Lynx Creek is a stream in Prescott, Arizona that was once a popular location for gold mining. Gold was first discovered in Lynx Creek in the mid-1800s, and over the years, numerous prospectors and mining companies worked the creek and its surrounding hills and mountains in search of gold.
During the height of the gold rush in Lynx Creek, the stream was lined with gold dredges, sluices, and other mining equipment, as miners worked to extract gold from the gravel and sediment in the stream. These mining operations were successful, and Lynx Creek was a major source of gold for many years.
One of the most notable mining operations on Lynx Creek was the Lynx Creek Placer Mine, which was owned and operated by the Lynx Creek Consolidated Gold Mining Company. This company was formed in 1907 to take over the mining operations on Lynx Creek and to extract as much gold as possible from the stream and its surrounding hills. The company used large dredges and other mining equipment to extract gold from the creek, and at its peak, the Lynx Creek Placer Mine was producing over $100,000 worth of gold per month.
In addition to the large-scale mining operations on Lynx Creek, many individual prospectors also worked the creek and its surrounding hills in search of gold. These prospectors used a variety of methods to extract gold from the creek, including panning, sluicing, and dredging. Some of these prospectors were successful and were able to extract significant amounts of gold from the creek.
Despite the success of the mining operations on Lynx Creek, the gold rush in the area eventually came to an end. As the easily accessible gold deposits were depleted, the mining companies and individual prospectors began to move on to other areas in search of gold. By the early 1900s, most of the mining operations on Lynx Creek had ceased, and the area gradually returned to its natural state.
Today, Lynx Creek is a popular recreational area, and many people visit the creek to hike, fish, or enjoy the scenic beauty of the area. Although the gold rush in Lynx Creek is long over, the area still bears the marks of its mining history, with remnants of old mining equipment and other artifacts still visible along the creek and in the surrounding hills.