Volume 15 (2024)
Volume 14 (2023)
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)
Exploring Dark Tourism in Mining Heritage: Competitiveness and Ethical Dilemmas

Aditi Nag; Smriti Mishra

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 16 December 2023


  This review paper delves into the burgeoning cultural phenomenon of dark tourism, specifically exploring its connection with Mining Heritage Towns (MHTs). The paper navigates the intricate interplay between tourism competitiveness and ethical considerations in these sites laden with historical trauma ...  Read More

Applications of IoT Framework for Underground Mine Safety: Limitations and Solutions

Jitendra Pramanik; Singam Jayanthu; Dr Abhaya Kumar Samal

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 23 January 2024


  The environmental conditions present in underground (UG) mines working site significantly impacts the productivity, efficiency, effectiveness as well as threatened security levels. Consequently, maintaining safety in mineral excavation process requires continuous monitoring of the intricate and perilous ...  Read More

Analysis of concentration of ambient particulate matter in the surrounding area of an opencast coal mine using machine learning techniques

Podicheti Ravi Kiran; Ramchandar Karra

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 02 February 2024


  Opencast coal mines play a crucial role in meeting the energy demands of a country. However, the operations will result in deterioration of ambient air quality, particularly due to particulate emissions. The dispersion of particulate matter will vary based on the mining parameters and local meteorological ...  Read More

Evaluation of the Slope Stability under Geological Conditions Using Multi-Factorial Fuzzy Classification System

Morteza Niromand; Reza Mikaeil; Mehran Advay; Masoud Zare Naghadehi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 23 January 2024


  Slope instability can occur due to external loads such as earthquakes, explosions, and pore pressures. In addition, under natural conditions, slope instability can be caused by factors such as the erosion of some parts of the slope due to water or wind currents and the gradual rise of groundwater levels. ...  Read More

Revitalizing Mining Heritage Tourism: A Machine Learning Approach to Tourism Management

Aditi Nag; Smriti Mishra

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 09 January 2024


  The convergence of Mining Heritage Tourism (MHT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) presents a transformative paradigm, reshaping heritage preservation, visitor engagement, and sustainable growth. This paper investigates the dynamic synergy between these realms, probing how AI-driven technologies can augment ...  Read More

Geotechnical Evaluation of Mine Wastes for Utilization in Embarkment Construction in Jos, Central Nigeria

Ayodele Owolabi; Sunday Olabisi Daramola

Volume 15, Issue 2 , April 2024, , Pages 427-438


  Nigeria is abundantly blessed with solid mineral resources such as copper, gold, and tantalite, which are essential for the economic growth of the country. The extraction of these mineral resources comes with the generation of huge amount of waste. This study examines the possibility of utilizing some ...  Read More

Mining Ghost Town Revitalization through Heritage Tourism Initiatives

Aditi Nag; Smriti Mishra

Volume 15, Issue 2 , April 2024, , Pages 439-461


  This study examines the revitalization of mining ghost towns (MGTs) through heritage tourism, focusing on sustainability and heritage preservation. The study highlights the transformative potential of heritage tourism in revitalizing these towns, highlighting the economic resilience achieved through ...  Read More

Ecological Risk Analysis of Stream Sediments Data and Impact on Aquatic Biota around Mining and Agricultural Regions

Gregory Udie Sikakwe; Samuel Adebayo Ojo; Andrew Aondover Tyopine

Volume 15, Issue 2 , April 2024, , Pages 517-536


  Potentially harmful elements enter into the environment through mining and agricultural activities, causing water and stream sediment pollution.  Ecological risk analysis helps to determine sediment pollution, to recommend remediation measures for human health safety and the survival of aquatic ...  Read More

Optimizing Hybrid Photocatalytic-ozonation for Offshore Produced Water Treatment

Masoud Rabieian; Farhad Qaderi

Volume 15, Issue 1 , January 2024, , Pages 239-259


  Offshore produced water (OPW), a type of wastewater rich in hazardous compounds such as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), requires effective treatment. This study presents a novel methodology utilizing TiO2 nanoparticles, ultraviolet (UV) lamps, and ozonation for the degradation of phenanthrene ...  Read More

Cyanide Removal from Tailing Slurry of Gold Processing Plant using Surfactant-modified Zeolite

Mehdi Soleymani Gharegol; Kazem Badv; Behzad Nemati akhgar

Volume 15, Issue 1 , January 2024, , Pages 285-300


  This paper carried out the study on removing cyanide from aqueous solutions by modified zeolite with hexadecyltrimethylammonium bromide. After determining the properties of the prepared adsorbent by the XRD, SEM, FTIR, and BET techniques, the effect of parameters such as the initial concentration of ...  Read More

Protection of Geological Heritage by a New Phenomenon in Earth Sciences: Geoconservation

Abdollah Yazdi; rahim dabiri; Habib Mollai

Volume 15, Issue 1 , January 2024, , Pages 365-379


  Geosites and their contents including minerals, fossils, etc. can strongly represent the history of a region. They greatly help our understanding of the evolution of Earth, volcanic activities, plate tectonics, and the characteristics of different environments. These are some of the vital information ...  Read More

