Amethyst Mineral Specimens from Thunder Bay, Ontario For Sale

 

This is a typical hematite included amethyst cluster from Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada.  This piece came from the Blue Points Mine.  

Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada is a region with various mines which are open to the public.  Most are mining amethyst commercially and allow mineral enthusiasts to pay a fee to enter and collect themselves.  The specimens from this area are very recognizable.  They look reddish brown in color due to hematite inclusions.  This is usually internal and has no effect on the crystal's luster.  Good pieces from Thunder Bay are recognized the world over with collectors due to their uniqueness.

 

 

OKB-575

Back with minor secondary quartz.

Closeup.

OKB-575   Amethyst     Blue Points Mine, Near Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada.  Oh my!  30 cm dome of clean hematite included amethyst crystals that I recovered and horded away in my collection for many years.  Have to part with this beauty now.  Seen below is a photo of its recovery from its home in an exceptional 10 foot long pocket.  Maybe longer...we never found the end of this huge vug!  Exceptional in all regards.  3,200$

Large amethyst dome fresh out of its home, covered with mud.  By far the best specimen of the trip!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKB-254

OKB-254    Amethyst   Blue Points Mine, Pearl (Near Thunder Bay), Ontario.    3.5 x 3.5 cm plate of translucent purple crystals with hematite inclusions.  Points to over 2 cm of good luster.  This piece is crystallized on both sides.  Attractive form.   24$

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKB-255 Front and Back

OKB-255    Amethyst   Blue Points Mine, Pearl (Near Thunder Bay), Ontario.    4.5 x 3 cm plate of translucent purple crystals with hematite inclusions.  Points up to 2 cm of good luster and one having some chipping.  Attractive domed form.   22$

 

 

 

 

 

OKA-491 Amethyst Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. Translucent purple crystals with hematite inclusions to 1 cm coat the surface of this 8 x 5 cm plate. This is another attractive self collected piece with an attractive price. 10$

 

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