Volume 13 (2022)
Volume 12 (2021)
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)

Selection of the best strategy for Iran's quarries: SWOT-FAHP method

M. M Tahernejad; M. Ataei; R Khalokakaie

Volume 3, Issue 1 , January 2012, , Pages 1-13


  Iran has high potential and unique stone reserves in terms of variety of color, texture, quality, and economic value; nevertheless, in spite of growing mine production during the past decade, in many instances this potential has been overlooked. Therefore it is necessary to investigate strategic factors ...  Read More

Application of Artificial Neural Networks and Support Vector Machines for carbonate pores size estimation from 3D seismic data

Andisheh Alimoradi; Ali Moradzadeh; Mohammad Reza Bakhtiari

Volume 4, Issue 1 , January 2013, , Pages 1-14


  This paper proposes a method for the prediction of pore size values in hydrocarbon reservoirs using 3D seismic data. To this end, an actual carbonate oil field in the south-western part ofIranwas selected. Taking real geological conditions into account, different models of reservoir were constructed ...  Read More

Karstic water exploration using the Schlumberger VES and dipole–dipole resistivity profiling surveys in the Tepal area, west of Shahrood, Iran

Alireza Arab-Amiri; Fereydoun Sharifi; Abolghasem Kamkar-Rouhani

Volume 5, Issue 1 , January 2014, , Pages 1-12


  The need for clean groundwater resources to have sustainable development in a country is undoubted. Due to the importance and high quality of karstic waters in supplying water in Iran especially in Shahrood city, it is attempted in this research work to recognize and explore karstic waters in southwest ...  Read More

Geostatistical simulation of dyke systems in Sungun porphyry copper deposit, Iran

Omid Asghari

Volume 6, Issue 1 , January 2015, , Pages 1-10


  Post-mineralization activities may cause difficulties in the process of ore modeling in porphyry deposits. Sungun, NW Iran, is one of the porphyry copper deposits, in which dyke intrusions have made ore modeling more complicated than expected. Among different kinds of dykes, two types were chosen and ...  Read More

Kinetics of Sphalerite Leaching by Sodium Nitrate in Sulfuric Acid

M. Hasani; Seyed M. J. Koleini; A. Khodadadi

Volume 7, Issue 1 , January 2016, , Pages 1-12


  In the present work, the extraction of zinc from a sphalerite concentrate using sodium nitrate as an oxidant in a sulfuric acid solution was investigated. The effective parameters such as the temperature, sulfuric acid and sodium nitrite concentrations, stirring speed, particle size, and solid/liquid ...  Read More

Effect of air column in transport canisters on measured gas contents of coal

N. Aziz; A. Mirzaghorbanali

Volume 8, Issue 1 , January 2017, , Pages 1-9


  Canister desorption is a widely used technique to measure the gas content of coal. The gas content data, when normalized to volume/weight and multiplied by coal seam mass, is used to estimate the gas in place in an area around the cored hole. However, the gas content and the percentage of each constituent ...  Read More

Rock Mechanics
A new approach for assessing stability of rock slopes considering centroids of weak zones

A. Turanboy; E. Ülker; C. B. Küçüksütçü

Volume 9, Issue 1 , January 2018, , Pages 1-18


  The intersection lines between discontinuity surfaces and their intersection points on the visible surfaces of any engineering structure may be the instability indicators. This paper describes a new approach to modelling the intersecting lines and points that would provide the first evaluation of any ...  Read More

Analysis of a possible root cause and mechanism for Soma mine disaster

B. Ünver; M.S. Ünal

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


  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 field in terms of their effects on mining are presented. This paper basically concentrates on the factors that played an ...  Read More

Rock Mechanics
A New Stability Approach using Probabilistic Profile along Direction of Excavation

A. Turanboy; E. Ülker; C. Burak Küçüksütçü

Volume 11, Issue 1 , January 2020, , Pages 1-20


  Estimation of the possible instability that may be encountered in the excavation slope(s) during the planning and application steps of the rock excavation processes is an important issue in geoengineering. In this paper, a modelling method is presented for assessing the probability of wedge failure involving ...  Read More

