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)

Numerical Investigation of Effect of Rock Bolt Angle on Shear Behavior of Rock Bridges

V. Sarfarazi; A. Tabaroei

Volume 11, Issue 4 , October 2020, , Pages 1007-1022


  In this work, the effect of rock bolt angle on the shear behavior of Rock Bridges is investigated using the particle flow code in two dimensions (PFC2D) for three different Rock Bridge lengths. Firstly, the calibration of PF2D is performed to reproduce the gypsum sample. Then the numerical models with ...  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

Formation of a deep pit lake: case study of Aguas Claras, Brazil

E. von Sperling; C.A.P. Grandchamp

Volume 1, Number 1 , January 2010


  The paper presents the case study of the current formation of a Brazilian pit lake from an iron ore mining activity. The water used for the filling of the lake comes from rain, ground water and the complementary pumpage from a close river. At its final stage, which will be reached around year 2018, Lake ...  Read More

Determination of the largest pit with the non-negative net profit in the open pit mines

J. Gholamnejad; A.R. Mojahedfar

Volume 1, Number 2 , July 2010


  The determination of the Ultimate Pit Limit (UPL) is the first step in the open pit mine planning process. In this stage that parts of the mineral deposit that are economic to mine are determined. There are several mathematical, heuristic and meta-heuristic algorithms to determine UPL. The optimization ...  Read More

Processing of Alborz Markazi coal tailings using column flotation

Z. Bahri; S.Z. Shafaei; M. Karamoozian

Volume 2, Issue 1 , January 2011


  Investigations were carried out on coal tailings by conventional cell and column flotation techniques. Tests were conducted to assess processing coal tailings of Alborz Markazi coal washing plant in Iran by column flotation. The effects of reagent type/dosage were investigated with conventional flotation ...  Read More

Rock Mechanics
Application of machine learning techniques in slope stability analysis: A comprehensive overview

Arun Kumar Sahoo; Debi Prasad Tripathy; Singam Jayanthu

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


  The mining industry needs to accept new-age autonomous technologies and intelligent systems to stay up with the modernization of technology, to benefit the shake of investors and stakeholders, and most significantly, for the nation, and to protect health and safety. An essential part of geo-technical ...  Read More

The effect of price changes on optimum cut-off grade of different open-pit mines

Ali Asghar khodaiari; A Jafarnejad

Volume 3, Issue 1 , January 2012, , Pages 61-68


  Maximizing economic earnings is the most common goal in cut-off grade optimization of open-pit mining operations. When this is the case, the price of the product has a critical effect on optimum value of cut-off grade. This paper investigates the relationship between optimum cut-off grade and price to ...  Read More

Comparison of golden section search method and imperialist competitive algorithm for optimization cut-off grade- case study: Mine No. 1 of Golgohar

S. Mohammadi; M. Ataei; R. Khalokakaei; E. Pourzamani

Volume 6, Issue 1 , January 2015, , Pages 63-71


  Optimization of the exploitation operation is one of the most important issues facing the mining engineers. Since several technical and economic parameters depend on the cut-off grade, optimization of this parameter is of particular importance. The aim of this optimization is to maximize the net present ...  Read More

Joint inversion of ReMi dispersion curves and refraction travel times using particle swarm optimization algorithm

A. Zarean; R. Poormirzaee

Volume 7, Issue 1 , January 2016, , Pages 67-79


  Shear-wave velocity ( ) is an important parameter used for site characterization in geotechnical engineering. However, dispersion curve inversion is challenging for most inversion methods due to its high non-linearity and mix-determined trait. In order to overcome these problems, in this study, a joint ...  Read More

A new brittleness index for estimation of rock fracture toughness

H. R. Nejati; Seyed A. Moosavi

Volume 8, Issue 1 , January 2017, , Pages 83-91


  Assessment of the correlation between rock brittleness and rock fracture toughness has been the subject of extensive research works in the recent years. Unfortunately, the brittleness measurement methods have not yet been standardized, and rock fracture toughness cannot be estimated satisfactorily by ...  Read More

