Volume 11 (2020)
Volume 10 (2019)
Volume 9 (2018)
Volume 8 (2017)
Volume 7 (2016)
Volume 6 (2015)
Volume 5 (2014)
Volume 4 (2013)
Volume 3 (2012)
Volume 2 (2011)
Volume 1 (2010)
Dilution risk ranking in underground metal mines using Multi-Attributive Approximation area Comparison (MABAC)
1. Dilution risk ranking in underground metal mines using Multi-Attributive Approximation area Comparison (MABAC)

Majid Mohseni; Mohammad Ataei; Reza Khaloo Kakaie

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 25 December 2019

Abstract
  The contamination of ores with wastes or materials of lower than the cut-off grade is referred to as dilution. Dilution is an undesirable phenomenon that, on one hand, reduces the product ...  Read More
Risk assessment of flyrock in surface mines using FFTA-MCDMs combination
2. Risk assessment of flyrock in surface mines using FFTA-MCDMs combination

raziye norouzi masir; Mohammad Ataei; Adel Mottahedi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 23 January 2020

Abstract
  The drilling and blasting method is the first choice for rock breakage in surface or underground mines due to its high flexibility against variations and low investment costs. However, ...  Read More
Application of Sequential Gaussian Conditional Simulation to Underground Mine Design Under Grade Uncertainty
3. Application of Sequential Gaussian Conditional Simulation to Underground Mine Design Under Grade Uncertainty

F. Sotoudeh; M. Ataei; R. Kakaie; Y. Pourrahimian

Volume 11, Issue 3 , Summer 2020, , Pages 695-709

Abstract
  In mining projects, all uncertainties associated with a project must be considered to determine the feasibility study. Grade uncertainty is one of the major components of technical ...  Read More
Investigating Alteration Zone Mapping Using EO-1 Hyperion Imagery and Airborne Geophysics Data
4. Investigating Alteration Zone Mapping Using EO-1 Hyperion Imagery and Airborne Geophysics Data

M. Lotfi; H. Arefi; A. Bahroudi

Volume 11, Issue 2 , Spring 2020, , Pages 405-417

Abstract
  Hyperspectral remote sensing records reflectance or emittance data in a large sum of contiguous and narrow spectral bands, and thus has many information in detecting and mapping the ...  Read More
Studying Relationship between Coal Intrinsic Characteristics in Spontaneous Combustion of Coal Potential Using Crossing Point Temperature Test Method
5. Studying Relationship between Coal Intrinsic Characteristics in Spontaneous Combustion of Coal Potential Using Crossing Point Temperature Test Method

A. Saffari; M. Ataei; F. Sereshki

Volume 11, Issue 1 , Winter 2020, , Pages 315-333

Abstract
  Spontaneous combustion of coal is one of the most horrifying hazards in coal industries, especially in underground coal mines. Thus having a prior knowledge about the occurrence of ...  Read More
Bayesian Data Fusion: a Reliable Approach for Descriptive Modeling of Ore Deposits
6. Bayesian Data Fusion: a Reliable Approach for Descriptive Modeling of Ore Deposits

B. Tokhmechi; S. Ebrahimi; H. Azizi; Seyed R. Ghavami-Riabi; N. Farrokhi

Volume 11, Issue 1 , Winter 2020, , Pages 63-76

Abstract
  Recognition of ore deposit genesis is still a controversial challenge for economic geologists. Here, this task was addressed by the virtue of Bayesian data fusion (BDF) implementing ...  Read More
A Mathematical Model to Optimize Allocation Sequence in Dispatching Problem
7. A Mathematical Model to Optimize Allocation Sequence in Dispatching Problem

M. Ghobadi Samani; M. Monjezi; J. Khademi Hamidi; A. Mousavinogholi

Volume 11, Issue 1 , Winter 2020, , Pages 185-192

Abstract
  Truck-Shovel fleet, as the most common transportation system in open-pit mines, has a significant part of mining costs, for which optimal management can lead to substantial cost reductions. ...  Read More
Application of simulated annealing for optimization of blasting costs due to air overpressure constraints in open-pit mines
8. Application of simulated annealing for optimization of blasting costs due to air overpressure constraints in open-pit mines

H. Bakhshandeh Amnieh; M. Hakimiyan Bidgoli; H. Mokhtari; A. Aghajani Bazzazi

Volume 10, Issue 4 , Autumn 2019, , Pages 903-916

Abstract
  Estimating the costs of blasting operations is an important parameter in open-pit mining. Blasting and rock fragmentation depend on two groups of variables. The first group consists ...  Read More
Use of a mixed integer programming model to achieve an optimum size of blast block in open-pit mining with regard to size of mineable block using fuzzy logic approach
9. Use of a mixed integer programming model to achieve an optimum size of blast block in open-pit mining with regard to size of mineable block using fuzzy logic approach

