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  • Thunder Bay Amethyst Mine
    Image       Stripping the main zone of the mine site to expose mineralization. Mine as it appeared in the late 1960's.
    Image     Stripping the main zone of the mine site to expose mineralization. Mine as it appeared in the late 1960's.
  • Thunder Bay Amethyst Mine
    Image       Big amethyst crytals O5.
    Image     Big amethyst crytals O5.
  • Thunder Bay Amethyst Mine
    Image       A black and white photo of open pit mining at the Thunder Bay Amethyst Mine in the 1970's
    Image     A black and white photo of open pit mining at the Thunder Bay Amethyst Mine in the 1970's
  • Thunder Bay Amethyst Mine
    Image       A photo of the open pit mine at Thunder Bay Amethyst Mine.
    Image     A photo of the open pit mine at Thunder Bay Amethyst Mine.
  • Amethyst Mine Panorama
    Image       A colour photo of the Thunder Bay Amethyst open pit mine (01)
    Image     A colour photo of the Thunder Bay Amethyst open pit mine (01)
  • Thunder Bay Amethyst Mine
    Image       Variety of: Quartz, SiO2 Uses: Gemstones and ornamental stones Birthstone for: February Color: various shades of purple Index of refraction: 1.544-1.553 Birefringence: 0.009 Hardness: 7 Cleavage: none Crystal system: trigonal Pleochroic: no Amethyst is the purple variety of quartz and is a popular gemstone. If it were not for its ...
    Image     Variety of: Quartz, SiO2 Uses: Gemstones and ornamental stones Birthstone for: February Color: various shades of purple Index of refraction: 1.544-1.553 Birefringence: 0.009 Hardness: 7 Cleavage: none Crystal system: trigonal ...
  • Thunder Bay Amethyst Mine
    Image       A vug showing large clay covered amethyst crystals., A vug is another name for geode - a nodular stone having a cavity lined with crystals.
    Image     A vug showing large clay covered amethyst crystals., A vug is another name for geode - a nodular stone having a cavity lined with crystals.
  • Amethyst Mine Panorama
    Image       Photo showing large X1's amethyst crystals.
    Image     Photo showing large X1's amethyst crystals.
  • Amethyst Mine Panorama
    Image       Photo of blasting (O2) in 1972 at the Amethyst Mine Panorama.
    Image     Photo of blasting (O2) in 1972 at the Amethyst Mine Panorama.
  • Amethyst Mine Panorama
    Image       A photo of an open pit mine at Amethyst Mine Panorama
    Image     A photo of an open pit mine at Amethyst Mine Panorama
  • Amethyst Mine Panorama
    Image       Photo of a sample of malachite. August 1985.
    Image     Photo of a sample of malachite. August 1985.
  • Thunder Bay Amethyst Mine
    Image       Large amethyst crystals
    Image     Large amethyst crystals
  • Thunder Bay Amethyst Mine
    Image       Large clay-covered amethyst crystals, August 3,1992.
    Image     Large clay-covered amethyst crystals, August 3,1992.
  • Thunder Bay Amethyst Mine
    Image       Photo showing the site of the main office of the Thunder Bay Amethyst Mine, 1970.
    Image     Photo showing the site of the main office of the Thunder Bay Amethyst Mine, 1970.
  • Thunder Bay Amethyst Mine
    Image       Shown here is a 1977 photo of an open mining pit at the Thunder Bay Amethyst Mine.
    Image     Shown here is a 1977 photo of an open mining pit at the Thunder Bay Amethyst Mine.
  • Thunder Bay Amethyst Mine
    Image       Shown here is rock being hosed down to clear off the overburden, in preparation for rock sampling.
    Image     Shown here is rock being hosed down to clear off the overburden, in preparation for rock sampling.
  • Thunder Bay Amethyst Mine
    Image       Shown in this photo is open pit benching. Benching of a steep work face consists of narrow horizontal steps across the slope. The rock is exposed and then inspected. Open pit benching is used where slopes are sufficiently steep, water supply is available, and there is room for the dump ...
    Image     Shown in this photo is open pit benching. Benching of a steep work face consists of narrow horizontal steps across the slope. The rock is exposed and then inspected. Open ...
  • Thunder Bay Amethyst Mine
    Image       Shown here is one of the open pits of the Thunder Bay Amethyst Mine.
    Image     Shown here is one of the open pits of the Thunder Bay Amethyst Mine.
  • Thunder Bay Amethyst Mine
    Image       An aerial view of Thunder Bay Amethyst Mine looking west.
    Image     An aerial view of Thunder Bay Amethyst Mine looking west.
  • Thunder Bay Amethyst Mine
    Image       An aerial view of the Thunder Bay Amethyst Mine looking south, 1985.
    Image     An aerial view of the Thunder Bay Amethyst Mine looking south, 1985.
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