Volume 13 (2022)
Volume 12 (2021)
Volume 11 (2020)
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Volume 8 (2017)
Volume 7 (2016)
Volume 6 (2015)
Volume 5 (2014)
Volume 4 (2013)
Volume 3 (2012)
Volume 2 (2011)
Volume 1 (2010)
Case Study Rock Mechanics
A new approach for assessing stability of rock slopes considering centroids of weak zones

A. Turanboy; E. Ülker; C. B. Küçüksütçü

Volume 9, Issue 1 , January 2018, Pages 1-18


  The intersection lines between discontinuity surfaces and their intersection points on the visible surfaces of any engineering structure may be the instability indicators. This paper describes a new approach to modelling the intersecting lines and points that would provide the first evaluation of any ...  Read More

Case Study Exploitation
Exploration of Kahang porphyry copper deposit using advanced integration of geological, remote sensing, geochemical, and magnetics data

S. Barak; A. Bahroudi; G. Jozanikohan

Volume 9, Issue 1 , January 2018, Pages 19-39


  The purpose of mineral exploration is to find ore deposits. The main aim of this work is to use the fuzzy inference system to integrate the exploration layers including the geological, remote sensing, geochemical, and magnetic data. The studied area was the porphyry copper deposit of the Kahang area ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Exploitation
Hydrothermal alterations mapping using Quickbird and Landsat-8 data, a case study from Babbiduyeh, Kerman province, Iran

H. Aryanmehr; M. Hosseinjanizadeh; M. Honarmand; F. Naser

Volume 9, Issue 1 , January 2018, Pages 41-52


  In this work, we focus on investigating the Quickbird and Landsat-8 datasets for mapping hydrothermal and gossans alterations in reconnaissance porphyry copper mineralization in the Babbiduyeh area. This area is situated in the Central Iranian Volcano-sedimentary Complex, where large copper deposits ...  Read More

Case Study Exploitation
Simulation of tunnel boring machine utilization: A case study

S. Moosazadeh; H. Aghababaie; Seyed H. Hoseinie; B. Ghodrati

Volume 9, Issue 1 , January 2018, Pages 53-60


  Utilization is one of the main managerial factors that is applied for construction process analysis well. It directly affects the project duration and construction costs. Therefore, a utilization study in tunneling projects is essential. In this work, the utilization of an earth pressure balance Tunnel ...  Read More

Case Study Exploitation
UPL determination of multi-element deposits with grade uncertainty using a new block economic value calculation approach

M. Jamshidi; M. Osanloo

Volume 9, Issue 1 , January 2018, Pages 61-72


  The block economic value (BEV) of a single-metal deposit is calculated based on the metal content and the related costs. The common methods available for calculating BEV are just based upon the profitable elements, and the effects of undesirable elements on BEV are not considered. However, in multi-element ...  Read More

Case Study Rock Mechanics
Determination of scratching energy index for Cerchar abrasion test

M. T. Hamzaban; H. Memarian; J. Rostami

Volume 9, Issue 1 , January 2018, Pages 73-89


  Rock abrasivity is an essential factor for selecting cutting tools, estimating tool wear and life, and ultimately, matching various mechanized excavation systems with a given geologic condition. It also assists engineers to determine economic limits of different cutting tools and machines used in civil ...  Read More

Case Study Rock Mechanics
Prediction of ultimate strength of shale using artificial neural network

S. Moshrefi; K. Shahriar; A. Ramezanzadeh; K. Goshtasbi

Volume 9, Issue 1 , January 2018, Pages 91-105


  A rock failure criterion is very important for prediction of the ultimate strength in rock mechanics and geotechnics; it is determined for rock mechanics studies in mining, civil, and oil wellborn drilling operations. Also shales are among the most difficult to treat formations. Therefore, in this research ...  Read More

Case Study Mineral Processing
Interactional effects of bubble size, particle size, and collector dosage on bubble loading in column flotation

A. Eskanlou; M. R. Khalesi; M. Abdollahy; M. Hemmati Chegeni

Volume 9, Issue 1 , January 2018, Pages 107-116


  The success of flotation operation depends upon the thriving interactions of chemical and physical variables. In this work, the effects of particle size, bubble size, and collector dosage on the bubble loading in a continuous flotation column were investigated. In other words, this work was mainly concerned ...  Read More

Case Study Rock Mechanics
Numerical modeling of hydraulic fracturing in carbonate rocks of Bangestan reservoir

A. Akrami; M. Hosseini; H. Sodeifi

Volume 9, Issue 1 , January 2018, Pages 117-126


  Hydraulic fracturing is used in the oil industry in order to increase the index of production and processing in the wells whose efficiencies have been dropped due to a long-term harvest or the rocks around the wells are of low permeability. Since the hydraulic fracturing operation is costly, it is of ...  Read More

Case Study
A quantitative model for evaluation and classification of blastings in open-pit mines

Seyyed M. Hoseini; F. Sereshki; M. Ataei

Volume 9, Issue 1 , January 2018, Pages 127-141


  By evaluation of the blasting results, a proper blast pattern can be presented. It is, therefore, essential to employ a reliable method to evaluate blastings for the effective control and optimization of the main cycle operations. This paper aims to propose a criterion for evaluating the blasting results ...  Read More

Case Study Mineral Processing
An innovative application of (NiXZnX–X Fe2O4) Mineral nanoparticles for adsorption of Malachite green dye from wastewater effluents

