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)

Original Research Paper
1. Approaches for designing extraction methods for randomly occurring pocket formation of Gemstones. A case of Musakashi Emerald area, Solwezi, Zambia.

Joseph Manyepa; Victor Patson Mutambo

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 17 August 2021

http://dx.doi.org/10.22044/jme.2021.10661.2024

Abstract
  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

Original Research Paper
2. A Stochastic Model Updating Gold Reserve Estimation by Using Monte Carlo Simulation

Muhammad Kamran; Sher Bacha; Nisar Mohammad

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 12 July 2021

http://dx.doi.org/10.22044/jme.2021.10795.2046

Abstract
  This paper elucidates a new idea and concept for exploration of the gold ore deposits.  The cyanidation method is traditionally used for gold extraction. However, this method is laborious, time-consuming, costly, and depends upon the availability of the processing units. In this work, an attempt ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
3. Optimization of Process Parameters for Enhanced Up-gradation of Qilla Saifullah Copper ore through Froth Floatation Technique

Muhammad Ibrahim; Nisar Mohammad; Zaheer Ahmad; Sher Bacha; Naseer Muhammad Khan; Muhammad Iftikhar Khan

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 24 August 2021

http://dx.doi.org/10.22044/jme.2021.10796.2047

Abstract
  In this work, we focus on the up-gradation of the copper ore of Qilla Saifullah in Pakistan through the froth flotation technique. The chemical analysis of the head copper ore sample reveal the presence of 2.85% Cu, 22%  Fe2O3, 52.9% SiO2, and other minor minerals. The optimum grinding time and ...  Read More

Case Study
4. Impact assesment of mining activities on the surface and subsurface water condition of Ramgarh, Jharkhand, India by using geospatial techniques

Sumit Kumar Jha; Pratibha Warwade; Sandeep Kumar Mahto

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 30 June 2021

http://dx.doi.org/10.22044/jme.2021.10644.2048

Abstract
  This work illustrates the impact of excessive mining on the precipitation trends and ground water condition of the Ramgarh district over a period of 12 years (2007-2018). The Landsat 8 and Landsat TM- 5 data is processed under Arc-GIS in order to compare the LULC maps. Out of 7 classified classes, the ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
5. Modeling of induced polarization (IP) and resistivity data for prospecting and exploration of polymetallic deposit in Kaboudan area, east of Iran

Farzaneh Jamali; Alireza Arab Amiri; Abolghasem Kamkar Rouhani; Ali Bahrami

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 11 June 2021

http://dx.doi.org/10.22044/jme.2021.10353.1985

Abstract
  In any geophysical exploration, the final goal is to achieve an accurate image of the relevant underground property. In order to achieve this, the geophysical operation using the electrical resistivity and induced polarization (IP) methods is conducted to explore the sub-surface sulfide mineralization. ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
6. Support analysis of main tunnels in Tabas mechanized Parvadeh mine at intersection with coal seam

Fazel Abbasi; Mohammad Hossein Khosravi; Ahmad Jafari; Ali Bashari; Behnam Alipenhani

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 16 April 2021

http://dx.doi.org/10.22044/jme.2021.10610.2014

Abstract
  The instability of the roof and walls of the tunnels excavated in coal mines has always attracted the attention of the miners and experts in this field. In this work, the instability of the main tunnels of the mechanized Parvadeh coal mine in Tabas, Iran, at the intersection with coal seam is studied. ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
7. The influence of physical and chemical material properties on mining soil deterioration processes around Mineral Salts Company in Mighan playa, Arak, Iran

mahshad fooladi; Feridon Ghadimi; Seyed-Jamal Sheikh-Zakariaee; Hossein Rahimpour Bonab

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 19 July 2021

http://dx.doi.org/10.22044/jme.2021.10656.2023

Abstract
  In this work, we determine the factors affecting soil erosion and its effect on dust formation around the Mineral Salts Company in Mighan playa of Arak. Seventy samples are randomly sampled from a depth of 10 cm above the ground around Mighan playa. Some factors involved (e.g. sample aggregation, lime, ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
8. Mineral potential modeling of porphyry copper deposits using continuously-weighted spatial evidence layers and union score integration method

Esmaeil Bahri; Andisheh Alimoradi; Mahyar Yousefi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 21 April 2021

http://dx.doi.org/10.22044/jme.2021.10668.2026

Abstract
  There are different exploration methods, each of which may introduce a number of promising exploration targets. However, due to the financial and time constraints, only a few of them are selected as the exploration priorities. Instead of the individual use of any exploration method, it is common to integrate ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
9. Expected Proportional Hazard Model in Preventive Maintenance

Ali Nouri Qarahasanlou; Mohammad Ataei; reza shakoor shahabi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 08 July 2021

http://dx.doi.org/10.22044/jme.2021.10812.2051

Abstract
  Whether directly in the form of expenses or indirectly, the objective of maintenance in the mining industry is self-evident in time losses and loss of production. In this paper, the reliability-based maintenance is examined with a different insight than before. The system goes back to the Good As New ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
10. The compressive failure analysis of rock-like materials by experimental and numerical methods

