The Chilean miners' ability to survive 17 days trapped underground without outside contact could spur future rescue missions to persevere when hope seems lost.
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Rescue efforts are underway to save 4 miners trapped 490 feet underground after a tunnel in an Ecuador mine collapsed Friday.
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Mining and engineering experts were welcomed from around the world to assist in the Chile mine rescue.
A journalist folds up his tent at the media camp during the rescue operation of trapped miners outside the San Jose mine near Copiapo, Chile. The 69-day underground ordeal reached its end Wednesday night after 33 trapped miners were hauled up in a cage through a narrow hole drilled through 2,000 feet of rock.
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Chile mine rescue updates are dominating worldwide headlines and lighting up social media as people share their excitement about the mission.
The Chile mine rescue effort is believed to be the deepest ever and the survivors have been underground longer than anyone who has made it out alive.
The 33 Chile miners could be rescued this evening. New concerns about safety standards at small mines could mean it will be harder for them to find work once the dust has settled.