Ah Hee Diggings: Chinese Walls Mining Site

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Granite, Oregon

Period of significance: 1865 - 1890s

Located in the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest are 60 acres of hand-stacked rock tailings (called Chinese Walls) 1 mile north of Granite and about 50 miles from Baker City. These walls were typical of Chinese placer miners, who worked the northeastern Oregon area between 1865-1890s. There are no interpretative signs yet. The tailings are best viewed from the road since crossing the creek is difficult.