William "Flint" Carter has collected
tons of ores and staked hundreds of claims throughout the Santa Catalina
Mountains since the 1980s.
From his extensive collection of rare
stones from the Catalinas, Carter has fashioned beautiful jewelry, tie
clips, earrings, necklaces, rings and other pieces by request. Some of
his work also includes stone art- cut and polished chips designed in
traditional desert and Southwest scenes. His items are featured in eight
museums worldwide and the Mining Hall of Fame.
Rock collectors who cherish more rare
specimens from the Catalina Mountains can contact Flint for specific
ores and rocks. Hunting for quality rocks in the Catalinas is Flint's
specialty. He has held mining claims for thousands of acres of rich land
from the Catalinas to the BioSphere during the 1980s and 1990s. His Mt.
Lemmon area mining holdings have extracted rich deposits of minerals
buried deep in the mountains.
Carter's extensive knowledge of mining
in the area, combined with his artistic skills to transform rough rocks
into artful stones and jewelry, is a testament to the mining history
of the Catalina Mountains.
Flint also has compiled a huge
resource of documents, stories and artifacts of the area. Share his
experience with a series of articles produced about the history and
legends of the Catalina Mountains.
Where to Purchase Flint Carter Merchandise
- Oracle Inn Steakhouse on American Ave. Oracle, AZ, Hwy 77
- Sierra Mountain Ranch, Cave Creek, AZ. 6738 N. Cave Creek Road. Fine jewelry and herbal medicine. 602-999-3022.
- Email [email protected]
- Call Flint at 520-289-4566.
"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 and
about Flint Carter. $9.95. Call 520-289-4566 for more information and
to purchase directly.