Entertainment Magazine: Flint Carter: Mining ore in the Catalinas

Mining for gold and riches in the Catalina Mountains

William "Flint" Carter has been prospecting for gold, silver and quartz ores in the Santa Catalina mountains and near Mt. Lemmon for decades. Carter is one of the few people who still maintains a continuous mining claim in the Santa Catalina Mountains. Carter has held two of the largest operating mines on Mt. Lemmon.

The Catalina Mountains, just north of Tucson, contains not only huge supplies of minerals, but a history intertwined with legend.

The story of the Lost City and Lost Mission, the Iron Door Mine, the colorful history of Campo Bonito and Buffalo Bill Cody's gold mine at the High Jinks Ranch, and other stories have contributed to the lore of the mountains.Collecting rocks and minerals from the Catalinas Mountains is not allowed, unless the collector has a mining claim or it is private deeded land.

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.

Geronimo's Gold Tables. Gold and copper in a garnet scharn. See selections of original jewelry from Flint Carter.

Esmerelda 2

This 103 pound boulder contains serpentine and garnet scarn wth electrum veins which is a mixture of copper, gold and silver. Called the Esmerelda 2. Asking $100,000. Call Flint at 520-289-4566 for more information.

See selections of original jewelry from Flint Carter.

Flint Carter Index | Mt. Lemmon

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