Entertainment Magazine: Iron Door Mine: Flint Carter: Gold and Silver in Quartz Cody Stones

Cody Stones- Jewelry Grade Gold and Silver in Quartz

By William "Flint" Carter

The beautiful yellow metal matrix in hard white quartz is the mark of Cody Stone. 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.

The recent opening of the old John J. Astor Mine, that was sealed when he went down with the TItanic, now offers a gold in pink quartz.

Celebrity Mine ownership with a provenance is now the new pick of collectors. The law of supply and demand is calculated in millions of tons of destruction in minig worldwide, ever increasing the rarity and value.

Recent reports by reputable sources state that with increasing demand and availability, prices are becoming almost prohibitive for the average consumer. Market price fetches $5 per carat ($11,350 per pound), better than twice the price of pure gold bullion.

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.

Only 500 pieces of this type of jewelry have been produced and 350 have been placed.

A Certificate of Authenticity for each Cody Stone is provided with every piece of Cody Stone and kept in permanent company records. Call Flint at 520-289-4566 or email [email protected] for more information or to purchase gold and silver in quartz in raw ore, polished stone or fashioned jewelry.

CodyStone cabs available polished and unpolished. These samples show the detail of gold and silver embedded in the stone.

Flint CarterPhoto: Flint Carter standing by the Campo Bonito mining mess hall near Buffalo Bill Cody's residence during the mining days of the early 1900s.

Historian Flint Carter

William Thomas Carter, "Flint" to his friends, is an artist, jeweler and author born in 1947 in Danville, Illinois.

Flint mines and designs jewelry grade gold and silver in quartz from Codystone. Specimens and hand made items are on display at the Oracle Inn Steakhouse & Saloon in Oracle, Arizona.

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. Mention the Iron Door web site. Read about Flint Carter.

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Gold & Silver from the Catalina Mts. $20-$25,000

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 five 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.

Entertainment Magazine

Cody Stone is from Southern Arizona, USA and designed as jewelry grade gold and silver in quartz. Cody stone specimens and hand made items are on display at the Oracle Inn Steakhouse & Saloon in Oracle, Arizona.

Call Flint at 520-289-4566 or email [email protected].

"Ballads of the Santa Catalina Mountains"

Listen to songs and ballads on CD about the Iron Door Mine, the Santa Catalina Mountains, the Old West by 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 Fint at 520-289-4566. Mention the Iron Door web site.

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