Entertainment Magazine: Flint Carter: Mining

Collecting rare stones from Mt. Lemmon

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.

Flint Carter (top photo) drilling at the mine site. (second) Flint standing by a large granite boulder. (Below) Carter hauls it away. "The tree under rock proved not natural formation- 4 years digging hit tunnel- good vien," said miner William "Flint" Carter.

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