26 miles east of Madras you will find the Ashwood district. Most of the Oregon gold from this area comes from the Horse Heaven mercury mining area of rugged rolling hills. Northeast of Ashwood by 3 miles is the Oregon King Mine, which produced around 3,000 ounces of gold as a by-product of copper, lead and silver ores. Further east, around Axhandle Butte, there were numerous prospects.

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