THE LOST PICK MINE
THE LONGEST LIST OF THE LONGEST
STUFF AT THE LONGEST DOMAIN NAME AT LONG LAST
Where is the the lost Pick mine?
In the late 1870’s two prospectors known by Brown and
Davies were prospecting outside Phoenix, when one day an Indian came into the
store, which was also the local hangout for a beer or two, carrying enough gold
nuggets to pay for all the supplies he needed.
Brown and Davies had been searching for months and
had not find any gold and thought this could be their pay dirt. They left the
store and began following the Indian.
From the store they travel northwest, they passed
by red brown mountains. They next day they climbed even higher with the Indian
still in sight. At the end of the day, they were in rougher country with
mountains black and eerie all around. The travel became much slower as they
descended into the sandy slopes, they crossed over Skunk Creek, New River, and
the Aqua Fria. Then they rode straight into Black Canyon.
As they were riding along, the Indian vanished into
one of the arroyos. Brown and Davies followed. As soon as they crossed the mesa
and dropped down into the canyon, they found gold.
They immediately began to mine with their picks. It
is estimated that they found between $60,000 to $80.000 in gold.
The bad part of the story is in their excitement,
they forgot all about the Indians. A hostile band of Indians attacked killing
Davis right off; Brown was injured but rolled to safety.
Davis hid the bags of gold ore under a pile of rocks close by some white
volcanic ash on the east side of the arroyo. He marked the spot with his picking
axe. As soon as night fell, he left without a trace to head back to California.
Years later, Brown did return to Phoenix, but could
never locate the gold.