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
Assessment of Terrain and Land Use/Land Cover Change of Mine Sites Using Geospatial Techniques in Plateau State, Nigeria
1. Assessment of Terrain and Land Use/Land Cover Change of Mine Sites Using Geospatial Techniques in Plateau State, Nigeria

Ayodele Owolabi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 10 October 2020

http://dx.doi.org/10.22044/jme.2020.9668.1879

Abstract
  In this paper, we report a geospatial assessment of the selected mine sites in the Plateau State, Nigeria. The aim of this work is to determine the impact of mining on the terrain as ...  Read More
Original Research Paper
Optimal Earthmoving Fleet Size for Minimising Emissions and Cost
2. Optimal Earthmoving Fleet Size for Minimising Emissions and Cost

A.S Kaboli; Mojtaba Bahaaddini; MS Kaboli

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 03 October 2020

http://dx.doi.org/10.22044/jme.2020.9910.1918

Abstract
  Traditionally, the earthmoving operations have been developed based on the minimum cost per production criterion. Nowadays, due to the negative impacts of the emissions on the environment, ...  Read More
Original Research Paper
Analysis and Forecast of Mining Accidents in Pakistan
3. Analysis and Forecast of Mining Accidents in Pakistan

Kausar Sultan Shah; Izhar Mithal Jiskani; Niaz Muhammad Shahani; Hafeez Ur Rehman; Naseer Muhammad Khan; Sajjad Hussain

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 04 November 2020

http://dx.doi.org/10.22044/jme.2020.10082.1945

Abstract
  In the mining sector, the barrier to obtain an efficient safety management system is the unavailability of future information regarding the accidents. This paper aims to use the auto-regressive ...  Read More
Case Study
Dilution risk ranking in underground metal mines using Multi-Attributive Approximation area Comparison (MABAC)
4. 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

http://dx.doi.org/10.22044/jme.2019.8506.1729

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
Research Note
A new technical and economic model to calculate specific charge and specific drilling using hole diameter, height bench, uniaxial compressive strength, and joint set orientation
5. A new technical and economic model to calculate specific charge and specific drilling using hole diameter, height bench, uniaxial compressive strength, and joint set orientation

A. Ghanizadeh Zarghami; kourosh Shahriar; Kamran Goshtasbi; Afshin Akbari Dehkharghani

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 30 June 2020

http://dx.doi.org/10.22044/jme.2020.9527.1864

Abstract
  Calculation of the specific charge and specific drilling before a blasting operation plays a significant role in the design of a blasting pattern and the reduction of the final extraction ...  Read More
Original Research Paper
Numerical investigation of the effect of rock bolt angle on the shear behavior of rock bridge
6. Numerical investigation of the effect of rock bolt angle on the shear behavior of rock bridge

vahab sarfarazi; Abdollah tabaroei

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 05 October 2020

http://dx.doi.org/10.22044/jme.2020.9580.1871

Abstract
  In this work, the effect of rock bolt angle on the shear behavior of Rock Bridges is investigated using the particle flow code in two dimensions (PFC2D) for three different Rock Bridge ...  Read More
Original Research Paper
Robust Principal Component Analysis and Fractal Methods to delineate mineralization-related hydrothermally altered zones from ASTER data: A case study of Dehaj terrain, Central Iran
7. Robust Principal Component Analysis and Fractal Methods to delineate mineralization-related hydrothermally altered zones from ASTER data: A case study of Dehaj terrain, Central Iran

Nargs Habibkhah; Hossein Hassani; Abbas Maghsoudi; Mehdi Honarmand

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 16 November 2020

http://dx.doi.org/10.22044/jme.2020.9619.1876

Abstract
  The Dehaj area, located in the southern part of the Urumieh-Dokhtar magmatic belt, is a well-endowed terrain hosting a number of world-class porphyry copper deposits. These deposits ...  Read More
Original Research Paper
First Find of Satin Spar Gemstone in Iran, Folded Zagros Zone, Fars Region
8. First Find of Satin Spar Gemstone in Iran, Folded Zagros Zone, Fars Region

