National Museum of Natural History announces “Against All Odds” exhibition commemorating the rescue of 33 Chilean miners

. August 1, 2011 . 0 Comments

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History presents “Against All Odds,” exhibition commemorating the heroic rescue of 33 Chilean miners. The exhibition will open to the public Aug. 5, exactly one year after the mine collapsed.

Last fall the world was transfixed as rescuers in Chile ferried 33 miners to safety after they were trapped for nearly two months in a collapsed copper mine. This exhibition includes one of the rescue capsules, new video footage, mementos and personal stories from the miners, and rock samples from the mine re-creating the scene of this dramatic and dangerous event.

Huge stores of copper and other valuable metals are found along the ridges and foothills of Chile’s Andes mountains. A number of mineral specimens from the deposits near the San José mine will be on display.

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Category: Natural History

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