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Yeah, Manuel Gonzalez, the first rescuer to go below, had some iron huevos.
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Old 10-14-2010, 11:00 AM   #82
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Good general article here. Chile's textbook mine rescue brings global respect - Yahoo! News

Has anyone seen an article about the technical aspects of the geology, drilling, and/or the rescue rigging?

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A bit more detail Chile's Rescue Formula: '75% Science, 25% Miracle' - WSJ.com
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Good general article here. Chile's textbook mine rescue brings global respect - Yahoo! News

Has anyone seen an article about the technical aspects of the geology, drilling, and/or the rescue rigging?

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I posted this above. The drilling was impressive. Did you miss it? Driller from Denver becomes Chile mine rescue hero - Yahoo! News
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What was the significance of that phone that one of the miners displayed?
It was the phone that the miners used to communicate with their families while they were trapped I believe.
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I hope they manage to keep their "blood pact" and not reveal all the fighting and conflict that went on during their ordeal. I can just imagine the deals they are being offered from the media. No doubt, in a few years there will be a Hollywood movie 'revealing' that there were really 37 miners but they had to eat 4 of them to survive.

I'd like to remember this week as the wonderful, heart warming triumph that it has been.

Chile miners came to blows, but swore to keep details secret - Telegraph

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The miners, who were given a clean bill of health and permitted to leave hospital yesterday, spoke of the horrors of the early days after the accident before contact was made with the outside world.

The first accounts of life for the trapped men hinted at a complicated period of squabbles, disagreements and even physical confrontations between the group during those first dark days after the San Jose mine collapsed on Aug 5.

The men had "separated into three groups because of fighting. There were fist fights," one miner said.
But they are reported to have made a "blood pact" not to speak about the problems between them when they reached the surface.
Instead they have agreed to talk about how they overcame problems in order to ensure their survival.
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I hope that somebody has got them a good business manager, and that they stick together as 33 to maximise the value of their stories.
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