Abbas Zolfaghari; Nazanin Barzegar; Mohammad Amini

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 01 December 2020

http://dx.doi.org/10.22044/jme.2020.9644.1877

Abstract
  The gypsum mineralization occurred in the form of Satin Spar and Selenite in the south and southwest of the Fars province in the folded Zagros zone. In this region, Satin Spar mineralization ...  Read More
Original Research Paper
Physical modelling of caving propagation process and damage profile ahead of the cave-back
9. Physical modelling of caving propagation process and damage profile ahead of the cave-back

Vahid Heydarnoori; Mohammad Hossein Khosravi; Mojtaba Bahaaddini

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 05 October 2020

http://dx.doi.org/10.22044/jme.2020.9845.1908

Abstract
  The cavability assessment of rock mass cavability and indicating the damage profile ahead of a cave-back is of great importance in the evaluation of a caving mine operation, which can ...  Read More
Original Research Paper
Application of probabilistic clustering algorithms to determine mineralization area in regional-scale exploration studies
10. Application of probabilistic clustering algorithms to determine mineralization area in regional-scale exploration studies

Hamid Geranian; Zahra Khajeh Miry

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 04 November 2020

http://dx.doi.org/10.22044/jme.2020.9867.1910

Abstract
  In this work, we aim to identify the mineralization areas for the next exploration phases. Thus, the probabilistic clustering algorithms due to the use of appropriate measures, the ...  Read More
Original Research Paper
Experimental Studies, Response Surface Methodology and Molecular Modeling for Optimization and Mechanism Analysis of Methylene Blue Dye Removal by Different Clays
11. Experimental Studies, Response Surface Methodology and Molecular Modeling for Optimization and Mechanism Analysis of Methylene Blue Dye Removal by Different Clays

Kumars Seifpanahi Shabani; Babak Abedi-Orang

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 05 October 2020

http://dx.doi.org/10.22044/jme.2020.9916.1919

Abstract
  In this work, three types of natural clays including kaolinite, montmorillonite, and illite with different molecular structures, as adsorbents, are selected for the removal of methylene ...  Read More
Original Research Paper
A Numerical Investigation for TBM Disc Cutter Life Prediction in Hard Rocks
12. A Numerical Investigation for TBM Disc Cutter Life Prediction in Hard Rocks

masood zahiri; Kamran Goshtasbi; Jafar Khademi Hamidi; Kaveh Ahangari

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 29 September 2020

http://dx.doi.org/10.22044/jme.2020.9933.1922

Abstract
  There is a direct relationship between the efficiency of mechanized excavation in hard rocks and that of disc cutters. Disc cutter wear is an important effective factor involved in ...  Read More
Original Research Paper
Designing an Intelligent Model of Strategic Planning in Mining Holdings Case Study: “Shahab-Sang” Holding
13. Designing an Intelligent Model of Strategic Planning in Mining Holdings Case Study: “Shahab-Sang” Holding

aboozar shokry; ziaaddin ghazizadeh; shahnaz piroozfar; hamid tohidi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 22 November 2020

http://dx.doi.org/10.22044/jme.2020.9983.1931

Abstract
  Business logic is one of the most important logics based on the decision matrix. However, using this logic alone and environmental uncertainty leads to problems such as low accuracy ...  Read More
Original Research Paper
Predicting acid mine drainage generation resulted from copper tailing particles by using gene expression programming (GEP)- A case study
14. Predicting acid mine drainage generation resulted from copper tailing particles by using gene expression programming (GEP)- A case study

Behshad Jodeiri Shokri; Hesam Dehghani; Reza Shamsi; Faramarz Doulati Ardejani

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 02 November 2020

http://dx.doi.org/10.22044/jme.2020.10031.1938

Abstract
  This work presents a quantitative predicting likely acid mine drainage (AMD) generation process throughout tailing particles resulting from the Sarcheshmeh copper mine in the south ...  Read More
Original Research Paper
Sensitivity analysis of stress and cracking in rock mass blasting using numerical modelling
15. Sensitivity analysis of stress and cracking in rock mass blasting using numerical modelling

