MIRL Report Publications

Sequentially numbered reports issued by the University of Alaska Mineral Industry Research Laboratory covering a wide range of research topics associated with mining, mineral, petroleum, and coal resources in Alaska and in the technology of exploration, development, extraction and processing of mineral resources in general and in the technologies of exploration, development, extraction, and processing of mineral resources in general.

Report No. 94 Report
Rao, P.D., and Walsh, D.E., 1994, Focus on Alaska's coal '93 - proceedings of the conference: University of Alaska Mineral Industry Research Laboratory Report No. 94, 248 p.
Report No. 93 Report
Callahan, J.E., Rao, P.D., and Walsh, D.E., 1992, Deadfall Syncline coal, quality and reserves: University of Alaska Mineral Industry Research Laboratory Report No. 93, 124 p.
Report No. 92 Report
Rao, P.D., Walsh, D.E., Willson, W., and Li, YuFu, 1991, Characterization of coal products from high temperature processing of Usibelli low-rank coals: University of Alaska Mineral Industry Research Laboratory Report No. 92, 74 p.
Report No. 91 Report
Walsh, D.E., 1991, Elutriator design manual for coarse heavy mineral recovery from sluice box concentrate: University of Alaska Mineral Industry Research Laboratory Report No. 91, 43 p.
Report No. 90 Report Map
Metz, P.A., 1991, Metallogeny of the Fairbanks Mining District, Alaska and adjacent areas: University of Alaska Mineral Industry Research Laboratory Report No. 90, 383 p., 39 sheets, scale 1:63,360.
Report No. 89 Report
Skudrzyk, F.J., Barker, J.C., Walsh, D.E., and MacDonald, Rocky, 1991, Applicability of siberian placer mining technology to Alaska: University of Alaska Mineral Industry Research Laboratory Report No. 89, 77 p.
Report No. 88 Report
Rao, P.D., Walsh, D.E., Phillips, N., Jr., and Charlie, K.G., 1991, Characterization and washability studies of raw coal from the Little Tonzona Field, Alaska: University of Alaska Mineral Industry Research Laboratory Report No. 88, 120 p.
Report No. 87 Report
Willson, W.G., Irwin, W., Sims, John, Rao, P.D., and Noll, Bill, 1990, Coal in Alaska requirements to enhance environmentally sound use in both domestic and Pacific Rim markets: University of Alaska Mineral Industry Research Laboratory Report No. 87, 42 p.
Report No. 86 Report
Mayasandra, Venugopal, 1989, Chemical characterization of liquefaction products of an inertinite enriched northern Alaska coals: University of Alaska Mineral Industry Research Laboratory Report No. 86, 60 p.
Report No. 85 Report
Belowich, M., 1988, Stratigraphy, petrology, and depositional environments of the Jarvis creek coalfield, Alaska: University of Alaska Mineral Industry Research Laboratory Report No. 85, 82 p.
Report No. 84 Report
Lin, H.K., and Rao, P.D., 1988, Ferric chloride leaching of the Delta sulfide ores and gold extraction from the leaching residue: University of Alaska Mineral Industry Research Laboratory Report No. 84, 18 p.
Report No. 83 Report
Letowski, F., and Rao, P.D., 1987, Hydrometallurgy of the delta sulfide ores, second stage report: University of Alaska Mineral Industry Research Laboratory Report No. 83, 31 p.
Report No. 82 Report
Letowski, F., Chous, Kuo-tung, and Rao, P.D., 1986, Hydrometallurgy of the delta sulfide ores, first stage report: University of Alaska Mineral Industry Research Laboratory Report No. 82, 44 p.
Report No. 81 Report
Rao, P.D., ed., 1988, Hydrometallurgy of complex sulfide ores, process development: University of Alaska Mineral Industry Research Laboratory Report No. 81, 166 p.
Report No. 80 Report
Chuang, YeKang, 1988, The combined use of a sand screw, hydrocyclones, and gel-logs to treat placer mine process water: University of Alaska Mineral Industry Research Laboratory Report No. 80, 49 p.
Report No. 79 Report
Fan, Ray-Her, 1987, Using polyethylene as a coagulant for reducing turbidity from placer mining discharge: University of Alaska Mineral Industry Research Laboratory Report No. 79, 56 p.
