The heart of Central Montana is Lewistown, home of the world-famous Yogo sapphire. Central Montana’s Judith Basin was termed “America’s most important gem location” by the U.S. Geological Survey after Jake Hoover made one of the earliest discoveries of the Yogo sapphires in Yogo Creek when looking for gold in 1896. About $40 million worth of sapphires are mined annually. The area is characterized by wide-open spaces. The small island range of the Snowies lies to the south.
Towns in Central Montana
White Sulphur Springs