A new stochastic 3D seismic inversion using direct sequential simulation and co-simulation in a genetic algorithm framework
1. 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 , Summer 2017, Pages 321-335

Abstract
  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 ...  Read More
Effects of operating parameters on time-dependent ash entrainment behaviour of a sample coal flotation
2. 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 , Summer 2017, Pages 337-357

Abstract
  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 ...  Read More
Development of a goal programming model for optimization of truck allocation in open pit mines
3. 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 , Summer 2017, Pages 359-371

Abstract
  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 ...  Read More
A new method to consider spatial risk assessment of cross-correlated heavy metals using geo-statistical simulation
4. 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 , Summer 2017, Pages 373-391

Abstract
  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, ...  Read More
Studying empirical correlation between drilling specific energy and geo-mechanical parameters in an oil field in SW Iran
5. 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 , Summer 2017, Pages 393-401

Abstract
  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 ...  Read More
A fuzzy-based prognosis of ore mineralization potentials in Ramand region (Qazvin province)
6. A fuzzy-based prognosis of ore mineralization potentials in Ramand region (Qazvin province)

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

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

Abstract
  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 ...  Read More
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)
7. 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 , Summer 2017, Pages 419-431

Abstract
  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). ...  Read More
Prediction of dispersed mineralization zone in depth using frequency domain of surface geochemical data
8. Prediction of dispersed mineralization zone in depth using frequency domain of surface geochemical data

H. Shahi

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

Abstract
  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 ...  Read More
Magnetic Nano mineral and acid mine drainage interaction: An experimental study
9. Magnetic Nano mineral and acid mine drainage interaction: An experimental study

K. Seifpanahi Shabani; A. Vaezian

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

Abstract
  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 ...  Read More
A field investigation of application of digital terrestrial photogrammetry to characterize geometric properties of discontinuities in open-pit slopes
10. 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 , Summer 2017, Pages 455-465

Abstract
  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 ...  Read More
Predicting tensile strength of rocks from physical properties based on support vector regression optimized by cultural algorithm
11. 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 , Summer 2017, Pages 467-474

Abstract
  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 ...  Read More
Optimal production strategy of bimetallic deposits under technical and economic uncertainties using stochastic chance-constrained programming
12. 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 , Summer 2017, Pages 475-485

Abstract
  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 ...  Read More
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)
13. 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 , Summer 2017, Pages 487-499

Abstract
  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 ...  Read More
A new method for 3-D magnetic data inversion with physical bound
14. A new method for 3-D magnetic data inversion with physical bound

M. Rezaie; S. Moazam

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

Abstract
  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 ...  Read More
Maintainability measure based on operating environment, a case study: Sungun copper mine
15. 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 , Summer 2017, Pages 511-521

Abstract
  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 ...  Read More