Ultimate Pit Limit Optimization using Boykov-Kolmogorov Maximum Flow Algorithm

A. David Mwangi; Z. Jianhua; H. Gang; R. Muthui Kasomo; I. Mulalo Matidza

Volume 12, Issue 1 , January 2021, , Pages 1-13


  The ultimate pit limit optimization (UPLO) serves as an important step in the mine planning process. Various approaches of maximum flow algorithms such as pseudo-flow and push-relabel have been used for pit optimization, and have given good results. The Boykov-Kolmogorov (BK) maximum flow algorithm has ...  Read More

A Probability-Based Evaluation on Andesites for Their Use as Cladding Stone

E. Koken; E. Başpınar Tuncay

Volume 13, Issue 1 , January 2022, , Pages 1-13


  Andesites with a satisfactory quality have been mainly considered as dimension stones worldwide. However, practical approaches are required to evaluate the dimension stone quality due to the increasing demand for natural resources. This study presents detailed laboratory investigations on andesitic rocks ...  Read More

AN-EUL method for automatic interpretation of potential field data in unexploded ordnances (UXO) detection

Maysam Abedi; Kiomars Mosazadeh; Hamid Dehghani; Ahmad MadanchiZare

Volume 5, Issue 2 , July 2014, , Pages 67-77


  We have applied an automatic interpretation method of potential data called AN-EUL in unexploded ordnance (UXO) prospective which is indeed a combination of the analytic signal and the Euler deconvolution approaches. The method can be applied for both magnetic and gravity data as well for gradient surveys ...  Read More

Assessment of natural attenuation of acid mine drainage pollutants in El Bierzo and Odiel basins: A case study

Prof R.N. Singh; O Aduvire; V.F Navarro Torres

Volume 2, Issue 2 , July 2011, , Pages 78-85


  In the past, mining activities have generated major acid drainage sources, which usually carry dissolved metals that flow into the main rivers of the affected basins. The study looks at natural attenuation processes in local, sub-basin and basin areas, in the El Bierzo and Odiel basins of Spain, where ...  Read More

Blast vibration modeling using linear superposition method

H. Mansouri; M. A. Ebrahimi Farsangi

Volume 6, Issue 2 , July 2015, , Pages 125-140


  A linear superposition method was used for modeling the time history of the production blast vibrations and optimizing the blast sequence to reduce vibration levels in Sar-Cheshmeh copper mine, Kerman, Iran. A single-hole blast for modeling and two double-hole blasts with time delays of 25 and 65 ms ...  Read More

An experimental study of axial load transfer mechanisms of cable bolts using axially split embedment apparatus

A. Mirzaghorbanali; N. Aziz

Volume 8, Issue 2 , April 2017, , Pages 131-137


  The load transfer mechanisms of cable bolts differ from those for normal rebar bolts. The cable bolts used in mines are basically steel strands with different constructions depending on the number of wires or elements and the way they are laid. Tendon bolts (rebar and cable) are normally evaluated for ...  Read More

Sustainable development and environmental challenges in Cameroon’s mining sector: A review

M. Anselme Kamga; S. Nzali; C. O. Olatubara; A. Adenikinju; E. A. Akintunde; M. P. Kemeng; F. W.D. Nguimatsia; E. A. Ndip; C. Fuanya

Volume 9, Issue 2 , April 2018, , Pages 293-309


  Cameroon has a strong geological potential for a number of mineral resources that, if well managed, could support economic growth. The country contains potentially large deposits of iron ore, gold, bauxite, diamond, limestone, nickel, and gemstones, and indices of other numerous minerals and precious ...  Read More

Monte Carlo Simulation-Based Uncertainty Integration into Rock Particle Shape Descriptor Distributions

K. Sultan Shah; M. H. Bin Mohd Hashim; K. Sh. Bin Ariffin

Volume 12, Issue 2 , April 2021, , Pages 299-311


  The particles within the rock samples are present in extensive ranges of shapes and sizes, and their characterization and analysis exist with a considerable diversity. The prior research works have appraised the significance of the particle shape types and their effects on the geotechnical structures ...  Read More

