Thursday, September 12, 2013
The area near Thunder Bay is also known for its amethyst mines.
Several mines allow visitors to stop by and collect specimens.
So being a rockhound, I had to stop.
The mine is basically a big dynamited hole in the ground and for no charge,
you are allowed to pick through the piles of excavated rocks to find the purple gemstones.
The Blue Points mine didn't disappoint.
I figured we'd be lucky to find one or two pretty rocks.
There was a slight drizzle while we were there, which emphasized the colored crystals
and they were everywhere.
Twenty dollars bought you a bucket of treasure!
It was great fun!