Amethyst Gift Centre is Canada's Amethyst store. This store is full of locally mined and locally hand-crafted amethyst - Ontario's Mineral Emblem. This family run operation is the year-round retail and lapidary workshop for Amethyst Mine Panorama. It contains a retail store featuring only Thunder Bay Amethyst, artisans area and lapidary workshop.
Amethyst Gift Centre is a destination type store. People visit because of its uniqueness.
The building is divided into three parts. The first part is our retail store which features our exclusive amethyst products; hand-crafted on site, using amethyst our family has mined from Amethyst Mine Panorama. The middle part of the building is our 'assembly area'. Visitors are able to watch and interact with our artisans as the make amethyst jewellery and amethyst gift items. The back of the building is the lapidary workshop. This area contains saws, tumblers and polishers. Upon request visitors are provided with a short guided tour of the workshop and may have the opportunity to interact with the lapidary technician.
This location is near the Thunder Bay Museum, Northwestern Ontario Sports Hall of Fame in the heart of Fort William.