Fault orientation modeling of Sonda- Jherruck coalfield, Pakistan

I. M. Jiskani; F. I. Siddiqui

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


  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 identify the actual risks and complications associated with mining. In the preliminary investigation of the Sonda-Jherruck ...  Read More

Identification of Alteration Zones using ASTER Data for Metallic Mineralization in Ahar region, NW Iran

F. Mirsepahvand; M.R. Jafari; P. Afzal; M. A. Arian

Volume 13, Issue 1 , January 2022, , Pages 309-324


  The goal of this research work is to recognize the metallic mineralization potential in the Ahar 1:100,000 sheet (NW Iran) using the remote sensing data based on determination of the alteration zones. This area is located in the Ahar-Arasbaran metallogenic zone as a significant metallogenic zone in Iran ...  Read More

A new stochastic 3D seismic inversion using direct sequential simulation and co-simulation in a genetic algorithm framework

H. Sabeti; A. Moradzadeh; F. Doulati Ardejani; A. Soares

Volume 8, Issue 3 , July 2017, , Pages 321-335


  Stochastic seismic inversion is a family of inversion algorithms in which the inverse solution was carried out using geostatistical simulation. In this work, a new 3D stochastic seismic inversion was developed in the MATLAB programming software. The proposed inversion algorithm is an iterative procedure ...  Read More

Gold, Silver and Iron in Iron Oxy-hydroxide Precipitate Formed in Process of Acid Mine Drainage

J. Jurković; E. Babajić; T. Muhić – Šarac; M. Kolar; A. Kazlagić

Volume 11, Issue 2 , April 2020, , Pages 335-346


  Oxidation of sulfide-containing ores is the main cause of Acid Mine Drainage (AMD), which is an environmental problem associated with both the abandoned and active mines. Iron-bearing sulfide minerals can be oxidized and form mine waters with high sulfate content, low pH, high electrical conductivity, ...  Read More

Mineral Processing
Optimization of parameters affecting recovery of copper from Sarcheshmeh low-grade sulfide ore using Bioleaching

M. Naderi; Seyed Z. Shafaie; M. Karamoozian; Sh. Gharanjik

Volume 8, Issue 4 , October 2017, , Pages 523-537


  In this work, the parameters affecting the recovery of copper from the low-grade sulfide minerals of Sarcheshmeh Copper Mine were studied. A low-grade sulfide ore was used with a copper grade of 0.25%, which was about 28% of the mineral oxide, and the sulfide minerals made up the rest. Much more sulfide ...  Read More

Computational fluid dynamics simulations for investigation of parameters affecting goaf gas distribution

K.M. Tanguturi; R.S. Balusu

Volume 9, Issue 3 , July 2018, , Pages 547-557


  It is necessary to obtain a fundamental understanding of the goaf gas flow patterns in longwall mine in order to develop optimum goaf gas drainage and spontaneous combustion (sponcom) management strategies. The best ventilation layout for a longwall underground mine should assist in goaf gas drainage ...  Read More

Rock Mechanics
Combining fuzzy RES with GA for predicting wear performance of circular diamond saw in hard rock cutting process

M. Akhyani; R. Mikaeil; F. Sereshki; M. Taji

Volume 10, Issue 3 , July 2019, , Pages 559-574


  Predicting the wear performance of circular diamond saw in the process of sawing hard dimensional stone is an important step in reducing production costs in the stone sawing industry. In the present research work, the effective parameters on circular diamond saw wear are defined, and then the weight ...  Read More

Approaches for Designing Extraction Methods for Randomly Occurring Pocket Formation of Gemstones: A Case of Musakashi Emerald Area, Solwezi, Zambia

J. Manyepa; V. Patson Mutambo

Volume 12, Issue 3 , July 2021, , Pages 605-618


  Designing suitable extraction methods for mining randomly occurring pocket formation of gemstones has never been easy at the Musakashi emerald mine due to the limited geological information. In order to improve the productivity as well as the recovery, in this work,   we undertake a detailed ...  Read More