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Just read that the Chilean gov. engineers are still saying 3-4

months to get the 33 trapped miners out...the mine engineer is

saying less time than that but when the drill for the larger hole

gets close to the men(2-3 months)they will have to move 3,000-

4,000 tons of rock with only a little food during that time and

they will have to work 24 hrs a day...they plan on pulling them

up through a 26" hole for 2300 feet and it will take each man

one hour to make the ascent...it's been awhile since I had math but

does that figure out to 38.3 MPH?

Wanna bet Disney World is already making plans to compete?

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...they plan on pulling them

up through a 26" hole for 2300 feet and it will take each man

one hour to make the ascent...it's been awhile since I had math but

does that figure out to 38.3 MPH?...

Don,

That would be 38.3 feet per minute, which I believe is right at 2.295 MPH, which is a little slower than the average person walks.

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Just read the YAHOO article-XMAS??? :angry-smiley-010[1]: absolutely mindboggling insane horror of all horrors and a million things a minute can happen to end it all. LL on earth :tisk-tisk: no clean clothes,showers,hot food,enough water and supplies,Peruvian earthquakes all the time :whaaaa: John

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The mine Eng. say it will be two months before the drill gets to

the point where it will start causing 300-400 TONS of rock to fall

in..and the miners below have to keep the rocks cleared out so

the rocks don't block their escape route...24hrs of work keeping

the rocks cleared but what are they going to do about the dust?

And how do you clear out something that's trying to fall on you?

Guess that's where low seniority comes in!!! :nono:

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  • 1 month later...

What a nightmare I'm praying they survive. What a price to pay for just to make a living.sad.gif I can only think how I would feel being down there with those guys the horror.

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Well, as we all probably know by now... THEY REACHED THE ROOM!

Now it's on to inspection of the bore hole and possible shoring with steel tubes, then they'll start pulling those guy out!

The "Plan B" drill reached them after 65 days. That's a long time, but MUCH shorter than earlier estimates (which still have nearly 3 months on the ticker).

A Pensylvania company was operating the drill and showed the spirit of man to help one another when the chips are down. I saw some really great interviews Friday morning. one of the best statements was "Now, when asked when we'll reach them, I can respond 'We already did!'"

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Glenn the latest now is their only going to line a small portion of

the hole and it looks like they will start pulling them out Wed...

Now they say the miners are squabbling about who is going to be

last....if I was in that bunch of 33 there would only be 32

quarreling about who's going to be last!!!! :scare:

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Maybe the last guy saw where the other guy who wants to be last hid a bag of nuggets? I'm just saying...

Still praying for their safety and rescue in any order. I can only imagine how claustrophobic it might have been at times down there.

Paul

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Mental issues are the determining factor as some a the boyz have gone a mite batshat from the ungodly ordeal. I absolutely could NOT handle playing gopher for all this time--themz some TOUGH miners--John :scare:

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The latest news now is their going to start at midnight tonight

pulling the men out...that's midnight Chile time which for now

is the same as 1100 PM EDT....I'm sure there will a lot of TV

coverage and I'll be glued to the TV....

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Maybe the last guy saw where the other guy who wants to be last hid a bag of nuggets? I'm just saying...

I was thinking there was some serious high-grading going on, too.

I'm with Garimpo... NO WAY would I be fighting over last to go. You never know if the Phoenix will get stuck.

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Update...I was wrong on the time....

their going to start pulling them out tonight(Tues.)....at mid-

night Chile time....that's 1100PM EDT....some brave souls are the

paramedics and the mining expert that will be lowered down to the

trapped miners first....

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HJ I'm sure that when the news stations start broadcasting from

Chile you'll be flooded with the latest events in the rescue...

Here in Brazil is the middle of the Presidential election and the

TV stations give the politicians free air time in great abundance...

so all of my news comes from FoxNews on the internet....I suppose

this is the longest time being trapped underground and then being

rescued is definitely going to have many side effects on the miners

and their families....so far I've been hearing accounts on their

banking problems with the money that many of them will receive...

their readjusting to being free...the fame they will be thrust

into and the list goes on and on...so far the news anchors are

coming up with every possible scenario of things that could happen..

one that they've brought to light is if when they open the door to

the capsule...remove your oxygen mask...unbuckle the safety straps

and you see standing 10 feet in front of you is your wife...kids...

and your girlfriend....all other problems are going to seem pretty

minor depending on the next few seconds...yes this was broadcast by

one of the news anchors.... :scare:

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We all know how bad this whole scenario could have ended. I am very happy for the miners and their eminent rescue. There was a great article in the Arizona Republic last Friday about the whole thing. They talked about the American Drillers being the best in the world for their knowledge of large hole drilling techniques. I hope there are not any issues with the removal of the people , as I guess the hole starts out as an incline , then go`s verticle.

Wonder how they will feel their first day back on the job?

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Live feed on Yahoo said 9 last time I checked--holding my breath--but gotta wonder ifn' they found any gold just waiting for over 2 months???John what can I say addicted I am :arrowheadsmiley:

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#28 just got out....all made possible by American technology and

American made...here's where:

http://liveshots.blogs.foxnews.com/2010/10/13/hometown-drilling-heroes/

there all freed mighty news . congraulations to all the people involved in the rescue effort, the world along with the people of chile watched on.

The drilling rig team done a marvelous job getting the hole bored so quickly and a job well done boring through solid rock and evading tunnells and loose rock. a happy ending to a normally tragic event.

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there all freed mighty news . congraulations to all the people involved in the rescue effort, the world along with the people of chile watched on.

The drilling rig team done a marvelous job getting the hole bored so quickly and a job well done boring through solid rock and evading tunnells and loose rock. a happy ending to a normally tragic event.

So true and good news for sure, now the finger pointing will begin... :tisk-tisk:

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