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Diamond Willow Amethyst Mine

Natural Area, Geologic Feature

Family owned and operated open pit Amethyst Mine in the heart of Northwestern Ontario.

This mine has always produced beautiful Amethyst with a variety of colours and continues to do so today.

Founded by Gunnard Noyes in the 1960s, and still remains in the family today.

Currently owned by Carol (Noyes) Fayle and Brandon Leroux.

Recreational Opportunities

Rock Shop sells Amethyst mined from site and a small selection of finished gifts. They also offer all visitors to pick your own Amethyst through out the mine or just walk around and check out the site. Its mainly a self guided site to keep the cost low. They also offer a picnic area which everyone is welcome to use. A reminder we do accept recycles only, there are no garbage cans on site and this is to keep bears and other wildlife away. The washroom facilities consist of out houses and out door sinks. We accept cash, debit and most major credit cards.

Accessibility Notes

The site is unpaved and can have rougher areas, including the parking lot. They have had electric and non-electric wheel chairs in the past go out collecting, with no issue. They do their best to maintain smooth, easy to access trails and picking areas but do not guarantee that all areas will be accessible by wheel chair. The Rock Shop is wheel chair accessible by ramp.

Pet Friendly Notes

Pets are welcome at the mine and we ask that you keep them leashed and of course never left inside a hot vehicle. They are more than welcome to go out collecting with you.


Seasons Accessible


Open to the public from Mid May til Mid October

Open daily 10:00am til 5:00pm 7 days a week

55km East of Thunder Bay at Road #5 North, Pearl Ontario

follow signs on gravel rd for 3km

Large parking lot & turn around



Free Admission

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