Optimization of parameters affecting recovery of copper from Sarcheshmeh low-grade sulfide ore using Bioleaching
1. 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 , Autumn 2017, Pages 523-537

Abstract
  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 ...  Read More
Modofication of the Sarcheshmeh copper complex flotation circuit in response to a reduction in feed grade
2. Modofication of the Sarcheshmeh copper complex flotation circuit in response to a reduction in feed grade

Gh. A. Parsapour; S. DarvishTafvisi; E. Arghavani; M. J. Rajabi; A. Akbari; S. Banisi

Volume 8, Issue 4 , Autumn 2017, Pages 539-544

Abstract
  The new copper processing plant of the Sarcheshmeh copper complex consists of two parallel circuits. After a primary crushing, the ore is sent to a SAG mill, and the product is further ...  Read More
Application of perfect mixing model for simulation of vertical roller mills
3. Application of perfect mixing model for simulation of vertical roller mills

H. Shahgholi; K. Barani; M. Yaghobi

Volume 8, Issue 4 , Autumn 2017, Pages 545-553

Abstract
  Vertical roller mills (VRMs) are well-established grinding equipment for various tasks in the coal and cement industry. There are few studies on simulation of VRMs. In this research ...  Read More
Sub-pixel classification of hydrothermal alteration zones using a kernel-based method and hyperspectral data; A case study of Sarcheshmeh Porphyry Copper Mine and surrounding area, Kerman, Iran
4. Sub-pixel classification of hydrothermal alteration zones using a kernel-based method and hyperspectral data; A case study of Sarcheshmeh Porphyry Copper Mine and surrounding area, Kerman, Iran

A. Salimi; M. Ziaii; A. Amiri; M. Hosseinjani Zadeh

Volume 8, Issue 4 , Autumn 2017, Pages 555-565

Abstract
  Remote sensing image analysis can be carried out at the per-pixel (hard) and sub-pixel (soft) scales. The former refers to the purity of image pixels, while the latter refers to the ...  Read More
Prediction of effect of fine particle removal on efficiency of a spiral circuit by size-by-size partition curves
5. Prediction of effect of fine particle removal on efficiency of a spiral circuit by size-by-size partition curves

F. Basirifar; M.R. Khalesi; M. Ramezanizadeh; M. Abdollahy; A. Hajizadeh

Volume 8, Issue 4 , Autumn 2017, Pages 567-571

Abstract
  Partition curves are widely used to determine the spiral separator efficiency. In this work, the partition curves were used in order to investigate the particle transportation to concentrate ...  Read More
An improvement in RTM method to image steep dip petroleum bearing structures and its superiority to other methods
6. An improvement in RTM method to image steep dip petroleum bearing structures and its superiority to other methods

F. Moradpouri; A. Moradzadeh; R. Cruz Pestana; M. Soleimani Monfared

Volume 8, Issue 4 , Autumn 2017, Pages 573-578

Abstract
  In this paper, first the limitations of the ray-based method and the one-way wave-field extrapolation migration (WEM) in imaging steeply dipping structures are discussed by some examples. ...  Read More
Investigation of leaching kinetics of zinc from a low-grade ore in organic and inorganic acids
7. Investigation of leaching kinetics of zinc from a low-grade ore in organic and inorganic acids

Seyed M. Seyed Ghasemi; A. Azizi

Volume 8, Issue 4 , Autumn 2017, Pages 579-591

Abstract
  The leaching kinetics of a low-grade zinc oxide ore in different acid media was investigated with respect to the experimental variables including acid concentration, temperature, liquid ...  Read More
Determination of geochemical anomalies and gold mineralized stages based on litho-geochemical data for Zarshuran Carlin-like gold deposit (NW Iran) utilizing multi-fractal modeling and stepwise factor analysis
8. Determination of geochemical anomalies and gold mineralized stages based on litho-geochemical data for Zarshuran Carlin-like gold deposit (NW Iran) utilizing multi-fractal modeling and stepwise factor analysis

