Current Areas of Emphasis

Mineral Processing
Processing strategies for all types of ores, improving recoveries, fine particle separation.
Mine Ventilation
Ventilation design and arctic issues.
Ground Control
Rock and soil testing underground structure.
Mineral Economics
Reserve estimation, mineral market evaluation.
Computational Tools
Mining data for mine-mill reconciliation, mine optimization.
Ground water modeling and soil remediation.
System Engineering
Production simulation.

MIRL Spotlight

Douglas R. Cook joins MIRL

Douglas R. Cook joins MIRL as an Affiliate Professor. He will assist MIRL establish an applied Conflict Minerals Research & Education Laboratory. He has 35 years global emerging market mineral exploration and copper-aluminum continuous wire rod manufacturing experience. Mr. Cook has extensive work experience across Alaska as well as throughout Asia, the Arab Gulf, the Arabia Peninsula and East Africa. He is a Japanese speaker and Arab tribal culture specialist.



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  • Mineral Industry Research Laboratory (MIRL)
  • Duckering Building
  • 306 Tanana Loop
  • PO Box 75 5800
  • Fairbanks, AK 99775-5800, USA