Mohammad Davood Yavari; Hadi Haeri; vahab sarfarazi; Mohammad Fatehi Marji; Hossen Ali Lazemi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 03 June 2021

http://dx.doi.org/10.22044/jme.2021.10819.2052

Abstract
  Investigating the crack propagation mechanism is of paramount importance in analyzing the failure process of most materials. This process may be exposed during each kind of loading on the materials. In this work, the cracking mechanism in rock-like materials is studied using the numerical methods and ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
11. On the propagation mechanism of cracks emanating from two neighboring holes in cubic concrete specimens under various lateral confinements

Mohammad Davood Yavari; Hadi Haeri; vahab sarfarazi; Mohammad Fatehi Marji; Hossain Ali Lazemi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 06 August 2021

http://dx.doi.org/10.22044/jme.2021.10834.2054

Abstract
  The propagation mechanism of cracks emanating from two holes within the concrete specimens is studied by considering the effects of different lateral compressive stresses. The experimental part of this research work is carried out on some specially prepared pre-cracked specimens with two neighbouring ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
12. Interaction between tunnel and surface foundation using PFC2D

vahab sarfarazi; kaveh asgari; Shadman Mohamadi Bolban Abad

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 17 June 2021

http://dx.doi.org/10.22044/jme.2021.10846.2057

Abstract
  In this work, we investigate the interaction between tunnel and surface foundation in two dimensions by the particle flow code. At the first stage, the PFC calibration is conducted using the experimental test results rendered by a biaxial test. Then the simulation of a biaxial test is performed by confining ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
13. Interaction of Excavated Tunnels by Earth Pressure Balance Machines (EPBMs) and Subsurface Obstacles, Case Study: Tehran Metro Line 7

Dariush Mohammadi; Kourosh Shahriar; Davoud Parsapour

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 06 August 2021

http://dx.doi.org/10.22044/jme.2021.10868.2061

Abstract
  Tunneling in urban areas has always encountered many uncertainties, which if not considered in both analysis and design of the tunnels, will cause unexpected events during tunnel construction. Obstacles are among the most remarkable uncertainties in tunneling that affect the tunnel construction process. ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
14. Determining an appropriate range for the number of cuboid lifters in ball mills using DEM

Mohammad Jahani Chegeni; Sajad Kolahi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 11 September 2021

http://dx.doi.org/10.22044/jme.2021.11052.2081

Abstract
  The number of lifters in the liner of ball mills and the mill rotation speed are among the most significant factors affecting the behavior of grinding charge (balls) and their motion trajectory, and consequently, the comminution mechanism in these mills. In this research, in order to find a suitable ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
15. Study of Effect of Cooling/Lubricating Fluids, Machining Parameters, and Rock Mechanical Properties on Penetration Rate in Rock Drilling Process

Reza Mikaeil; Shahrokh Khosravimanesh; Masoud Cheraghi Seifabad; raheb bagherpour

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 13 September 2021

http://dx.doi.org/10.22044/jme.2021.11017.2078

Abstract
  In most rock drilling operations, the low rate of penetration (ROP) can be primarily attributed to the presence of the cuttings produced during drilling and the thermal stresses caused by friction at the bit-rock interface, which can be exacerbated with the increasing strength, hardness, and abrasivity ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Mineral Processing
16. Carnallite Flotation of Khur Biabanak Potash Complex using kimiaflot 619 as a New Collector

Alireza Javadi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 19 September 2021

http://dx.doi.org/10.22044/jme.2021.10881.2064

Abstract
  Carnallite, with the chemical formula KMgCl3.6H2O, is a mineral that was first discovered in the Urals Mountains in Russia. The reverse flotation has been established for carnallite processing in the current decades, and the alkyl morpholine collector is used for the removal of NaCl from carnallite using ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
17. The effect of confining pressure on the Is(50) obtained by point load test

vahab sarfarazi; kaveh asgari

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 02 August 2021

http://dx.doi.org/10.22044/jme.2021.10918.2070

Abstract
  In this investigation, the impact of confining pressure on the tensile strength obtained by point load test (PLT) is examined by particle flow code in two dimensions. In this regard, at first, a numerical model is calibrated using the Brazilian experimental test results. The tensile strength of the model ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
18. Influence of single tunnel and twin tunnel on collapse pattern and maximum ground movement

vahab sarfarazi; kaveh asgari

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 07 September 2021

http://dx.doi.org/10.22044/jme.2021.11088.2085

Abstract
  Particle Flow Code in Two Dimensions (PFC2D) was used in order to examine the influence of single tunnel and twin tunnel on the collapse pattern and maximum ground movement. Since first PFC was calibrated by the experiments, the results obtained were rendered by a uniaxial test. Further, a rectangular ...  Read More