Green extraction of Niobium and Tantalum from Kenticha Tantalite ore using 1-Ethyl-3-Methyl Imidazolium Chloride ionic liquid
1. Green extraction of Niobium and Tantalum from Kenticha Tantalite ore using 1-Ethyl-3-Methyl Imidazolium Chloride ionic liquid

G.G. Berhe; A. Velázquez del Rosario; Y. Abubeker; W. Girma; T. Bogale; C. Mulugeta Sisay

Volume 9, Issue 4 , Autumn 2018, Pages 785-794

Abstract
  The decomposition of the Ethiopian Kenticha tantalite ore was studied using the KOH fusion and H2O leaching system at 400 0C for a 1 h reaction time. The experimental results obtained ...  Read More
Assessment of radioactive contamination in water bodies around mine workings using radiation counter
2. Assessment of radioactive contamination in water bodies around mine workings using radiation counter

A.O. Owolabi

Volume 9, Issue 4 , Autumn 2018, Pages 795-806

Abstract
  The vulnerability of water bodies to contamination within the neighbourhood of open mine cast environ cannot be overemphasized. Evidence of radioactive trace elements associated with ...  Read More
Effect of impeller speed on properties of quiescent zone and entrainment in mechanical flotation cells
3. Effect of impeller speed on properties of quiescent zone and entrainment in mechanical flotation cells

S. Razmjooei; M. Abdollahy; M. R. Khalesi

Volume 9, Issue 4 , Autumn 2018, Pages 807-816

Abstract
  Flotation process in mechanical cells is carried out in highly turbulent conditions. In this work, the impact of impeller speed on four characteristics of the quiescent zone, i.e. zone ...  Read More
A new 2D block ordering system for wavelet-based multi-resolution up-scaling
4. A new 2D block ordering system for wavelet-based multi-resolution up-scaling

B. Tokhmechi; M. Rabiei; H. Azizi; V. Rasouli

Volume 9, Issue 4 , Autumn 2018, Pages 817-828

Abstract
  A complete and accurate analysis of the complex spatial structure of heterogeneous hydrocarbon reservoirs requires detailed geological models, i.e. fine resolution models. Due to the ...  Read More
An optimal method to design reinforced concrete lining of pressure tunnels
5. An optimal method to design reinforced concrete lining of pressure tunnels

E. Dadashi; A. Noorzad; K. Shahriar; K. Goshtasbi

Volume 9, Issue 4 , Autumn 2018, Pages 829-837

Abstract
  The utilization of the lining type in pressure tunnels is highly dependent on the geological and hydraulic conditions. There are two types of lining, namely concrete and steel lining ...  Read More
Improving reservoir rock classification in heterogeneous carbonates using boosting and bagging strategies: A case study of early Triassic carbonates of coastal Fars, south Iran
6. Improving reservoir rock classification in heterogeneous carbonates using boosting and bagging strategies: A case study of early Triassic carbonates of coastal Fars, south Iran

J. Ghiasi-Freez; M. Ziaii; A. Moradzadeh

Volume 9, Issue 4 , Autumn 2018, Pages 839-855

Abstract
  An accurate reservoir characterization is a crucial task for the development of quantitative geological models and reservoir simulation. In the present research work, a novel view is ...  Read More
3D model construction of induced polarization and resistivity data with quantifying uncertainties using geostatistical methods and drilling (Case study: Madan Bozorg, Iran)
7. 3D model construction of induced polarization and resistivity data with quantifying uncertainties using geostatistical methods and drilling (Case study: Madan Bozorg, Iran)

K. Mostafaei; H. R. Ramazi

Volume 9, Issue 4 , Autumn 2018, Pages 857-872

Abstract
  Madan Bozorg is an active copper mine located in NE Iran, which is a part of the very wide copper mineralization zone named Miami-Sabzevar copper belt. The main goal of this research ...  Read More
A new classification system for evaluation and prediction of unplanned dilution in cut-and-fill stoping method
8. A new classification system for evaluation and prediction of unplanned dilution in cut-and-fill stoping method

M. Mohseni; M. Ataei; R. Khaloo Kakaie

Volume 9, Issue 4 , Autumn 2018, Pages 873-892

Abstract
  Production planning in mineral exploitation should be undertaken to maximize exploited ore at a minimum unplanned dilution. Unplanned dilution reduction is among the ways to enhance ...  Read More
Behavior of a hydraulic fracture in permeable formations
9. Behavior of a hydraulic fracture in permeable formations

A. Abdollahipour; M. Fatehi Marji; H. Soltanian; E. A. Kazemzadeh

Volume 9, Issue 4 , Autumn 2018, Pages 893-904

Abstract
  The permeability and coupled behavior of pore pressure and deformations play an important role in hydraulic fracturing (HF) modeling. In this work, a poroelastic displacement discontinuity ...  Read More
Solvent extraction of copper from an industrial sulfate liquor using Chemorex CP-150
10. Solvent extraction of copper from an industrial sulfate liquor using Chemorex CP-150

S. Feizollahi; A. Azizi

Volume 9, Issue 4 , Autumn 2018, Pages 905-916

Abstract
  The extraction behavior of Cu(II) ions from a real sulfate liquor obtained from the heap leaching stage of a copper oxide ore was investigated using a chelating reagent, Chemorex CP-150 ...  Read More
A comparison between knowledge-driven fuzzy and data-driven artificial neural network approaches for prospecting porphyry Cu mineralization; a case study of Shahr-e-Babak area, Kerman Province, SE Iran
11. A comparison between knowledge-driven fuzzy and data-driven artificial neural network approaches for prospecting porphyry Cu mineralization; a case study of Shahr-e-Babak area, Kerman Province, SE Iran

