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 Alaskas
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 Alaskas
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
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