Case Study
A new approach for assessing stability of rock slopes considering centroids of weak zones
1. 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 , Winter 2018, Pages 1-18

Abstract
  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 ...  Read More
Case Study
Exploration of Kahang porphyry copper deposit using advanced integration of geological, remote sensing, geochemical, and magnetics data
2. 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 , Winter 2018, Pages 19-39

Abstract
  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, ...  Read More
Original Research Paper
Hydrothermal alterations mapping using Quickbird and Landsat-8 data, a case study from Babbiduyeh, Kerman province, Iran
3. 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 , Winter 2018, Pages 41-52

Abstract
  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 ...  Read More
Case Study
Simulation of tunnel boring machine utilization: A case study
4. Simulation of tunnel boring machine utilization: A case study

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

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

Abstract
  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, ...  Read More
Case Study
UPL determination of multi-element deposits with grade uncertainty using a new block economic value calculation approach
5. 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 , Winter 2018, Pages 61-72

Abstract
  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 ...  Read More
Case Study
Determination of scratching energy index for Cerchar abrasion test
6. Determination of scratching energy index for Cerchar abrasion test

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

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

Abstract
  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 ...  Read More
Case Study
Prediction of ultimate strength of shale using artificial neural network
7. Prediction of ultimate strength of shale using artificial neural network

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

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

Abstract
  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 ...  Read More
Case Study
Interactional effects of bubble size, particle size, and collector dosage on bubble loading in column flotation
8. 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 , Winter 2018, Pages 107-116

Abstract
  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 ...  Read More
Case Study
Numerical modeling of hydraulic fracturing in carbonate rocks of Bangestan reservoir
9. Numerical modeling of hydraulic fracturing in carbonate rocks of Bangestan reservoir

A. Akrami; M. Hosseini; H. Sodeifi

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

Abstract
  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 ...  Read More
Case Study
A quantitative model for evaluation and classification of blastings in open-pit mines
10. A quantitative model for evaluation and classification of blastings in open-pit mines

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

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

Abstract
  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 ...  Read More
Case Study
An innovative application of (NiXZnX–X Fe2O4) Mineral nanoparticles for adsorption of Malachite green dye from wastewater effluents
11. 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 , Winter 2018, Pages 143-152

Abstract
  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 ...  Read More
Case Study
Spatial modelling of zonality elements based on compositional nature of geochemical data using geostatistical approach: a case study of Baghqloom area, Iran
12. 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 , Winter 2018, Pages 153-167

Abstract
  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 ...  Read More
Case Study
Long-term stability analysis of goaf area in longwall mining using minimum potential energy theory
13. Long-term stability analysis of goaf area in longwall mining using minimum potential energy theory

M. Rezaei

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

Abstract
  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, ...  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
14. 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 , Winter 2018, Pages 183-194

Abstract
  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 ...  Read More
Case Study
Evaluation of effective factors in window optimization of fry analysis to identify mineralization pattern: Case study of Bavanat region, Iran
15. 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 , Winter 2018, Pages 195-208

Abstract
  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 ...  Read More
Case Study
A comparative study of fractal models and U-statistic method to identify geochemical anomalies; case study of Avanj porphyry system, Central Iran
16. 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 , Winter 2018, Pages 209-227

Abstract
  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 ...  Read More
Case Study
Application of alteration index and zoning for Pb-Znexploration in Haft-Savaran area, Khomein, Iran
17. 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 , Winter 2018, Pages 229-242

Abstract
  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 ...  Read More
Case Study
Studying effects of ion exchange resin structure and functional groups on Re(VII) adsorption onto Purolite A170 and Dowex 21K
18. 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 , Winter 2018, Pages 243-254

Abstract
  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 ...  Read More
Case Study
Multivariate geostatistical estimation using minimum spatial cross-correlation factors (Case study: Cubuk Andesite quarry, Ankara, Turkey)
19. 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 , Winter 2018, Pages 255-275

Abstract
  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. ...  Read More
Case Study
Application of concentration gradient coefficients in mining geochemistry: A comparison of copper mineralization in Iran and Canada
20. 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 , Winter 2018, Pages 277-292

Abstract
  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 ...  Read More