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Amethyst Mine Panorama

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Address: 500 Amethyst Mine Panorama Road, Shuniah, Ontario P7C 1A5, Canada
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+1 807-622-6908
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Welcome to Amethyst Mine Panorama! Amethyst Mine Panorama is located just...

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.

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Total tourist crap, but I thought it was fun.

The first thing they made us do was a tour. It cost something like $6-8$. The tour is rather short . Then they turn you loose on their pile of rocks. The cynically part of me... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2016
photoguywisconsin
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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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Thunder Bay, Canada
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017

A beautiful place to see. And to take visitors there The rocks and amethyst. Are something for all to see in thunder bay

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Expensive, seen nothing... Amethyst shop at the entrance. To get in you have to pay $8/person, then you end on a scarp pile where you can 'chose' from and pay by lbs on your way out. What a waste of time and money. Seen no mine panorama...

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2 Thank 531dan
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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548 reviews
223 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 314 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

The first thing they made us do was a tour. It cost something like $6-8$. The tour is rather short . Then they turn you loose on their pile of rocks. The cynically part of me wonders if they pick out all the good stuff and then let all the silly tourist pay them to haul away the garbage or... More 

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Thank photoguywisconsin
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

My husband and I were a little disappointed with not being able to hammer and chisel on the leftover rubble. Don't bother with taking the tools to this mine you can only shuffle through the loose stuff but there was plenty of amethyst laying around.

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2 Thank Pam H
Thunder Bay
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95 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

We took a drive out to the Amethyst Mine last week so we could pick our own pieces of amethyst up. It was fun and interesting to see all the different shapes and sizes that were available.

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Thank Marsha C
Winnipeg, Canada
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43 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

We had a wonderful time exploring the many excavations available. We only stayed for about an hour but you could bring your lunch and stay for a long time. fun for a family outing .If you want you can buy rocks by the pound $3. Then you can take them and do wonderful things like tumbling for jewelry or make... More 

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Thank Louise B
Minneapolis, Mn
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67 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

This was our second time here. We love it! So much fun! All ages enjoy it! We got bags for less than $20.00! We will definitely be back. We don't even look at the other mines in the area! Family owned and operated. Visited in August this time. No flies!!

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1 Thank ibm600
Fort Myers, Florida
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107 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

We heard this was a great place to explore and so glad we found it! A little far out but easy drive and fun navigating the dirt road and hills...fun! Interesting geology of the mine and historic shifting of the fault! Long family history and still working it! Enjoyed the digging of the rock fields and finding our own gems!... More 

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Thank PETUNIA1985
Regina
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19 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

We visited the mine on August 24th. We had a fantastic time. The kids loved that we could find our own treasures and then wash them up to see how they'd shine. We found quite a few pieces to take home. We had our camper trailer with us, and we decided to leave it at the bottom of the hill.... More 

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Thank Jen F
Ontario
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108 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

My parents were visiting from Ottawa and so we made the trek to the mine with them and the grandkids. I don't know what I was expecting but the drive in to the site was crazy. I don't recommend doing it after a big rainfall. I would imagine that the road would be pretty rough. It's a lot of driving... More 

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