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Yogo is the rarest
of all Sapphires. In the late 1880s, Yogo City was like a
ghost town. The hundreds of people who had come to the town
looking for gold had deserted it. Only a few people remained.
Yogo City had been one of the least productive areas for gold
mining in all of Montana. It was not until 1895 when Jake
Hoover came to Yogo City looking for gold. Like many of the
miners, he noticed the tiny blue pebbles that settled down
to the bottom of the gravel bed along with the gold. But unlike
others, he saved the pebbles. At the end of the season, he
sent a box full of these little blue pebbles to New York for
expert evaluation. The box was eventually examined by gemologist
Dr. George F. Kunz who identified the little blue pebbles
as rare sapphires.
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