The Mother Lode. A documentary about the richest gold mine in American history.

The Richest Gold Mine in America

The National was the richest gold mine in American history. Originally discovered in 1907, output reached its peak in 1912, producing more than $250,000,000 of gold in less than 30 months. But without warning, the dense vein of gold disappeared. And for the past 100 years the mine has gone virtually untouched.

Buried in the dust of history, the story of The National is making new rumblings. New owners are set to explore the mountain using new technology.

Red Eye Film Company has laid the groundwork for a new documentary called The Mother Lode. We are currently in development and are seeking financial partners and broadcast partners.