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)

Mineral Processing
Distribution of trace elements in coal and coal fly ash and their recovery with mineral processing practices: A review

I. Kursun Unver; M. Terzi

Volume 9, Issue 3 , July 2018, , Pages 641-655


  Today coal is among the most important energy sources. In order to meet the world's energy demands, low-calorie lignite with a high ash content is generally used in the large capacity coal-fired thermal power plants. As a result of coal firing, wastes such as fly ash, slag, and flue gas are also produced. ...  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

Support Analysis of Main Tunnels in Tabas Mechanized Parvadeh Mine at Intersection with Coal Seam

F. Abbasi; M.H. Khosravi; A. Jafari; Ali Bashari; B. Alipenhani

Volume 12, Issue 3 , July 2021, , Pages 711-724


  The instability of the roof and walls of the tunnels excavated in coal mines has always attracted the attention of the miners and experts in this field. In this work, the instability of the main tunnels of the mechanized Parvadeh coal mine in Tabas, Iran, at the intersection with coal seam is studied. ...  Read More

Determining Priority of Risk Factors in Technological Zones of Longwalls

Serhii Hryhorovych Nehrii; Tetiana Oleksandrivna Nehrii; Oksana Viktorivna Zolotarova; Valentyn Anatolyovich Glyva; Andrii Mykolaiovych Surzhenko; Oksana Mykolaivna Tykhenko; Nataliia Burdeina

Volume 13, Issue 3 , July 2022, , Pages 751-765


  The studies of risk factors on which the safety of miners depends are relevant. These factors include temperature and air velocity within roadways, relative air humidity, dust, noise and vibration, lighting, clutter, limited working space, the difficulty of work, and the collapse of roof rocks. Their ...  Read More

Comparison of Copper Dissolution in Chalcopyrite Concentrate Bioleaching with Acidianus Brierleyi in Different Initial pH Values

M. R. Samadzadeh Yazdi; M. Abdollahi; S. M. Mousavi; A. Khodadadi Darban

Volume 11, Issue 3 , July 2020, , Pages 753-764


  Although bioleaching of chalcopyrite by thermophilic microorganisms enhances the rate of copper recovery, a high temperature accelerates iron precipitation as jarosite, which can bring many operational problems in the industrial processes. In this research work, the bioleaching of chalcopyrite concentrate ...  Read More

A new classification system for evaluation and prediction of unplanned dilution in cut-and-fill stoping method

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

Volume 9, Issue 4 , October 2018, , Pages 873-892


  Production planning in mineral exploitation should be undertaken to maximize exploited ore at a minimum unplanned dilution. Unplanned dilution reduction is among the ways to enhance the quality of products, and hence, reduce the associated costs, resulting in a higher profit. In this way, firstly, all ...  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

Effect of Confining Pressure on Is(50) Obtained by Point Load Test

V. Sarfarazi; K. Asgari

Volume 12, Issue 4 , October 2021, , Pages 1019-1028


  In this investigation, the impact of confining pressure on the tensile strength obtained by point load test (PLT) is examined by particle flow code in two dimensions. In this regard, at first, a numerical model is calibrated using the Brazilian experimental test results. The tensile strength of the model ...  Read More

Site Response Analysis and Empirical Correlations between N-Values and Shear Modulus for Sub-Himalayan District Hamirpur using ProShake

Vivek Sharma; Ravi Kumar Sharma; Pardeep Kumar

Volume 13, Issue 4 , October 2022, , Pages 1031-1047


  In the present work, the empirical correlations between standard penetration test (SPT) N-values  versus  shear modulus (Gmax), and Peak Ground Acceleration (PGA) amplifications for sub-Himalayan district-Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh (India) consisting of highly variable soil/rock strata at different ...  Read More

First Finding of Satin Spar Gemstone in Iran, Folded Zagros Zone, Fars Region

A. Zolfaghari; N. Barzegar; M. Amini

Volume 11, Issue 4 , October 2020, , Pages 1039-1046


  The gypsum mineralization occurred in the form of Satin Spar and Selenite in the south and southwest of the Fars province in the folded Zagros zone. In this region, Satin Spar mineralization has been formed as stratiform between the red marl and siltstone units of Late Miocene–Pliocene in Agha ...  Read More

Determination of ground water quality associated with lignite mining in arid climate

R. N. Singh; A.S. Atkins; A.G. Pathan

Volume 1, Number 1 , January 2010


  Ground water and surface water create a range of problems in lignite mining utilizing surface mining methods. In order to create a safe and economic mining environment, it is essential to carry out mining after dewatering the rock mass surrounding the lignite mines by advance dewatering techniques. This ...  Read More

Implementation of the remote sensing techniques in the structural and lithological mapping of the northwestern margin of the Red Sea, Egypt

Farouk Sayed; Mohamed Saleh Hassan Hammed; Ahmed Gaber Shided; Ahmed Wagih Hussein

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 18 March 2023


  The northwestern margin of the Red Sea is developed as several rift-related fault blocks. These fault blocks comprise two mega tectono-stratigrahicsuccessions; the Pre-riftsuccessioncould be sub-divided intothe Precambrian Basement rocks and theUpperCretaceous-Lower Eocenedeposits,whilst the Syn-rift ...  Read More

Extended finite element simulation of crack propagation in cracked Brazilian disc

M. Eftekhari; A. Baghbanan; H. Hashemolhosseini

Volume 6, Issue 1 , January 2015, , Pages 95-102


  The cracked Brazilian disc (CBD) specimen is widely used in order to determine mode-I/II and mixed-mode fracture toughness of a rock medium. In this study, the stress intensity factor (SIF) on the crack-tip in this specimen is calculated for various geometrical crack conditions using the extended-finite ...  Read More

