Thursday, February 17, 2011

Chilean Miner Rescue

Chilean Miner Rescue
The 2010 Chilean mining accident occurred on August 5th 2010, when part of the San José copper-gold mine in the Atacama Desert near Copiapó, Chile, gave way, trapping the 33 miners nearly 2300 ft. underground. The world watched as all of the trapped miners were rescued 69 days later on October 13th, 2010.

The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition
Chile , officially Republic of Chile, republic (2005 est. pop. 15,981,000), 292,256 sq mi (756,945 sq km), S South America, west of the continental divide of the Andes Mts. Chile is bordered by Peru on the north, Bolivia on the northeast, Argentina on the east, and the Pacific Ocean on the west and south. Santiago is the capital and the largest city.


A long narrow strip of land (no more than c.265 mi/430 km wide) between the Andes and the Pacific Ocean, Chile stretches c.2,880 mi (4,630 km) from near lat. 18°S to Cape Horn (lat. 56°S), including at its southern end the Strait of Magellan and Tierra del Fuego , an island shared with Argentina. In the Pacific Ocean are Chile's several island...