Amethyst Mine Panorama

Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
Amethyst Mine Panorama is Canada's original Amethyst Mine.

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 site. Amethyst production started in 1960, and the mine has produced continuously since then. The mine produces 40% usable amethyst by volume.