Cody Stone is
Flint Carter's Legacy
William T. "Flint" Carter passed away
in December 2018.
"Flint" Carter was a seasoned prospector who had
dozens of mining claims in the Santa Catalina
Mountains north of Tucson, Arizona. After forty years,
Flint knew all about the mountains, its legends (like
the Iron Door Mine),
and its precious minerals (like Cody Stone).
Flint was co-organizer for the annual Buffalo Bill Cody Days in Oracle in late February. Because of the pandemic, the 6th annul event will not be held in 2021.
service for Flint Carter was held on Saturday, October
26, 2019 at Adair Funeral Home, 8090 N. Northern
Avenue (north of Magee) at 7:00am. A full-military
burial, last call and flyover, followed at the
Veteran's Memorial Cemetery in Marana, Arizona at 10am
where he is interred. In honor of
Flint, the 5th
Annual 2020 Buffalo Bill Cody Days in Oracle was
held at the Oracle Inn Restaurant & Steakhouse on
Saturday, February 22 and Sunday, February 23, 2020
M.I.A.P. (Missing in America Project)
honors veterans with full military burials across
Photo by James & Carolyn Barnett.
death, Flint was able to compile his experiences and
knowledge about the Santa Catalina Mountains in The Canyon of Gold,
Buffalo Bill Cody, and the Legendary Iron Door Mine
Treasure. He also collaborated with author Robert
Zucker with "Treasures
of the Santa Catalina Mountains." Both books are
available on Amazon.com. Both Flint and Robert were
starting work on an another book about the legends and
history of the Catalina Mountains. "Tucson Gold Rush" is still
planned for publication. For more information, contact
or call Bob at 520-623-3733.
Cody Days in Oracle: Honor the World
Famous "Buffalo Bill" Cody and Flint Carter
last Cody Days in Oracle was held in February 2020,
just before the devastating coronavirus spread across
the world. Because of the continued threat of the
COVID-19 virus, the 2021 Cody Days is postponed. A new venue is also needed if the next annual
event will be held. For more information, or to
help produce more Cody Days events, email [email protected]
or call Bob at 520-623-3733.
History Collector's: In one collection of six
items that tell the story behind the gold and silver
Bill Cody's mines in the Santa Catalina
Mountains. Historical information and evidence of the
legendary Iron Door
Mine. This 6-piece package includes: two books "Treasures
of the Santa Catalina Mountains," and The Canyon of Gold,
Buffalo Bill Cody, and the Legendary Iron Door Mine
Treasure," a movie CD "Buffalo Bill," two CD of
the Miner's Story with interviews of Flint Carter, and
an audio CD of music of the Santa Catalina mountains
by Gary Holdcroft.
left to right: Small stone on loan to University of
Arizona 5 years- graded 38 out of 40. This is one of
the finest 100 percent natural gold and silver
specimens in the world, $3,926. Middle item: The
"horse," $50,000. Right: large 23 lb specimen,
was featured in the March 2015 edition of "Outside
Magazine," has appeared in numerous videos on the
legends and lost treasures of the Old West, and
recently featured in a new book on the legends and
history of the Santa Catalinas.
of Flint Carter's Cody
Stone directly from the mines of Buffalo Bill
Cody in the Santa Catalina Mountains.
Flint's passing, he wrote: "A friend set up a Go
Fund Me account because of a severe health
situation." Flint does not want charity! To sell
some of the collections will not cover costs–
already over $100,000– with no medical help. Visit
Go Fund Me for Flint.
Our signature sterling book marker - with
or without the stone that started the legendary
literary and film adventure over a century old and a
multi million dollar story !
historical fiction book released
before his death, Flint Carter released a new book
called "The Canyon of Gold: Buffalo Bill & the
Legendary Iroon Door Mine Treasure." In his book,
Carter describes his version of the legend that has
intrigued treasure hunters for centuries.
four decades, Carter also mined rare jewelry-grade
gold and silver in quartz minerals exclusively from
the Catalina Mountains called "Cody
Stone," named after the famous world-wide
Bill" Cody who owned a gold mine in the Santa
Catalinas called Campo
This new book on the
legends and history of the Santa Catalina Mountains,
collaborated with Flint Carter, is now available.
chapters of another book Flint was involved in
producing with Robert Zucker, "Treasures
of the Santa Catalina Mountains." Purchase
online for a discount at amazon.com (Treasures) or locally in Tucson
at Mostly Books, Summit Hut, Oracle Inn and other
locations. Read about the Treasures of the Santa
Catalinas in the new edition of Tucson Chronicles.
