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)

Case Study Environment
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

https://doi.org/10.22044/jme.2024.13770.2554

Abstract
  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

Case Study Mineral Processing
Stability analysis of slope of a pump hose building and water storage tank at Narkanda, India: A case study

SAHIL KUMAR; Ravi Kumar Sharma

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 06 June 2024

https://doi.org/10.22044/jme.2024.14159.2634

Abstract
  Landslides affecting life and property losses has become a serious threat in various countries worldwide which highlights the importance of slope stability and mitigation. The methods and tools employed for slope stability analysis, ranging from traditional limit equilibrium methods to worldly-wise numerical ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Rock Mechanics
Exploring Ground Behavior in Underground Excavations Under Squeezing Stress Conditions

Naeem Abbas; Li Kegang

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 10 April 2024

https://doi.org/10.22044/jme.2024.14198.2644

Abstract
  The study examined the influence of cohesion, friction angle, and tunnel diameter on stability within engineering and geotechnical frameworks, while considering the consequences of nearby excavations on the overall stability assessment. The results show that a higher angle of internal friction leads ...  Read More

Review Paper Rock Mechanics
A Review on Analysis and Mitigation Strategies for Landslide Risk Management: Case studies of Nainital, Satluj Valley, Pipalkoti, Jhakri, Panjpiri in Indian Himalayan Region, India

Tanya Thakur; Kanwarpreet Singh; Abhishek Sharma

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 06 June 2024

https://doi.org/10.22044/jme.2024.14218.2652

Abstract
  Landslides affecting life and property losses has become a serious threat in various countries worldwide which highlights the importance of slope stability and mitigation. The methods and tools employed for slope stability analysis, ranging from traditional limit equilibrium methods to worldly-wise numerical ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Environment
PHYTOTESTING AS A TOOL IN ASSESSING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF SALT DUMP RECLAMATION

Anna Perevoshchikova; Elizaveta Malyshkina; Natalia Mitrakova; Nikita Kobelev; Larisa Rudakova

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 06 May 2024

https://doi.org/10.22044/jme.2024.14331.2679

Abstract
  The utilisation of potash reserves has various environmental consequences, such as the generation of substantial volumes of solid waste containing high levels of sodium chloride. The accumulation of environmental harm gives rise to an unfavourable environmental scenario in potash production areas, which ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Exploitation
Stability analysis of set-up room of a deep longwall panel of India using 3D numerical modelling technique

AVULA RAJASHEKAR YADAV; Sreenivasa Rao Islavath; Srikanth katkuri

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 15 May 2024

https://doi.org/10.22044/jme.2024.14360.2689

Abstract
  The installation gallery/set-up room of a longwall panel is driven for installation of the longwall face machineries to start the extraction of coal from the longwall panel. The width of the installation gallery is 8 to 9 m. This gallery needs to be stabilized till the face machineries to be deployed ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Exploitation
Predicting open pit mine production using machine learning techniques: A case study in Peru

Marco Antonio Cotrina Teatino; Jairo Jhonatan Marquina Araujo; Eduardo Manuel Noriega Vidal; Jose Nestor Mamani Quispe; Johnny Henrry Ccatamayo Barrios; Joe Alexis Gonzalez Vasquez; Solio Marino Arango Retamozo

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 15 May 2024

https://doi.org/10.22044/jme.2024.14416.2703

Abstract
  The primary objective of this research was to apply machine learning techniques to predict the production of an open pit mine in Peru. Four advanced techniques were employed: Random Forest (RF), Extreme Gradient Boosting (XGBoost), K-Nearest Neighbors (KNN), and Bayesian Regression (RB). The methodology ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Rock Mechanics
Performance Evaluation of Zinc Tailing Waste Material for Embankment Construction: Experimental and Numerical Investigation

Pankaj Bhatt; Anil Kumar Sinha; Mariya Dayana P J; Murtaza Hasan; Parvathi Geetha Sreekantan

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 06 June 2024

https://doi.org/10.22044/jme.2024.13368.2459

Abstract
  The rapid development of road networks needs huge construction materials. Mining and industrial wastes can be used as sustainable road construction materials and will be alternatives to fulfill the huge demand in road construction. Zinc tailing is one such mining waste and has the potential for road ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Exploration
Evaluation of Band Ratio Technique for Prediction of Iron-Titanium Mineralization Using Ensemble Machine Learning Model: A Case Study from Khamal area, Western Saudi Arabia

Ahmed Ali Madani

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 11 June 2024

https://doi.org/10.22044/jme.2024.14451.2711

Abstract
  Innovation in mineral exploration occurs either in the construction of new ore deposit models or the development of new techniques used to locate the ore deposits. Band ratio is the image processing technique developed for mineral exploration. The present study presents a new approach used to evaluate ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Exploitation
Dynamic Pit Tracker: An Iterative Heuristic Algorithm Tracing Optimized Solution for Ultimate Pit Limit and Blocks Sequencing Problem