Mohamadali Chamanzad; Majid Nikkhah

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 03 October 2020

http://dx.doi.org/10.22044/jme.2020.10033.1939

Abstract
  Drilling and blasting have numerous applications in the civil and mining engineering. Due to the two major components of rock masses, namely the intact rock matrix and the discontinuities, ...  Read More
Original Research Paper
A proposed biochemical protocol to isolate and characterize the acidophilic bacteria from tailings soil
16. A proposed biochemical protocol to isolate and characterize the acidophilic bacteria from tailings soil

Zeinab Piervandi; Ahmad Khodadadi Darban; Seyed Mohamad Mousavi; Mahmoud Abdollahi; Gholamreza Asadollahfardi; Kambiz Akbari Noghabi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 21 November 2020

http://dx.doi.org/10.22044/jme.2020.10054.1942

Abstract
  Indigenous acidophilic bacteria separated from mine-waste can be used in return for the addition of the reagents like sulfuric acid. Among the tailings bacteria, Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans ...  Read More
Original Research Paper
Delineation of alteration zones based on Wavelet Neural Network (WNN) and Concentration–Volume (C-V) fractal methods in the hypogene zone of porphyry copper deposit, Shahr-e-Babak district, SE Iran
17. Delineation of alteration zones based on Wavelet Neural Network (WNN) and Concentration–Volume (C-V) fractal methods in the hypogene zone of porphyry copper deposit, Shahr-e-Babak district, SE Iran

Bashir Shokouh Saljoughi; Ardeshir Hezarkhani

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 08 November 2020

http://dx.doi.org/10.22044/jme.2020.10079.1944

Abstract
  In this paper, we aim to achieve two specific objectives. The first one is to examine the applicability of wavelet neural network (WNN) technique in ore grade estimation, which is based ...  Read More
Original Research Paper
A New Semi-Quantitative Approach to Open Pit Mine Sustainability Assessment
18. A New Semi-Quantitative Approach to Open Pit Mine Sustainability Assessment

Esmaeil Pouresmaeili; Arash Ebrahimabadi; Hadi Hamidian

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 10 November 2020

http://dx.doi.org/10.22044/jme.2020.10177.1954

Abstract
  Sustainability assessment has received numerous attentions in the mining industry. Mining sustainability includes the environmental, economic, and social dimensions, and a sustainable ...  Read More
Original Research Paper
On the accuracy of discrete element method (DEM) simulations: Rolling and sliding friction effects - Case study: iron ore pellets
19. On the accuracy of discrete element method (DEM) simulations: Rolling and sliding friction effects - Case study: iron ore pellets

Elham Nemattolahi; Alireza Ghasemi; Erfan Razi; Samad Banisi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 22 November 2020

http://dx.doi.org/10.22044/jme.2020.10208.1958

Abstract
  The discrete element method (DEM) has been used as a popular simulation method in order to verify the designs by visualizing how materials flow through complex equipment geometries.  ...  Read More
Original Research Paper
Stability analysis of block-flexural toppling of rock blocks with round edges
20. Stability analysis of block-flexural toppling of rock blocks with round edges

Hassan Sarfaraz

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 25 November 2020

http://dx.doi.org/10.22044/jme.2020.10128.1951

Abstract
  One of the most conventional toppling instabilities is the block-flexural toppling failure that occurs in civil and mining engineering projects. In this kind of failure, some rock columns ...  Read More
Original Research Paper
Risk assessment of flyrock in surface mines using FFTA-MCDMs combination
21. 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

http://dx.doi.org/10.22044/jme.2020.9107.1799

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
Original Research Paper
Evaluation of Mine Reclamation Criteria Using Delphi-Fuzzy Approach
22. Evaluation of Mine Reclamation Criteria Using Delphi-Fuzzy Approach

Narges Hajkazemiha; Masoud Monavari; Mohammad Ataei

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 22 August 2020

http://dx.doi.org/10.22044/jme.2020.9674.1880

Abstract
  Mining and mineral industry have important role in supporting sustainable development of countries. Many countries rely on the income derived from natural resources, but the exploitation ...  Read More
Original Research Paper
Comparative Analysis of Coal Miner’s Fatalities by Fuzzy Logic
23. Comparative Analysis of Coal Miner’s Fatalities by Fuzzy Logic

