"Yogo's are the pride of Montana"
Not only applicable for Montana although this is the only place to
find them! I'm very happy by owning some yogo's which a bought in
Montana. I forgot the name of the mine owner but he was already an
older person at that time.
What I do remember is the place near the yogo gulch. The mine itself
was an open mine.
For 20 greeny's you could dig 12 buckets of gravel. You had to carry
them to the sluicing area by hand.
The sluice box was opperated by himself. One could find garnets,
zirconium and yogo's aswell.
I didn't botter going for the diging. I just talked to the guy and
bought my beauty's straight from his hand.
Perfectly cut and that awsome cornflower blue color together with
other nice orange and yellow ones made me smile.
I made that purchase for selling them but after all these years I
just can't let them go.
I can't recall the name of the owner but I do remember the very
bumpy road downhill towards the mine.
My van had the best possible test ever!
What people don't know is that all the gravel contain gold too. All
his customers did the shuveling and carrying.
On the end of the week he procest that concentrated pile again and
recovered all the gold out of the pile.
The smart guy knew how to deal with gemstones and gold aswell. I
found out about the gold bearing gravel and talked with him about it.
The first response I got was a nice smile on his face and then he
let me do some goldpanning.
One pan and bunches of golddust with several nice beautiful flakes. A
lifetime experience for me and if I take a look on my gemstone
collection, the same smile appears on my face again.... everytime.
If I get the chance, I'll buy some more genuine Yogo's. the color and
brilliance can't be beaten to my opinion.
Have fun and enjoy