Background Image for Header:
The West Virginia University Academy for Mine Training and Energy Technologies, also known as Dolls Run, is located 10 miles from WVU's Evansdale campus in Core. A key component of the facility is its simulated underground mine lab, which was dedicated in 2009. The Academy has hosted both skills competitions and mine emergency response development drills for coal mines, and has hosted metal-non-metal mines for mine rescue and fire brigade training for teams from an Alaskan gold mine and a New Mexican pot ash mine. The Academy has hosted miners from 11 states and several countries. Click to learn more.