Estimation of Cadmium and Uranium in a stream sediment from Eshtehard region in Iran using an Artificial Neural Network

F. Razavi Rad; F. Mohammad Torab; A. Abdollahzadeh

Volume 7, Issue 1 , January 2016, , Pages 97-107


  Considering the importance of Cd and U as pollutants of the environment, this study aims to predict the concentrations of these elements in a stream sediment from the Eshtehard region in Iran by means of a developed artificial neural network (ANN) model. The forward selection (FS) method is used to select ...  Read More

Rock Mechanics
Numerical modeling of hydraulic fracturing in carbonate rocks of Bangestan reservoir

A. Akrami; M. Hosseini; H. Sodeifi

Volume 9, Issue 1 , January 2018, , Pages 117-126


  Hydraulic fracturing is used in the oil industry in order to increase the index of production and processing in the wells whose efficiencies have been dropped due to a long-term harvest or the rocks around the wells are of low permeability. Since the hydraulic fracturing operation is costly, it is of ...  Read More

Rock Mechanics
Discrete element modeling of explosion-induced fracture extension in jointed rock masses

M. Lak; M. Fatehi Marji; A.R. Yarahamdi Bafghi; A. Abdollahipour

Volume 10, Issue 1 , January 2019, , Pages 125-138


  The explosion process of explosives in a borehole applies a very high pressure on its surrounding rock media. This process can initiate and propagate rock fractures, and finally, may result in the rock fragmentation. Rock fragmentation is mainly caused by the propagation of inherent pre-existing fractures ...  Read More

Probabilistic Prediction of Acid Mine Drainage Generation Risk Based on Pyrite Oxidation Process in Coal Washery Rejects - A Case Study

F. Hadadi; B. Jodeiri Shokri; M. Zare Naghadehi; F. Doulati Ardejani

Volume 12, Issue 1 , January 2021, , Pages 127-137


  In this paper, we investigate a probabilistic approach in order to predict how acid mine drainage is generated within coal waste particles in NE Iran. For this, a database is built based on the previous studies that have investigated the pyrite oxidation process within the oldest abandoned pile during ...  Read More

Application of Fuzzy Gamma Operator to Generate Mineral Prospectivity Mapping for Cu-Mo Porphyry Deposits (Case Study: Kighal-Bourmolk Area, Northwestern Iran)

M. Esmailzadeh; A. Imamalipour; F. Aliyari

Volume 13, Issue 1 , January 2022, , Pages 129-153


  The main aim of mineral exploration is to discover the ore deposits. The mineral prospectivity mapping (MPM) methods by employing multi-criteria decision-making (MCDM) integrate the exploration layers. This research work combines the geological, alteration, and geochemical data in order to generate ...  Read More

Landslide Susceptibility Assessment using Remote Sensing and GIS-a Review

Vanshika Bhardwaj; Kanwarpreet Singh

Volume 14, Issue 1 , January 2023, , Pages 133-154


  Natural hazards are naturally occurring phenomena that might lead to a negative impact on the environment and also on the life of living beings. These hazards are caused due to adverse conditions of weather and climate events, and also due to certain human activities that are harmful to the environment. ...  Read More

Geostatistical Modeling of Electrical Resistivity Tomography for Imaging Porphyry Cu Mineralization in Takht-e-Gonbad Deposit, Iran

M. Babaei; M. Abedi; Gh. H. Norouzi; S. Kazem Alilou

Volume 11, Issue 1 , January 2020, , Pages 143-159


  This work presents the application of a geostatistical-based modeling approach for building up electrical properties acquired from a geophysical electrical tomography survey deployed for the purpose of porphyry Cu exploration at the Takht-e-Gonbad deposit, in the central domain of Iran. Electrical data ...  Read More

3D gravity data-space inversion with sparseness and bound constraints

M. Rezaie; A. Moradzadeh; A. Nejati Kalate

Volume 8, Issue 2 , April 2017, , Pages 227-235


  One of the most remarkable basis of the gravity data inversion is the recognition of sharp boundaries between an ore body and its host rocks during the interpretation step. Therefore, in this work, it is attempted to develop an inversion approach to determine a 3D density distribution that produces a ...  Read More

Rock Mechanics
Effects of temperature and confining pressure on mode II fracture toughness of rocks (Case study: Lushan Sandstone)

M. Hosseini; A. R. Khodayari

Volume 9, Issue 2 , April 2018, , Pages 379-391


  The fracture mechanics examines the development and expansion of cracks in solids and how they affect the deformation of materials. The stress intensity factors at the tip of the crack and the critical stress intensity factors or fracture toughness of materials are considered in the relevant criteria. ...  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

An Exploration Model for A Gold Deposit in Kervian Area, Kurdistan Province, Iran, using a Combination of Geophysical Results with Geological Information and Other Exploratory Data

S. Najafi Ghoshebolagh; A. Kamkar Rouhani; A.R. Arab Amiri; H. Bizhani

Volume 12, Issue 2 , April 2021, , Pages 413-424


  As many gold deposits are associated with sulfide zones, and the direct exploration of gold deposits using the geophysical methods is very difficult due to its low amount in the sub-surface, the direct exploration of sulfide zones by the geophysical electrical resistivity and induced polarization (IP) ...  Read More

Magnetic Nano mineral and acid mine drainage interaction: An experimental study

K. Seifpanahi Shabani; A. Vaezian

Volume 8, Issue 3 , July 2017, , Pages 447-453


  In the environment, two main sources of heavy metals are natural backgrounds derived from parent rocks and anthropogenic contamination including mineral industrial wastes, tailing damps of sulfide mines, agrochemicals, and other outputs of industrial activities and factories. In this work, the physico-chemical ...  Read More