Volume 13 (2022)
Volume 12 (2021)
Volume 11 (2020)
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Volume 3 (2012)
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Case Study
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

Case Study Mineral Processing
Effects of operating parameters on time-dependent ash entrainment behaviour of a sample coal flotation

H. Paryad; H. Khoshdast; V. Shojaei

Volume 8, Issue 3 , July 2017, Pages 337-357


  It is well-known that entrainment of particles into the froth is a key factor in the selectivity and performance of the flotation process, especially for fine particle recovery. Since flotation is a continuous process, in this work, the effects of operating parameters on the entrainment of ash materials ...  Read More

Case Study Exploitation
Development of a goal programming model for optimization of truck allocation in open pit mines

M. Mohtasham; H. Mirzaei Nasirabad; A. Mahmoodi Markid

Volume 8, Issue 3 , July 2017, Pages 359-371


  Truck and shovel operations comprise approximately 60% of the total operating costs in open pit mines. In order to increase productivity and reduce the cost of mining operations, it is essential to manage the equipment used with high efficiency. In this work, the chance-constrained goal programing (CCGP) ...  Read More

Case Study
A new method to consider spatial risk assessment of cross-correlated heavy metals using geo-statistical simulation

M. Sakizadeh; M. T. Sattari; H. Ghorbani

Volume 8, Issue 3 , July 2017, Pages 373-391


  The soil samples were collected from 170 sampling stations in an arid area in Shahrood and Damghan, characterized by prevalence of mining activity. The levels of Co, Pb, Ni, Cs, Cu, Mn, Sr, V, Zn, Cr, and Tl were recorded in each sampling location. A new method known as min/max autocorrelation factor ...  Read More

Case Study
Studying empirical correlation between drilling specific energy and geo-mechanical parameters in an oil field in SW Iran

M. Mohammadi Behboud; A. Ramezanzadeh; B. Tokhmechi

Volume 8, Issue 3 , July 2017, Pages 393-401


  Multiplicity of the effective factors in drilling reflects the complexity of the interaction between rock mass and drilling bit, which is followed by the dependence of parameters and non-linear relationships between them. Rock mass or, in other words, the formation intended for drilling, as the drilling ...  Read More

Case Study Exploitation
A fuzzy-based prognosis of ore mineralization potentials in Ramand region (Qazvin province)

S. Abbaszadeh; Seyed R. Mehrnia; S. Senemari

Volume 8, Issue 3 , July 2017, Pages 403-418


  The Ramand region is a part of the magmatic belt in Urmieh-Dokhtar structural zone in Iran, located in the SW of BuinـZahra. This area mainly consists of felsic extrusions such as rhyolites and rhyodacites. Argillic alterations with occurrences of mineralized silica veins are abundant in most of the ...  Read More

Case Study
Phytoextraction-based process of metal absorption from soil in mining areas (tailing dams) by Medicago sativa L. (Alfalfa) (Case study: Sarcheshmeh porphyry copper mine, SE of Iran)

S. Tabasi; H. Hassani; A.R. Azadmehr

Volume 8, Issue 3 , July 2017, Pages 419-431


  The present work was planned to evaluate the phytoextraction of metal mine tailings, Sarcheshmeh copper mine, SE of Iran, by the endemic plant species Medicago sativa L. (Alfalfa). In this pot experiment, we investigated the effects of seven amendments on the growth of alfalfa and uptaking metals from ...  Read More

Case Study Exploitation
Prediction of dispersed mineralization zone in depth using frequency domain of surface geochemical data

H. Shahi

Volume 8, Issue 3 , July 2017, Pages 433-446


  Discrimination of the blind and dispersed mineralization deposits is a challenging problem in geochemical exploration. The frequency domain (FD) of the surface geochemical data can solve this important issue. This new exploratory information can be achieved using the interpretation of FD of geochemical ...  Read More

Case Study
Magnetic Nano mineral and acid mine drainage interaction: An experimental study

K. Seifpanahi Shabani; A. Vaezian

Volume 8, Issue 3 , July 2017, Pages 447-453


  In the environment, two main sources of heavy metals are natural backgrounds derived from parent rocks and anthropogenic contamination including mineral industrial wastes, tailing damps of sulfide mines, agrochemicals, and other outputs of industrial activities and factories. In this work, the physico-chemical ...  Read More

Case Study Rock Mechanics
A field investigation of application of digital terrestrial photogrammetry to characterize geometric properties of discontinuities in open-pit slopes

M. M. Samieinejad; N. Hosseini; K. Ahangari

Volume 8, Issue 3 , July 2017, Pages 455-465


  In order to analyze the slope stability in open-pit mines, the structural parameters of rock mass such as persistence and spatial orientation of discontinuities are characterized through field surveys, which involve spending high costs and times as well as posing high risks of rock toppling and rock ...  Read More

Case Study
Predicting tensile strength of rocks from physical properties based on support vector regression optimized by cultural algorithm

H. Fattahi; N. Babanouri

Volume 8, Issue 3 , July 2017, Pages 467-474


  The tensile strength (TS) of rocks is an important parameter in the design of a variety of engineering structures such as the surface and underground mines, dam foundations, types of tunnels and excavations, and oil wells. In addition, the physical properties of a rock are intrinsic characteristics, ...  Read More

Case Study Exploitation
Optimal production strategy of bimetallic deposits under technical and economic uncertainties using stochastic chance-constrained programming

E. Bakhtavar; A. Jafarpour; S. Yousefi

Volume 8, Issue 3 , July 2017, Pages 475-485


  In order to catch up with reality, all the macro-decisions related to long-term mining production planning must be made simultaneously and under uncertain conditions of determinant parameters. By taking advantage of the chance-constrained programming, this paper presents a stochastic model to create ...  Read More

Research Note Exploitation
Determination of a suitable extraction equipment in mechanized longwall mining in steeply inclined coal seams using fuzzy analytical hierarchy method (Case study: Hamkar coal mine, Iran)

A. Hosseini; M. Najafi; Seyed A. Shojaatlhosseini; R. Rafiee

Volume 8, Issue 3 , July 2017, Pages 487-499


  The longwall mining method is one of the most applied methods in extracting low-inclined to high-inclined coal seams. Selection of the most suitable extraction equipment is very important in the economical, safety, and productivity aspects of mining operations. There are a lot of parameters affecting ...  Read More

Case Study
A new method for 3-D magnetic data inversion with physical bound

M. Rezaie; S. Moazam

Volume 8, Issue 3 , July 2017, Pages 501-510


  Inversion of magnetic data is an important step towards interpretation of the practical data. Smooth inversion is a common technique for the inversion of data. Physical bound constraint can improve the solution to the magnetic inverse problem. However, how to introduce the bound constraint into the inversion ...  Read More

Case Study
Maintainability measure based on operating environment, a case study: Sungun copper mine

A. Nouri Qarahasanlou; M. Ataei; R. Khaolukakaie; B. Ghodrati; M. Mokhberdoran

Volume 8, Issue 3 , July 2017, Pages 511-521


  The life cycle cost of a system is influenced by its maintainability. Maintainability is a design parameter, whose operational conditions can affect it significantly. Hence, the effects of these operational conditions should be quantified early in the design phase. The proportional repair model (PRM), ...  Read More