Thunder Bay is in the heart of amethyst country. These semi-precious gems are found in quality and quantity in Thunder Bay and along the north shore of Lake Superior.

Visit the area's open-pit mines for a fun pick-your-own adventure or grab polished amethyst gift items and jewelry from one of the many gift shops throughout the city and region.

Amethyst was adopted as the official gemstone of Ontario in 1975.

Check out our Amethyst Mines Directory to find the adventure that suits you and don't forget to stop by one of our local shops to pick up a stunning amethyst gift or memorable amethyst souvenir.

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