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2017 Buffalo Bill Cody Days in Oracle

The 2nd Honor to the World Famous "Buffalo Bill" Cody, Who Helped Oracle Grow

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2nd Annual Buffalo Bill Cody Days: February 25 & 26, 2017

The 2nd Cody Days in Oracle honored the 171st birthday and the 100th anniversary of the passing of William "Buffalo Bill" Cody– the great 20th century entertainer and Oracle, Arizona mine owner.

Cody Days in Oracle was held on Saturday and Sunday, February 25 & 26, 2017 at the Oracle Inn in Oracle, north of Tucson.

Dane Johnson Buffalo Bill Cody look a like 2016

Dane Johnson, a national Buffalo Bill Cody look alike gave an outstanding animated performance of Cody’s adventure filled life.

Don Larry presented an interesting slide show on Cody's residency in Arizona and his consideration as one of Arizona's first senators.

Authors of local books, Robert Zucker ("Treasures of the Santa Catalina Mountains") and Flint Carter ("The Canyon of Gold") provided interesting details about Cody's life in Oracle. Zucker's talk focused on the Iron Door Mine and Buffalo Bill Cody.

Plans for a new education exhibit and museum were revealed by Font Carter.

A Treasure hunt for kids was held on Sunday, with antique coins donated by Tucson Coin and Autograph, jewelry made from the gold and silver from Buffalo Bill Cody's mines in the Santa Catalinas will be door prizes and awarded for best contributions to the preservation of the local legend.

One of the winners of the 2017 Jewelry Give-a-way, courtesy of Flint Carter, was Frank Vranick who won a square ring and bracelet. Frank was the largest contributor to the 2017 Cody Days.

Cody Days is founded by Flint Carter, president of the Santa Catalina Historic Preservation, part of a non-profit 503c organization. All donations are tax deductible.

Cody owned several mines in the Santa Catalina Mountains, near Oracle, during the last decades of his life. The Campo Bonito mines produced tungsten and gold. Cody would spend many winters in Oracle managing his mines. Discover more about this forgotten part of Arizona’s history and get the opportunity to own some of this exquisite jewelry and purchase books about the Santa Catalina Mountains and jewelry mined from the hills by Flint Carter.

Cody Days Oracle 2017

Saturday, February 25, 2017 • 1:00-5:00PM

  • Local miner William “Flint” Carter unveils new plans for a permanent educational exhibit on Buffalo Bill Cody, discusses his prospecting experiences, and his new book “Canyon of Gold, Buffalo Bill Cody and the Legendary Iron Door Mine Treasure.” Complimentary ice tea from the Oracle Inn.
  • Dane Johnson, national Buffalo Bill Look-a-Like, presents a re-enactment of Cody’s life in Oracle.
  • Author and publisher Robert Zucker discusses the treasures and legends of the Santa Catalina Mountains and Cody’s interest in the Iron Door Mine.
  • Don Larry presents “Cody as an Arizona Senator?” A Washington newspaper reported in 1911 rumors of him running for senator of Arizona.
  • Free birthday cake for the kids and adults, compliments of Oracle Inn.
  • Watch free classic Buffalo Bill western movies.

Cody Stone Flint Carter

Each day at 4:00PM, there is a drawing for three pieces of signed jewelry by Flint Carter, exclusively from the gold and silver at Buffalo Bill’s mines in the Catalinas, with a numbered certificate of authenticity. (Must sign up at Oracle Inn before drawing and be present to win).

Sunday, February 26, 2017 • 1:00-5:00PM

  • Kid’s Treasure Hunt and cake! Complimentary ice tea from the Oracle Inn.
  • Local miner Flint Carter holds question and answer segment on the upcoming Buffalo Bill Cody Educational Exhibit, discusses his prospecting experiences, and his book “Canyon of Gold, Buffalo Bill Cody and the Legendary Iron Door Mine Treasure.”
  • Drawing for three $1,000 pieces of jewelry give-a-way, mined, designed and fabricated by Flint Carter who discusses his prospecting experiences. Three additional prizes for historical preservation recognitions.
  • Watch free classic Buffalo Bill western movies. The Oracle Inn features a Buffalo Bill lunch and dinner special with free live music on Saturday evening.

For more information, interviews and press coverage, please contact Cody Days founder, Flint Carter at 520-289-4566 or email [email protected] or Robert Zucker, Entertainment Magazine, 520-623-3733 or email [email protected]

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Prize Awards donated by Flint Carter

Codystone Flint Carter

Now on display at the Oracle Inn

$10,000 worth of Codystone jewelry were given away as prizes for events during Oracle Cody Days. Codystone comes from Buffalo Bill's mines near Oracle. This is 100% natural gold and silver so rich you can clearly see it in the stones- extremely rare and valuable - compliments of Celebrity Stones.