Chemical Characteristics of Discharges from Two Derelict Coal Mine Sites in Enugu Nigeria: Implication for Pollution and Acid Mine Drainage

L. Akpan; A. Celestine Tse; F. dumbari Giadom; C. Iorfa Adamu

Volume 12, Issue 1 , January 2021, , Pages 89-111


  In this study, the chemical composition of water and soils contiguous to two abandoned coal mines in southeastern Nigeria, was assessed to evaluate the impact of water flow from the mines ponds on the geoenvironment and potential for acid mine drainage (AMD). Parameters including the pH, anions and cations, ...  Read More

Rock Mechanics
Prediction of ultimate strength of shale using artificial neural network

S. Moshrefi; K. Shahriar; A. Ramezanzadeh; K. Goshtasbi

Volume 9, Issue 1 , January 2018, , Pages 91-105


  A rock failure criterion is very important for prediction of the ultimate strength in rock mechanics and geotechnics; it is determined for rock mechanics studies in mining, civil, and oil wellborn drilling operations. Also shales are among the most difficult to treat formations. Therefore, in this research ...  Read More

Rock Mechanics
A comparative study of two meta-heuristic algorithms in optimizing cost of reinforced concrete segmental lining

Seyed S. Mousavi; M. Nikkhah; Sh. Zare

Volume 10, Issue 1 , January 2019, , Pages 95-112


  In this work, we tried to automatically optimize the cost of the concrete segmental lining used as a support system in the case study of Mashhad Urban Railway Line 2 located in NE Iran. Two meta-heuristic optimization methods including particle swarm optimization (PSO) and imperialist competitive algorithm ...  Read More

An Overview of Relationship between Hydro-Thermo-Mechanical Soil Parameters and Electrical Resistivity

Sonu Singh; Vijay Shankar; Joseph Tripura

Volume 14, Issue 1 , January 2023, , Pages 97-112


  With an emphasis on establishing a connection between electrical and sub-surface hydro-geophysical features of soils, a critical evaluation of electrical resistivity technique applications is conducted in the current work. In order to identify diverse subsurface soil characteristics at different stratifications, ...  Read More

Identification of Geochemical Anomalies Using Fractal and LOLIMOT Neuro-Fuzzy modeling in Mial Area, Central Iran

M. Alipour Shahsavari; P. Afzal; A. Hekmatnejad

Volume 11, Issue 1 , January 2020, , Pages 99-117


  The Urumieh-Dokhtar Magmatic Arc (UDMA) is recognized as an important porphyry, disseminated, vein-type and polymetallic mineralization arc. The aim of this study is to identify and subsequently determine geochemical anomalies for exploration of Pb, Zn and Cu mineralization in Mial district situated ...  Read More

Developing a Conceptual Framework of Green Mining Strategy in Coal Mines: Integrating Socio-economic, Health, and Environmental Factors

F. Doulati Ardejani; S. Maghsoudy; M. Shahhosseini; B. Jodeiri Shokri; Sh. Doulati Ardejani; F. Shafaei; F. Amirkhani Shiraz; A. Rajaee

Volume 13, Issue 1 , January 2022, , Pages 101-115


  Considering that mining has many environmental impacts from the exploration phase to production and finally closure, it is necessary to plan the activities so that the concept of green mining is realized in its true meaning. This means that mining is carried out in order to obtain the minerals that are ...  Read More

Mine Economic and Management
Tourism Management with AI Integration for Mining Heritage: a Literature Review Approach

Aditi Nag; Smriti Mishra

Volume 15, Issue 1 , January 2024, , Pages 115-149


  Integrating Artificial Intelligence (AI) into heritage tourism has opened new avenues for transforming visitors’ engagement with historical sites. This research paper delves into a novel paradigm, focusing on AI integration in inter- and intra-regional mining heritage site planning and design. ...  Read More

