Mine exploration, photographs and mining history for mine explorers, industrial archaeologists, researchers and historians Mine explorer and mining history videos on YouTube Connect with other mine explorers on Facebook
Tip: do not include 'mine' or 'quarry', search by name e.g. 'cwmorthin', use 'Sounds like search' if unsure of spelling

Advanced Search
'Sounds like search'
Quick a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
Tip: narrow down your search by typing more than one word and selecting 'Search for all words' or 'Exact search'

Search for any word
Search for all words
Exact search
Tip: narrow down your search by typing more than one word and selecting 'Search for all words' or 'Exact search'

Search for any word
Search for all words
Exact search

Mine Exploration Forum

Jump to page << < 1 2 3 > >>
Author Miners trapped in Chile
Morlock

Avatar of Morlock

Joined: 31/07/2008

View Profile
View Posts
View Personal Album
View Personal Files
View all Photos
Send Private Message
Miners trapped in Chile
Posted: 13/10/2010 12:47:57
Reply |  Quote
Number 10 is on the way up as I post. Smile IP: 86.29.230.108
Manicminer

Avatar of Manicminer

Joined: 29/04/2007
Location: North Wales

View Profile
View Posts
View Personal Album
View Personal Files
View all Photos
Send Private Message
Miners trapped in Chile
Posted: 13/10/2010 12:54:34
Reply |  Quote
Bet the last one will feel lonely waiting for the cage carrying the miner before him to go up and back down again

--

Gold is where you find it
IP: 95.148.0.72
AndyC

Avatar of AndyC

Joined: 24/10/2007

View Profile
View Posts
View Personal Album
View Personal Files
View all Photos
Send Private Message
Miners trapped in Chile
Posted: 13/10/2010 13:23:01
Reply |  Quote
Being pedantic - I understand a rescue team travelled down before any miners were sent up - so the last 'trapped' miner will still have company.

--

The nurses are stealing my underwear
IP: 62.171.194.5
Tezarchaeon

Avatar of Tezarchaeon

Joined: 14/08/2008

View Profile
View Posts
View Personal Album
View Personal Files
View all Photos
Send Private Message
Miners trapped in Chile
Posted: 13/10/2010 15:09:10
Reply |  Quote
13th up now.

I've been very impressed by the behaviour of Sebastián Piñera the President of Chile. His personal greetings for many of the miners seemed very humble and they haven't seemed forced or remotely false in terms of emotion. I really doubt that the likes of our Prime Minister would even bother to turn up to a mine rescue, let alone greet, hug and talk to each of the miners upon their return. The fact that he is still at the mine is even more impressive.
IP: 95.149.151.164
derrickman

Avatar of derrickman

Joined: 18/02/2009

View Profile
View Posts
View Personal Album
View Personal Files
View all Photos
Send Private Message
Miners trapped in Chile
Posted: 13/10/2010 15:55:06
Reply |  Quote
you think Cameron would miss a photo opportunity like that? IP: 93.190.187.150
Tezarchaeon

Avatar of Tezarchaeon

Joined: 14/08/2008

View Profile
View Posts
View Personal Album
View Personal Files
View all Photos
Send Private Message
Miners trapped in Chile
Posted: 13/10/2010 15:57:04
Reply |  Quote
At the most I would expect to see him give a timid handshake followed by a wipe down with a handkerchief. IP: 95.149.151.164
Ty Gwyn

Joined: 30/10/2009
Location: Lampeter

View Profile
View Posts
View Personal Album
View Personal Files
View all Photos
Send Private Message
Miners trapped in Chile
Posted: 13/10/2010 17:12:04
Reply |  Quote
Would have been more impressive if he had tightened up the Mine Safety rules,then this Rescue might not have been needed.

Can imagine what these Miner`s are thinking seeing the President there.
IP: 86.154.229.91
Brakeman

Avatar of Brakeman

Joined: 10/10/2007
Location: Cheshire

View Profile
View Posts
View Personal Album
View Personal Files
View all Photos
Send Private Message
Miners trapped in Chile
Posted: 13/10/2010 17:30:16
Reply |  Quote
There is a good set of photos of the rescue operation top side over on flickr;

[web link]

Actually some very moving photos amongst them.

--

The management thanks you for your co operation.
IP: 86.154.110.142 Edited: 13/10/2010 17:37:09 by Brakeman
Spark

Joined: 03/05/2006

View Profile
View Posts
View Personal Album
View Personal Files
View all Photos
Send Private Message
Miners trapped in Chile
Posted: 13/10/2010 19:39:01
Reply |  Quote
As of a few minutes ago it is 19 down (or should that be up Wink) IP: 80.177.221.183
Brakeman

Avatar of Brakeman

Joined: 10/10/2007
Location: Cheshire

View Profile
View Posts
View Personal Album
View Personal Files
View all Photos
Send Private Message
Miners trapped in Chile
Posted: 13/10/2010 22:01:45
Reply |  Quote
Miner number 24 out just now,

there is a good live video feed on MSN

[web link]



--

The management thanks you for your co operation.
IP: 86.161.189.237
BertyBasset

Avatar of BertyBasset

Joined: 13/12/2007
Location: Caernarfon, North Wales

View Profile
View Posts
View Personal Album
View Personal Files
View all Photos
Send Private Message
Miners trapped in Chile
Posted: 13/10/2010 23:00:58
Reply |  Quote
However it now ends, regardless of the original failings of the mine company, this is a superb achievement for the rescuers. The planning and execution so far has been superb.