Report No. 78 Report
Shen, Yun-Hwei, 1987, The use of flocculants to control turbidity in placer mining effluents: University of Alaska Mineral Industry Research Laboratory Report No. 78, 78 p.
Report No. 77 Report
Chou, KuoTung, 1987, Oxygen application to chloride leaching of complex sulfide ores: University of Alaska Mineral Industry Research Laboratory Report No. 77, 27 p.
Report No. 76 Report
Walsh, D.E., 1988, A study of factors suspected of influencing the settling velocity of fine gold particles: University of Alaska Mineral Industry Research Laboratory Report No. 76, 43 p.
Report No. 75 Report
Rao, P.D., 1986, Characterization and evaluation of washability of Alaskan coals - fifty selected seams from various coal fields: University of Alaska Mineral Industry Research Laboratory Report No. 75, 184 p.
Report No. 74 Report
Wilkinson, Katy, 1987, Geology of a subarctic, tin-bearing batholith - Circle Hot Springs, Alaska: University of Alaska Mineral Industry Research Laboratory Report No. 74, 70 p.
Report No. 73 Report
Walsh, D.E., Rao, P.D., and Cook, D.J., 1987, Study of a static screen, jig, spiral, and a compound water cyclone in a placer gold recovery plant: University of Alaska Mineral Industry Research Laboratory Report No. 73, 78 p.
Report No. 72 Report
Rao, P.D., ed., 1987, Focus on Alaska's coal '86 - proceedings of the conference: University of Alaska Mineral Industry Research Laboratory Report No. 72, 396 p.
Report No. 71 Report
Lueck, Larry, 1986, Petrologic and geochemical characterization of the Red Dog and other base-metal sulfide and barite deposits in the De Long Mountains, Western Brooks Range, Alaska: University of Alaska Mineral Industry Research Laboratory Report No. 71, 105 p.
Report No. 70 Report
Walsh, D.E., 1985, Evaluation of the four inch compound water cyclone as a gold concentrator using radiotracer techniques: University of Alaska Mineral Industry Research Laboratory Report No. 70, 133 p.
Report No. 69 Report
Walsh, D.E., and Wray, Susan, 1984, Sixth annual conference on alaskan placer mining: University of Alaska Mineral Industry Research Laboratory Report No. 69, 77 p.
Report No. 68 Report
Campbell, B.W., Madonna, J.A., and Husted, S.M., 1983, Fifth annual conference on Alaskan placer mining: University of Alaska Mineral Industry Research Laboratory Report No. 68, 84 p.
Report No. 67 Report
Sanusi, A.C., 1983, Agricultural limestone demand requirements and supply production in Alaska, a thesis: University of Alaska Mineral Industry Research Laboratory Report No. 67, 61 p.
Report No. 66 Report Map
Metz, P.A., 1983, Landsat linear features and mineral occurrences in Alaska: University of Alaska Mineral Industry Research Laboratory Report No. 66, 83 p., 6 sheets.
Report No. 65 Report
Cook, D.J., 1983, Placer mining in Alaska: University of Alaska Mineral Industry Research Laboratory Report No. 65, 157 p.
Report No. 64 Report
Rao, P.D., and Smith, J.E., 1983, Petrology of Cretaceous coals from Northern Alaska: University of Alaska Mineral Industry Research Laboratory Report No. 64, 141 p.
Report No. 63 Report
Rao, P.D., and Wolff, E.N., 1982, Characterization and evaluation of washability of Alaskan Coals - phase iv, selected seams from the northern Alaska, Chicago Creek, Unalakleet, Nenana, Matanuska, Beluga, Yentna, and Herendeen Bay coal fields: University of Alaska Mineral Industry Research Laboratory Report No. 63, 60 p.
Report No. 62 Report
Rao, P.D., and Wolff, E.N., 1982, Characterization and evaluation of washability of Alaskan coals - phase iii, selected seams from the northern Alaska, Nulato, Eagle, Nenana, Broad Pass, Kenai, Beluga, and Chignik coal fields: University of Alaska Mineral Industry Research Laboratory Report No. 62, 63 p.
Report No. 61 Report
Campbell, B.W., DiMarchi, J.J., and Wolff, E.N., 1982, Fourth annual conference Alaskan placer mining: University of Alaska Mineral Industry Research Laboratory Report No. 61, 94 p.
