Mining Museum Unveils Chilean Miners’ Rescue Pod

DatesNovember 8 2012
CityColorado Springs, Colorado, United States
LocationWestern Museum of Mining and Industry
Postal Code80921
Contact NameBrad Poulson
Local Phone719-488-0880
TopicsAfter a world tour, the original rescue pod was reproduced for permanent international display, and in 2012, the Chilean Tourist Board selected the Western Museum of Mining & Industry to receive and exhibit this impressive, full scale replica weighing 1800 lbs.
Main BodyThe Western Museum of Mining and Industry will unveil the Chilean Miner Rescue Pod which extracted 33 miners in Chile in 2010. The unveiling will be at 6 p.m. followed by a Heritage Lecture on the Cold War's effect on the health of workers.
Schedule6 p.m. unveiling of the Chilean Miners' Rescue Pod permant edition to the museum

6:30 p.m. Lecture on Historic Cold War Uranium Production and its Health Effects on Workers with guest speaker Ron Elmlinger.
Additional InfoFree but reservations required
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OrganizerWestern Museum of Mining and Industry
Address225 North Gate Blvd, Colorado Springs, Colorado United States 80921
Toll Free800-752-6558
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