2000-2001 UAF Catalog

Research Institutes and Centers


Mineral Industry Research Laboratory

The Mineral Industry Research Laboratory was established by the 1963 Alaska Legislature to conduct basic and applied research to aid in developing Alaska’s mineral and energy resources. This unit, as one of two research branches of the School of Mineral Engineering, conducts studies concerning beneficiation and hydrometallurgy of Alaskan ores, geology and mineral deposits of the state, placer mining and gold recovery, mining-related problems in frozen ground, feasibility studies on mineral deposits and environmental studies related to mining activities.

A well-equipped coal laboratory is devoted to research and service activities on the characterization, petrography, distribution and preparation of Alaska’s coals. Cooperative efforts are maintained with state and federal agencies, and where applicable, a service function is supplied to individuals and industry. Publications pertinent to the industry are issued and made available to the general public.

Catalog contents | Class schedule | Admissions

Send comments or questions to the UAF Admissions Office.
The University of Alaska Fairbanks is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual. Learn more about UA's notice of nondiscrimination.
Photos by UAF photographers unless otherwise noted.
Last modified April 18, 2018 by University Relations web developer.