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  • Amethyst Mine Panorama
        Photo showing large X1's amethyst crystals.
      Photo showing large X1's amethyst crystals.
  • Amethyst Mine Panorama
        Photo of blasting (O2) in 1972 at the Amethyst Mine Panorama.
      Photo of blasting (O2) in 1972 at the Amethyst Mine Panorama.
  • Amethyst Mine Panorama
        A photo of an open pit mine at Amethyst Mine Panorama
      A photo of an open pit mine at Amethyst Mine Panorama
  • Amethyst Mine Panorama
        Photo of a sample of malachite. August 1985.
      Photo of a sample of malachite. August 1985.
  • Thunder Bay Amethyst Mine
        Large amethyst crystals
      Large amethyst crystals
  • Thunder Bay Amethyst Mine
        Large clay-covered amethyst crystals, August 3,1992.
      Large clay-covered amethyst crystals, August 3,1992.
  • Thunder Bay Amethyst Mine
        Photo showing the site of the main office of the Thunder Bay Amethyst Mine, 1970.
      Photo showing the site of the main office of the Thunder Bay ...
  • Thunder Bay Amethyst Mine
        Shown here is a 1977 photo of an open mining pit at the Thunder Bay Amethyst Mine.
      Shown here is a 1977 photo of an open mining pit at ...
  • Thunder Bay Amethyst Mine
        Shown here is rock being hosed down to clear off the overburden, in preparation for rock sampling.
      Shown here is rock being hosed down to clear off the overburden, ...
  • Thunder Bay Amethyst Mine
        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 ...
      Shown in this photo is open pit benching. Benching of a steep ...
  • Thunder Bay Amethyst Mine
        Shown here is one of the open pits of the Thunder Bay Amethyst Mine.
      Shown here is one of the open pits of the Thunder Bay ...
  • Thunder Bay Amethyst Mine
        An aerial view of Thunder Bay Amethyst Mine looking west.
      An aerial view of Thunder Bay Amethyst Mine looking west.
  • Thunder Bay Amethyst Mine
        An aerial view of the Thunder Bay Amethyst Mine looking south, 1985.
      An aerial view of the Thunder Bay Amethyst Mine looking south, 1985.
  • Thunder Bay Amethyst Mine
        A photo showing the use of high pressure washing to expose can cut through overburden and clean bedrock.
      A photo showing the use of high pressure washing to expose can ...
  • Amethyst Mine Panorama
        Early days of Amethyst Mine Panorama
      Early days of Amethyst Mine Panorama
  • Thunder Bay Amethyst Mine
        Photo showing a front-end loader in a pit at the Thunder Bay Amethyst Mine in the 1970's.
      Photo showing a front-end loader in a pit at the Thunder Bay ...
  • Thunder Bay Amethyst Mine
        Clearing the land for the future site of the Thunder Bay Amethyst Mine in the late 1960's.
      Clearing the land for the future site of the Thunder Bay Amethyst ...
  • Thunder Bay Amethyst Mine
        A photo of a fork lift with a pallet of sorted amethyst.
      A photo of a fork lift with a pallet of sorted amethyst.
  • Thunder Bay Amethyst Mine
        Photo of an unidentified man preparing to blast rock at the Thunder Bay Amethyst Mine in the 1970's.
      Photo of an unidentified man preparing to blast rock at the Thunder ...
  • Thunder Bay Amethyst Mine
        Mucking in the open pit, 1970's. Muck is the name popularly applied to rock or ore broken from a pit, trench, or underground working. While it is being shoveled out, a portion may be set aside for sampling. Fractions commonly used are one shovelful in every five, ten, or twenty.
      Mucking in the open pit, 1970's. Muck is the name popularly applied ...
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