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Arizona's Gold Rush- legends of buried mines and treasures of the Santa Catalinas

Iron Door Mine Cody Stone

Arizona had its own gold rush starting in the 1880s. It still hasn't ended.

The Santa Catalina Mountains and the Cañada del Oro- Canyon of Gold has drawn thousands in search of the precious yellow mineral.

The secrets of the lost mines and buried treasures of gold and silver hidden in the mountains still stir the imagination.The Lost Dutchman Mine and the Iron Door Mine is one of the most famous lost treasure legends in Aizona.

The story of the Iron Door mine begins somewhere near Tucson, Arizona in the Santa Catalina Mountains, according to tradition a few centuries ago.

Learn about the legends and history of the Catalinas– read chapters and download a FREE PDF from the new book Treasures of the Santa Catalina Mountans.

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There is - or was - a great mine that contained gold mined from the inner basin of the Cañada del Oro riverbed. The gold was mined by the natives. But, it wasn't their choice.

The legend has the Spanish missionaries, and military, controlling the mines for their own and using the natives as slaves. Time passes, the location of the mine disappears, then it is found, then disappears off and on for centuries.

Newspaper articles, family stories and some archeological evidence and historical documentation has uncovered some truth to this legend of the lost mine, the lost city and the search for gold in Arizona.

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CodyStone from Arizona

Cody Stone is mined and designed as jewelry grade gold and silver in quartz from the mountains of the Santa Catalinas. Cody stone 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.

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