Robin
IP: 81.153.133.247
Brakeman

Avatar of Brakeman

Joined: 10/10/2007
Location: Cheshire

View Profile
View Posts
View Personal Album
View Personal Files
View all Photos
Send Private Message
Miners trapped in Chile
Posted: 13/10/2010 23:35:41
Reply |  Quote
Interesting just watching a bit more of the live video, more rescue people have gone down into the mine, it looks there are more men from topside down the mine now than what remains of the 33 miners.. Confused

--

The management thanks you for your co operation.
IP: 86.161.189.237
Morlock

Avatar of Morlock

Joined: 31/07/2008

View Profile
View Posts
View Personal Album
View Personal Files
View all Photos
Send Private Message
Miners trapped in Chile
Posted: 14/10/2010 00:19:05
Reply |  Quote
Wiki have been trying to keep abreast of the action.

[web link]

Interesting that the rescue capsule is based on a design used in an accident in 1963, (at much shallower depth).
IP: 82.26.161.225
Phil Ford

Joined: 01/05/2008
Location: Caernarfon

View Profile
View Posts
View Personal Album
View Personal Files
View all Photos
Send Private Message
Miners trapped in Chile
Posted: 14/10/2010 05:56:09
Reply |  Quote
All the miners and the rescuers are OUT of the mine. Long haul for them. Thumbs Up Thumbs Up Thumbs Up IP: 86.136.135.172
Ty Gwyn

Joined: 30/10/2009
Location: Lampeter

View Profile
View Posts
View Personal Album
View Personal Files
View all Photos
Send Private Message
Miners trapped in Chile
Posted: 14/10/2010 10:12:42
Reply |  Quote
Excellent news. IP: 86.141.205.4
RichardLevett

Avatar of RichardLevett

Joined: 20/06/2009
Location: Teesdale

View Profile
View Posts
View Personal Album
View Personal Files
View all Photos
Send Private Message
Miners trapped in Chile
Posted: 14/10/2010 11:32:38
Reply |  Quote
I wonder what the miner who had his wife and girlfriend waiting for him was thinking as he was winched up the shaft? IP: 198.28.92.5
Tezarchaeon

Avatar of Tezarchaeon

Joined: 14/08/2008

View Profile
View Posts
View Personal Album
View Personal Files
View all Photos
Send Private Message
Miners trapped in Chile
Posted: 14/10/2010 11:34:09
Reply |  Quote
RichardLevett wrote:

I wonder what the miner who had his wife and girlfriend waiting for him was thinking as he was winched up the shaft?


"Celebratory three way for me tonight!"
IP: 86.139.79.10
I.A.Recordings

Avatar of I.A.Recordings

Joined: 01/04/2009
Location: Shropshire

View Profile
View Posts
View Personal Album
View Personal Files
View all Photos
Send Private Message
Miners trapped in Chile
Posted: 14/10/2010 22:44:42
Reply |  Quote
Morlock wrote:



Interesting that the rescue capsule is based on a design used in an accident in 1963, (at much shallower depth).


It's actually based on a much older design, it is effectively a "Dahlbusch Bomb". Named after it's first successful use in 1955 when it rescued 3 miners after an underground fire at the Dahlbusch Colliery, Gelsenkirchen-Rotthausen, Germany.

It was used again in Germany on 7th November 1963 when 11 miners trapped in the Lengede-Broistedt ore mine were recovered.

This latter rescue inspired several films and documentaries. The German news channel N-TV were showing some of the 1963 news film and interviewing survivors from that rescue, getting them to compare then with now.

Preserved examples of Dahlbusch Bombs can be found at the Deutsches Bergbau Museum, Bochum and the Grube Samson mining museum - this one has a preserved man-engine, plus underground reversable winding waterwheels.
IP: 95.145.3.0
NortonRay

Joined: 18/09/2009
Location: Castleside nr. Consett

View Profile
View Posts
View Personal Album
View Personal Files
View all Photos
Send Private Message
Miners trapped in Chile
Posted: 14/10/2010 23:01:42
Reply |  Quote
Apparently one of the mine managers has been criticised for asking the President when he visited the rescued miners in hospital to ask them if any of them wanted to work the week-end! Big Grin Big Grin

Visit YouTube and select:

Rita MacNeill Working Man sirrussellot

singing with a choir of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, coal miners.
A beautiful and moving tribute to all miners everywhere.
IP: 79.70.193.2
NickPeak

Avatar of NickPeak

Joined: 16/08/2010
Location: Derbyshire

View Profile
View Posts
View Personal Album
View Personal Files
View all Photos
Send Private Message
Miners trapped in Chile
Posted: 24/10/2010 20:20:38
Reply |  Quote
Wednesday 27 October, Channel 4 8.00pm

"Buried Alive: the Chilean Mine Rescue"

The first (of many?) documentaries and films.
IP: 93.97.126.165
Jump to page << < 1 2 3 > >>
Safety LED Miners Caplamps Moore Books: Specialist Books I.A. Recordings: Mining and Industrial History DVDs Starless River - Caving Store Explore a Disused Welsh Slate Mine
Disclaimer: Mine exploring can be quite dangerous, but then again it can be alright, it all depends on the weather. Please read the proper disclaimer.
© 2005 to 2015 AditNow.co.uk
Top of Page