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Chilean miners: Where are they now?

(CNN)Shift leader Luis Urzua checked the time.

It was about 1:40 p.m. He had just felt a rumble in the Earth, and over the clanging and clamoring of mining equipment, Urzua heard a noise.

Despite the unnerving rumble, he continued working at the San José Mine in Chile’s Atacama Desert. He and a group of men were working to extract gold and copper nearly a half-mile below ground in the 100-plus-year-old mine.

But five minutes later, Urzua felt the mountain rumble again, and he knew something was wrong.

“The mountain always gives you a warning. The mountain doesn’t collapse on its own. This is something we know as miners — there is always something,” said Urzua, who had been a miner for 31 years.

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