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Whitney Land Company
101 SE Third
P.O. Box 1614
Pendleton, Oregon 97801
Phone: 541-278-4444

China Hollow Picture Rock Mine

Wasco, Oregon

Price  $ 239,000.00


The China Hollow Picture Rock Mine, in north central Oregon, is located approximately 15 minutes north of Wasco, in Sherman County. Based on the Sherman County Assessor’s maps, the property contains 102 acres.

Identification of Subject Property:                                     

Sherman County

  • 2N 16E  TL2000  - 102 acres

Location of Subject Property:

 Sherman County map

Distances to Other Cities:

Wasco, OR – 7.7 miles
Condon, OR – 48.4 miles
Rufus, OR – 2.9 miles
Biggs, OR – 8.3 miles
Portland, OR – 112.3 miles
Bend, OR – 134.9 miles


There are no improvements on this property.


The current owners have historically run 10-20 pair in the spring time of the year, for a three month period.


There is a small year-round stream that runs through the property for use as cattle water and water needed for the rock mine. 


The ranch has income from an existing transmission lease, with percent of ownership transferred to purchaser of property. Additional income is from recreational use of the two rock mines located on the property.


The ranch has perimeter fencing for the whole property.

Recreation and Wildlife:

The rock mines located on the property provide ample opportunity for rock-hounds to find China Hollow Jasper and opal. Located in the Biggs Unit, the ranch qualifies for one (1) Landowner Preference Tag (LOP) under the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife guidelines. The nearby Columbia River provides endless recreational opportunities.


Zoned for Agriculture, EFU.

Mineral Rights:

Any mineral or geothermal rights owned by the seller are included as part of the property being offered for sale.

Property Taxes:

2012-2013 year: $5


In Wasco, Oregon, summers are warm and winters are cold. In the summer months, the average temperatures are 66-74 degrees and in the winter months, the average temperatures are 31-42 degrees. The average annual precipitation is about an inch.

Sherman County:

Sherman County, in north central Oregon, is situated between the John Day River on the east and the Deschutes River on the west. The north boundary is formed by the Columbia River. Made up of 831 square miles, the county possesses both rolling hills and narrow canyons. Six small towns make up Sherman County and provide basic services to the approximate 1,750 residents. The economy is based largely on wheat, barely, cattle, and tourism.


The Sherman County School District offers education from kindergarten through high school (K-12).

Related Resources:

Oregon Department Fish Wildlife: http://www.dfw.state.or.us./
Climate: http://www.homefacts.com/
Sherman County:  http://www.sherman-county.com/
School District: http://www.sherman.k12.or.us/

Offered by:
The Whitney Land Company

Call Scott   541-278-4444

Please contact The Whitney Land Company office to schedule a showing.  A listing agent must be present at all times to tour the property.

All of the information within this sales package has been gathered from State, County and City records and officials as well as others who are deemed reliable; however, the broker and agents can not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of the information herein contained. It is also subject to change, prior sale or withdrawal.