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)

Estimation of Pb and Zn Elements using Adaptive Neuro-Fuzzy Inference System (Case study: Gerde Kooh area, north of Yazd)

Sh. Rezaei; A. Imam Ali Pour

Volume 13, Issue 2 , April 2022, , Pages 449-464


  In the recent years, according to the difficulty of accurately measuring parameters and demarcation of earth sciences, attempts have been made to simplify the natural events for better investigation using geo-modelling. Modeling with intelligent methods is one of the new methods that has been considered ...  Read More

Detection of Zones Based on Ore and Gangue Using Fractal and Multivariate Analysis in Chah Gaz Iron Ore Deposit, Central Iran

M. Mirzaie; P. Afzal; A. Adib; E. Rahimi; Gh. Mohammadi

Volume 11, Issue 2 , April 2020, , Pages 453-466


  Detection of mineralized zones based on ores and gangues is important for mine planning and excavation operation. The major goal of this research work was to determine the zones based on ores and gangues by a combination of fractal and factor analysis in the Chah Gaz iron ore (Central Iran). The Concentration-Volume ...  Read More

Comparison of various knowledge-driven and logistic-based mineral prospectivity methods to generate Cu and Au exploration targets Case study: Feyz-Abad area (North of Lut block, NE Iran)

S. Saadat

Volume 8, Issue 4 , October 2017, , Pages 611-629


  Motivated by the recent successful results of using GIS modeling in a variety of problems related to the geosciences, some knowledge-based methods were applied to a regional scale mapping of the mineral potential, special for Cu-Au mineralization in the Feyz-Abad area located in the NE of Iran. Mineral ...  Read More

Mineral Processing
Desulfurization of coal by HNO3 leaching: Optimization of influential factors using Box-Behnken design

S. Shahraki; M. Karamoozian; A. Azizi

Volume 9, Issue 3 , July 2018, , Pages 657-665


  Sulfur is one of the most significant impurities in coal, which reduces the quality of coal and also results in environmental pollution. This work was aimed to investigate the removal of sulfur from coal by the leaching method employing parameters expected to affect the removal rate such as acid concentration ...  Read More

Ant colony algorithm as a high-performance method in resource estimation using LVA field; A case study: Choghart Iron ore deposit

H. Moini; F. Mohammad Torab

Volume 10, Issue 3 , July 2019, , Pages 667-678


  Kriging is an advanced geostatistical procedure that generates an estimated surface or 3D model from a scattered set of points. This method can be used for estimating resources using a grid of sampled boreholes. However, conventional ordinary kriging (OK) is unable to take locally varying anisotropy ...  Read More

Influence of Physical and Chemical Material Properties on Mining Soil Erosion Processes Around Mineral Salts Company in Mighan playa, Arak, Iran

M. Fooladi; F. Ghadimi; Seyed J. Sheikh Zakariaee; H. Rahimpour Bonab

Volume 12, Issue 3 , July 2021, , Pages 725-741


  In this work, we determine the factors affecting soil erosion and its effect on dust formation around the Mineral Salts Company in Mighan playa of Arak. Seventy samples are randomly sampled from a depth of 10 cm above the ground around Mighan playa. Some factors involved (e.g. sample aggregation, lime, ...  Read More

A New Mathematical Model for Production Scheduling in Sub-level Caving Mining Method

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

Volume 11, Issue 3 , July 2020, , Pages 765-778


  Production scheduling in underground mines is still a manual process, and achieving a truly optimal result through manual scheduling is impossible due to the complexity of the scheduling problems. Among the underground mining methods, sub-level caving is a common mining method with a high production ...  Read More

Assessment of Slope Stability and Its Remedies in Palampur, Himachal Pradesh

Alankrit Walia; Amrit Kumar Roy

Volume 13, Issue 3 , July 2022, , Pages 767-780


  The complex geography of the Himalayan mountain range, along with the natural circumstances that already exist and the ways in which people have influenced and intervened in the region- makes various regions of the range vulnerable to slope instability. The slope stability of the area that is the subject ...  Read More