Report No. 60 Report
Lambert, C., and Taylor, D., 1982, Factors affecting costs of mining in Alaska: University of Alaska Mineral Industry Research Laboratory Report No. 60, 31 p.
Report No. 58 Report
Madonna, J.A., 1982, Zeolite deposits of possible economic significance on the northern Alaska Peninsula: University of Alaska Mineral Industry Research Laboratory Report No. 58, 27 p.
Report No. 57 Report
Hackney, D.A., and Lambert, C., 1983, Significant parameters of mining properties in arctic and subarctic areas of North America: University of Alaska Mineral Industry Research Laboratory Report No. 57, 102 p.
Report No. 56 Report
Metz, P.A., and Campbell, B.W., 1982, Cost of exploration for metallic minerals in Alaska - 1982: University of Alaska Mineral Industry Research Laboratory Report No. 56, 83 p.
Report No. 55 Report
Rao, P.D., Wolff, E.N., and Maneval, D.R., 1982, Application of hydrocyclones for recovery of fine gold from placer material: University of Alaska Mineral Industry Research Laboratory Report No. 55, 26 p.
Report No. 53 Report
Lin, H.K., 1980, Application of hydrocyclones for the treatment of wastewater in gold placer mining: University of Alaska Mineral Industry Research Laboratory Report No. 53, 97 p.
Report No. 52 Report
Campbell, B.W., 1981, Third annual conference on Alaskan placer mining: University of Alaska Mineral Industry Research Laboratory Report No. 52, 266 p.
Report No. 51 Report
Triplehorn, J., 1982, Alaska coal-a bibliography: University of Alaska Mineral Industry Research Laboratory Report No. 51, 298 p.
Report No. 50 Report
Rao, P.D., and Wolff, E.N., 1980, Focus on Alaska's coal '80, proceedings of the conference: University of Alaska Mineral Industry Research Laboratory Report No. 50, 518 p.
Report No. 49 Report Map
Lynch, D.F., Johansen, N.I., Lambert, C., Jr., and Wolff, E.N., 1976, Constraints on the development of coal mining in arctic Alaska based on review of Eurasian arctic practices: University of Alaska Mineral Industry Research Laboratory Report No. 49, 219 p., 2 sheets.
Report No. 48 Report
Wolff, E.N., and Thomas, B.I., 1982, The effects of placer mining on the environment in Central Alaska: University of Alaska Mineral Industry Research Laboratory Report No. 48, 66 p.
Report No. 46 Report
Campbell, B.W., and Finch, Louella, 1980, Second annual conference on Alaskan placer mining, focus on gold: University of Alaska Mineral Industry Research Laboratory Report No. 46, 203 p.
Report No. 45 Report Map
Metz, P.A., and Hawkins, D.B., 1981, A Summary of gold fineness values from Alaska placer deposits: University of Alaska Mineral Industry Research Laboratory Report No. 45, 63 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.
Report No. 44 Report
Rao, P.D., 1980, Petrographic, mineralogical and chemical characterization of certain arctic Alaskan coals from the Cape Beaufort region: University of Alaska Mineral Industry Research Laboratory Report No. 44, 66 p.
Report No. 43 Report Map
Beistline, E.H., Cook, D.J., Thomas, B.I., and Wolff, E.N., 1979, Conference on Alaskan placer mining, focus: gold recovery systems: University of Alaska Mineral Industry Research Laboratory Report No. 43, 138 p., 1 sheet.
Report No. 42 Report
Rao, P.D., and Wolff, E.N., 1980, Characterization and evaluation of washability of Alaskan coals: University of Alaska Mineral Industry Research Laboratory Report No. 42, 47 p.
Report No. 41 Report
Rao, P.D., and Wolff, E.N., 1979, Characterization and evaluation of washability of Alaskan coals - phase i - selected seams from Nenana, Jarvis Creek and Matanuska coal fields: University of Alaska Mineral Industry Research Laboratory Report No. 41, 30 p.
Report No. 40 Report Map
Metz, P.A., Pearson, R.W., and Lynch, D.F., 1978, Compilation of the data on the land withdrawals in Alaska: University of Alaska Mineral Industry Research Laboratory Report No. 40, 22 p., 2 sheets.
Report No. 39 Report
Lu, F.C., and Rao, P.D., 1971, Characteristics and utilization of fly ash: University of Alaska Mineral Industry Research Laboratory Report No. 39, 21 p.
