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. 

MIRARCO at PDAC 2021

MIRARCO is exhibiting at the first ever virtual PDAC convention. Visit our virtual booth and book meetings with our staff and researchers, get access to our exclusive offers, and learn more about our projects.

News

Laurentian University Commences Proceedings Under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act

As many of you are aware, Laurentian University commenced a proceeding under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA) that will...
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Laurentian University Commences Proceedings Under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act
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MIRARCO moves into Laurentian University’s campus

MIRARCO (Mining Innovation Rehabilitation and Applied Research Corporation) is moving its main offices to the second floor of Laurentian University’s...
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MIRARCO moves into Laurentian University’s campus
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Mirarco Appoints Dr. Chris Lane, P.Eng. Ph.D. as new Software Director

Mining Innovation, Rehabilitation, and Applied Research Corporation (MIRARCO) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Chris Lane as the...
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Mirarco Appoints Dr. Chris Lane, P.Eng. Ph.D. as new Software Director
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North Bay environmental group uneasy with investment in small modular reactors

Researcher says a communications plan about the science of small nuclear reactors is needed In remote communities and mining operations,...
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North Bay environmental group uneasy with investment in small modular reactors
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Production of Electricity Using SMRs for Off-Grid Mining and Other Applications

MIRARCO presents a paper at the annual Conference of Metallurgists (COM), by Metallurgy & Materials Society (MetSoc of CIM), on...
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Production of Electricity Using SMRs for Off-Grid Mining and Other Applications
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Natural Resources Canada awards $1.5 million to natural heat exchange research project

MIRARCO secures federal funding to develop natural heating and cooling technology for underground mining Natural Resources Canada awarded $1.5 million...
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Natural Resources Canada awards $1.5 million to natural heat exchange research project
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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.