Meisam Saleki; Reza Khaloo Kakaie; Mohammad Ataei; Ali Nouri Qarahasanlou

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 10 June 2024

https://doi.org/10.22044/jme.2024.12944.2349

Abstract
  One of the most critical designs in open-pit mining is the ultimate pit limit (UPL). The UPL is frequently computed initially through profit-maximizing algorithms like the Lerchs-Grossman (LG). Then, in order to optimize net present value (NPV), production planning is executed for the blocks that ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Exploitation
A generalized mathematical model for integrated production planning in drift-and-fill mining operation

Mehdi Rahmanpour; Golpari Norozi; Hassan Bakhshandeh Amnieh

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 15 May 2024

https://doi.org/10.22044/jme.2024.13578.2510

Abstract
  Drift-and-fill mining is a variation of cut-and-fill mining method. Drift-and-fill mining method refers to the excavation of several parallel drifts in ore. Excavation of a new drift could start when its adjacent drifts are backfilled or not excavated. The amount of ore material and its grade depends ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Exploration
Developing GEP tree‑based, Neuro‑swarm, and whale optimization models for evaluating Groundwater Seepage into Tunnels: A Case Study

Ali Aalianvari; shirin Jahanmiri; malihehe Abbaszadeh

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 12 April 2024

https://doi.org/10.22044/jme.2024.13601.2513

Abstract
  Groundwater inflow is a critical subject within the domains of hydrology, hydraulic engineering, hydrogeology, rock engineering, and related disciplines. Tunnels excavated below the groundwater table, in particular, face the inherent risk of groundwater seepage during both the excavation process and ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Mineral Processing
Flotation of oxidized antimony ore of sefidabe mine

Alireza Javadi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 10 June 2024

https://doi.org/10.22044/jme.2024.13694.2541

Abstract
  The main and economic mineral of antimony is stibnite or antimony sulfide, and the research and processes in the world are based on it, and oxide minerals are not considered among the economic and important reserves of antimony due to the difficulty of processing and the lack of optimal efficiency of ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Exploitation
A New method for stability analysis of chain pillar in longwall mining by using Coulmann graphical method

Mohammad Sina Abdollahi; Mehdi Najafi; Alireza Yarahamdi Bafghi; Ramin Rafiee

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 10 April 2024

https://doi.org/10.22044/jme.2024.13754.2548

Abstract
  The stability analysis of chain pillars is crucial, especially as coal extraction rates increase, making it essential to reduce the size of these pillars. Therefore, a new method for estimating the load on chain pillars holds significant importance. This research introduces a novel solution for estimating ...  Read More

Case Study Exploration
Mineral Prospectivity modeling with airborne geophysics and geochemistry data, A case study of Shahr-e-Babak study area, southeastern Iran

Moslem Jahantigh; Hamid Reza Ramazi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 22 February 2024

https://doi.org/10.22044/jme.2024.13857.2575

Abstract
  The present paper gives out data-driven method with airborne magnetic data, airborne radiometric data, and geochemistry data. The purpose of this study is to create a mineral potential model of the Shahr-e-Babak studied area. The studied area is located in the south-eastern of Iran. The various evidential ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Exploitation
Optimizing Long-Term Production Scheduling in Open Pit Mining under Commodity Price Uncertainty: A Two-Stage Stochastic Programming Approach

Elham Lotfi; Javad Gholamnejad; Mehdi Najafi; Mohammad Sadegh Zamani; Mahboobe Honarvar

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 06 June 2024

https://doi.org/10.22044/jme.2024.13814.2576

Abstract
  In the context of open pit mining operations, long-term production scheduling faces significant challenges due to inherent uncertainties, particularly in commodity prices. Traditional mathematical models often adopt a single-point estimation strategy for commodity price, leading to suboptimal mine plans ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Rock Mechanics
Discrete elements analysis of sand production mechanism in oil well considering effects of in situ stress and fluid pressure

masoud yazdani; Mohammad Fatehi Marji; Hamid Soltanian; Mehdi Najafi; Manouchehr Sanei

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 22 January 2024

https://doi.org/10.22044/jme.2024.13894.2585

Abstract
  Approximately 70% of the world's hydrocarbon fields are located in reservoirs with low-strength rocks such as sandstone. During the production of hydrocarbons from sandstone reservoirs, sand-sized particles may become dislodged from the formation, and enter the hydrocarbon fluid flow. Sand production ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Exploitation
Performance Evaluation of a Haul Truck Allocation Model in the Sungun Copper Mine

