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

Mining Mill Operations OE Open House

Last week MIRL and the TAACCCT grant exhibited at the Bi-Annual Alaska Miner's Association Bi-Annual Convention.   The first Mining Mill Operations Open House connecting faculty, students, and potential employers for the new Mining Mill Operations OE was a success.  We had many potential students come and find out more about Mill Operations, and we had HR Representatives and actual Mill Operators from Kinross Gold, and Sumitomo Pogo Mine participate.  We also had representation from Donlin Gold and Couer Kensington. 

All MIRL Spotlights

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