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Analysis of a possible root cause and mechanism for Soma mine disaster
1. Analysis of a possible root cause and mechanism for Soma mine disaster

B. Ünver; M.S. Ünal

Volume 10, Issue 1 , Winter 2019, Pages 1-26

Abstract
  A daunting mine disaster took place in 13 May 2014 at Soma and 301 men lost their lives. Brief information about the Eynez coal mine and some of the inherent characteristics of the ...  Read More
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Application of harmony search algorithm to evaluate performance of diamond wire saw
2. Application of harmony search algorithm to evaluate performance of diamond wire saw

R. Mikaeil; Y. Ozcelik; M. Ataei; S. Shaffiee Haghshenas

Volume 10, Issue 1 , Winter 2019, Pages 27-36

Abstract
  Evaluation and prediction of performance of diamond wire saw is one of the most important factors involved in planning the dimension stone quarries. The wear rate of diamond wire saw ...  Read More
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Stage specialization for design and analysis of flotation circuits
3. Stage specialization for design and analysis of flotation circuits

V. Radmehr; Seyed Z. Shafaei; M. Noaparast; H. Abdollahi

Volume 10, Issue 1 , Winter 2019, Pages 37-47

Abstract
  This paper presents a new approach for flotation circuit design. Initially, it was proven numerically and analytically that in order to achieve the highest recovery in different circuit ...  Read More
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Identification of geochemical anomalies associated with Cu mineralization by applying spectrum-area multi-fractal and wavelet neural network methods in Shahr-e-Babak mining area, Kerman, Iran
4. Identification of geochemical anomalies associated with Cu mineralization by applying spectrum-area multi-fractal and wavelet neural network methods in Shahr-e-Babak mining area, Kerman, Iran

B. Shokouh Saljoughi; A. Hezarkhani

Volume 10, Issue 1 , Winter 2019, Pages 49-73

Abstract
  The Shahr-e-Babak district, as the studied area, is known for its large Cu resources. It is located in the southern side of the Central Iranian volcano–sedimentary complex in ...  Read More
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Discriminating copper geochemical anomalies and assessment of their reliability using a combination of sequential Gaussian simulation and gap statistic methods in Hararan area, Kerman, Iran
5. Discriminating copper geochemical anomalies and assessment of their reliability using a combination of sequential Gaussian simulation and gap statistic methods in Hararan area, Kerman, Iran

S. Abbaszade; F. Mohammad Torab; A. Alikhani; H. Molayemat

Volume 10, Issue 1 , Winter 2019, Pages 75-86

Abstract
  In geochemical exploration, there are various techniques such as univariate and multivariate statistical methods available for recognition of anomalous areas. Univariate techniques ...  Read More
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Leaching of gold ores with high cyanicides: a physico-chemical modeling approach
6. Leaching of gold ores with high cyanicides: a physico-chemical modeling approach

Y. Kianinia; M. R. Khalesi; M. Abdollahy; A. Khodadadi Darban

Volume 10, Issue 1 , Winter 2019, Pages 87-94

Abstract
  Processing of gold ores with high sulfide minerals is problematic as they consume cyanide and reduce gold leaching. Optimization of gold leaching and cyanide consumption requires a ...  Read More
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A comparative study of two meta-heuristic algorithms in optimizing cost of reinforced concrete segmental lining
7. A comparative study of two meta-heuristic algorithms in optimizing cost of reinforced concrete segmental lining

Seyed S. Mousavi; M. Nikkhah; Sh. Zare

Volume 10, Issue 1 , Winter 2019, Pages 95-112

Abstract
  In this work, we tried to automatically optimize the cost of the concrete segmental lining used as a support system in the case study of Mashhad Urban Railway Line 2 located in NE Iran. ...  Read More
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Clay sedimentation and consolidation behaviour in tailing storage facilities over mine lifetime
8. Clay sedimentation and consolidation behaviour in tailing storage facilities over mine lifetime

Seyedeh M. Ehsani; M. Unesi; R. Tamartash

Volume 10, Issue 1 , Winter 2019, Pages 113-124

Abstract
  Changes in the tailing properties (increasing clay mineral content and fine particles) and poor operation of the dewatering systems have negative impacts on the Tailing Storage Facilities ...  Read More
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Discrete element modeling of explosion-induced fracture extension in jointed rock masses
9. Discrete element modeling of explosion-induced fracture extension in jointed rock masses

M. Lak; M. Fatehi Marji; A.R. Yarahamdi Bafghi; A. Abdollahipour

Volume 10, Issue 1 , Winter 2019, Pages 125-138

Abstract
  The explosion process of explosives in a borehole applies a very high pressure on its surrounding rock media. This process can initiate and propagate rock fractures, and finally, may ...  Read More
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A comprehensive benchmark between two filter-based multiple-point simulation algorithms
10. A comprehensive benchmark between two filter-based multiple-point simulation algorithms

M. Bavand Savadkoohi; B. Tokhmechi; E. Gloaguen; A.R. Arab-Amiri

Volume 10, Issue 1 , Winter 2019, Pages 139-149

Abstract
  Computer graphics offer various gadgets to enhance the reconstruction of high-order statistics that are not correctly addressed by the two-point statistics approaches. Almost all the ...  Read More
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Combined DEM and SPH simulation of ball milling
11. Combined DEM and SPH simulation of ball milling