The Canyon of Gold
Buffalo Bill Cody
& The Legendary
Iron Door Mine Treasures
history and legends of the Old West with historian
Flint Carter. Watch a video of slides from the new book
"Treasures of the Santa Catalina
Mountains" with original music about the
Catalinas written and sung by Gary Holdcroft. "Esmeralda," from
an album of songs written and performed by Gary
Holdcroft. An original ballad about the legendary Mine
with the Iron Door in the Santa Catalina Mountains,
north of Tucson, Arizona. Esmeralda is the name of one
of the lost mines. The Escalante Mine is another lost
Stories of the Catalina Mountains
has lived and mined the Santa Catalina Mountains for
over forty years. His stories and experience has been
preserved through these pages and his involvement with
a book on the Catalinas. Explore the legends with
Bill's Arizona Mining Ventures William F. Cody
(1846-1917) better known as the Wild West Show
entertainer “Buffalo Bill,” had invested in many
mining interests. One mine was near the town of
Oracle, 40 miles north of Tucson, Arizona a decade
before the Arizona territory entered Statehood. Read
Bill Cody's time in Arizona.
Park Place" Cabin deep in the Santa Catalina
Mountains is a popular spot along the Arizona Trail.
Stop by and add to the Sign-In Rosters
- The Mine with the Iron Door: A
Recommendation from the General by David Herring
by Flint Carter
& Silver Ore in Quartz
Jewelry Grade Flint has the only source
of jewelry-grade of gold and silver in quartz from
Mt. Lemmon. This precious stone has "la vie dasante"
("life's dancing light").
Jewelry and Celebrity stones are made
from local ore from Southern Arizona, USA and
designed as jewelry grade gold and silver in quartz.
- "Flint Art" is a
collection of hand painted Southwest art, cards,
paintings and sculptures exclusively created by
coverage about Flint
of the Iron Door Mine article in The Explorer. November 25,
2009 Saddlebrook special edition. Read about Flint
Carter and the history and story surrounding the
Iron Door Mine legend and legends of the Old West.
Magazine: Flint Carter is profiled in an
8-page spread in the March 2015 edition of Outside
Magazine. The article covers his recent expedition
deep into the Catalinas with the writer from Outside
Magazine and his crew. Follow Flint's mining expedition.
at the entrance of the Oracle Ridge Mine in the
Santa Catalina Mountains north of Tucson, Arizona,
on a small bluff is a huge, ancient monolith with
unusual markings. See photos and read about the Oracle
Famed Iron Door Mine
Door Mine is one of "the most extensively hunted
lost mine in North America." There appears to be
some evidence about the treasures of the Old
Southwest in an area known as Canada del Oro, "the
Canyon of Gold." Located deep in the
mountains north of Tucson, Arizona, near Oracle,
AZ., may lie the legendary Iron Door Mine
and valuable gold
and silver treasures, according to Arizona
historian Flint Carter. Popularized by Harold Bell
Wright's 1923 novel "The
Mine With The Iron Door," this treasure may
still be buried somewhere in the desolate and
inaccessible Cañada del Oro, the Canyon of Gold. The lost mine
legend also appears to have a connection with the
100 tons of gold treasure discovered at Victoria
Peak in New Mexico.
Carter on the local legends of the Santa
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
efforts are on display in ten museums and the
Mining Hall of Fame.
decades, Carter had been the owner of the richest
gold and silver mines on the Santa Catalina
Mountains near Tucson, Arizona.
Flint 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.
private collection is on display at the Oracle Inn
in Oracle, Arizona.
Tucson's Cody Stone Jewelry manufactured by
Orlando Jewelers of England.The Iron Door Mine.
only authentic source of Cody Stone from
Buffalo Bill Cody's own mines with
certification from the Flint Carter Collection
First popularized by
Tiffany's during the California Gold Rush, Cody
Stone is a little known- and now extremely
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.
