidays included, from May 15 to October 15. This active working amethyst mine welcomes visitors on a seasonal basis. Visit our Welcome Centre, learn the history and geology of Thunder Bay Amethyst and dig your own amethyst in our spacious digging area. Handmade amethyst jewellery and souvenirs are available in the Welcome Centre. This is an all ages activity. Walking & self-guided tours are available. Reservations are not required.
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
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“gift shop” (19 reviews)
“per pound” (16 reviews)
“thunder bay” (25 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 05:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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500 Bass Lake Road | Ontario, Shuniah, Ontario P0T 2M0, Canada
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Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

This was a fun and surprising stop! Learned some things about amethyst and found the perfect amethyst to bring back to MN Tim (see photo) is certainly passionate about what he and his family does at the mine!!!! 5 Star Cedar Outhouse complete with fun...More

Thank WorldTravelers1987
Timmanager, Manager at Amethyst Mine Panorama, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your 5-star review of our 5-star outhouses (and amethyst Mine). Our family is passionate about the the mine and we appreciate your complements.

Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

My husband and I felt very honoured to have Steve the owner help us pick out n transport four incredibly unique specimens from his Panoramic amathyst mine east of Thunder Bay Ontario. Truly a special place for those who are conscious of what they are...More

1  Thank Janis016
Timmanager, Manager at Amethyst Mine Panorama, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We agree, 'Steve is a marvel' and 'Steve is the place'! Steve, the mine owner, has spent over 37 years managing, mining and developing Amethyst Mine Panorama. His knowledge and passion for Thunder Bay amethyst is 2nd to none. Enjoy your amethyst and treasure your...More

Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

The Panorama Amythest Mine is definitely a place to spend a few hours searching for treasure. The family owned and operated business is ready to help you find your special jewel whether it's outside on the ground or inside in the gift shop. Can't wait...More

Thank jamesmK1694WC
Timmanager, Manager at Amethyst Mine Panorama, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2017

Thank you for posting a review of Amethyst Mine Panorama. We look forward to helping you again.

Reviewed 7 September 2017

Our hosts in Thunder Bay said they had been to this open-pit mine with guided tour and were surprised by how interesting it was. We decided to do the same and agree. Our tour guide was knowledgeable. The specimens we got to see on the...More

Thank Jay_and_Rita
Timmanager, Manager at Amethyst Mine Panorama, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2017

Thank you for your review of our family's Amethyst Mine and please thank your Thunder Bay hosts for the recommendation. Amethyst Mine Panorama is the perfect place to learn about amethyst in a fun and educational manner and to enjoy the hands-on experience of finding...More

Reviewed 5 September 2017

$8 cad for the "tour" and/or field picking fee. No charge for the gift shop or tabled (priced) rocks. Tour: quick talk about amethyst formation, walk short distance to look down into the open pit mining. then you can grab some "tools" and scour through...More

1  Thank yvonne p
Timmanager, Manager at Amethyst Mine Panorama, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Thank You for visiting the amethyst mine and posting a review.

Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Amethyst is my favorite stone. Hubby and I visited Thunder Bay and made a beeline for this place. So much fun finding amethysts and the short tour is fascinating. We will be back!

Thank lindacX9119ZP
Timmanager, Manager at Amethyst Mine Panorama, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2017

Thank you for posting a review of the mine. Amethyst is a great stone to collect!

Reviewed 29 August 2017

We so enjoyed our tour and time at the amethyst mine. It's my favourite stone so I was basically in heaven and took home pounds of amethyst that I got to excavate myself. Nice little gift shop. A very unique experience! All the staff were...More

Thank mickey-n-mallory7785
Timmanager, Manager at Amethyst Mine Panorama, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2017

You are welcome! Thank you for letting us know that you are enjoyed the experience and the friendly staff at the mine. Hopefully, we will see you again.

Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

My wife and I spent a weekend in Thunder Bay and drove to the Amethyst Mine Panorama which is about 50 minutes from Thunder Bay. The road in is full of wildlife and may be a bit rough but is truly wonderful as it fits...More

Thank Scott C
Timmanager, Manager at Amethyst Mine Panorama, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2017

Thank you for letting us know that you had a wonderful time at the mine. We are thrilled to learn that you appreciate that even though the mine road can be rough, 'it is truly wonderful' as it 'fits in with the terrain and beauty...More

Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

My husband and I first came here 2 years ago and knew we had to come back with the kids. The staff is great with the kids. The tour is short but informative. The digging area is large and we were able to find several...More

Thank Samdibo
Timmanager, Manager at Amethyst Mine Panorama, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2017

Thank you for your positive feedback about our staff, tours and the digging area. We will let our tour guides know that they are 'great with the kids'.

Reviewed 23 August 2017

Been here a few times since I moved to Thunder Bay and found beautiful pieces of amethyst each time. You start with a short guided tour and then are directed where to go to dig your own amethyst. You pay per pound of what you...More

Thank Heather B
Timmanager, Manager at Amethyst Mine Panorama, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2017

Thank You for your 5-star review! Enjoy your amethyst pieces and we hope to see you again.

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