Fenix 2

Fenix 2 550

 

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Medium

Stainless steel

District

Civic

Acquired

2011

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Fenix 2 is a replica of the capsule that rescued 33 trapped miners from the San Jose mine in the Atacama Desert, Chile in October 2010. Seventeen days after the mine collapse, the Australian rescue drill team penetrated the cavern where the miners were trapped. On 14 October 2010, after 69 days underground, the first of the miners was brought to the surface. Fenix 2 ferried each miner through approximately 623m of rock, each journey taking 15-20 minutes.

Installed August 2011, gifted to the people and Government of Australia from the people and Government of Chile.

Fenix 2, 2011
Stainless steel
Latin American Plaza, off Marcus Clarke Street, Civic

Image: Ambassador of Chile H.E. Pedro Pablo Díaz at the installation of Fenix 2.