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By Jesse Morton, Technical Writer

In the 1990s, after the rhythmic miner strike cycles had jibed with the successive waves of mine nationalization in Chile, a new type of miner emerged, one who was a little less specialized and a little more conformist, according to academics. He was, in their terms, polyvalent.

Relegated to history was the technician with a narrow but advanced skillset, who was happily married to his title and backed by a union that promised he would never, ever, have to leave his swim lane.
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