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

Dr. Chen to receive the International award for innovation in unsaturated soil mechanics

Congratulations to our Dr. Gang Chen and his colleagues Dr. Xiong Zhang, Dr. Lin Li, and Dr. Robert Lytton, for news that they will be receiving theĀ International award for innovation in unsaturated soil mechanics, recognizing their outstanding contribution to the development of a photogrammetry-based method to measure total and local volume changes of unsaturated soils during triaxial testing.

The award and certificate will be presented by theĀ Chair of TC106, Professor David Toll, at E-UNSAT in September 2016.

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