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 , July 2011, , Pages 146-156


  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, plate load and flat jack methods may be applied to determine the deformation modulus. However, these methods are very expensive ...  Read More

A new chart-independent method for fast identification of control level of industrial processes using continuous data

H. Khoshdast; M. Mahmoodabadi

Volume 8, Issue 2 , April 2017, , Pages 203-213


  A new method is developed for a fast identification of the stability situation of industrial processes. The proposed method includes two factor ratios of the control constants for the upper and lower control limits to process these constants. An indication ratio is then defined as the ratio of the maximum ...  Read More

Introducing Mesozoic siliciclastic-rich refractory sand levels based on geochemical and physical properties in Iran

M. Yazdi; A. Bahrami; Z. Alaminia; H. Jamali; M. A. Mackizadeh

Volume 9, Issue 2 , April 2018, , Pages 361-369


  This research work introduces the Early Triassic, Late Triassic-Early Jurassic, and Early Cretaceous silica-rich sand levels at east and central Alborz, Kopeh-Dagh, and Central Iran, and compares them with the Permian silica-rich sand level in the Chirouk mine at east Iran. Ghoznavi and Gheshlaq loose ...  Read More

Mineral Processing
Mechanical activation of phosphate concentrates to enhance dissolution efficiency of rare earth elements from a kinetic viewpoint

H. Shadi Naghadeh; M. Abdollahy; A. Khodadadi Darban; P. Pourghahramani

Volume 10, Issue 2 , April 2019, , Pages 373-388


  The Esfordi phosphate concentrate mainly contains fluorapatite, monazite, and xenotime as rare earth element (REE) minerals, accounting for 1.5% of rare earth metals. The monazite and xenotime minerals are refractory and their decomposition is only possible at high temperatures. Thus mechanical activation ...  Read More

Evaluation of Underground Mineable Reserve in Presence of Grade and Commodity Price Uncertainties

M. Shenavar; M. Ataee-pour; M. Rahmanpour

Volume 12, Issue 2 , April 2021, , Pages 385-396


  The uncertainty-based mine evaluation and optimization have been regarded as a critical issue. However, it has received less attention in the underground mines than in the open-pit mines due to the diversity of the underground mining methods, and the underground mining parameters' complexity. The grade ...  Read More

Phytoextraction-based process of metal absorption from soil in mining areas (tailing dams) by Medicago sativa L. (Alfalfa) (Case study: Sarcheshmeh porphyry copper mine, SE of Iran)

S. Tabasi; H. Hassani; A.R. Azadmehr

Volume 8, Issue 3 , July 2017, , Pages 419-431


  The present work was planned to evaluate the phytoextraction of metal mine tailings, Sarcheshmeh copper mine, SE of Iran, by the endemic plant species Medicago sativa L. (Alfalfa). In this pot experiment, we investigated the effects of seven amendments on the growth of alfalfa and uptaking metals from ...  Read More

Rock Mechanics
On Analytic Solutions of Elastic Net Displacements around a Circular Tunnel

M. Hazrati Aghchai; P. Moarefvand; H. Salari Rad

Volume 11, Issue 2 , April 2020, , Pages 419-432


  Displacements around a tunnel, occurring as a result of excavation, consist of the elastic and plastic parts. In this paper, we discuss the elastic part of displacements as a result of excavation, called net displacement. In general, the previous analytical solutions presented for determining the displacements ...  Read More

Mechanism of Zinc Complexation by Alkaline Ligands: A Molecular Modelling Study

D. Alavi; S. Mohammadnejad; Seyed M. J. Koleini

Volume 13, Issue 2 , April 2022, , Pages 421-430


  In this work, the mechanism of zinc hydroxide and ammine complexation in caustic and ammonia leaching is investigated by molecular modelling using the density functional theory method. The speciation of zinc complexes is defined based on the thermodynamic data and Pourbiax diagrams. The mechanism of ...  Read More