A. Mozafari; A. H. Bangian Tabrizi; M. Taji; A. Parhizkar

Volume 10, Issue 4 , Autumn 2019, , Pages 1095-1104

Abstract
  In this paper, we present an integrated model to find the optimum size of blast block that uses (i) a multi-criteria decision-making method to specify the applicable size of the mineable ...  Read More
Characterization of rare earth elements by coupling multivariate analysis, factor analysis, and geostatistical simulation; case-study of Gazestan deposit, central Iran
10. Characterization of rare earth elements by coupling multivariate analysis, factor analysis, and geostatistical simulation; case-study of Gazestan deposit, central Iran

F. Soltani; P. Moarefvand; F. Alinia; P. Afzal

Volume 10, Issue 4 , Autumn 2019, , Pages 929-945

Abstract
  The traditional approaches of modeling and estimation of highly skewed deposits have led to incorrect evaluations, creating challenges and risks in resource management. The low concentration ...  Read More
Analysis of reliability and maintainability for multiple repairable units (Case study: Sungun copper mine)
11. Analysis of reliability and maintainability for multiple repairable units (Case study: Sungun copper mine)

R. Razzaghzadeh; R. Shakoor Shahabi; A. Nouri Qarahasanlou

Volume 10, Issue 4 , Autumn 2019, , Pages 1045-1059

Abstract
  The appropriate operating of mining machines is affected by both the executive and environmental factors. Considering the effects and the related risks lead to a better understanding ...  Read More
Geostatistical and multi-fractal modeling of geological and geophysical characteristics in Ghalandar Skarn-Porphyry Cu Deposit, Iran
12. Geostatistical and multi-fractal modeling of geological and geophysical characteristics in Ghalandar Skarn-Porphyry Cu Deposit, Iran

S. Salarian; O. Asghari; M. Abedi; S. K. Alilou

Volume 10, Issue 4 , Autumn 2019, , Pages 1061-1081

Abstract
  This work aims at figuring out the spatial relationships between the geophysical and geological models in a case study pertaining to copper-sulfide mineralization through an integrated ...  Read More
Ant colony algorithm as a high-performance method in resource estimation using LVA field; A case study: Choghart Iron ore deposit
13. Ant colony algorithm as a high-performance method in resource estimation using LVA field; A case study: Choghart Iron ore deposit

H. Moini; F. Mohammad Torab

Volume 10, Issue 3 , Summer 2019, , Pages 667-678

Abstract
  Kriging is an advanced geostatistical procedure that generates an estimated surface or 3D model from a scattered set of points. This method can be used for estimating resources using ...  Read More
Processing a multifold ground penetration radar data using common-diffraction-surface stack method
14. Processing a multifold ground penetration radar data using common-diffraction-surface stack method

H. Shahsavani

Volume 10, Issue 3 , Summer 2019, , Pages 777-785

Abstract
  Recently, the non-destructive methods have become of interest to the scientists in various fields. One of these method is Ground Penetration Radar (GPR), which can provide a valuable ...  Read More
Fuzzy tonnage-average grade model based on extension principle
15. Fuzzy tonnage-average grade model based on extension principle

S. Soltani-Mohammadi; A. Soltani; B. Sohrabian

Volume 10, Issue 3 , Summer 2019, , Pages 659-666

Abstract
  Due to the nature of the geological and mining activities, different input parameters in the grade estimation and mineral resource evaluation are always tainted with uncertainties. ...  Read More
Delineation of alteration zones based on kriging, artificial neural networks, and concentration–volume fractal modelings in hypogene zone of Miduk porphyry copper deposit, SE Iran
16. Delineation of alteration zones based on kriging, artificial neural networks, and concentration–volume fractal modelings in hypogene zone of Miduk porphyry copper deposit, SE Iran

O. Gholampour; A. Hezarkhani; A. Maghsoudi; M. Mousavi

Volume 10, Issue 3 , Summer 2019, , Pages 575-595

Abstract
  This paper presents a quantitative modeling for delineating alteration zones in the hypogene zone of the Miduk porphyry copper deposit (SE Iran) based on the core drilling data. The ...  Read More
Delineation of podiform-type chromite mineralization using geochemical mineralization prospectivity index and staged factor analysis in Balvard area (SE Iran)
17. Delineation of podiform-type chromite mineralization using geochemical mineralization prospectivity index and staged factor analysis in Balvard area (SE Iran)