M. R. Heydartaemeh

Volume 9, Issue 1 , January 2018, Pages 143-152


  In this research work, the Ni-Zn Ferrite Mineral Nanoparticles (NZFMN), as a novel nanoadsorbent, was used for the removal of the Green Malachite (GM) dye from aqueous solutions by in a batch and fixed bed column. Firstly, the NZFMN adsorption properties were investigated. The effects of the process ...  Read More

Case Study Exploitation
Spatial modelling of zonality elements based on compositional nature of geochemical data using geostatistical approach: a case study of Baghqloom area, Iran

S. Talesh Hosseini; O. Asghari; Seyed R. Ghavami Riabi

Volume 9, Issue 1 , January 2018, Pages 153-167


  Due to the existence of a constant sum of constraints, the geochemical data is presented as the compositional data that has a closed number system. A closed number system is a dataset that includes several variables. The summation value of variables is constant, being equal to one. By calculating the ...  Read More

Case Study Rock Mechanics
Long-term stability analysis of goaf area in longwall mining using minimum potential energy theory

M. Rezaei

Volume 9, Issue 1 , January 2018, Pages 169-182


  Estimation of the height of caved and fractured zones above a longwall panel along with the stability conditions of the goaf area are very crucial to determine the abutment stresses, ground subsidence, and face support as well as designing the surrounding gates and intervening pillars. In this work, ...  Read More

Case Study
Field study on Re and heavy metal phytoextraction and phytomining potentials by native plant species growing at Sarcheshmeh copper mine tailings, SE Iran

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

Volume 9, Issue 1 , January 2018, Pages 183-194


  In the present work, we aimed to focus on the identification and characterization of the heavy metal-tolerant plant species growing spontaneously at the tailings site of the Sarcheshmeh copper mine, south of Iran. Our aim was to find the plant species that were potentially useful for phytoextraction ...  Read More

Case Study Exploitation
Evaluation of effective factors in window optimization of fry analysis to identify mineralization pattern: Case study of Bavanat region, Iran

R. Ghasemi; B. Tokhmechi; G. Borg

Volume 9, Issue 1 , January 2018, Pages 195-208


  The known ore deposits and mineralization trends are important key exploration criteria in mineral exploration within a specific region. Fry analysis has conventionally been considered as a suitable method to determine the mineralization trends related to linear structures. Based upon literature sources, ...  Read More

Case Study Environment
A comparative study of fractal models and U-statistic method to identify geochemical anomalies; case study of Avanj porphyry system, Central Iran

B. Shokouh Saljoughi; A. Hezarkhani; E. Farahbakhsh

Volume 9, Issue 1 , January 2018, Pages 209-227


  The most significant aspect of a geochemical exploration program is to define and separate the anomalous values from the background. In the past decades, geochemical anomalies have been identified by means of various methods. Most of the conventional statistical methods aiming at defining the geochemical ...  Read More

Case Study Environment
Application of alteration index and zoning for Pb-Znexploration in Haft-Savaran area, Khomein, Iran

N. Zandy Ilghani; F. Ghadimi; M. Ghomi

Volume 9, Issue 1 , January 2018, Pages 229-242


  The Haft-Savaran Pb-Zn mineralization zone with the lower Jurassic age is located in the southern basin of Arak and Malayer-Isfahan metallogenic belt of Iran. Based upon the geological map of the Haft-Savaran area, the sandstone and shale of lower Jurassic are the main rocks of Pb-Zn deposit. In this ...  Read More

Case Study Mineral Processing
Studying effects of ion exchange resin structure and functional groups on Re(VII) adsorption onto Purolite A170 and Dowex 21K

M. B. Fathi; B. Rezai; E. K. Alamdari; R. D. Alorro

Volume 9, Issue 1 , January 2018, Pages 243-254


  The effects of the functional groups and structures of two different resins, weak base/macroporous and strong base/gel type, Purolite A170 and Dowex 21K on the adsorption properties of Re(VII) ions were investigated experimentally and described by the isotherm, kinetic, and thermodynamic modeling. In ...  Read More

Case Study Exploitation
Multivariate geostatistical estimation using minimum spatial cross-correlation factors (Case study: Cubuk Andesite quarry, Ankara, Turkey)

B. Sohrabian; R. Mikaeil; R. Hasanpour; Y. Ozcelik

Volume 9, Issue 1 , January 2018, Pages 255-275


  The quality properties of andesite (Unit Volume Weight, Uniaxial Compression Strength, Los500, etc.) are required to determine the exploitable blocks and their sequence of extraction. However, the number of samples that can be taken and analyzed is restricted, and thus the quality properties should be ...  Read More

Case Study Exploitation
Application of concentration gradient coefficients in mining geochemistry: A comparison of copper mineralization in Iran and Canada

S. Safari Sinegani; M. Ziaii; M. Ghoorchi; M. Sadeghi

Volume 9, Issue 1 , January 2018, Pages 277-292


  In this work, the concentration gradient (CG) analysis of local-scale exploration for Porphyry-Cu deposits is applied in two zones using the G(Vz) index (CG(Zn*Pb)/CG(Cu*Mo)). The first zone is covered by a 1:2000 map of the Sungun and Astamal areas in NW Iran and the second one in the Inza area in British ...  Read More