On August 5, 2010, the San José mine, 28 miles north of Copiapó, collapsed trapping thirty-three miners 2,300 feet underground. On October 13, 2010, after sixty-nine days underground, all thirty-three miners were rescued.
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BBC: Chile Mine
Profiles of the miners, video, photo gallery, and news articles, including coverage of the rescue attempts, global media coverage, and the challenges the rescued miners are facing. [English/Spanish]
CNN: Explore the Mine Collapse in Chile
Interactive diagram including the rescue plans, profiles of the miners, and story archive.
Life Magazine: Trapped Chilean Miners of Copiapo
Photographic timeline of the accident and rescue attempts.
Paper-Replika: Phoenix Rescue Capsule Papercraft
Downloadable 1:20 scale paper model of a rescue capsule.
Wikipedia: 2010 Copiapo Mining Accident
Includes background, rescue attempts, diagrams, health of the rescued miners, and the social, legal, and political impact.
Wikipedia: Reaction to the 2010 Copiapó mining accident
International political, governmental, and corporate reactions and media coverage.
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