31 minutes, 1995, Hi8

MINING SEVEN-UP PETE is the story of the struggle to save the famed Blackfoot River in western Montana from what would be one of the largest cyanide heap-leach gold mines in North America.  It documents the enduring but sad legacy of mining throughout the state of Montana: its cyanide-laced groundwater, acid mine drainage, and lost hope of a boom and bust economy. It speaks from the hearts and minds of real Montanans who are fighting to save a vanishing heritage.