Amethyst Mine Panorama


Enjoy guided and self-guided tours collecting your own Amethyst. The Amethyst Mine Panorama is one of the must-see destinations in Northwestern Ontario.

Amethyst Mine Panorama is the largest deposit in Canada. It was discovered in 1955 as a result of a road being built to the forest fire lookout tower (McTavish Tower) visible from the mine sight. Amethyst production started in 1960 and the mine has produced continuously since then.

The mine produces 40% usable amethyst by volume. A large digging area, open to the public, contains 20% usable amethyst and is the main source of “pick your own” amethysts. Open from May 15 to October 15.

Hours of Operation

May 15 until June 30th

10:00am until 5:00pm

July 1st until August 31st

10:00am until 6:00pm

September 1st until October 15th

10:00am until 5:00pm

Located 60km East of Thunder Bay