Flint Carter talks about the local legends

Flint CarterPhoto: This 23 lb. nugget is the finest specimen from Buffalo Bill Cody's mine near Oracle, Arizona. From established sales this rock is valued over $1/4 million.

Flint's efforts are on display in ten museums and the Mining Hall of Fame.

For decades, Carter has been the owner of the richest gold and silver mines on the Santa Catalina Mountains near Tucson, Arizona. It has been almost 40 years now, and the body of work he offers is huge to say the least. It covers hundreds of years of history puts the gold and silver of the legends in your hands as a testament to our mountains' beauty and incredible wealth.

Cody Stone, gold and silver in quartzFlint Carter describes the history and stories of the Southwest, Iron Door Mine, mining for gold and other ores around Tucson and Southern AZ. and many other historical topics and legends. Carter showcases his art, jewelry and artifacts in public and private presentations.

Flint's private collection is on display at the Oracle Inn in Oracle, Arizona. Call 520-289-4566 to speak with Flint about his collection andspeaking engagements.

Photo: Tucson's Cody Stone Jewelry manufactured by Orlando Jewelers of England.The Iron Door Mine.

The only authentic source of Cody Stone from Buffalo Bill Cody's own mines with certification from the Flint Carter Collection

Cody Stone, gold and silver in quartzFirst popularized by Tiffany's during the California Gold Rush, Cody Stone is a little known- and now extremely rare- commodity.

It is the most expensive gold and silver in the world that sells by carat weight values. Cody Stone is on display in museums worldwide and the Mining Hall of Fame and Gem Institute of America.

The specimen, on loan to the University of Arizona MIneral Museum, was independently graded at 38 out of 40 and is considered one of the finest 100% natural gold and silver specimens in the world.

The result of a search for the West's largest gold legend and the world's largest land treasure portrayed in four major motion pictures over six decades, this golden legend refuses to die and continues to grow with substantial golden values.

Cody Stone Jewelry by Fint Carter"Jewel of the Catalinas"

FOR SALE: 3-band wrist bracelet of jewelry grade gold and silver embedded in quartz from the Santa Catalina Mountains. $9,500.

For more information on this and other exquisite pieces, contact Flint Carter at 520-289-4566 or email [email protected].

Now Available on Amazon: Flint Carter's  The Canyon of Gold, Buffalo Bill Cody, and the Legendary Iron Door Mine Treasure: The Santa Catalina Mountains Story

Flint Carter"Gold still glitters in the ground, hiding secret like a laughing clown."

- from "Gold Town" by Joseph Michael Darwin.

Left: "Prospector" original art work by Flint Carter. 5" x 7" original. Call 520-289-4566 to order. See more Flint original art.

The Miner's Story Project

Flint CarterThe Miners’ Story Project preserves and shares stories about life in the mines and mining communities in the Southwest US. William "Flint" Carter provides his recollections of the history and stories of the Santa Catalina Mountains.

Read more about the Miner's Story Project. The Miner's Story CD is a two and a half hour recording of the mine with the iron door by Flint Carter. $19.95. Call Flint at 520-289-4566.

Ballads of the Santa CatalinasFlint Carter

The original songs and ballads about the Iron Door Mine, the Santa Catalina Mountains, the Old West and about Flint Carter on CD. $9.95.

These songs were written and professionaly performed in a studio by Gary Holdcroft specifically about Flint's adventures and the legends of the Catalinas.

Call 520-289-4566 for more information and to purchase directly.

Treasures of the Santa Catalina Mountains

Written by Robert Zucker with
collaboration from Flint Carter

A large collection of the legends and history of the Catalinas. Learn the story of the Iron Door Mine, the Lost Mission and the Lost City. Hundreds of pages cover hundreds of years in the search for gold, silver and copper. Was there a Lost Escalante Mine or Mine wth the Iron Door? Who started the legends? Is there still gold in the mountains?

Explore the Santa Catalina Mountains in a way you never seen them before. Read free chapter samples of "Treasures of the Santa Catalina Mountains."

Available on amazon.com.
Print: Treasures of the Santa Catalina Mountains

Kindle: Treasures of the Santa Catalina Mountains: Unraveling the Legends and HistoryFlint Carter

Iron Door Mine Land for Sale

Silver & Gold Mine, Tucson, AZ. Mine, jewelry grade gold, silver & silica ore in place, carat weight returns, historic property sold for $50,000 in 1915, outlets established for product now in museums worldwide. Land on Federal lease. Mineral rights only for sale. 20 acres (871200 square ft. Unsubdivided) Pima County, AZ. Contact Flint Carter at 520-289-4566 or email: [email protected]