Posted in | News | Copper

Chilean Miners Return to Mine Site for Ceremony

In what must have been an emotional return to the mine some of the Chilean miners rescued recently attended a special thanks giving ceremony. After being trapped for 69 days the 33 miners were recently rescued when a mammoth rescue operation launched to free them concluded.

12 of the miners rescued accompanied by their families and friends attended a private religious ceremony in a tent near the mouth of the San Jose copper and goal mine which almost became their tomb. The service was jointly led by an evangelic pastor and a roman catholic priest.

The miners are being mobbed by the media and have appealed for some respect to their privacy. Juan Illanes one of the miners who was rescued made a statement of appeal to the hordes of journalists waiting outside the tent to not treat them as an entertainment story.

Some miners who were not trapped at the mine but were working there before the explosion complained that they were not allowed to take part in the special ceremony. All but two of the miners have been released from the hospital. Meanwhile doctors continue to monitor the condition of the miners for post traumatic stress disorder.

Joel Scanlon

Written by

Joel Scanlon

Joel relocated to Australia in 1995 from the United Kingdom and spent five years working in the mining industry as an exploration geotechnician. His role involved utilizing GIS mapping and CAD software. Upon transitioning to the North Coast of NSW, Australia, Joel embarked on a career as a graphic designer at a well-known consultancy firm. Subsequently, he established a successful web services business catering to companies across the eastern seaboard of Australia. It was during this time that he conceived and launched News-Medical.Net. Joel has been an integral part of AZoNetwork since its inception in 2000. Joel possesses a keen interest in exploring the boundaries of technology, comprehending its potential impact on society, and actively engaging with AI-driven solutions and advancements.

Citations

Please use one of the following formats to cite this article in your essay, paper or report:

  • APA

    Scanlon, Joel. (2019, March 19). Chilean Miners Return to Mine Site for Ceremony. AZoMining. Retrieved on June 15, 2024 from https://www.azomining.com/News.aspx?newsID=684.

  • MLA

    Scanlon, Joel. "Chilean Miners Return to Mine Site for Ceremony". AZoMining. 15 June 2024. <https://www.azomining.com/News.aspx?newsID=684>.

  • Chicago

    Scanlon, Joel. "Chilean Miners Return to Mine Site for Ceremony". AZoMining. https://www.azomining.com/News.aspx?newsID=684. (accessed June 15, 2024).

  • Harvard

    Scanlon, Joel. 2019. Chilean Miners Return to Mine Site for Ceremony. AZoMining, viewed 15 June 2024, https://www.azomining.com/News.aspx?newsID=684.

Tell Us What You Think

Do you have a review, update or anything you would like to add to this news story?

Leave your feedback
Your comment type
Submit

While we only use edited and approved content for Azthena answers, it may on occasions provide incorrect responses. Please confirm any data provided with the related suppliers or authors. We do not provide medical advice, if you search for medical information you must always consult a medical professional before acting on any information provided.

Your questions, but not your email details will be shared with OpenAI and retained for 30 days in accordance with their privacy principles.

Please do not ask questions that use sensitive or confidential information.

Read the full Terms & Conditions.