Volume 13 (2022)
Volume 12 (2021)
Volume 11 (2020)
Volume 10 (2019)
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)
Prediction of Fly-rock using Gene Expression Programming and Teaching–learning-based Optimization Algorithm

R. Shamsi; M. S. Amini; H. Dehghani; M. Bascompta; B. Jodeiri Shokri; Sh. Entezam

Volume 13, Issue 2 , April 2022, , Pages 391-406


  This paper attempted to estimate the amount of flyrock in the Angoran mine in Zanjan province, Iran using the gene expression programming (GEP) predictive technique. The input data, including flyrock, mean depth of the hole, powder factor, stemming, explosive weight, number of holes, and booster were ...  Read More

CFD-based Modeling of Sarin Gas Dispersion in a Subway Station–A Hypothetical Scenario

M. Hosseini; H. Madani; K. Shahriar

Volume 13, Issue 1 , January 2022, , Pages 235-251


  The main purpose of this work is modeling the dispersion of the sarin gas in a subway station in a hypothetical scenario. The dispersion is modeled using the CFD approach. In the analysis of the environmental conditions of the underground spaces, the only factor that draws a distinction between a subway ...  Read More

Risk assessment of Flyrock in Surface Mines using a FFTA-MCDM Combination

R. Norouzi Masir; M. Ataei; A. Mottahedi

Volume 12, Issue 1 , January 2021, , Pages 191-203


  The drilling and blasting method is the first choice for rock breakage in surface or underground mines due to its high flexibility against variations and low investment costs. However, any method has its own advantages and disadvantages. The flyrock phenomenon is one of the drilling and blasting disadvantages ...  Read More

Dilution Risk Ranking in Underground Metal Mines using Multi-Attributive Approximation Area Comparison

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

Volume 11, Issue 4 , October 2020, , Pages 977-989


  The contamination of ores with wastes or materials of lower than the cut-off grade is referred to as dilution. Dilution is an undesirable phenomenon that, on one hand, reduces the product grade and, consequently, reduces the sales prices and, on the other hand, adds an extra cost to waste production. ...  Read More

Application of Sequential Gaussian Conditional Simulation to Underground Mine Design Under Grade Uncertainty

F. Sotoudeh; M. Ataei; R. Kakaie; Y. Pourrahimian

Volume 11, Issue 3 , July 2020, , Pages 695-709


  In mining projects, all uncertainties associated with a project must be considered to determine the feasibility study. Grade uncertainty is one of the major components of technical uncertainty that affects the variability of the project. Geostatistical simulation, as a reliable approach, is the most ...  Read More

Investigating Alteration Zone Mapping Using EO-1 Hyperion Imagery and Airborne Geophysics Data

M. Lotfi; H. Arefi; A. Bahroudi

Volume 11, Issue 2 , April 2020, , Pages 405-417


  Hyperspectral remote sensing records reflectance or emittance data in a large sum of contiguous and narrow spectral bands, and thus has many information in detecting and mapping the mineral zones. On the other hand, the geological and geophysical data gives us some other fruitful information about the ...  Read More

Bayesian Data Fusion: a Reliable Approach for Descriptive Modeling of Ore Deposits

B. Tokhmechi; S. Ebrahimi; H. Azizi; Seyed R. Ghavami-Riabi; N. Farrokhi

Volume 11, Issue 1 , January 2020, , Pages 63-76


  Recognition of ore deposit genesis is still a controversial challenge for economic geologists. Here, this task was addressed by the virtue of Bayesian data fusion (BDF) implementing available proofs: semi-schematic examples with two (Cu and Pb + Zn) and three (Cu, Pb + Zn and Ag) evidences. The data, ...  Read More

A Mathematical Model to Optimize Allocation Sequence in Dispatching Problem

M. Ghobadi Samani; M. Monjezi; J. Khademi Hamidi; A. Mousavinogholi

Volume 11, Issue 1 , January 2020, , Pages 185-192


  Truck-Shovel fleet, as the most common transportation system in open-pit mines, has a significant part of mining costs, for which optimal management can lead to substantial cost reductions. Among the available dispatch mathematical models, the multi-stage approach is well suited for allocating trucks ...  Read More

