Mineral Industries Research Laboratory

MIRL’s research activities are devoted to finding, developing and utilizing Alaska’s minerals.

MIRL’s research activities include, but are not limited to, the following study areas: Improved exploration methods, new resource development, mining in frozen ground, surface coal mining in the Arctic, mine and mill design, mineral processing engineering, use of radiotracer techniques in placer gold recovery, hydrometallurgical and electrochemical processes for heap leaching of gold ores in the Arctic and sub Arctic, coal characterization and beneficiation, coal utilization, coal-water fuel production, mineral market evaluations, and environmental concerns associated with mining and metallurgy.

Institution University of Alaska Fairbanks
Country United States
Infrastructure type Laboratory
Disciplines Engineering
Mining and extraction
Language of operation English
Keywords laboratoryminingengineeringarctic


Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Contact information

Rajive Ganguli rganguli@alaska.edu

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