Thursday, October 14, 2010

Chile's Trapped Miners are Free!

On August 5, 2010 33 Chilean miners ranging in ages from 19 to 63 became trapped 700 metres (2,300 ft) below the ground surface in a copper and gold mine located in the Atacama Desert. The trapped miners gained contact with the outside world 17 days after the mine collapse through a 3-inch diameter hole that was drilled to reach the trapped miners. Through this hole, the trapped miners have received food and other supplies. A video message released to the public on August 26, 2010 showed the miners living conditions 2,300 feet below the ground surface.

At approximately 11:30 pm on 12 October 2010 (Eastern Daylight Time) the first of the trapped miners reached the surface, after an approximately fourteen-minute ascent in the rescue Fenix capsule. All of the remaining miners were rescued successfully within 21 hours of the first miner's arrival on the surface.

- Wikipedia

Science Fair Project Information
Title: Diamonds Around the World
Subject: Chemistry
Grade level: Elementary School Grades 2-4
Academic Level: Ordinary
Project Type: Descriptive
Cost: Low
Awards: 1st place, Canada Wide Virtual Science Fair (2006)
Affiliation: Canada Wide Virtual Science Fair (VSF)
Year: 2006
Description: Main topics: How diamonds are formed, diamonds in Saskatchewan, Canada, production, uses, how is the value of diamonds evaluated, crimes, wars, legends.

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