Amulet Mine a Surprising, Somewhat Painful Find
LYNX CREEK — One of the first things a miner should learn is to be careful where he puts his pick. As proof, consider an item from the May 13, 1899, edition of the Prescott Journal Miner concerning J.M. Moore and how he discovered the Amulet Mine.
According to the report, Moore was prospecting on Lynx Creek when the heat and humidity got to him, so he took a brief rest. “Upon rising to resume his trip,” the story said, “he threw his pick on his shoulder and in doing so, he struck his back, causing severe pain. Taking the pick from his shoulder, he stuck it in the ground, accompanied by an exclamation that it could stay there.
“On reconsideration, he pulled the pick out of the ground and found, to his surprise, that it had penetrated into rich material. He began prospecting and found fabulously rich ore…”