Mill Simulator

Training mill operators is a challenge for most mines. This is especially a problem in Alaska where turnover can be high. MIRLSim, a dynamic mill simulator, developed by Mineral Industry Research Laboratory, is a free tool intended to help mines around the world with this problem.

Originally conceived by Professor Rajive Ganguli , the simulator was developed using US Department of Labor funds under the leadership of Dr. Tathagata Ghosh. Numerous graduate students and staff contributed to its development over a period of three years. Sumitomo Metal Mining Pogo mine, Kinross Fort Knox mine, Hecla Greens Creek Mine, Coeur Kensington mine and Teck Red Dog mine partnered in the effort.

The simulator was tested at Fort Knox, Pogo and Red Dog before being released to the public on April 1, 2018.

Please note the disclaimer below. Download simulator here.

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