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)

Selection of the best strategy for Iran's quarries: SWOT-FAHP method

M. M Tahernejad; M. Ataei; R Khalokakaie

Volume 3, Issue 1 , January 2012, , Pages 1-13


  Iran has high potential and unique stone reserves in terms of variety of color, texture, quality, and economic value; nevertheless, in spite of growing mine production during the past decade, in many instances this potential has been overlooked. Therefore it is necessary to investigate strategic factors ...  Read More

Application of Artificial Neural Networks and Support Vector Machines for carbonate pores size estimation from 3D seismic data

Andisheh Alimoradi; Ali Moradzadeh; Mohammad Reza Bakhtiari

Volume 4, Issue 1 , January 2013, , Pages 1-14


  This paper proposes a method for the prediction of pore size values in hydrocarbon reservoirs using 3D seismic data. To this end, an actual carbonate oil field in the south-western part ofIranwas selected. Taking real geological conditions into account, different models of reservoir were constructed ...  Read More

Karstic water exploration using the Schlumberger VES and dipole–dipole resistivity profiling surveys in the Tepal area, west of Shahrood, Iran

Alireza Arab-Amiri; Fereydoun Sharifi; Abolghasem Kamkar-Rouhani

Volume 5, Issue 1 , January 2014, , Pages 1-12


  The need for clean groundwater resources to have sustainable development in a country is undoubted. Due to the importance and high quality of karstic waters in supplying water in Iran especially in Shahrood city, it is attempted in this research work to recognize and explore karstic waters in southwest ...  Read More

Geostatistical simulation of dyke systems in Sungun porphyry copper deposit, Iran

Omid Asghari

Volume 6, Issue 1 , January 2015, , Pages 1-10


  Post-mineralization activities may cause difficulties in the process of ore modeling in porphyry deposits. Sungun, NW Iran, is one of the porphyry copper deposits, in which dyke intrusions have made ore modeling more complicated than expected. Among different kinds of dykes, two types were chosen and ...  Read More

Kinetics of Sphalerite Leaching by Sodium Nitrate in Sulfuric Acid

M. Hasani; Seyed M. J. Koleini; A. Khodadadi

Volume 7, Issue 1 , January 2016, , Pages 1-12


  In the present work, the extraction of zinc from a sphalerite concentrate using sodium nitrate as an oxidant in a sulfuric acid solution was investigated. The effective parameters such as the temperature, sulfuric acid and sodium nitrite concentrations, stirring speed, particle size, and solid/liquid ...  Read More

Effect of air column in transport canisters on measured gas contents of coal

N. Aziz; A. Mirzaghorbanali

Volume 8, Issue 1 , January 2017, , Pages 1-9


  Canister desorption is a widely used technique to measure the gas content of coal. The gas content data, when normalized to volume/weight and multiplied by coal seam mass, is used to estimate the gas in place in an area around the cored hole. However, the gas content and the percentage of each constituent ...  Read More

Rock Mechanics
A new approach for assessing stability of rock slopes considering centroids of weak zones

A. Turanboy; E. Ülker; C. B. Küçüksütçü

Volume 9, Issue 1 , January 2018, , Pages 1-18


  The intersection lines between discontinuity surfaces and their intersection points on the visible surfaces of any engineering structure may be the instability indicators. This paper describes a new approach to modelling the intersecting lines and points that would provide the first evaluation of any ...  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

Rock Mechanics
A New Stability Approach using Probabilistic Profile along Direction of Excavation

A. Turanboy; E. Ülker; C. Burak Küçüksütçü

Volume 11, Issue 1 , January 2020, , Pages 1-20


  Estimation of the possible instability that may be encountered in the excavation slope(s) during the planning and application steps of the rock excavation processes is an important issue in geoengineering. In this paper, a modelling method is presented for assessing the probability of wedge failure involving ...  Read More

Ultimate Pit Limit Optimization using Boykov-Kolmogorov Maximum Flow Algorithm

A. David Mwangi; Z. Jianhua; H. Gang; R. Muthui Kasomo; I. Mulalo Matidza

Volume 12, Issue 1 , January 2021, , Pages 1-13


  The ultimate pit limit optimization (UPLO) serves as an important step in the mine planning process. Various approaches of maximum flow algorithms such as pseudo-flow and push-relabel have been used for pit optimization, and have given good results. The Boykov-Kolmogorov (BK) maximum flow algorithm has ...  Read More

A Probability-Based Evaluation on Andesites for Their Use as Cladding Stone

E. Koken; E. Başpınar Tuncay

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


  Andesites with a satisfactory quality have been mainly considered as dimension stones worldwide. However, practical approaches are required to evaluate the dimension stone quality due to the increasing demand for natural resources. This study presents detailed laboratory investigations on andesitic rocks ...  Read More

Influence of Red Clay Minerals on Lead-induced Liver and Testicular Oxidative Stress and Histological Alteration in Rats

Samir Derouiche; Khadidja Benoune; Achouak Kenioua

Volume 14, Issue 1 , January 2023, , Pages 1-11


  The aim of this work is to assess the impact of red clay on the physiological and biochemical alterations in rats exposed to lead acetate. The experimental study was carried out in the laboratory on 18 male Wistar rats, which were divided into three groups of six rats in each, the first group served ...  Read More

Detection of Surface and Sub-surface Coal Mine Fire of Jharia Coalfields using Remotely Sensed and Ground Thermal Data

Jitendra Pandey; Dheeraj Kumar; Sumit kumar Chaudhari; Ajay Khalkho; Jai Krishna Pandey

