The Petersville—Yentna Goldfields
February 2007 by Ron WendtUpon first entering this district in the early 70s, the trip into the Petersville area by vehicle was risky at best, especially during rainy periods in summer. The road has been improved somewhat since then, but not much.
I am going to break bedrock down a bit and explain my view of the varying scenarios I come across in the field.
Q: The nearest access to the claim is a half mile walk, which is tough for a lode claim.
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