Behavior of a hydraulic fracture in permeable formations

A. Abdollahipour; M. Fatehi Marji; H. Soltanian; E. A. Kazemzadeh

Volume 9, Issue 4 , October 2018, , Pages 893-904


  The permeability and coupled behavior of pore pressure and deformations play an important role in hydraulic fracturing (HF) modeling. In this work, a poroelastic displacement discontinuity method is used to study the permeability effect on the HF development in various formation permeabilities. The numerical ...  Read More

Application of cut set method to reliability evaluation of mine ventilation networks

Z. Rezaei; M. Ataee-pour; H. Madani

Volume 10, Issue 4 , October 2019, , Pages 947-966


  Providing a fresh and cool airflow in underground mines is one of the main concerns during mining. Destruction of support systems, the presence of undesirable objects in the airway and distortion of airflow are the parameters involved that would result in pressure loss, which would affect the ventilation ...  Read More

Characterization of Leaching Feed and Residue of Mechanically Activated Sphalerite

R. Aram; M. Abdollahi; P. Pourghahramani; M. Mohseni; A. Khodadadi Darban

Volume 12, Issue 4 , October 2021, , Pages 1029-1040


  In this research work, the solubility of sphalerite concentrate due to mechanical activation in planetary ball mill in both the wet and dry modes is investigated, and the parameters of mean particle size, BET specific surface area, SEM, and XRD are analyzed. The results of the particle size analysis ...  Read More

Physical modelling of caving propagation process and damage profile ahead of the cave-back

V. Heydarnoori; M. H. Khosravi; M. Bahaaddini

Volume 11, Issue 4 , October 2020, , Pages 1047-1058


  The cavability assessment of rock mass cavability and indicating the damage profile ahead of a cave-back is of great importance in the evaluation of a caving mine operation, which can influence all aspects of the mine operation. Due to the lack of access to the caved zones, our current knowledge about ...  Read More

Numerical Analysis of Square and Circular Skirted Footings Placed on Sand using PLAXIS 3D Software

Gaurav Juneja; Ravi Kumar Sharma

Volume 13, Issue 4 , October 2022, , Pages 1049-1066


  This paper presents the numerical analysis of square and circular skirted footings placed on different sands using the PLAXIS 3D software. The numerical analysis is done using the Mohr-coulomb (M-C) yield criteria. The size of the footings is considered as 100 mm for both the square and circular footings. ...  Read More

Improvement of geotechnical properties of soil using calcium carbide, waste foundry sand and polypropylene fibre.

Kashitij Guleria; Ravi Kumar Sharma

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 21 April 2023


  This paper discusses the applications of industrial waste like waste foundry sand (10%, 20%, 30%, and 40%) and calcium carbide residue (3%, 6%, 9%, and 12%) blended with polypropylene fibre (0.25%, 0.50%, 0.75%, and 1%) for soil stabilization. The purpose of this study is to develop a composite of clayey ...  Read More

Iron leaching from bauxite ore in hydrochloric acid using response surface methodology

soghra salehi; M. Noaparast; S.Z. Shafaei; A. Amini; A. Heidarnia

Volume 6, Issue 1 , January 2015, , Pages 103-108


  In this work, hydrochloric acid is used to remove iron impurities in the bauxite ore contained in the diasporite mineral located in the Sari region. The bauxite ore was calcined at different temperatures and times, and then dissolved in a hydrochloric acid solution. After determining the optimum calcination ...  Read More

Monitoring and assessment of pollutants resulting from bench-blasting operations

J. Abdollahisharif; E. Bakhtavar; H. Nourizadeh

Volume 7, Issue 1 , January 2016, , Pages 109-118


  Nitrogen oxides and carbon monoxide gases together with dust are known as the major pollutants arising during the blasting operations using the ammonium nitrate-fuel oil (ANFO) explosive at the Sungun surface mine, located in the northwest of Iran. The pollutants were monitored during some blasting operations ...  Read More

Identification of groundwater contamination sources of Lakan lead and zinc mine, Khomain, Iran

