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

Covid Updates

Covid-19 Updates Mirarco is deemed an essential service by the Province of Ontario and remains open for business. In order to ensure the safety of our employees and clients, we are taking measures to minimize COVID19 exposure and spread, including having our employees work from home. If you are in need of our services please reach out by phone or email and we will respond to your query....
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MIRARCO moves into Laurentian University’s campus

MIRARCO moves into Laurentian University's campus MIRARCO (Mining Innovation Rehabilitation and Applied Research Corporation) is moving its main offices to...
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MIRARCO moves into Laurentian University’s campus

Mirarco Appoints Dr. Chris Lane, P.Eng. Ph.D. as new Software Director

Mirarco Appoints Dr. Chris Lane, P.Eng. Ph.D. as new Software Director News Release Mining Innovation, Rehabilitation, and Applied Research Corporation...
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Mirarco Appoints Dr. Chris Lane, P.Eng. Ph.D. as new Software Director

North Bay environmental group uneasy with investment in small modular reactors

North Bay environmental group uneasy with investment in small modular reactors Researcher says a communications plan about the science of...
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North Bay environmental group uneasy with investment in small modular reactors

Production of Electricity Using SMRs for Off-Grid Mining and Other Applications

Production of Electricity Using SMRs for Off-Grid Mining and Other Applications MIRARCO presents a paper at the annual Conference of...
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Production of Electricity Using SMRs for Off-Grid Mining and Other Applications

Natural Resources Canada awards $1.5 million to natural heat exchange research project

Natural Resources Canada awards $1.5 million to natural heat exchange research project MIRARCO secures federal funding to develop natural heating...
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Natural Resources Canada awards $1.5 million to natural heat exchange research project

Feds invest in clean tech for Sudbury mines

Feds invest in clean tech for Sudbury mines Two projects to get $3.5 million Local MPPs have announced a $3.5-million...
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Feds invest in clean tech for Sudbury mines
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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.