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A.J. restaurant's miner icon found

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Posted: Friday, September 23, 2011 3:41 pm | Updated: 8:18 am, Sat Sep 24, 2011.

A 9-foot tall figure of a gold miner stolen from outside an Apache Junction restaurant has been recovered.

Pinal County Sheriff’s Office officials said Friday that an Apache Junction resident reported finding the 150-pound metal “Picky Pete” lying in a ditch. It’s now been returned to the Mining Camp Restaurant.

The figure was attached to a concrete and rock base and was stolen sometime Monday night or early Tuesday. Authorities say there’s a small amount of damage to the feet and head of the figure, which is worth an estimated $1,500.

There is no information yet on any suspects.

The restaurant has long been a fixture in Apache Junction and is located at the foot of the Superstition Mountains known for the myth of the Lost Dutchman’s Gold Mine.

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