Niaz Muhammad Shahani; Muhammad Jawad Sajid; Izhar Mithal Jiskani; Barkat Ullah; Abdullah Rasheed Qureshi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 24 May 2020

http://dx.doi.org/10.22044/jme.2020.9459.1856

Abstract
  In this work, we employ the fuzzy logic technique to achieve and present, for the first time, a proper analysis of the actual intensity of the increase in the coal miners’ fatality ...  Read More
Original Research Paper
Probabilistic prediction of acid mine drainage generation risk based on pyrite oxidation process in coal washery rejects - A Case Study
24. Probabilistic prediction of acid mine drainage generation risk based on pyrite oxidation process in coal washery rejects - A Case Study

Behshad Jodeiri Shokri; Masoud Zare Naghadehi; Faramarz Doulati Ardejani; Foroud Hadadi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 20 June 2020

http://dx.doi.org/10.22044/jme.2020.9609.1873

Abstract
  In this paper, we investigate a probabilistic approach in order to predict how acid mine drainage is generated within coal waste particles in NE Iran. For this, a database is built ...  Read More
Case Study
Determination of an optimum interface between open pit and underground mining activities in Mazinu coal mine of Tabas power plant
25. Determination of an optimum interface between open pit and underground mining activities in Mazinu coal mine of Tabas power plant

Ali Soltani Khaboushan; Morteza Osanloo

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 03 August 2020

http://dx.doi.org/10.22044/jme.2020.9819.1904

Abstract
  Due to the gradual deepening of the Mazinu coal seams from the ground surface, both the open-pit (OP) and underground (UG) mining methods can be applied for extracting them. Thus, it ...  Read More
Original Research Paper
Applying a technical-economic approach to calculation of optimum panel width in longwall mining method
26. Applying a technical-economic approach to calculation of optimum panel width in longwall mining method

Sajjad Aghababaei; Hossein Jalalifar; Ali Hosseini

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 10 October 2020

http://dx.doi.org/10.22044/jme.2020.9552.1870

Abstract
  Providing an approach to calculate a suitable panel width for the longwall mining method is considered considering both the technical and economic factors. Based on the investigations ...  Read More
Original Research Paper
Quantifying roof falling potential based on the CMRR method by incorporating DEMATEL-MABAC method- a case study
27. Quantifying roof falling potential based on the CMRR method by incorporating DEMATEL-MABAC method- a case study

Sadjad Mohammadi; Mohammad Babaeian; Mohammad Ataei; Keramat Ghanbari

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 04 November 2020

http://dx.doi.org/10.22044/jme.2020.9878.1911

Abstract
  This work incorporates the DEMATEL-MABAC method for quantifying the potential of roof fall in coal mines by means of the coal mine roof rating (CMRR) parameters. For this purpose, considering ...  Read More
Original Research Paper
Study of Rock pillar failure consisting non-persistent joint using experimental test and fracture analysis code in two dimensions (FRANC2D)
28. Study of Rock pillar failure consisting non-persistent joint using experimental test and fracture analysis code in two dimensions (FRANC2D)

vahab sarfarazi; hosein karimi javid; kaveh asgari

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 28 November 2020

http://dx.doi.org/10.22044/jme.2020.10266.1968

Abstract
  The experimental and numerical methods were used to investigate the effects of joint number and joint angle on the failure behaviour of rock pillars under a uniaxial compressive test. ...  Read More
Original Research Paper
Chemical characteristics of discharges from two derelict Coal Mine Sites in Enugu Nigeria Implication for Pollution and Acid Mine Drainage.
29. Chemical characteristics of discharges from two derelict Coal Mine Sites in Enugu Nigeria Implication for Pollution and Acid Mine Drainage.

Akaha Celestine Tse; Ferdinand dumbari Giadom; Christopher Iorfa Adamu; Lauren Akpan

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 01 December 2020

http://dx.doi.org/10.22044/jme.2020.10181.1956

Abstract
  In this study, the chemical composition of water and soils contiguous to two abandoned coal mines in southeastern Nigeria, was assessed to evaluate the impact of water flow from the ...  Read More