Volume 15, Issue 1 , January 2024, , Pages 1-19


  Detection and mapping of the Jharia coal mine fire through the integration of satellite-based observed data with ground thermography data have been used and described in this work. This assimilation has been achieved using three types of data set viz., Landsat satellite images, topographical area map, ...  Read More

AN-EUL method for automatic interpretation of potential field data in unexploded ordnances (UXO) detection

Maysam Abedi; Kiomars Mosazadeh; Hamid Dehghani; Ahmad MadanchiZare

Volume 5, Issue 2 , July 2014, , Pages 67-77


  We have applied an automatic interpretation method of potential data called AN-EUL in unexploded ordnance (UXO) prospective which is indeed a combination of the analytic signal and the Euler deconvolution approaches. The method can be applied for both magnetic and gravity data as well for gradient surveys ...  Read More

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 , July 2011, , Pages 78-85


  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 at natural attenuation processes in local, sub-basin and basin areas, in the El Bierzo and Odiel basins of Spain, where ...  Read More

Blast vibration modeling using linear superposition method

H. Mansouri; M. A. Ebrahimi Farsangi

Volume 6, Issue 2 , July 2015, , Pages 125-140


  A linear superposition method was used for modeling the time history of the production blast vibrations and optimizing the blast sequence to reduce vibration levels in Sar-Cheshmeh copper mine, Kerman, Iran. A single-hole blast for modeling and two double-hole blasts with time delays of 25 and 65 ms ...  Read More

An experimental study of axial load transfer mechanisms of cable bolts using axially split embedment apparatus

A. Mirzaghorbanali; N. Aziz

Volume 8, Issue 2 , April 2017, , Pages 131-137


  The load transfer mechanisms of cable bolts differ from those for normal rebar bolts. The cable bolts used in mines are basically steel strands with different constructions depending on the number of wires or elements and the way they are laid. Tendon bolts (rebar and cable) are normally evaluated for ...  Read More

Sustainable development and environmental challenges in Cameroon’s mining sector: A review

M. Anselme Kamga; S. Nzali; C. O. Olatubara; A. Adenikinju; E. A. Akintunde; M. P. Kemeng; F. W.D. Nguimatsia; E. A. Ndip; C. Fuanya

Volume 9, Issue 2 , April 2018, , Pages 293-309


  Cameroon has a strong geological potential for a number of mineral resources that, if well managed, could support economic growth. The country contains potentially large deposits of iron ore, gold, bauxite, diamond, limestone, nickel, and gemstones, and indices of other numerous minerals and precious ...  Read More

Monte Carlo Simulation-Based Uncertainty Integration into Rock Particle Shape Descriptor Distributions

K. Sultan Shah; M. H. Bin Mohd Hashim; K. Sh. Bin Ariffin

Volume 12, Issue 2 , April 2021, , Pages 299-311


  The particles within the rock samples are present in extensive ranges of shapes and sizes, and their characterization and analysis exist with a considerable diversity. The prior research works have appraised the significance of the particle shape types and their effects on the geotechnical structures ...  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

A new stochastic 3D seismic inversion using direct sequential simulation and co-simulation in a genetic algorithm framework

H. Sabeti; A. Moradzadeh; F. Doulati Ardejani; A. Soares

Volume 8, Issue 3 , July 2017, , Pages 321-335


  Stochastic seismic inversion is a family of inversion algorithms in which the inverse solution was carried out using geostatistical simulation. In this work, a new 3D stochastic seismic inversion was developed in the MATLAB programming software. The proposed inversion algorithm is an iterative procedure ...  Read More

Ore Deposit Boundary Modification in Afghanistan Aynak Central Copper Deposit using Sequential Indicator Simulation and Indicator Kriging

Shah H. Shafayi; F. Mohammad Torab

Volume 13, Issue 2 , April 2022, , Pages 325-340


  The Aynak copper deposit is the most important strata-bound copper reserve in Afghanistan. The main purpose of this work is the ore deposit boundary modification and reserve estimation of the Aynak central copper deposit using the geostatistical methods. The ordinary kiging (OK), indicator kriging (IK) ...  Read More

Gold, Silver and Iron in Iron Oxy-hydroxide Precipitate Formed in Process of Acid Mine Drainage

J. Jurković; E. Babajić; T. Muhić – Šarac; M. Kolar; A. Kazlagić

Volume 11, Issue 2 , April 2020, , Pages 335-346


  Oxidation of sulfide-containing ores is the main cause of Acid Mine Drainage (AMD), which is an environmental problem associated with both the abandoned and active mines. Iron-bearing sulfide minerals can be oxidized and form mine waters with high sulfate content, low pH, high electrical conductivity, ...  Read More

Artificial Neural Network Modeling as an Approach to Limestone Blast Production Rate Prediction: a Comparison of PI-BANN and MVR Models

Blessing Olamide Taiwo; Gebretsadik Angesom; Yewuhalashet Fissha; Yemane Kide; Enming Li; Kiross Haile; Oluwaseun Augustine Oni

Volume 14, Issue 2 , April 2023, , Pages 375-388


  Rock blast production rate (BPR) is one of the most crucial factors in the evaluation of mine project's performance. In order to improve the production of a limestone mine, the blast design parameters and image analysis results are used in this work to evaluate the BPR. Additionally, the effect of rock ...  Read More

Mineral Processing
Three-Dimensional Elasto-Plastic Analysis of Delhi Metro Underground Tunnels under Seismic Loading

Rahul Shakya; Manendra Singh

Volume 15, Issue 2 , April 2024, , Pages 401-417


  Due to the critical nature of seismic risk in metro tunnels, the seismic response of underground tunnels is a highly delicate topic. The seismic response of a sub-surface structure depends more on the properties of the surrounding ground and the induced earth deformation during an earthquake than on ...  Read More