Assessment of natural attenuation of acid mine drainage pollutants in El Bierzo and Odiel basins: A case study
1. Assessment of natural attenuation of acid mine drainage pollutants in El Bierzo and Odiel basins: A case study

Prof R.N. Singh; O Aduvire; V.F Navarro Torres

Volume 2, Issue 2 , Summer 2011, Pages 78-85

Abstract
  In the past, mining activities have generated major acid drainage sources, which usually carry dissolved metals that flow into the main rivers of the affected basins. The study looks ...  Read More
Investigation of blind massive sulphide deposit signatures in the calcrete layers as a geochemical barrier: A case study of Areachap, Kantienpan and Copperton deposits
2. Investigation of blind massive sulphide deposit signatures in the calcrete layers as a geochemical barrier: A case study of Areachap, Kantienpan and Copperton deposits

Reza Ghavami-Riabi; H.F.J Theart

Volume 2, Issue 2 , Summer 2011, Pages 86-101

Abstract
  The trace element contents on the surface originated from mineralization would depend to the thickness of the calcrete layer above the ore deposit on the surface. A very thick layer ...  Read More
On the reduction of the ordinary kriging smoothing effect
3. On the reduction of the ordinary kriging smoothing effect

H. Rezaee; O. Asghari; J.K. Yamamoto

Volume 2, Issue 2 , Summer 2011, Pages 102-117

Abstract
  A simple but novel and applicable approach is proposed to solve the problem of smoothing effect of ordinary kriging estimate which is widely used in mining and earth sciences. It is ...  Read More
A new algorithm for optimum open pit design: Floating cone method III
4. A new algorithm for optimum open pit design: Floating cone method III

ebrahim elahi; Reza Kakaie; amir yusefi

Volume 2, Issue 2 , Summer 2011, Pages 118-125

Abstract
  Ultimate limits of an open pit, which define its size and shape at the end of the mine’s life, is the pit with the highest profit value. A number of algorithms such as floating ...  Read More
Limestone chemical components estimation using image processing and pattern recognition techniques
5. Limestone chemical components estimation using image processing and pattern recognition techniques

F. Khorram; H. Memarian; B. Tokhmechi; H. Soltanian-zadeh

Volume 2, Issue 2 , Summer 2011, Pages 126-135

Abstract
  In this study based on image analysis, an ore grade estimation model was developed. The study was performed at a limestone mine in central Iran. The samples were collected from different ...  Read More
Relationship between fracture dip angle, aperture and fluid flow in the fractured rock masses
6. Relationship between fracture dip angle, aperture and fluid flow in the fractured rock masses

Mohammad Fatehi; Arash Pashapour; Javad Gholamnejad

Volume 2, Issue 2 , Summer 2011, Pages 136-145

Abstract
  Most of the Earth's crust contains fluids, and fractures are common throughout the upper part. They exist at a wide range of scales from micro-fractures within grains to major faults ...  Read More
Estimating the deformation modulus of jointed rock mass under multilateral loading condition using analytical methods
7. Estimating the deformation modulus of jointed rock mass under multilateral loading condition using analytical methods

M Ebadi; Saeed Karimi Nasab; H Jalalifar

Volume 2, Issue 2 , Summer 2011, Pages 146-156

Abstract
  rnDetermination of rock mass deformation modulus is very important in different projects, especially in civil and mining engineering works. In-situ measurements such as dilatometer, ...  Read More