Report No. 37 Report
Rao, P.D., and Wolff, E.N., 1975, Focus on Alaska's coal '75, proceedings of the conference: University of Alaska Mineral Industry Research Laboratory Report No. 37, 281 p.
Report No. 34 Report Map
Grybeck, D., Peek, B.C., and Robinson, M.S., 1976, Cost of exploration for metallic minerals in Alaska: University of Alaska Mineral Industry Research Laboratory Report No. 34, 64 p., 1 sheet.
Report No. 33 Report
Town, J.W., and Rao, P.D., 1975, Thermogravimetric and distillation studies on mercury, antimony and arsenic sulfides: University of Alaska Mineral Industry Research Laboratory Report No. 33, 94 p.
Report No. 32 Report
Cook, D.J., and Rao, P.D., 1973, Distribution, analysis, and recovery of fine gold from alluvial deposits: University of Alaska Mineral Industry Research Laboratory Report No. 32, 102 p.
Report No. 31 Report
Clark, P.R., 1973, Transportation economics of coal resources of northern slope coal fields, Alaska: University of Alaska Mineral Industry Research Laboratory Report No. 31, 134 p.
Report No. 30 Report
MIRL, 1973, Report of research progress 1971-1973: University of Alaska Mineral Industry Research Laboratory Report No. 30, 22 p.
Report No. 29 Report Map
Wolff, E.N., Lambert, C., Johansen, N.I., Rhodes, E.M., and Solie, R.J., 1972, Optimum transportation systems to serve the mineral industry north of the Yukon basin in Alaska: University of Alaska Mineral Industry Research Laboratory Report No. 29, 70 p., 1 sheet.
Report No. 29A Report
Solie, R.J., 1973, Procedure for estimating tourism benefits: University of Alaska Mineral Industry Research Laboratory Report No. 29A, 13 p.
Report No. 28 Report Map
Wolff, E.N., and Heiner, L.E., 1971, Mineral resources of southeastern Alaska: University of Alaska Mineral Industry Research Laboratory Report No. 28, 334 p., 12 sheets.
Report No. 27 Report Map
Heiner, L.E., Wolff, E.N., and Grybeck, D.G., 1971, Copper mineral occurrences in the Wrangell Mountains-Prince William Sound area, Alaska: University of Alaska Mineral Industry Research Laboratory Report No. 27, 179 p., 15 sheets.
Report No. 26 Report
MIRL, 1970, Annual report of research progress: University of Alaska Mineral Industry Research Laboratory Report No. 26, 16 p.
Report No. 25 Report Map
Heiner, L.E., and Wolff, E.N., 1970, Southeastern Alaska mineral commodity maps: University of Alaska Mineral Industry Research Laboratory Report No. 25, 1 p., 11 sheets.
Report No. 24 Vol. 1 Report
Heiner, L.E., and Porter, Eve, 1972, A computer processable storage and retrieval program for Alaska mineral information, Volume 1, MINFILE: University of Alaska Mineral Industry Research Laboratory Report No. 24 Vol. 1, 151 p.
Report No. 24 Vol. 2 Report Map
Heiner, L.E., and Porter, Eve, 1972, A computer processable storage and retrieval program for Alaska mineral information, Volume 2, Alaskan mineral properties: University of Alaska Mineral Industry Research Laboratory Report No. 24 Vol. 2, 344 p., 1 sheet.
Report No. 23 Report
Heiner, L.E., 1970, Fortran IV program for processing geochemical sediment data: University of Alaska Mineral Industry Research Laboratory Report No. 23, 34 p.
Report No. 22 Report
MIRL, 1969, Annual report of research progress: University of Alaska Mineral Industry Research Laboratory Report No. 22, 18 p.
Report No. 21 Report
Rao, P.D., 1969, Washability characteristics of low-volatile bituminous coal from the Bering River field, Alaska: University of Alaska Mineral Industry Research Laboratory Report No. 21, 40 p.
Report No. 20 Report
Cook, D.J., 1969, Heavy minerals in Alaskan beach sand deposits: University of Alaska Mineral Industry Research Laboratory Report No. 20, 114 p.
Report No. 19 Report
Heiner, L.E., and Wolf, Stephen, 1968, Handbook of geophysical prospecting methods for the Alaskan prospector: University of Alaska Mineral Industry Research Laboratory Report No. 19, 77 p.
