Entertainment Magazine: Flint Carter
Southwestern Jewelry Grade Silver and Gold Ore in Quartz
Mined from the Santa Catalina Mountains; locally designed by Flint Carter
William Thomas Carter - "Flint" to his friends - mines and designs jewelry grade gold and silver ore in quartz into rings, bracelets and unique Southwestern rock art.
Flint is one of the few artists who creates his work from finding the stones, cutting, polishing and fabricating. See samples of Flint Artwork.
All of Flint's jewelry and art work materials are from Mt. Lemmon and the Santa Catalina Mountains. With a large collection of high grade ore that has been accumulated over the decades, Flint has fashioned it into dozens of unique artistic creations- jewelry, polished stones and desert rock art, or Flint Rock, named after its designer. See Flint's selection of Cody Stone- silver in quartz.
Specimens and hand made items are on display at the Oracle Inn Steakhouse & Saloon in Oracle, Arizona. Flint Carter demonstrates his jewelry and stones from the Santa Catalina Mountains at the Oracle Inn in Oracle, Arizona. Watch videos of Flint Carter
Get a tour of the area, see artifacts of the Iron Door Mine and Southwest, and mine for gold with Flint Carter. The only source for Cody Stone. Call Flint at 520-289-4566.
Recent reports by reputable sources state that with increasing demand and availability, prices are becoming almost prohibitive for the average consumer. No known source of silver in quartz is known. Market price fetches $5 per carat ($11,350 per pound).
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.
A Certificate of Authenticity for Cody Stone provided with each piece and kept in permanent company records.
William Flint Carter is an artist, jeweler and author born in 1947 in Danville, Illinois. The most popular is the beautiful yellow metal matrix in hard white quartz. Similar to diamonds, the hard quartz provides a strong and timeless durability, protecting the soft, precious, noble metals.
For information on the handicraft designed by Flint Carter below, call 520-289-4566. Email: [email protected]
True gold and silver in quartz jewelry and art exclusively mined in the Southwest Arizona desert and designed by Flint Carter.
Silver in Quartz- jewelry grade
"Frog" made of serpentine with garnet eyes. Measures 1-1/2" x 2-1/2".
MICHAEL GARCIA, famous Native American artist from New Mexico. Flint Carter, founder of Cody Stone in museums worldwide and The Mining Hall of Fame. Oracle Inn on American Ave., downtown Oracle, AZ, Hwy 77. Call Flint Carter at 520-289-4566 for more information.
"Mayan Mask" made of four types of stone, from Mt. Lemmon, Arizona. Nose and eyebrows fluorescence image of past inhabitants of the Catalinas.
Steve Friesen, Director of the Buffalo Bill Museum of Denver at his book signing is wearing a Cody-Stone bolo-tie, mined, designed and fabricated by Flint Carter using rare CodyStone from the Santa Catalina Mountains north of Tucson, Arizona.
Extremely rare serpentine with white quartz, gold, silver and copper ores from the mines within Tucson, Arizona's Mt. Lemmon- the origin of the "mine with the Iron Door" legend? Both pieces shown are 30 lbs. Approximately. These specimens are cradled in deerskin, mounted on ancient saguaro cacti bases. This unique, one-of-a-kind set of two is priced at $70,000. Flint at 520-289-4566 for more information.
CodyStone Designed by Flint Carter
Gold & Silver from the Catalina Its. Southern Arizona
See More Examples of Cody Stone
The most popular is the beautiful yellow metal matrix in hard white quartz. Similar to diamonds, the hard quartz provides a strong and timeless durability, protecting the soft, precious, noble metals.
CODY STONE Sunrise Set, two pieces, $10,000 each, 14k, Michael Garcia & Flint Carter artist ORIGINAL. Can be seen at The Oracle Inn Steakhouse, Oracle, AZ. Only four Michael Garcia pieces remaining.
OTHER CODY STONE JEWELRY AVAILABLE! Prices range from $20 to $25,000. Call Flint Carter at 520-289-4566 for more information. Mention the Iron Door web site.
(Photo left: Front side of the Cody Stone cross. Right photo, backside of Cody Stone cross)
Cody Stone. Only 500 pieces of this type of jewelry has been produced. There are 425 Cody Stones have been donated and gifted for public relations and charitable organizations.
Only 75 pieces remaining. Donations available to organizations no cash. Certificate of Authenticity for Cody Stone provided with each piece and kept in permanent company records. For information on the CodyStone handicraft designed by Flint Carter, call 520-289-4566. Email: [email protected]
Southwestern Jewelry makes a wedding
"My path crossed with Flint Carter when I was in search of a stone for my husband's wedding band.
I fell in love with the silver ore stone but no one I asked had a way of getting the raw stone. I simply fell in love with its appearance, but little did I know how personal the stone would become.
I searched online and came across the Iron Door Mine web site and gave Flint Carter a call. Right away, I knew I liked him.
He offered so much information about the stone and I loved the idea that it was a stone coming directly from his mine, a mine with such a legend and lure behind it.
I read all I could on his site, but hearing the story straight from his mouth was like unlocking a hidden piece of history.
He knows everything there is about this stone and his passion for it is contagious. My husbands band was already being molded from his grandparent's gold wedding bands and being that he is an outdoor adventurist, I wanted a stone that resembled the beauty of the peppered mountains.
Flint told me about the silver in the stone being used to create the 'silver screen' in old filmmaking days and my husband is an action sports filmmaker.
Flint even sang me the Jimmy Buffet song, "La Vie Dansante" which means The Dancing Life or to live carefree and spend it dancing, which is also connected to the stone.
The finished product was created by AAA Family Gems, in Tustin, CA, who did a phenomenal job. It's one of the most unique men's bands I've ever seen and the way the silver compliments the gold is just as Flint said it would.
Through only a few phone conversations, Flint has become a wonderful friend. We're planning to go to AZ ourselves to meet the legend, Mr. Carter himself and tour the land. My husband and I can look at his ring as something so much more than a wedding band, but a beautiful collaboration of history, family, and friends. Thank you, Mr. Carter!"
This stone mosaic is called "Crystal Offering." It is made of serpentine from the Santa Catalina Mountains, north of Tucson, Arizona. The image of a man offering a crystal up to God is set on copper.
"Thunderbird" on copper. Copper oxides on various matrix from Mt. Lemmon.
"Ballads of the Santa Catalina Mountains" CD
Listen to songs and ballads on CD about the Iron Door Mine, the Santa Catalina Mountains, the Old West about Arizona historian Flint Carter. $9.95. Call 520-289-4566 for more information and to purchase directly. Mention the Iron Door web site.
Iron Door Mine Legend Tour and Artifacts
Explore displays of over 1,000 Old West artifacts and specimens from the surrounding area with Flint Carter. Learn about Western legends. Call Flint at 520-289-4566. Mention the Iron Door web site.
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