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Cable Mine

306 East Park Street
406-563-2400

The ground at Cable Mine was so rich that a cigar box of samples assayed $1,000. The world's largest nugget was found here, bought by W.A. Clark for $19,000. This also is the site of the Old Atlantic Cable Mine.

Cable is made up of three cabins, a big barn with log sides and topped by a weather vane. Up the hill is a boarding house still complete with furniture in the upstairs bedrooms, a kitchen with a range, sink, and a couple of chairs, and worn wallpaper. Higher still stands the mill with firebricks, timbers, and an iron boiler inside. Outside was a big settling pond, tool sheds, and iron balls from a ball mill. The price of gold that was pulled from the claims was high, and rose as almost pure gold was mined.


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