Report No. 18 Report
Lu, F.C., Heiner, L.E., and Harris, D.P., 1968, Known and potential ore reserves, Seward Peninsula, Alaska: University of Alaska Mineral Industry Research Laboratory Report No. 18, 107 p.
Report No. 17-B Report
Zonge, K.L., 1969, Model three - lightweight, lowcost self potential unit: University of Alaska Mineral Industry Research Laboratory Report No. 17-B, 7 p.
Report No. 17 Report
Zonge, K.L., 1968, Development of a light-weight low cost self potential unit: University of Alaska Mineral Industry Research Laboratory Report No. 17, 15 p.
Report No. 16 Report Map
Heiner, L.E., and Wolff, E.N., 1968, Final report - mineral resources of northern Alaska: University of Alaska Mineral Industry Research Laboratory Report No. 16, 306 p., 4 sheets.
Report No. 15 Report
Rao, P.D., 1968, Distribution of certain minor elements in Alaskan coals: University of Alaska Mineral Industry Research Laboratory Report No. 15, 47 p.
Report No. 14-A Report
MIRL, 1967, Annual report of research progress: University of Alaska Mineral Industry Research Laboratory Report No. 14-A, 16 p.
Report No. 14-B Report
MIRL, 1968, Annual report of research progress: University of Alaska Mineral Industry Research Laboratory Report No. 14-B, 12 p.
Report No. 13 Report
Wolff, E.N., Heiner, L.E., and Lu, F.C., 1967, Preliminary report mineral resources of northern Alaska: University of Alaska Mineral Industry Research Laboratory Report No. 13, 57 p.
Report No. 12 Report Map
Heiner, L.E., Beistline, E.H., Moody, D.W., Thomas, B.I., Wallis, J.E., Loperfido, J.C., Peterson, R.J., and Wolff, E.N., 1967, Geochemical-geophysical investigations, Fairbanks district: University of Alaska Mineral Industry Research Laboratory Report No. 12, 133 p., 11 sheets.
Report No. 11 Report
Heiner, L.E., and Wolff, E.N., 1967, Applications of trend surface analysis and geologic model building to mineralized districts in Alaska: University of Alaska Mineral Industry Research Laboratory Report No. 11, 71 p.
Report No. 10 Report Map
Glavinovich, P.S., 1967, Trace element copper distribution and areal geology in a portion of the Clearwater Mountains, Alaska: University of Alaska Mineral Industry Research Laboratory Report No. 10, 55 p., 3 sheets.
Report No. 9 Report
Heiner, L.E., and Geller, S.P., 1966, Fortran IV trent-surface program for the IBM 360 model 40 computer: University of Alaska Mineral Industry Research Laboratory Report No. 9, 71 p.
Report No. 8 Report
Wolff, E.N., and Haring, R.C., 1967, Natural resource base of the Fairbanks North Star Borough: University of Alaska Mineral Industry Research Laboratory Report No. 8, 135 p.
Report No. 7 Report
MIRL, 1966, Annual report of research progress: University of Alaska Mineral Industry Research Laboratory Report No. 7, 14 p.
Report No. 6 Report
Heiner, L.E., and Loskamp, A.N., 1966, Investigations of lightweight aggregates in Alaska: University of Alaska Mineral Industry Research Laboratory Report No. 6, 88 p.
Report No. 5 Report
MIRL, 1965, Annual report of research progress: University of Alaska Mineral Industry Research Laboratory Report No. 5, 13 p.
Report No. 4 Report
Haring, R.C., and Beasley, C.A., 1965, The market for insulation in Alaska and feasibility of the regional manufacture of insulating materials: University of Alaska Mineral Industry Research Laboratory Report No. 4, 78 p.
Report No. 3 Report
Hankinson, F.C., 1965, Petrographic evaluation of coking potential of selected coals and blends: University of Alaska Mineral Industry Research Laboratory Report No. 3, 35 p.
Report No. 2 Report
Beasley, C.A., 1965, The market potential for Alaskan clay products: University of Alaska Mineral Industry Research Laboratory Report No. 2, 133 p.
Report No. 1 Report
MIRL, 1964, Annual report of research progress: University of Alaska Mineral Industry Research Laboratory Report No. 1, 64 p.