About the Author - Ray Carter

Ray is a native of Texas and attended University of Corpus Christi and Victoria College. Retired 20 years ago after owning a successful real estate company.

He has a life-long interest in history, especially the history of Texas.




Texas Gold Rushes--450 Years of Prospecting and Mining for Gold and Silver in the Texas Hill Country

Fresh off the presses. Hardback, 417 pages, with too many full color photograph to count. Extensively footnoted and with index. Printed by H.V. Chapman & Sons, Abilene, TX.


  1. Spanish Conquest of Texas, Gold and Silver!
  2. The French Connection
  3. Geology of the Texas Hill Country
  4. Spanish and French Artifacts found in the Texas Hill Country Region
  5. Spanish Adits-Tunnels-Mines -- 1577 - 1821
  6. Los Almagres-the Santa Anna Mina
  7. Nuestra Senora de la Luz Mina
  8. Silver Mine Pass--James Bowie's Mine
  9. Land Speculators
  10. Alexander Hoffmann's Lead Mine of Seco Creek
  11. Kincaid's Quicksilver Mine
  12. John M. Whitley's Hunt for "Apache Silver"
  13. Old Mines, Prospecting Leases and Mining Claims
  14. Numerous Appendicies

To get a copy of this limited run printing, contact the author at rvcintexas@yahoo.com

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