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Preserving the Old West: The Miner's Story Project

The Miners’ Story Project collects, preserves and shares stories about life in the mines and mining communities in the Southwest US.

These stories are captured on high quality digital audio recordings, to enrich and enliven the exhibits at the University of Arizona’s Mineral Museum. Recording sessions are held in a mobile “Story Trailer,” which will visit towns around Arizona and New Mexico.

These stories will live for generations to come and will help young people (and even the young at heart!) learn about the history and importance of mining in Arizona and New Mexico.

The Miners Story Project is collecting stories from miners and their families. From stories that capture everyday life, to stories that capture amazing events, and everything in between is being collected and preserved.

The Story Trailer will be staffed by an interviewer who will run the recording equipment and ask questions to get the stories flowing. Stories might start by describing an object or a photograph that you bring in. We’ll talk about everything from the life of a miner, to the practical jokes that kept the days short, to the knowledge of stone and blasting that allows us to dig deep into the Earth.

The Miners Story Project is a public outreach effort of the The University of Arizona Mineral Museum and Flandrau: The UA Science Center. To arrange for an interview or check trailer locations call 1-866-40-MINER (1-866-406-4637) or email [email protected]

Miners’ Story Project
Flandrau Science Center
The University of Arizona
PO Box 210091
Tucson, AZ 85721-0091

Listen to stories from the Miners Story Project.

Visit the Miners Story Project website.

$19.95 The Miner's Story CD

Two 1 1/2 hour CD's of the mine with the iron door by Flint Carter. Call Fint at 520-289-4566. Mention the Iron Door web site.

Cody Stone from Arizona

Cody Stone is mined and designed as jewelry grade gold and silver in quartz from the Old West. 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.

"MacKenna's Gold" (1969)

Starring Gregory Peck and Omar Sherif

The story of the Iron Door Mine. Attempting to do for Westerns what his Guns of Navarone had done for World War II action epics, director J. Lee Thompson crafted Mackenna's Gold as a lavish, absurdly ambitious variation on Erich Von Stroheim's Greed, resulting in a last-gasp Western so eager to encompass the genre's traditions that it turns into a big, silly, wildly entertaining mess. --Jeff Shannon,

DVD edition of MacKenna's Gold. Studio: Sony Pictures. DVD format. Release Date: July 11, 2000. Run Time: 128 minutes.

Poster from Mackenna's Gold - Movie Poster - 11 x 17. This poster measures approx. 11 x 17. Rolled and shipped in a sturdy tube. This poster is from the movie Mackenna's Gold (1969).

Printed book edition of Mackenna's Gold A Five-time Spur Award-winning Author. Somewhere in 100,000 square miles of wilderness was the fabled Lost Canyon of Gold. With his dying breath, an ancient Apache warrior entrusted Glen Mackenna with the location of the lode that would make any man - or woman - rich beyond their wildest dreams. Halfbreed renegade and captive girl, mercenary soldier and thieving scout - brave or beaten, innocent or evil, they'd sell their very souls to possess Mackenna's gold. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition. Avon Books (Mm) (June 1988).

Watch video on-demand from of MacKenna's Gold.

The Mine with the Iron Door: A Romance (1936)

Movie Poster from the 1936 film The Mine with the Iron Door - Movie Poster - 11 x 17 Poster for the Mine with the Iron Door movie. Stars Richard Arlen, Ceclia Parker and Henry B. Walthall. Poster measures approx. 11 x 17. Rolled and shipped in a sturdy tube. This poster is from The Mine with the Iron Door (1936).

Printed Edition of The Mine with the Iron Door. (The Collected Works of Harold Bell Wright - 18 Volumes) (Library Binding) Library Binding: 338 pages. Publisher: Classic Publishers, Language: English. ISBN: 158201891X.

Digital CD Edition of Mine with the Iron Door: A Romance, The (CD-ROM Edition). The CD-ROM contains 338 pages. Publisher: Classic Books; 1923 edition (December 15, 2007).