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.
Tours Available May 15th to Oct 15th
Open 10 to 5 pm.
seven days a week
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
Amethyst Mine Store
Open May 15th to Oct 15th
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KSTP in Minneapolis. The Jason Davis “On the Road” TV show
New Signs along highway 61 coming from Duluth
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.
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.
Opens for the Season
May 15 - October 15
10 am - 5 pm
July and August
10 am - 6 pm
The mine is closed during
the winter months
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