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Amethyst Mine Panorama

Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 a.m.
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An interesting Tour and Mining

We enjoyed our visit to the Amethyst Mine Panorama. The largest Amethyst deposit in North America... read more

Reviewed September 24, 2018
via mobile
Great fun for the kids

Wonderful activity to do with the kids on our road trip. They could have stayed there much longer... read more

Reviewed August 20, 2018
London, 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...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
500 Bass Lake Road, Shuniah, Ontario P0T 2M0, Canada
+1 807-622-6908
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Reviewed October 12, 2018 via mobile

We visited the Panorama Amethyst Mine in October and unfortunately the weather started out snowy and cold so o ly spent a little over an hour there. But very informative young man gave us a quick tour and explanation. Then you are free to go...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jason F
Reviewed October 9, 2018

Not much to see, you can look over the fence at the mine, and then pay too much to pick through their rubbish to possibly find a rock worth while.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank ceajm
Reviewed October 2, 2018

1st a tour of the actual working mine. The owner gave us this tour...the family owns it for over 34 years. She was very informative indeed. Then get a pail and work the fields picking up what ever appeals to you. Such beautiful pieces. Sorry...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank skaszab2016
Reviewed September 24, 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to the Amethyst Mine Panorama. The largest Amethyst deposit in North America. February’s birthstone. And Ontario’s official Provincial mineral. The operation is rather small, primarily catering to the in-house sale of amethyst jewellery and the sale of amethyst bearing rocks mined...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank SnowbirdOntario
Reviewed September 10, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I came all the way from Texas to visit this amethyst mine. I found it on Trip Advisor and read about the mine and their reviews. We liked it even better tthan we thought we would. On the road out there is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sbgillum
Reviewed August 20, 2018

Wonderful activity to do with the kids on our road trip. They could have stayed there much longer searching through the amethysts and washing them up. The best part was that the staff were so friendly and offered us many suggestions on other activities or...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank CKD77
Reviewed August 17, 2018

It is a fun twisty turny drive to get there. The admission was $8, very reasonable! It started out with a brief guide from Mavis who was wonderfully knowledgeable and a quirky delight! And then we were off to find some amethyst! I am obsessed...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank LadyStepher
Reviewed August 17, 2018

Cute tourist attraction. The ride up to the location was long, steep, and somewhat difficult; but the facility was beautiful. Management was very friendly and welcoming. There was a short tour (paid admission) followed by your own "mining" of amethyst. It was perfect for my...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Tanya T
Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

This was on my bucket list for a while. The staff were very knowledgeable and friendly. And while I wish we could have seen them physically working the vein, the experience was still awesome. We loved sorting for the perfect rocks. We purchased one large...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Bigred_10
Timmanager, Owner at Amethyst Mine Panorama, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2018

Thank you for your 5-star review! We are pleased that you found your perfect amethyst stone and that you had a great experience. Our staff are excellent, thanks for mentioning them. Please visit us again!

Reviewed July 28, 2018

Since they charge a fairly hefty admission fee, be sure to allocate plenty of time to make it worth your money. If you have a lot of time, we'd recommend checking out some of the other mines in the area that don't charge a fee...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank LeeRoyGG
Timmanager, Owner at Amethyst Mine Panorama, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2018

Thank You for posting a such a detailed review Lee. We are pleased that you appreciate our 'really good pieces', 'many workers around to answer your questions' and 'great photo ops'. Everyone at the mine works hard to provide a quality amethyst experience for our...More

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