On Pyhä-Luosto's Lampivaara fell.
North of Rovaniemi, near Luosto.
(67° 7'17.87"N, 26°56'18.04"E)
|Open:||Summer daily 10-17 every hour. Jan-Feb Thu, Sun at 10, 12, 14. Feb-Apr Tue, Thu, Sun at 10, 12, 14.|
Summer: Adults 60 FIM, Children 30 FIM, Families 150 FIM
Winter: Adults 80 FIM, Children 40 FIM, Families 200 FIM
|Classification:||Quartz Mine amethyst mine.|
|Light:||Incandescent Electric Light System|
|Guided tours:||D=60 min.|
The Little Mine Shop, Luosto, Tel: +358-16-624334.
The mining company Arctic Amethyst Ltd., Alaportti 1 D, FIN 02210 Espoo, Tel: +358-927090-203, Fax: +358-927090-209, e-mail
|As far as we know this information was accurate when it was published (see years in brackets), but may have changed since then.
Please check rates and details directly with the companies in question if you need more recent info.
Arctic Amethys is the only working amethyst mine on the world.
Amethyst is a variety of quartz, SiO2 or silicon dioxide, like many other semiprecious minerals. The crystals have the same form like ordinary quartz crystals, but the colour is light purple to dark violet. The purple depends on the type and number of foreign elements, that give the mineral its colour.
The mine is located on a fell, a flat mountain ridge typical for the Finish landscape. The classic way to reach the mine is by foot, from the parking lot it is a walk of about 45 minutes. The road is of very poor quality, so do not use your own car. There are various possible transportations, a taxi from the Little Mine Shop in Luosto, and the Amethyst Pendolino from the Ukko-Luosto parking lot.