Studying Relationship between Coal Intrinsic Characteristics in Spontaneous Combustion of Coal Potential Using Crossing Point Temperature Test Method

A. Saffari; M. Ataei; F. Sereshki

Volume 11, Issue 1 , January 2020, , Pages 315-333


  Spontaneous combustion of coal is one of the most horrifying hazards in coal industries, especially in underground coal mines. Thus having a prior knowledge about the occurrence of this phenomenon in underground coal mines is of crucial importance in preventing this process, loss of life, huge economic ...  Read More

Application of simulated annealing for optimization of blasting costs due to air overpressure constraints in open-pit mines

H. Bakhshandeh Amnieh; M. Hakimiyan Bidgoli; H. Mokhtari; A. Aghajani Bazzazi

Volume 10, Issue 4 , October 2019, , Pages 903-916


  Estimating the costs of blasting operations is an important parameter in open-pit mining. Blasting and rock fragmentation depend on two groups of variables. The first group consists of mass properties, which are uncontrollable, and the second one is the drill-and-blast design parameters, which can be ...  Read More

Characterization of rare earth elements by coupling multivariate analysis, factor analysis, and geostatistical simulation; case-study of Gazestan deposit, central Iran

F. Soltani; P. Moarefvand; F. Alinia; P. Afzal

Volume 10, Issue 4 , October 2019, , Pages 929-945


  The traditional approaches of modeling and estimation of highly skewed deposits have led to incorrect evaluations, creating challenges and risks in resource management. The low concentration of the rare earth element (REE) deposits, on one hand, and their strategic importance, on the other, enhances ...  Read More

Analysis of reliability and maintainability for multiple repairable units (Case study: Sungun copper mine)

R. Razzaghzadeh; R. Shakoor Shahabi; A. Nouri Qarahasanlou

Volume 10, Issue 4 , October 2019, , Pages 1045-1059


  The appropriate operating of mining machines is affected by both the executive and environmental factors. Considering the effects and the related risks lead to a better understanding of the failures of such machines. This leads to a proper prediction of the reliability parameters of such machines. In ...  Read More

Geostatistical and multi-fractal modeling of geological and geophysical characteristics in Ghalandar Skarn-Porphyry Cu Deposit, Iran

S. Salarian; O. Asghari; M. Abedi; S. K. Alilou

Volume 10, Issue 4 , October 2019, , Pages 1061-1081


  This work aims at figuring out the spatial relationships between the geophysical and geological models in a case study pertaining to copper-sulfide mineralization through an integrated 3D analysis of favorable target. The Ghalandar Skarn-Porphyry Cu Deposit, which is located in NW Iran, is selected for ...  Read More

Use of a mixed integer programming model to achieve an optimum size of blast block in open-pit mining with regard to size of mineable block using fuzzy logic approach

A. Mozafari; A. H. Bangian Tabrizi; M. Taji; A. Parhizkar

Volume 10, Issue 4 , October 2019, , Pages 1095-1104


  In this paper, we present an integrated model to find the optimum size of blast block that uses (i) a multi-criteria decision-making method to specify the applicable size of the mineable block; (ii) a linear programming method for the selection of the blasted areas to be excavated and in deciding the ...  Read More

Delineation of alteration zones based on kriging, artificial neural networks, and concentration–volume fractal modelings in hypogene zone of Miduk porphyry copper deposit, SE Iran

O. Gholampour; A. Hezarkhani; A. Maghsoudi; M. Mousavi

Volume 10, Issue 3 , July 2019, , Pages 575-595


  This paper presents a quantitative modeling for delineating alteration zones in the hypogene zone of the Miduk porphyry copper deposit (SE Iran) based on the core drilling data. The main goal of this work was to apply the Ordinary Kriging (OK), Artificial Neural Networks (ANNs), and Concentration-Volume ...  Read More