P. Afzal; M. Yusefi; M. Mirzaie; E. Ghadiri-Sufi; S. Ghasemzadeh; L. Daneshvar Saein

Volume 10, Issue 3 , Summer 2019, , Pages 705-715

Abstract
  The aim of this work was to delineate the prospects of podiform-type chromite by staged factor analysis and geochemical mineralization prospectivity index in Balvard area, SE Iran. ...  Read More
Airflow inside tunnel boring machine: A numerical study and an experimental verification
18. Airflow inside tunnel boring machine: A numerical study and an experimental verification

H.R. Nezarat; Seyed M. E. Jalali; M. Nazari

Volume 10, Issue 3 , Summer 2019, , Pages 623-632

Abstract
  Knowledge of the airflow distribution inside a Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) can create a safe working environment for workers and machinery. The airflow quality and the related mass ...  Read More
Fault orientation modeling of Sonda- Jherruck coalfield, Pakistan
19. Fault orientation modeling of Sonda- Jherruck coalfield, Pakistan

I. M. Jiskani; F. I. Siddiqui

Volume 10, Issue 2 , Spring 2019, , Pages 305-313

Abstract
  Faults are the most critical tectonic factors in geological structures, which have major economic impacts on mining economics. Thus it is necessary to understand faults in order to ...  Read More
Application of fractal modeling to delineate alteration zones and lithological units in Masjed-Daghi Cu-Au porphyry deposit, NW Iran
20. Application of fractal modeling to delineate alteration zones and lithological units in Masjed-Daghi Cu-Au porphyry deposit, NW Iran

H. Nikoogoftar Safa; A. Hezarkhani

Volume 10, Issue 2 , Spring 2019, , Pages 339-356

Abstract
  In this paper, we aim to present a quantitative modeling for delineating the alteration zones and lithological units in the hypogene zone of Masjed-Daghi Cu-Au porphyry deposit (NW ...  Read More
Potential of OM of Iranian peat and swamp and characterization of physico-chemical properties of organic soils
21. Potential of OM of Iranian peat and swamp and characterization of physico-chemical properties of organic soils

S. Tabasi; M. Kurdi; M. Bahrammanesh

Volume 10, Issue 2 , Spring 2019, , Pages 401-416

Abstract
  The objective of this work was to investigate the potential of three different kinds of Iranian peat and swamp soils as sources of organic matter (OM) in the Golestan Province, Northern ...  Read More
Assessment of an ore body internal dilution based on multivariate geostatistical simulation using exploratory drill hole data
22. Assessment of an ore body internal dilution based on multivariate geostatistical simulation using exploratory drill hole data

I. Masoumi; Gh.R. Kamali; O. Asghari

Volume 10, Issue 1 , Winter 2019, , Pages 271-286

Abstract
  Dilution can best be defined as the proportion of waste tonnage to the total weight of ore and waste in each block. Predicting the internal dilution based on geological boundaries of ...  Read More
A comprehensive benchmark between two filter-based multiple-point simulation algorithms
23. A comprehensive benchmark between two filter-based multiple-point simulation algorithms

M. Bavand Savadkoohi; B. Tokhmechi; E. Gloaguen; A.R. Arab-Amiri

Volume 10, Issue 1 , Winter 2019, , Pages 139-149

Abstract
  Computer graphics offer various gadgets to enhance the reconstruction of high-order statistics that are not correctly addressed by the two-point statistics approaches. Almost all the ...  Read More
Analysis of a possible root cause and mechanism for Soma mine disaster
24. Analysis of a possible root cause and mechanism for Soma mine disaster

B. Ünver; M.S. Ünal

Volume 10, Issue 1 , Winter 2019, , Pages 1-26

Abstract
  A daunting mine disaster took place in 13 May 2014 at Soma and 301 men lost their lives. Brief information about the Eynez coal mine and some of the inherent characteristics of the ...  Read More
Investigation of linear and non-linear estimation methods in highly-skewed gold distribution
25. Investigation of linear and non-linear estimation methods in highly-skewed gold distribution

H. Rahimi; O. Asghari; F. Hajizadeh; F. Meysami

Volume 9, Issue 4 , Autumn 2018, , Pages 967-979

Abstract
  The purpose of this work is to compare the linear and non-linear kriging methods in the mineral resource estimation of the Qolqoleh gold deposit in Saqqez, NW Iran. Considering the ...  Read More