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The Blue Point Amethyst Mine

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35 miles east of Thunder Bay, Highway 11/17 | Highway 11/17 Town of Pearl Road #5 North open 9-5, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7A 0S9, Canada
+1 204-667-0544
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A local Gem

searching for what Thunder Bay has to offer...wonderful beautiful Amethyst before you. the staff... read more

Reviewed May 6, 2018
skaszab2016
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Toronto, Canada
nice amethyst mine

Been there a few times especially when I get out of town visitors. Very good amethyst samples to... read more

Reviewed January 21, 2018
Elio S
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Thunder Bay
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35 miles east of Thunder Bay, Highway 11/17 | Highway 11/17 Town of Pearl Road #5 North open 9-5, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7A 0S9, Canada
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+1 204-667-0544
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Reviewed May 6, 2018

searching for what Thunder Bay has to offer...wonderful beautiful Amethyst before you. the staff friendly and helpful.

1  Thank skaszab2016
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Reviewed January 21, 2018

Been there a few times especially when I get out of town visitors. Very good amethyst samples to get here, Friendly people.Not far from the City of Thunder Bay, actually a very nice ride to get there and if you are lucky you might get...More

2  Thank Elio S
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Reviewed November 22, 2017

We were there on one of the coldest windiest days in late September. The whole area looks like a messy unorganized property but it all has a purpose. We learned about amethyst mining and we wandered the grounds picking up a collection to take home...More

7  Thank Traveller200247
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Reviewed November 19, 2017

Remote area suitable to purchase and mine your own amethyst. Interesting place, but doesn't hold interest for long. Not conducive with inclement weather days.

2  Thank SnoMan56623
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Reviewed September 20, 2017

Tour was interesting and informative (15 minutes) and for $8.00 per person you have a tour and then can dig or rummage through piles of amethyst rocks on the 4 acres in front of you. They then weight the rocks you choose to take home...More

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Reviewed September 19, 2017

The host/owners are very helpful and accommodating. We found some nice pieces sifting through the piles and enjoyed the energies of doing so during the solar eclipse. The price per bucket is very reasonable and it is a wonderful teaching experience to see how amethyst...More

1  Thank Donna R
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Reviewed September 13, 2017

Wear good shoes and be prepared to dig around for fine specimens of amethyst at this mine. Take an information tour and then dig around for your own treasure of a point of amethyst. You pay by weight for what you find and want to...More

2  Thank Cathy N
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Reviewed September 12, 2017

This is a no frills mine If you are looking for an interpretive center, a guided tour or a family outing try Amethyst Panorama. Here, you are not going to find guides, or even bathrooms. You are going to find some beautiful stones for a...More

6  Thank teodelanorte
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Reviewed September 10, 2017 via mobile

We took an overnight trip to Canada to hit the mines and had a blast! Blue Point was the better of the two mines we visited and the cost was very fair. Got some really nice stones!! Highly recommend 😀

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Reviewed September 8, 2017

We were expecting a larger operation at this mine. Very friendly lady greeted us and told where we could wander to try to find some rocks/stones.

Thank Goodtimehadbyall50
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swatschu2018
July 10, 2018|
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Response from skaszab2016 | Reviewed this property |
suggest checking their website. good luck and have a great visit
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luvtatrave
August 31, 2017|
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Response from mrpetsaver | Reviewed this property |
Roads are good. Only about a kilometre of gravel when you leave the paved highway to the mine. There were other campers at the mine when I was there.
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LisaJoonN
April 14, 2017|
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Response from Wayne D | Reviewed this property |
They are open now from 10 am to 5pm. If you do a Google search you will find there site. Hope you have a great time in Canada.
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