F. Aliyari; P. Afzal; J. Abdollahi Sharif

Volume 8, Issue 4 , Autumn 2017, Pages 593-610

Abstract
  The Zarshuran Carlin-like gold deposit is located at the Takab Metallogenic belt in the northern part of the Sanandaj-Sirjan zone, NW Iran. The high-grade ore bodies are mainly hosted ...  Read More
Comparison of various knowledge-driven and logistic-based mineral prospectivity methods to generate Cu and Au exploration targets Case study: Feyz-Abad area (North of Lut block, NE Iran)
9. Comparison of various knowledge-driven and logistic-based mineral prospectivity methods to generate Cu and Au exploration targets Case study: Feyz-Abad area (North of Lut block, NE Iran)

S. Saadat

Volume 8, Issue 4 , Autumn 2017, Pages 611-629

Abstract
  Motivated by the recent successful results of using GIS modeling in a variety of problems related to the geosciences, some knowledge-based methods were applied to a regional scale mapping ...  Read More
Effect of temperature as well as heating and cooling cycles on rock properties
10. Effect of temperature as well as heating and cooling cycles on rock properties

M. Hosseini

Volume 8, Issue 4 , Autumn 2017, Pages 631-644

Abstract
  Temperature has a significant role in many actions performed on rocks. An example would be the effect of temperature on rocks in the burial of nuclear waste, geothermal energy extraction, ...  Read More
Influence of modeling material on undercut slope failure mechanism
11. Influence of modeling material on undercut slope failure mechanism

M. H. Khosravi; T. Pipatpongsa; J. Takemura; M. Amini

Volume 8, Issue 4 , Autumn 2017, Pages 645-662

Abstract
  A series of physical modeling tests were conducted by means of a beam type geotechnical centrifuge machine in order to investigate the drainage impact on the slope failure mechanism ...  Read More
Development of a site-specific regression model for assessment of road-header cutting performance of Tabas coal mine based on rock properties
12. Development of a site-specific regression model for assessment of road-header cutting performance of Tabas coal mine based on rock properties

E. Ghasemi

Volume 8, Issue 4 , Autumn 2017, Pages 663-672

Abstract
  In underground excavation, where the road-headers are employed, a precise prediction of the road-header performance has a vital role in the economy of the project. In this paper, a ...  Read More
Application of continuous restricted Boltzmann machine to detect multivariate anomalies from stream sediment geochemical data, Korit, East of Iran
13. Application of continuous restricted Boltzmann machine to detect multivariate anomalies from stream sediment geochemical data, Korit, East of Iran

A. Aryafar; H. Moeini

Volume 8, Issue 4 , Autumn 2017, Pages 673-682

Abstract
  Anomaly separation using stream sediment geochemical data has an essential role in regional exploration. Many different techniques have been proposed to distinguish anomalous from study ...  Read More
Evolution of AG mill shell liner design at Gol-E-Gohar concentration plant
14. Evolution of AG mill shell liner design at Gol-E-Gohar concentration plant

M. Maleki Moghaddam; A. R. Hasankhoei; E. Arghavani; A. Haji-Zadeh; M. Yahyaei; S. Banisi

Volume 8, Issue 4 , Autumn 2017, Pages 683-691

Abstract
  Liner design is becoming an increasingly more important tool for the AG/SAG mill performance optimization. The Gol-E-Gohar iron ore concentration plant uses three 9 m × 2.05 m ...  Read More
Determination of constant coefficients of Bourgoyne and Young drilling rate model using a novel evolutionary algorithm
15. Determination of constant coefficients of Bourgoyne and Young drilling rate model using a novel evolutionary algorithm

M. Anemangely; A. Ramezanzadeh; B. Tokhmechi

Volume 8, Issue 4 , Autumn 2017, Pages 693-702

Abstract
  Achieving minimum cost and time in reservoir drilling requires evaluating the effects of the drilling parameters on the penetration rate and constructing a drilling rate estimator model. ...  Read More