Amethyst Chunk From Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada - Unique #4
One of the most beautiful and distinctive characteristics of many Thunder Bay amethysts is the inclusion of red hematite. The inclusion of red highlights is due to hematite. Some specimens are entirely red, and some show distinct zoning – the crystal surfaces are red and amethyst is evident as an earlier phase growth. Thunder Bay quartz crystals occur in many colors and shades, from colorless, pale lilac to a deep purple that can approach black. The luster of Thunder Bay amethyst normally contains a very shiny glassy luster, lustrous crystals at the Diamond Willow Mine.
Thunder Bay amethyst has been known since the 19th century and is remarkable for its variety. Just north of Lake Superior, the Thunder Bay District of Ontario is world-famous for its distinctive, ancient amethyst crystals.
In Thunder Bay, Ontario approximately 1400km from Toronto, you can take self-guided or guided tours at the Amethyst Mine Panorama. With the adventure of hunting for your own amethyst! You’ll dig for your own amethyst and are able to purchase what you find for a fee.