M. Jahani Chegeni

Volume 10, Issue 1 , Winter 2019, Pages 151-161

Abstract
  A deeper understanding of the milling operation of ball mills helps mineral processing engineers to control and optimize them, and therefore, reduce their consuming power. In this work, ...  Read More
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Experimental study on appropriate location of river material mining pits regarding extraction and utilization
12. Experimental study on appropriate location of river material mining pits regarding extraction and utilization

H. Haghnazar; B. Hashemzadeh Ansar; R. Amini; M. Saneie

Volume 10, Issue 1 , Winter 2019, Pages 163-175

Abstract
  River bed sand and gravel are utilized more than mountain materials due to their availability and closeness to the transit roads and sites of usage. Excessive and non-technical extraction ...  Read More
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Determination of unstable tectonic zones in C–North deposit, Sangan, NE Iran using GPR method: importance of structural geology
13. Determination of unstable tectonic zones in C–North deposit, Sangan, NE Iran using GPR method: importance of structural geology

A. Rezaei; H. Hassani; P. Moarefvand; A. Golmohammadi

Volume 10, Issue 1 , Winter 2019, Pages 177-195

Abstract
  Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) is an effective and practical geophysical imaging tool, with a wide set of applications in geological mapping of subsurface information. This research ...  Read More
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Beneficiation of a low-grade iron ore by combination of wet low-intensity magnetic separation and reverse flotation methods
14. Beneficiation of a low-grade iron ore by combination of wet low-intensity magnetic separation and reverse flotation methods

A. Behnamfard; E. Khaphaje

Volume 10, Issue 1 , Winter 2019, Pages 197-212

Abstract
  Beneficiation of a low-grade iron ore was investigated by combination of the low-intensity magnetic separation and reverse flotation methods. The main constituents of the representative ...  Read More
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Increasing drying efficiency by modifying the design of feed chute of the Gol-e-Gohar pelletizing plant ball mill
15. Increasing drying efficiency by modifying the design of feed chute of the Gol-e-Gohar pelletizing plant ball mill

A.R. Ghasemi; A.R. Hasankhoei; E. Razi; Gh.A. Parsapour; S. Banisi

Volume 10, Issue 1 , Winter 2019, Pages 213-221

Abstract
  Pelletizing plant of the Gol-E-Gohar mining and industrial company consists of a burner, a dry ball mill (6.2 m × 13 m), and an air separator. The ball mill consists of a 2 m-long ...  Read More
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A comparison between effects of earthquake and blasting on stability of mine slopes: a case study of Chadormalu open-pit mine
16. A comparison between effects of earthquake and blasting on stability of mine slopes: a case study of Chadormalu open-pit mine

R. Shafiei Ganjeh; H. Memarian; M. H. Khosravi; M. Mojarab

Volume 10, Issue 1 , Winter 2019, Pages 223-240

Abstract
  Dynamic slope stability in open-pit mines still remains a challenging task in the computational mining design. Earthquake and blasting are two significant sources of dynamic loads that ...  Read More
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Vanadium extraction from a magnetite ore using alkaline roasting and acid leaching processes: optimization of parameters by response surface methodology
17. Vanadium extraction from a magnetite ore using alkaline roasting and acid leaching processes: optimization of parameters by response surface methodology

D. Ghoddocy Nejad; M. Taghizadeh; A. R. Khanchi

Volume 10, Issue 1 , Winter 2019, Pages 241-255

Abstract
  In this work, thealkaline roasting and sulfuric acid leaching processes were employed to extract vanadium from the magnetite ore of Saghand mine in central Iran. The response surface ...  Read More
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Effect of freeze-thaw cycle on strength and rock strength parameters (A Lushan sandstone case study)
18. Effect of freeze-thaw cycle on strength and rock strength parameters (A Lushan sandstone case study)

M. Hosseini; A. R. Khodayari

Volume 10, Issue 1 , Winter 2019, Pages 257-270

Abstract
  In an era of continued economic development around the globe, numerous rock-related projects including mining and gas/oil exploration are undertaken in regions with cold climates. Winters ...  Read More
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Assessment of an ore body internal dilution based on multivariate geostatistical simulation using exploratory drill hole data
19. Assessment of an ore body internal dilution based on multivariate geostatistical simulation using exploratory drill hole data

I. Masoumi; Gh.R. Kamali; O. Asghari

Volume 10, Issue 1 , Winter 2019, Pages 271-286

Abstract
  Dilution can best be defined as the proportion of waste tonnage to the total weight of ore and waste in each block. Predicting the internal dilution based on geological boundaries of ...  Read More
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New empirical failure criterion for shale
20. New empirical failure criterion for shale

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

Volume 10, Issue 1 , Winter 2019, Pages 287-304

Abstract
  A new failure criterion was presented to predict the ultimate strength of shale under the triaxial and polyaxial state of stress. A database containing 93 datasets was obtained from ...  Read More