University of Alaska Southeast Installs $800K Underground Mining Simulator
An $800K underground mining simulator has been installed in Juneau in the University of Alaska Southeast – now the only school with an simulator of this kind in the United States, reports Juneau Empire.
The mining center had to look to South Africa for the technology as no outfit in the U.S. builds mining simulation of this sophistication. South African technicians traveled to Juneau to help shake out the bugs and train UAS mining instructors on the technology. The simulator, named Cybermine, was created by ThoroughTec Simulation based in South Africa. It will be used to prepare entry-level miners for hard rock mining jobs and to provide opportunity for seasoned miners to hone their skills.