Gold Diggers: The Secret of Bear Mountain (American Mining Themed Movie – 1995)

Gold Diggers: The Secret of Bear Mountain is a 1995 drama film starring Christina Ricci and Anna Chlumsky. It takes place in the fictional town of Wheaton, Washington, but was filmed on location in Norfolk, Virginia, Vancouver, B.C, Nelson, B.C, Pleasant Grove, Utah, and Pemberton, B.C.. The film chronicles the adventures of two girls, Beth (Christina Ricci) and Jody (Anna Chlumsky), exploring caves beneath Bear Mountain.


In the summer of 1980, Beth Easton and her recently widowed mother move from Los Angeles to a small town in Washington in an attempt to reassemble their broken lives. At first, Beth misses L.A. and resents their new life in the country, but a chance encounter with the outspoken and free-spirited Jody Salerno piques Beth’s curiosity about the town. Jody, a social outcast with a troubled homelife and an alcoholic mother and her boyfriend Ray who is implied to be abusing Jody, shares Beth’s love for ‘Winnie the Pooh’ stories, and the two girls become fast friends.

Looking for adventure, Beth and Jody make plans to explore the mysterious caves below Bear Mountain, where legend tells of a long-lost gold mine buried deep within the mountain’s treacherous depths. However, Beth and Jody are not the only people hunting for this treasure, and the two girls must rely upon their wits, their courage, and the power of their friendship if they are to survive this ordeal and strike it rich.

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