Soil liquefaction susceptibility of Akcay residential area (Biga Peninsula, Turkey) close to North Anatolian Fault Zone

Şener Ceryan; Pijush Samui; Osman Samed Özkan; Samet Berber; Şule Tüdeş; Hakan Elci; Nurcihan Ceryan

Volume 14, Issue 4 , October 2023, , Pages 1141-1153


  Balikesir province Akcay district (Biga Peninsula, South Marmara Region, Turkey); the studied area is located on the southern branch of the North Anatolian Fault Zone, where some earthquake, 1867 Edremit (Mw =7.0), 1919 Ayvalik-Sarmisakli (Mw = 7.0), 1944 Edremit (Mw =6.4) and 1953 Yenice (Mw = 7.2) ...  Read More

A Rule-based Expert System for Selection of Rehabilitation Strategies for Abandoned Mines in South Africa

Sphiwe Emmanuel EMMANUEL Mhlongo; Francis Amphose Dacosta; Armstrong Kadyamatimba; George O Akintola

Volume 14, Issue 4 , October 2023, , Pages 1171-1181


  South Africa has 6100 documented abandoned mines. The government is responsible for the management and rehabilitation of these mines to address their environmental problems, physical hazards, and socio-economic issues. In general, rehabilitating abandoned mines involves making a series of critical decisions ...  Read More

-Permeability Tensor Calculation of Pumped Storage Power Plant Cavern of Rudbar Lorestan Dam using Crack Tensor

Akbar Esmaeilzadeh; Korosh Shahriar; Reza Mikaeil

Volume 14, Issue 4 , October 2023, , Pages 1261-1272


  The hydraulic properties of the rock masses are of great importance in analyzing the behavior and stability of the structures constructed on or in rock mass. Permeability is key parameter among other rock mass features due to its important role in rock mass overall behavior. According to aforementioned ...  Read More

Sustainable Utilization of Waste Foundry Sand and Sodium Chloride in Soil Stabilization

Sehla Altaf; Kanwarpreet Singh; Abhishek Sharma

Volume 14, Issue 3 , July 2023, , Pages 897-908


  The expansion and contraction properties of black cotton soil make it a challenging task to construct structures on it. Hence, modifying its expansion and contraction behavior is imperative to make black cotton soil appropriate for construction purposes. This study aims to assess the geo-technical properties ...  Read More

Evaluation of stream sediment contamination by potentially toxic elements around mining and farming areas (SE Nigeria)

G.U Sikakwe

Volume 10, Issue 4 , October 2019, , Pages 833-851


  In this work, the concentrations of the potentially toxic elements in stream sediments in SE Nigeria were assessed for pollution monitoring in mining, quarrying, and farming areas. The levels of iron, molybdenum, vanadium, copper, lead, zinc, nickel, cobalt, manganese, chromium, barium, and beryllium ...  Read More

Delineation of alteration zones based on artificial neural networks and concentration-volume fractal methods in the hypogene zone of porphyry copper-gold deposit, Masjed-Daghi, East Azerbaijan Province, Iran

H. Nikoogoftar; A. Hezarkhani

Volume 10, Issue 4 , October 2019, , Pages 883-901


  In this paper, we aim to achieve two specific objectives. The first one is to examine the applicability of the Artificial Neural Networks (ANNs) technique in ore grade estimation. Different training algorithms and numbers of hidden neurons are applied to estimate Cu grade of borehole data in the hypogene ...  Read More

Detection of Mo geochemical anomaly in depth using a new scenario based on spectrum–area fractal analysis

H. Mahdiyanfar

Volume 10, Issue 3 , July 2019, , Pages 695-704


  Detection of deep and hidden mineralization using the surface geochemical data is a challenging subject in the mineral exploration. In this work, a novel scenario based on the spectrum–area fractal analysis (SAFA) and the principal component analysis (PCA) has been applied to distinguish and delineate ...  Read More

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

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

A comparative study of fractal models and U-statistic method to identify geochemical anomalies; case study of Avanj porphyry system, Central Iran

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

Volume 9, Issue 1 , January 2018, , Pages 209-227


  The most significant aspect of a geochemical exploration program is to define and separate the anomalous values from the background. In the past decades, geochemical anomalies have been identified by means of various methods. Most of the conventional statistical methods aiming at defining the geochemical ...  Read More

Application of alteration index and zoning for Pb-Znexploration in Haft-Savaran area, Khomein, Iran

N. Zandy Ilghani; F. Ghadimi; M. Ghomi

Volume 9, Issue 1 , January 2018, , Pages 229-242


  The Haft-Savaran Pb-Zn mineralization zone with the lower Jurassic age is located in the southern basin of Arak and Malayer-Isfahan metallogenic belt of Iran. Based upon the geological map of the Haft-Savaran area, the sandstone and shale of lower Jurassic are the main rocks of Pb-Zn deposit. In this ...  Read More