Volume 13 (2022)
Volume 12 (2021)
Volume 11 (2020)
Volume 9 (2018)
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 Exploitation
Analysis of a possible root cause and mechanism for Soma mine disaster

B. Ünver; M.S. Ünal

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


  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 field in terms of their effects on mining are presented. This paper basically concentrates on the factors that played an ...  Read More

Case Study
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 , January 2019, Pages 27-36


  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 can be investigated as a major criterion to evaluate its performance. The wear rate of diamond wire saw depends upon non-controlled ...  Read More

Case Study Mineral Processing
Stage specialization for design and analysis of flotation circuits

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

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


  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 configurations, the best equipment must be placed at the beginning stage of the flotation circuits. The size of the ...  Read More

Case Study Environment
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 , January 2019, Pages 49-73


  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 SE Iran. Shahr-e-Babak is currently facing a shortage of resources, and therefore, mineral exploration in the deeper and ...  Read More

Case Study Environment
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 , January 2019, Pages 75-86


  In geochemical exploration, there are various techniques such as univariate and multivariate statistical methods available for recognition of anomalous areas. Univariate techniques are usually utilized to estimate the threshold value, which is the smallest quantity among the values representing the anomalous ...  Read More

Case Study Mineral Processing
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 , January 2019, Pages 87-94


  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 methodology to estimate the amount of exposed cyanicides, their leaching kinetics, and speciation of cyanide complexes that ...  Read More

Case Study Rock Mechanics
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 , January 2019, Pages 95-112


  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. Two meta-heuristic optimization methods including particle swarm optimization (PSO) and imperialist competitive algorithm ...  Read More

Case Study
Clay sedimentation and consolidation behaviour in tailing storage facilities over mine lifetime

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

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


  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 (TSF) of the Shahrbabak copper complex. The design solid concentration of the thickened tailings is 63 wt.% in the ...  Read More

Case Study Rock Mechanics
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 , January 2019, Pages 125-138


  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 result in the rock fragmentation. Rock fragmentation is mainly caused by the propagation of inherent pre-existing fractures ...  Read More

Case Study Exploitation
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 , January 2019, Pages 139-149


  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 newly developed multiple-point geostatistics (MPS) algorithms, to some extent, adapt these techniques to increase the ...  Read More

Case Study Mineral Processing
Combined DEM and SPH simulation of ball milling

M. Jahani Chegeni

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


  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, the milling operation of ball mills is investigated using two methods, i.e. DEM and combined DEM-SPH. First, a pilot ...  Read More

Case Study
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 , January 2019, Pages 163-175


  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 of gravel and sand bring a kind of interference in them, leading to many negative consequences. Therefore, presenting ...  Read More

Case Study
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 , January 2019, Pages 177-195


  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 study aims at determination of the geophysical parameter differences in the subsurface geological structures and construction ...  Read More

Case Study Mineral Processing
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 , January 2019, Pages 197-212


  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 sample were 36.86% Fe, 8.1% FeO, 14.2% CaO, 13.6% SiO2, and 0.12% S based on the X-ray fluorescence, titration, and ...  Read More

Case Study Mineral Processing
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 , January 2019, Pages 213-221


  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 drying and an 11 m-long grinding chambers. The iron ore concentrate is fed to the drying chamber by a feed chute. It ...  Read More

Case Study Rock Mechanics
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 , January 2019, Pages 223-240


  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 can cause many damages to open-pit mines in active seismic areas and during exploitation cycles. In this work, the effects ...  Read More

Case Study Mineral Processing
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 , January 2019, Pages 241-255


  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 methodology based on the central composite design model was applied to optimize the parameters involved in the processes. ...  Read More

Case Study Rock Mechanics
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 , January 2019, Pages 257-270


  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 in the Iranian western and northwestern provinces are characterized by a high precipitation rate and a cold weather. ...  Read More

Case Study Exploitation
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 , January 2019, Pages 271-286


  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 waste and ore in each block can help engineers to develop more reliable long-term planning designs in mining activities. ...  Read More

Case Study Rock Mechanics
New empirical failure criterion for shale

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

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


  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 the results of the uniaxial, triaxial, polyaxial compressive tests, an indirect tensile test was collected from reliable ...  Read More