In the extreme south part of Harney County, in the southern part  of the Steens and Pueblo Mountains there were many small prospects for Oregon gold. In sections 8 and 17 of  T40S R35E, you will find the Famham and Pueblo prospects.


Northeast of Burns by 20 miles, in the area of Trout Creek branch of the Silvies River, in Section 4 T21S R32E is the Harney (Idol City – Trout Creek) District. Trout Creek produced around 10,000 ounces of placer gold.

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