Amethyst Mine Panorama
Amethyst Mine on the shores of Lake Superior near Thunder Bay. Collect beautiful pieces of amethyst, Ontario’s mineral emblem, on this dig-your-own adventure at an active working quarry. Pails, digging tools and running water are provided. Guided and self-guided walking tours are available. Amethyst Mine Panorama Thunder Bay, Ontario

Be sure to check out the amethyst jewelry, specimens and souvenirs from the Mine Store

Developer of the Year

Lukinuk Family receiving Developer of the Year award

Steve Lukinuk & Family were awarded the 2015 Developer of the Year Award by the Northwestern Ontario Prospectors Association (NWOPA). The Developer of the Year award is an annual award meant to acknowledge an outstanding mineral development.  NWOPA recognizes the success of Amethyst Mine Panorama and Mr. Lukinuk’s efforts over 35 years to promote and develop the amethyst industry in Northwestern Ontario.  The Lukinuk family own and operate Amethyst Mine as a tourist attraction that educates and informs many visitors each year as well as providing outstanding dig-your-own opportunity.  They also have developed a year-round lapidary workshop, in the City of Thunder Bay which produces an array of quality Amethyst products.  Lukinuk says, “I try to come up with one new product every year. We have developed carvings, faceted amethyst, polished clocks and jewellery – all mined by our family and all exclusively sold at Amethyst Gift Centre and at the mine.

Amethyst Mine Panorama opens for 2016 on May 15th. Steve Lukinuk looks forward to interacting with mine visitors each day and anticipates another busy and successful year.

Tour the Mine

Tours Available May 15th to Oct 15th

Open 10 to 5 pm. 
seven days a week

Bus Tours

Mine Tours Panorama Amethyst Mine

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At the Mine

Opening day for Amethyst Mine Panorama is just around the corner as well, May 15th! - an excellent outdoor Thunder Bay activity.  

Largest Amethyst mine in North America, Amethyst Mine Panorama is just outside Thunder Bay and we took a drive to dig for our own amethyst.

Photos from Amethyst Mine Panorama
Open May 15th to Oct 15th
7 days a week 10 to 5 pm


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Mine Store

Amethyst Mine Store
Open May 15th to Oct 15th

Mine Store Panorma Amethst Mine

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KSTP On the Road

KSTP in Minneapolis.  The Jason Davis “On the Road” TV show



Google Map

East of Thunder Bay
Highway 11 -17
North on East Loon Lake Road
To 500 Bass Lake Road

  Latitude     -88.725114
  Longitude    48.690252

New Signage

New Signs along highway 61 coming from Duluth

Highway 61 Sign

Amethyst Mine Panorama is open 10 until 6 during July and August.  We are located 1 hour east of Thunder Bay along the beautiful Lake Superior Route.

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Tours Start May 15th to Oct 15th
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Best of the Lake 2014

Best Family Attraction
Amethyst Panorama  Mine

Best of the LakeTHREE-WAY TIE
Amethyst Mine
Panorama , Thunder Bay
Lake Su
perior Provincial Park, Wawa
Paddle-to-the-Sea Park, Nipigon
Lake Superior Magazine Best of the Lake each of the 110 winners in our 13 categories certainly can boast of earning their 2014 Best of the Lake ranking.

More than 1,200 voters from around the region and across the United States and Canada cast their choices for spectacular views, friendly service, family attractions, shopping, boating, toe-dipping beaches, fish dishes and other favorites.

Amethyst Mine Panorama is located approximately 45 minutes or 60 km / 45 km east of the Terry Fox Visitor Centre in the city of Thunder Bay. Follow Highway 11-17 and turn North onto East Loon Road. Then follow the signs to fun.

Terry Fox Monument  


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Mine Hours

Opens for the Season
May 15 - October 15
10 am - 5 pm

Extended hours
July and August
10 am - 6 pm

The mine is closed during
the winter months
East Loon Lake Rd Amethyst Mine Panorma

Victoria Ave

 Open year-round

Amethyst Gift Centre

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The Lake Superior Circle Tour (LSCT) in northern Wisconsin (highway 13), loops around Lake Superior state highways in the US states of Michigan, Minnesota (highway 61) and Wisconsin and provincial highways in the Canadian province of Ontario (highway 17). These highways are usually the closest to the lake.

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