American Drilling Expert and Team Leader, Jeff Hart, discusses the challenges and rewards of his month long struggle to drill the rescue shaft that saved 33 miners in Chile!
This exhibit and lecture will feature the expertise and heroic experiences of Jeff Hart and the museum’s internationally unique Chilean miner rescue pod, in addition to other significant artifacts from our mining collection for you to enjoy. The Chilean Pod is a full scale replica (12.7 feet tall and weighing 1800 lbs) of the Fenix (or Phoenix) II capsule, and has become an iconic symbol of the dramatic 2010 rescue that saved 33 Chilean miners who were trapped 2300 feet underground – as the world watched and worried.cost
Western Museum of Mining and Industry
225 North Gate Blvd Colorado Springs, Co 80921