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  • Mining Company: Trapped Idaho Miner Presumed Dead

    April 24, 2011 2:15 PM

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - An Idaho miner trapped underground nine days ago most likely was buried when the collapse occurred and is presumed to be dead, mining company officials said Sunday. Hecla Mining Company President Phil Baker said that after days of an around-the-clock rescue effort, officials now believe 53-year-old... more »
  • 29 Miners Freed

    October 13, 2010 7:16 PM

    SAN JOSE MINE, Chile (AP) - With remarkable speed - and flawless execution - miner after miner climbed into a cramped cage deep beneath the Chilean earth, was hoisted through 2,000 feet of rock and saw precious sunlight Wednesday after the longest underground entrapment in history. As night fell, 29... more »
  • 22 Miners Rescued So Far

    October 13, 2010 4:18 PM

    SAN JOSE MINE, Chile (AP) - The miners who spent 69 agonizing days deep under the Chilean earth were hoisted one by one to freedom Wednesday, their rescue moving with remarkable speed while their countrymen erupted in cheers and the world watched transfixed. Beginning at midnight and sometimes as quickly... more »
  • Chile Official: 1st Miner to Surface Tuesday

    October 12, 2010 12:28 PM

    SAN JOSE MINE, Chile (AP) - The first of 33 trapped miners is expected to be lifted to the surface late Tuesday after miraculously surviving more than two months below ground, Chile's Mining Minister Laurence Golborne. The minister announced the planned rescue at a news conference near the mine site,... more »

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