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The Blue Point Amethyst Mine

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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Interesting to see it once

We were there on one of the coldest windiest days in late September. The whole area looks like a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Traveller200247
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Winnipeg, Canada
Canyon wide enough to fly a aircraft thru

Remote area suitable to purchase and mine your own amethyst. Interesting place, but doesn't hold... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
SnoMan56623
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Baudette, Minnesota
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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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Traveller200247
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank SnoMan56623
Reviewed 21 September 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

Thank sweetpea945
Reviewed 20 September 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
Reviewed 14 September 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
Reviewed 13 September 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

1  Thank teodelanorte
Reviewed 11 September 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 😀

Thank j-prints
Reviewed 9 September 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
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

We visited here twice this summer (2017) and both times it was great. We had young children with us. (8, 7, and 6) The owner is friendly and accommodating. It's free admission and very low cost for the amethysts one picks up. A very fun...More

Thank Linda M
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Once you find the road in, be prepared for a bit of a rough bumpy ride. It is about 5 km in from the main highway to a small quarry that is then accessed by walking in with a small plastic bucket in hand that...More

Thank Andy C
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luvtatrave
1 September 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
15 April 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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Crystal S
8 January 2017|
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Response from fester225 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, their hours are seasonal. We were told they were going to close for the season in late October. We never asked when they were going to open again. Opening Day probably has to do with snow cover and mud roads. Do a... More
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