Mehrnaz Mohtasham; Hossein Mirzaei Nasir Abad; Farshad Rahimzadeh-Nanekaran

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 10 April 2024

https://doi.org/10.22044/jme.2024.13932.2597

Abstract
  Transportation of materials is the most cost-intensive component in open-pit mining operations. The aim of the allocation models is to manage and optimize transportation activities, leading to reduced wasted time, and ultimately, increasing profitability while reducing operational costs. Given that the ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Exploitation
Determination of the caving zone height using numerical and physical modeling based on the undercutting method, joint dip, and spacing

Behnam Alipenhani; mehran jalilian; Abbas Majdi; Hassan Bakhshandeh Amnieh; Mohammad Hossein Khosravi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 12 April 2024

https://doi.org/10.22044/jme.2024.13984.2609

Abstract
  The paper presents the effect of the dip of joints, joint spacing, and the undercutting method on the height of the caving in block caving. The obtained results show that among the three investigated parameters, respectively, the dip of joints, undercutting method, and joint spacing have the greatest ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Rock Mechanics
Simulating the hydraulic fracturing mechanism around the hydrocarbon wellbores with emphasizing its effects on the sand production

Mohammad Fatehi Marji; masoud yazdani; Mehdi Najafi; Manouchehr Sanei

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 13 May 2024

https://doi.org/10.22044/jme.2024.14049.2619

Abstract
  Around 70% of the world's hydrocarbon fields are situated in reservoirs containing low-strength rocks, such as sandstone. During the production of hydrocarbons from sandstone reservoirs, sand-sized particles may become dislodged from the formation and enter the hydrocarbon fluid flow. Sand production ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Exploration
Application of fractal modeling for accurate resources estimation in the Qarah Tappeh copper deposit, NW Iran

Sepideh Ghasemi; Ali Imamalipur; Samaneh Barak

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 12 May 2024

https://doi.org/10.22044/jme.2024.14071.2622

Abstract
  This investigation centers on the Qarah Tappeh copper deposit, situated in the northern region of West Azerbaijan province, approximately 15 kilometers northeast of Maku city. The primary objective of the study is to comprehensively examine the study area through the analysis of 253 lithogeochemical ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Exploration
Application of hybrid Wavelet-Fractal approach for denoising and spatial modeling of environmental pollution

Hossein Mahdiyanfar; Mirmahdi Seyedrahimi-Niaraq

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 03 June 2024

https://doi.org/10.22044/jme.2024.14197.2643

Abstract
  In this investigation, the hybrid approach of wavelet transforms and fractal method named Wavelet-Fractal model has been utilized for geochemical contamination mapping as a novel application. For this purpose, the distribution maps of pollutant elements were transformed to the position-scale domain using ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Rock Mechanics
The effect of soil and grout mixture on the ground surface settlement in mechanized excavation

Hamid Chakeri; Faezeh Barri; Mohammad Darbor; Hamed Haghkish

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 12 April 2024

https://doi.org/10.22044/jme.2024.14136.2666

Abstract
  Excavation with Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) in urban environments can have risks, such as ground surface settlement. The empty space between the cutterhead and the segment should be filled with suitable grout during the excavation. Nowadays, using grout behind the segment and other fillers fill the empty ...  Read More

Review Paper Rock Mechanics
Participation of Analytical Parameters in Predictive Empirical Models for Rock Mass Deformation Modulus: A Review

Mohammad Reza Shahverdiloo; Shokroallah Zare

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 10 June 2024

https://doi.org/10.22044/jme.2024.14299.2671

Abstract
  The deformation modulus of rock mass is necessary for stability analysis of rock structures, which is generally estimated by empirical models with one to five input parameters/indexes. However, appropriate input parameter participation to establish a sound basis for a reliable prediction has been a challenging ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Exploitation
Developing a new model for predicting specific energy (SE) for economic and environmental optimization of the diamond wire cutting operation

mohammad hossein jalalian; Raheb Bagherpour; mehrbod khoshouei; S. Najmedin Almasi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 13 May 2024

https://doi.org/10.22044/jme.2024.14303.2672

Abstract
  Diamond wire cutting is a common method to extract dimension stones, which depends on various factors, including the mechanical and physical properties of the stone, cutting specifications, and operational characteristics. Specific energy, production rate, efficiency, and wear of diamond beads are some ...  Read More

Case Study Exploration
Integration of airborne geophysics data with fuzzy c-means unsupervised machine learning method to predict geological map, Shahr-e-Babak study area, Southern Iran

Moslem Jahantigh; Hamid Reza Ramazi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 21 April 2024

https://doi.org/10.22044/jme.2024.14173.2636

Abstract
  Fuzzy c-means (FCM) is an unsupervised machine learning algorithm. This method assists in integrating airborne geophysics data and extracting automatic geological map. This paper tries to combine airborne geophysics data consisting of aeromagnetic, potassium, and thorium layers to classify the lithological ...  Read More