Entertainment Magazine: Flint Carter
Direct from the Santa Catalina Mountains
This is the only Codystone inventory of jewelry-grade silver and gold from the Santa Catalina Mountains near Tucson, Arizona. These specimens have been exclusively mined and fabricated by Flint Carter, who has mined the Catalinas for more than four decades. For more information email [email protected] or call 520-289-4566.
This collection of jewelry grade silver and gold includes 11 pieces of jewelry, 4 cabochons and two examples of comparison pricing. The stone in box was on loan to University of Arizona and is featured in a time line poster of Buffalo Bill Cody.
This jewelry grade stone is graded 38 out of 40 as one of the finest 100% natural silver and gold specimens in the world! 65.45 carats are valued at $1,625.00. The smalles tjewelry grade stone in the round container was purchased in 1995 for $50.00 from Bancroft, Ontario.
Photo of 6 cabs from left to right $50 - $155 - $330 - $500 - $1,200 - $1,625 in box - two stones in containers are not for sale but are used for comparison values.
These are four large specimens are from excellent silver viens with the larger stones more valuable!
The two biggest polished slabs are valued at $7,000 each and only numbered certificates are certified as Codystone. Only 473 pieces exist to date.
Disclaimer: all stones are 100% natural containing small amounts of gold and silver– a secondary enrichment many metals have been re-crystalized and mixed. No gurantee is claimed but graded by appearance. This is a true part of history owned by Buffalo Bill Cody – extremely rare specimens of jewelry-grade silver and gold from the Arizona mountains.
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Cody Stone- Jewelry Grade Gold and Silver in Quartz
Many exotic stones will come and go, but the precious noble metals in their native quartz embody the natural origin of the two oldest commodities since the dawn of civilization: gold and silver.
The beautiful yellow metal matrix in hard white quartz is the mark of Cody Stone, a special formation of silver and gold embedded in natural quartz. Similar to diamonds, the hard quartz provides a strong and timeless durability, protecting the soft, precious, noble metals.
First popularized by Tiffany in the 1800's, this little-known, extremely valuable commodity of precious noble metals in the natural state could be the Gold Rush of the New Millennium!
Due to thousands of years of mankind's efforts to extract pure gold from the rock by grinding the rock and destroying it, very little remains. Visible gold and silver in quartz is fetching 20 to 100 times the price of pure bullion, and is ever increasing in value.
Hygraders pay huge lease fees to major corporations for specimen collecting on a small scale, but with massive mining procedures the majority of the material is destroyed, as it was in past centuries.
A few small sources offer a variety of
colors and types, but with no major amounts available. Usually
collectors quickly acquire anything that hits the market. Only
two major commercial sources exist today: the 16-to-1 Mine in Califomia
and the Gimpie Mine in Australia. Another source for this stone is
Tucson, Arizona where it had been mined during past decades and made
into fashionable jewelry.
The Cody Stone of the Santa Catalina Mountains