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Postby ConducTTor » Tue Oct 12, 2010 11:24 pm

It's nice to get a positive news story.

First miner has been pulled up. Cheers to that!
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Re: Chile miners

Postby AstroGoat760 » Tue Oct 12, 2010 11:46 pm

Agreed. 3 straight months stuck in a sunken steel tube with no natural light sucks, I can sympathize with their plight, and here's to the successful completion of the rescue!
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Re: Chile miners

Postby AstroGoat760 » Thu Oct 14, 2010 4:50 pm

LAST MINER IS UP!!!!!!!


I agree with ConducTTor, it is very nice to see a positive news story in the news.
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Re: Chile miners

Postby ConducTTor » Thu Oct 14, 2010 4:54 pm

And not a single snag in the process. Well done from all parties involved!!
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Re: Chile miners

Postby richardedmonds » Thu Oct 14, 2010 6:23 pm

There was one snag TT, one of the roller wheels on the cage snagged and had to be changed which I think took around thirty minutes. Now isn't that something really great for a change, what a tribute to all the engineers that were involved with this dramatic and emotional rescue, and even better that this idea worked so well and everyone survived. Have to say though that those miners must be really tough mentally and physically to survive an ordeal like that, true grit in the real sense i think.
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Re: Chile miners

Postby ConducTTor » Thu Oct 14, 2010 8:20 pm

richardedmonds wrote:There was one snag TT, one of the roller wheels on the cage snagged and had to be changed which I think took around thirty minutes. Now isn't that something really great for a change, what a tribute to all the engineers that were involved with this dramatic and emotional rescue, and even better that this idea worked so well and everyone survived. Have to say though that those miners must be really tough mentally and physically to survive an ordeal like that, true grit in the real sense i think.


They designed and were prepared for a fast wheel change. Not a snag in my book - just a planned for eventuality :clap:

And yeah, talk about grit!
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Re: Chile miners

Postby ctxmf74 » Fri Oct 15, 2010 1:03 am

What I'd like to know is how they navigated and controlled the drill to hit that cavern from 2000 feet up? ...dave
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Re: Chile miners

Postby ConducTTor » Fri Oct 15, 2010 1:13 am

ctxmf74 wrote:What I'd like to know is how they navigated and controlled the drill to hit that cavern from 2000 feet up? ...dave



They eye balled it? :lol:
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Re: Chile miners

Postby ctxmf74 » Fri Oct 15, 2010 1:18 pm

="ConducTTorThey eye balled it? :lol:


I don't know, that hole was sloping and the rock hard so there must have been drill drift so even if they had a map of the cavern it seems like they would have needed some way to adjust the course as they went? Maybe some kind of in the hole instrumentation? It looked like they were very close to the wall of the cavern when the bit broke thru so they didn't have a lot of room for error. ...dave
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