Nickel Alloy Steel to the Rescue

The essential role of nickel in the Plan B shaft

G.E. Coates - June 30, 2011

Chilean Miner Rescue

One of the most thrilling and widely publicized stories of 2010 was the rescue of 33 miners who had been trapped 625 metres below the surface at the San José copper and gold mine in northern Chile. But one thing got overlooked in the flurry of media coverage: a key component of the rescue was nickel-containing steel.