The mining company is in charge of a national treasure
Europe’s only active amethyst mine can be found on top of Pyhä-Luosto’s Lampivaara fell. The captivating place with its superb view of the surrounding nature is an attraction for numerous visitors every ear. And as the beautiful forest will be changed into a national park the area’s attractiveness increases.
The mine is a national treasure and mining at the Amethyst mine is done environmentally friendly – no big machines at all. It is a major interest of the company to further develop the mine as a destination for visitors under the slogan “experiencing the mine”.
The Amethyst Mine is owned by a private company, The Mining Company Arctic Amethyst Ltd. The company is owned by about 2 700 individual persons and small enterprises. There are not international mining companies or big corporations among the owners. The principle of operation of the mine is special. Even though the mountain is full of amethyst the company is not in raw material business. The company uses the amethyst to make retail products: amethyst jewellery produced partly by its own personnel and partly by subcontracting. The amethyst jewellery is for sale in The Amethyst Shop in the center of Luosto and in our Small Stone shop at the mining area.