Airflow inside tunnel boring machine: A numerical study and an experimental verification

H.R. Nezarat; Seyed M. E. Jalali; M. Nazari

Volume 10, Issue 3 , July 2019, , Pages 623-632


  Knowledge of the airflow distribution inside a Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) can create a safe working environment for workers and machinery. The airflow quality and the related mass flow rate in the ventilation system should be sufficient to dilute gases and remove dust inside the tunnel. In this work, ...  Read More

Fuzzy tonnage-average grade model based on extension principle

S. Soltani-Mohammadi; A. Soltani; B. Sohrabian

Volume 10, Issue 3 , July 2019, , Pages 659-666


  Due to the nature of the geological and mining activities, different input parameters in the grade estimation and mineral resource evaluation are always tainted with uncertainties. It is possible to investigate the uncertainties related to the measurements and parameters of the variogram model using ...  Read More

Ant colony algorithm as a high-performance method in resource estimation using LVA field; A case study: Choghart Iron ore deposit

H. Moini; F. Mohammad Torab

Volume 10, Issue 3 , July 2019, , Pages 667-678


  Kriging is an advanced geostatistical procedure that generates an estimated surface or 3D model from a scattered set of points. This method can be used for estimating resources using a grid of sampled boreholes. However, conventional ordinary kriging (OK) is unable to take locally varying anisotropy ...  Read More

Delineation of podiform-type chromite mineralization using geochemical mineralization prospectivity index and staged factor analysis in Balvard area (SE Iran)

P. Afzal; M. Yusefi; M. Mirzaie; E. Ghadiri-Sufi; S. Ghasemzadeh; L. Daneshvar Saein

Volume 10, Issue 3 , July 2019, , Pages 705-715


  The aim of this work was to delineate the prospects of podiform-type chromite by staged factor analysis and geochemical mineralization prospectivity index in Balvard area, SE Iran. The stream sediment data and fault density were used as the exploration features for prospectivity modeling in the studied ...  Read More

Processing a multifold ground penetration radar data using common-diffraction-surface stack method

H. Shahsavani

Volume 10, Issue 3 , July 2019, , Pages 777-785


  Recently, the non-destructive methods have become of interest to the scientists in various fields. One of these method is Ground Penetration Radar (GPR), which can provide a valuable information from underground structures in a friendly environment and cost-effective way. To increase the signal-to-noise ...  Read More

Fault orientation modeling of Sonda- Jherruck coalfield, Pakistan

I. M. Jiskani; F. I. Siddiqui

Volume 10, Issue 2 , April 2019, , Pages 305-313


  Faults are the most critical tectonic factors in geological structures, which have major economic impacts on mining economics. Thus it is necessary to understand faults in order to identify the actual risks and complications associated with mining. In the preliminary investigation of the Sonda-Jherruck ...  Read More

Application of fractal modeling to delineate alteration zones and lithological units in Masjed-Daghi Cu-Au porphyry deposit, NW Iran

H. Nikoogoftar Safa; A. Hezarkhani

Volume 10, Issue 2 , April 2019, , Pages 339-356


  In this paper, we aim to present a quantitative modeling for delineating the alteration zones and lithological units in the hypogene zone of Masjed-Daghi Cu-Au porphyry deposit (NW Iran) based on the drill core data. The main goal of this work is to apply Ordinary Kriging (OK) and concentration-volume ...  Read More

Potential of OM of Iranian peat and swamp and characterization of physico-chemical properties of organic soils

S. Tabasi; M. Kurdi; M. Bahrammanesh

Volume 10, Issue 2 , April 2019, , Pages 401-416


  The objective of this work was to investigate the potential of three different kinds of Iranian peat and swamp soils as sources of organic matter (OM) in the Golestan Province, Northern Iran. Comparison of the peats was done in terms of the degree of humification on the von Post scale. Moreover, the ...  Read More

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

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