The Lynx Creek Placers, Arizona
January 2006 by Lawrence DeeAnyone prospecting Northern Arizona has likely heard of the famed Lynx Creek placers, found along one of the richest creeks in the state.
The sunbeams are winding their way through the snowclouds. I am rising out of Death Valley to engage in some reverie, a journey into times past. Prospect pits, phantoms from boom times’ extinct, appear on the side of the road. Soon, I enter the Bullfrog Mining District.
The gold was very chunky and much of it had quartz attached. Even back then I knew that the gold was very close to its source.
Excerpts from CMJ published 50 years ago this month.
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