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Ray Mills

Ray Mills

Ray Mills is a fifth generation Californian. He was raised in Trinity County but lives in Redding, Ca. He has been prospecting all his life other than his time served in the military. He enjoys hunting surface pockets with a metal detector. He also loves to fly fish for the local Steelhead. At fifty nine he still enjoys backpacking into the Trinity Alps in his search for gold. He works in the nursing field. All leftover time is devoted to his wife of almost forty years, Debbie.
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Gold Indicators—What to Look for in the Goldfields

Out of the Ashes—New Access to Gold

How to Beat the Heat--and The Bedrock

Detecting Canyon Bedrock in The Sierras

Blackberries and Gold

Trash! A Hindrance Or Hot Spot For Hidden Gold?

Follow the Line

Detecting the Fringe Areas

Detecting and Recovering Those Tiny Pieces

More on Detecting Pocket Gold

Prospecting Knowledge -- Pass It On!

Old Patch, New Detector

Detecting Basics: Lose the Bad Habits Not the Gold

That First Nugget

What's In A Name?

A New Prospecting Spot

Attention to Detail - Part II

Successful Detecting Requires Attention to Detail—Part I

Pocket Gold

Sunshine and Gold

Picking Our Way Through Bedrock

Detecting Clay Seams

Piles of Gold

Detecting During Summer Heat

Companion Gold

A Golden Summer

Detecting Alone -- What to Look For

Finding Streams of Gold

Search Coils and Techniques

Detecting for Gold in Nevada

Bedrock

Divide and Conquer—Detecting Old Placer Grounds with Friends

Dry Washing to Capture Fine Gold

Time for a New Approach: Detecting Float Gold

Prospecting Research

Ancient River Channels of Trinity County

Detecting For Gold—Are You Up For It?

Looking for that Hidden Placer

Detecting Old Pocket Diggings

Detecting Old Ground Sluice Locations

Tips on Crevicing for Gold

Tips for Detecting Old Hydraulic Pits

Detecting for Gold—Finding Nuggets Where You Least Expect Them

Sniping for Gold

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