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When were the Chilean miners trapped by a cave-in, how long were they underground for and how were they rescued?

... at the San José copper–gold mine in northern Chile The accident saw 33 miners trapped 2,300ft underground for 69 days as the world waited to hear of their fate. Here's more on what happened. The ... read more

2010 Chilean Mine Rescue Fast Facts

Here's a look at the 2010 rescue of 33 miners from a collapsed mine in the Atacama region of northern Chile. Timeline: August 5, 2010 - A collapse of the main ramp into the San Jose mine leaves 33 ... read more

Chile mine rescue - as it happened

04.26 The last rescue worker emerges from the San Jose mine to conclude an extraordinary rescue operation watched by millions around the world. 04.07 One rescue worker remains alone in the mine. The ... read more

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Chile mine rescue spurred unprecedented global coordination

For example, a Chilean mining company can outfit its Schramm T-130 drill with a bit from Pennsylvania-based company Center Rock, Inc., as happened in the San Jose mine rescue mission. Such cooperation ... read more


Jubilation as Chile mine rescue ends

Thirty-three miners were trapped underground when part of the San Jose mine in Chile's Atacama desert collapsed on 5 August 2010. A second collapse on 7 August hampered rescue efforts ... lunch when ... read more

Relive the moments: 33 Chilean miners rescued alive 5 years ago

Miners must move tons of rocks in own rescue The 33 trapped Chilean miners will have to aid their own escape, clearing thousands of tons of rock that will fall as the rescue hole is drilled, the ... read more

Chile mine rescue nearly complete

With remarkable speed and flawless execution one miner after another climbed into a slender cage deep beneath the Chilean earth ... a manhole into the blinding sun. The rescue was planned with extreme ... read more

Chilean miners rescue – part 2

The extra member of the rescue ... happened down the mine since the collapse. The San José collapse isn't his first mining accident; he suffered broken bones after a slab of debris fell on him ... read more

Nigeria: Lessons of Chile Mine Rescue

The pace-setting rescue operation galvanized the entire Chilean society, impressed the rest of the ... When it became clear at the outset of what had happened to the miners, Mr Pinera fired top ... read more

Chilean miners, families thank God for rescue

Chile’s faithful find the survival of 33 ... their faith and prayers have led to divine intervention in their rescue, the Guardian reported. Regardless of how it happened, the miners–and many faithful ... read more

Anniversary Featurette for the Chilean Miner Rescue Movie 'The 33'

"To understand this story, you have to understand where it happened - in the mine!" Today marks the fifth anniversary of the rescue of the 33 Chilean miners who were trapped 200 stories below ground ... read more

Chile mine rescue

... Sebastian Pinera ceremonially closes the San Jose mine. 0037: Chilean journalist Maria Paz Moya tweets: "Laurence Golborne has loosened up. He imitated the sound of a siren while waiting for ... read more



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