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.
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.
still glitters in the ground, hiding secret
like a laughing clown."
from "Gold Town" by Joseph Michael Darwin.
"Prospector" original art work by Flint Carter.
5" x 7" original. See more Flint original art.
Miner's Story Project
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.
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.
of the Santa Catalinas
original songs and ballads about the Iron Door
Mine, the Santa Catalina Mountains, the Old West
and about Flint Carter on CD. These songs
were written and professionaly performed in a
studio by Gary Holdcroft specifically about
Flint's adventures and the legends of the
Treasures of the Santa Catalina
Written by Robert Zucker with
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
of the Santa Catalina Mountains."
Available on amazon.com.
Print: Treasures of the Santa
Kindle: Treasures of the Santa
Catalina Mountains: Unraveling the
Legends and History
Cody Stone Specimens and
All of these pieces
are from Flint Carter's Mine. Read about
rare stones from Mt.
Lemmon. Cody stone jewelry
available for public sale. New design of
Codystones prepared for sale.
jewelers are Gary Holdcroft, Isaac
Hunan, Bisbee Bob, Poncho, Buzz
Stringer, Steve Montez, Michael
Garcia, AAA Family Jewelers in
Tustin, CA; the Navajo nation; Will
Dentondale, a Navajo artist; Orlando
Jewelers UK, James Svoboda,
Cornelious Hollander and William F.
Stone from Mt. Lemmon Arizona is
gold and silver in quartz. Review
specimens for sale at the only
accredited site to purchase Cody
Stone. Specimen of Cody Stone is on
display at the University of Arizona
Mineral Museum's "100 Years of
Arizona's Best- the Minerals That Made
the State" exhibit.
Styone Jewelry by Michael Garcia
Cody Stone jewelry designed and
handcrafted by award-winning Native
American artist Michael
huge speciment weighs 150 pounds and
stands on a Saguaro base. This is
available for sale at $150,000.
finished product was created by AAA
Family Gems, in Tustin, CA., who did a
phenomenal job. See more sample
jewelry from Flint Carter.
the latest creation of Cody Stone, a
ring from a bracelet set by Isaac
a cut and polished cab with gold and
silver streaks of CodyStone.
is proud to unveil the latest
creations of Codystone by award
winning jeweler Cornelis Hollander
(above and below photos).
The very first cast
mountings continental and
seductively cradeling the 100%
natural gold and silver ores from
Buffalo Bill's lost mines near
Tucson, Arizona. To date, jewelers
list Gary Holdcroft, Bisbee Bob,
Poncho, Buzz Stringer, Michael
Garcia, Steve Montez, Alan Childves,
Wm Carter, and now Cornelis
Hollander! Kudos to the artist!
Bufallo Bill would be proud! $350
each- one of a kind silver and a
about Buffalo Bill Cody
and Oracle, Arizona, by
Flint Carter, in
"American Cowboy" April
Stone," Oracle, Arizona on
display at the Buffalo Bill
Historical Center in Cody,
Wyoming. "In the early
1900's, William F. Cody
began investing in gold,
diamond, and silver mines in
Arizona. Mining experts
reports of great riches were
falsified, the mines mainly
yielded quartz, later named
"Cody Stone." Gift of W.T.
Help create a
museum and cultural center to preserve
Catalina Mtn. history .
lost Spanish mission is being restored by
Flint Carter to preserve its great Western
building also houses his collection of
stones, jewelry, art and artifacts recovered
from around the property in the Santa
Catalina Mountains. See more about The
Santa Catalina Historic Preservation
Flint Carter, SCHPP director, is doing the
work on his own time and money, tax
deductible donations through SAI, Inc.
are accepted to help toward its restoration
of the Santa Catalina Mountain's Hidden
The "Hooked X" Templar
sign on stone found in the Cañada del Oro,
near Tucson, Artizona.
What legendary treasure
mystery hides beneath the flooded old tunnel
Bill's tent cabin in the Catalinas,
now now burnt by campers.
(Above) Oliver Stratton's
old homestead that sits above the old mine,
now the Oracle Ridge mine near the Monolith.
Photos courtesy of
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