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

Volume 9, Issue 4 , Autumn 2018, Pages 917-940

Abstract
  The study area, located in the southern section of the Central Iranian volcano–sedimentary complex, contains a large number of mineral deposits and occurrences which is currently ...  Read More
Effects of geometrical and geomechanical properties on slope stability of open-pit mines using 2D and 3D finite difference methods
12. Effects of geometrical and geomechanical properties on slope stability of open-pit mines using 2D and 3D finite difference methods

H. Zebarjadi Dana; R. Khaloo Kakaie; R. Rafiee; A.R. Yarahmadi Bafghi

Volume 9, Issue 4 , Autumn 2018, Pages 941-957

Abstract
  Slope stability analysis is one of the most important problems in mining and geotechnical engineering. Ignoring the importance of these problems can lead to significant losses. Selecting ...  Read More
A Monte Carlo simulation technique for assessment of earthquake-induced displacement of slopes
13. A Monte Carlo simulation technique for assessment of earthquake-induced displacement of slopes

H. Fattahi; N. Babanouri; Z. Varmaziyari

Volume 9, Issue 4 , Autumn 2018, Pages 959-966

Abstract
  The dynamic response of slopes against earthquake is commonly characterized by the earthquake-induced displacement of slope (EIDS). The EIDS value is a function of several variables ...  Read More
Investigation of linear and non-linear estimation methods in highly-skewed gold distribution
14. Investigation of linear and non-linear estimation methods in highly-skewed gold distribution

H. Rahimi; O. Asghari; F. Hajizadeh; F. Meysami

Volume 9, Issue 4 , Autumn 2018, Pages 967-979

Abstract
  The purpose of this work is to compare the linear and non-linear kriging methods in the mineral resource estimation of the Qolqoleh gold deposit in Saqqez, NW Iran. Considering the ...  Read More
Evaluating the effect of using different reference spectra on SAM classification results: an implication for hydrothermal alteration mapping
15. Evaluating the effect of using different reference spectra on SAM classification results: an implication for hydrothermal alteration mapping

M. Honarmand; H. Ranjbar; H. Shahriari; F. Naseri

Volume 9, Issue 4 , Autumn 2018, Pages 981-997

Abstract
  This research was performed with the objective of evaluating the accuracy of spectral angle mapper (SAM) classification using different reference spectra. The Advanced Spaceborne Thermal ...  Read More
Simulating energy method for grout-induced crack analysis of rock structures at Chadormalu mine by extended finite element method
16. Simulating energy method for grout-induced crack analysis of rock structures at Chadormalu mine by extended finite element method

S. Ali Madadi; A. Majdi; M. H. Khosravi; A.R. Kargar

Volume 9, Issue 4 , Autumn 2018, Pages 999-1008

Abstract
  Fracture mechanics is a vital component involved in studying the exact behavior of rock materials. Detection and assessment of the behavior of rock joints injected by grout plays an ...  Read More
Exploring mechanism of xanthate adsorption on chalcopyrite surface: An atomic force microscopy study
17. Exploring mechanism of xanthate adsorption on chalcopyrite surface: An atomic force microscopy study

R. Ahmadi; E. Ravanasa; Y. Mirzapour

Volume 9, Issue 4 , Autumn 2018, Pages 1009-1018

Abstract
  In this work, adsorption of the potassium amyl xanthate collector on the pure chalcopyrite surface was studied by applying atomic force microscopy (AFM). The adsorption experiments ...  Read More
A comparative study of two-stage flotation of Zn and Pb oxide minerals using anionic, cationic, and mixed (cationic/anionic) collectors
18. A comparative study of two-stage flotation of Zn and Pb oxide minerals using anionic, cationic, and mixed (cationic/anionic) collectors

M. Salehfard; M. Noaparast; Seyed Z. Shafaei; H. Abdollahi

Volume 9, Issue 4 , Autumn 2018, Pages 1019-1033

Abstract
  A lead-zinc carbonate ore sample containing 2.5% Pb and 9.39% Zn was used in this research work. The sample was prepared from the Darreh-Zanjir mine located in the Yazd province (Iran). ...  Read More
Investigation of effect of sulfate ion on xanthate consumption in galena flotation based on thermodynamic diagrams
19. Investigation of effect of sulfate ion on xanthate consumption in galena flotation based on thermodynamic diagrams

M.R. Shahverdi; A. Khodadadi Darban; M. Abdollahy; Yadollah Yamini

Volume 9, Issue 4 , Autumn 2018, Pages 1035-1048

Abstract
  Flotation is a common process in sulfide ore beneficiation. Due to the restrictions and lack of access to high-quality water sources for industrial purposes, recycled water plays an ...  Read More
Evaluating performance of natural sepiolite and zeolite nanoparticles for nickel, antimony, and arsenic removal from synthetic wastewater
20. Evaluating performance of natural sepiolite and zeolite nanoparticles for nickel, antimony, and arsenic removal from synthetic wastewater

R. Dabiri; E. Amiri Shiraz

Volume 9, Issue 4 , Autumn 2018, Pages 1049-1064

Abstract
  This paper describes a preliminary study of the adsorption of toxic elements from synthetic wastewater in a batch mode. Clay minerals have been highly considered as inexpensive available ...  Read More