Chilean president brings mine rocks to London

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Posted: Oct 16, 2010 2:00 PM
Chilean president brings mine rocks to London

Chilean President Sebastian Pinera has arrived in London, bringing rocks retrieved from the San Jose mine where 33 miners were rescued earlier this week.

Pinera, who arrived Saturday, has said he intends to present one rock to Queen Elizabeth II and another to Prime Minister David Cameron.

He says in an interview with The Times newspaper he hopes the triumphant rescue operation would boost his country's standing in the world, and improve its chances for attracting investment.