Geomechanics Research
Geomechanics Research
Focuses on geohazard assessment and the mitigation of
unpredictable rock behavior associated with deep underground mining.
Geomechanics Research
Software
Decision Support Software
Developing the next generation of software for mining
with an emphasis on modelling and optimization.
Software
Sustainable Energy Solutions
Sustainable Energy Solutions
Research focused on low carbon energy solutions for mine operations.
Sustainable Energy Solutions
Safety Research
Safety Research & Training
Addresses issues related to Safety and Risk Management in the mining industry.
Safety Research

Welcome to MIRARCO

Our talented academic and industry professionals offer their expertise to solve mining industry challenges through applied research. Our team finds innovative solutions by focusing on four core research domains: Geomechanics, Safety, Software, and Energy. 

SHORT COURSE

MIRARCO has launched a new “Deformation-Based Support Design for Burstprone Mines” short course created especially for mining industry professionals. The course has already been successfully delivered to mining companies, such as Glencore Engineers, in March 2021. To learn more about the value it can bring to your company.

News

MIRARCO CEO Dr. Nadia Mykyctzuk discusses biomining technology at BEV In-Depth Conference 2022

The "BEV In-Depth: Mines to Mobility" conference was a two day event held at Science North’s Vale Cavern from May...
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MIRARCO CEO Dr. Nadia Mykyctzuk discusses biomining technology at BEV In-Depth Conference 2022
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MIRARCO Newsletter – December 2021

News Stories & AnnouncementsDr. Nadia Mykytczuk is added to BacTech Environmental's Strategic Advisory BoardMIRARCO's President and CEO, Dr. Nadia Mykytczuk,...
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MIRARCO Newsletter – December 2021
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MIRARCO and Laurentian University share expertise on environmental remediation by launching new collaborative project with Peru

MIRARCO, Mining Innovation, a research arm of Laurentian University, recently sent a research team to Peru to initiate the first...
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MIRARCO and Laurentian University share expertise on environmental remediation by launching new collaborative project with Peru
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Webinar Opportunity on the NHEET Project

Webinar Date: Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. (EST)Hosted by MIRARCO research team of experts, this interactive free webinar...
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Webinar Opportunity on the NHEET Project
News

“Deformation-Based Support Design for Burstprone Mines” short course

Launching THIS FALL! This course deals with the functionality of the rock support in deforming ground. It presents an overview...
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“Deformation-Based Support Design for Burstprone Mines” short course
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Laurentian researcher named strategic advisor for ‘green’ miner’s South American endeavours

Nadia Mykytczuk named to BacTech Environmental's strategic advisory board Laurentian University microbiologist Nadia Mykytczuk has been named to the strategic...
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Laurentian researcher named strategic advisor for ‘green’ miner’s South American endeavours
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Latest Projects

Hydraulic Pre-conditioning of Highly Stressed Rock Masses
Natural Heat Exchange Engineering Technology (NHEET) for Mines
MoFrac - A software package developed at MIRARCO

MIRARCO’s Geomechanics Research Centre is introducing hydraulic pre-conditioning as a seismic hazard mitigation technology to Canadian mining. Building upon work funded through the Ultra Deep Mining Network, MIRARCO commissioned CW Manufacturing of Acheson, Alberta, a major oilfield equipment provider, to build a high pressure, high flow, diesel powered pump capable of easy transport to and within mines. The system, pictured in the accompanying photo is currently undergoing field trials.

MIRARCO’s Natural Heat Exchange Engineering Technology (NHEET) project aims to leverage previous collaborative research between MIRARCO and Vale on the natural heat exchange system at Vale’s Creighton Mine to determine how the benefits of this system can be replicated at other mine sites.

MoFrac that generates 3D fracture network models for rock mass characterization.
Driven by the need for safer and more efficient geotechnical design, MoFrac implements methods developed by R. Mohan Srivastava to create DFNs well-suited to both civil and mining applications.

There are many advantages to partnering with MIRARCO:

By becoming our industry partner, you gain a non-competitive collaborative platform for new projects. We are adaptable and responsive to all your industry needs.