Feridon ghadimi; Mohammad Ghomi; Abdolmotaleb Hajati

Volume 3, Issue 2 , July 2012, , Pages 121-134


  Altogether 20 groundwater samples were collected around the Lakan Pb and Zn mine in Iran. Samples were analyzed for 8 constituents including Fe, Pb, Hg, Mn, Zn, CN, SO4 and Cl using standard method. The results show that the average concentrations of constituents were 0.01, 0.60, 0.10, 0.01, 0.40, 35, ...  Read More

A quantitative model for evaluation and classification of blastings in open-pit mines

Seyyed M. Hoseini; F. Sereshki; M. Ataei

Volume 9, Issue 1 , January 2018, , Pages 127-141


  By evaluation of the blasting results, a proper blast pattern can be presented. It is, therefore, essential to employ a reliable method to evaluate blastings for the effective control and optimization of the main cycle operations. This paper aims to propose a criterion for evaluating the blasting results ...  Read More

A comprehensive benchmark between two filter-based multiple-point simulation algorithms

M. Bavand Savadkoohi; B. Tokhmechi; E. Gloaguen; A.R. Arab-Amiri

Volume 10, Issue 1 , January 2019, , Pages 139-149


  Computer graphics offer various gadgets to enhance the reconstruction of high-order statistics that are not correctly addressed by the two-point statistics approaches. Almost all the newly developed multiple-point geostatistics (MPS) algorithms, to some extent, adapt these techniques to increase the ...  Read More

Determination of an Optimum Interface between Open-Pit and Underground Mining Activities in Mazinu Coal Mine of Tabas Power Plant

A. Soltani Khaboushan; M. Osanloo

Volume 12, Issue 1 , January 2021, , Pages 139-149


  Due to the gradual deepening of the Mazinu coal seams from the ground surface, both the open-pit (OP) and underground (UG) mining methods can be applied for extracting them. Thus, it is a necessity to determine the interface of these mining methods optimally. The present paper aims to determine this ...  Read More

Cadmium Oxide Nanoparticles as A Novel Photo-Catalyst for Degradation of Ciprofloxacin Antibiotic in Aqueous Media

M. Mahjoore; A. Aryafar; M. Honarmand

Volume 13, Issue 1 , January 2022, , Pages 155-164


  In the present work, the cadmium oxide (CdO) nanoparticles (NPs) are synthesized using the Ferula extract. Ferula acts as a naturally-sourced reducing agent and stabilizer for the construction of the CdO NPs. The biosynthesized CdO NPs are characterized by different techniques such as X-ray powder diffraction ...  Read More

Rock Mass Classification Techniques and Parameters: a Review

Areeba Qazi; Kanwarpreet Singh

Volume 14, Issue 1 , January 2023, , Pages 155-178


  The rock mass classification system is utilized to categorize rocks, and has been used in engineering projects and stability investigations. It focuses on the parameters of rock mass and engineering applications, which include tunnels, slopes, foundations, etc. Rock mass classification is valuable in ...  Read More

Rock Mechanics
Investigation of Bishop’s and Janbu’s Models Capabilities on Slope Stability Problems with Special Consideration to Open-Pit Mining Operations

A. Alikhani; M. Taheri Moghadder; H. Mohammadi

Volume 11, Issue 1 , January 2020, , Pages 161-170


  One of the most effective parameters in economics of open-pit mines is the pit slope angle, so that the slope angle more than the optimum value increases the probability of a large failure in the pit wall and the slope angle less than the optimum value leads to increasing stripping ratio and reducing ...  Read More

A boundary element/finite difference analysis of subsidence phenomenon due to underground structures

S. E. Mirsalari; M. Fatehi Marji; J. Gholamnejad; M. Najafi

Volume 8, Issue 2 , April 2017, , Pages 237-253


  Analysis of the stresses, displacements, and horizontal strains of the ground subsidence due to underground excavation in rocks can be accomplished by means of a hybridized higher order indirect boundary element/finite difference (BE/FD) formulation. A semi-infinite displacement discontinuity field is ...  Read More

Mineral Processing
Comparison of various extractants for recovery of Copper from Sarcheshmeh Chalcopyrite concentrate Ammonia/Ammonium Carbonate Leaching

M. Ghanbari; H. Naderi; M. Torabi

Volume 9, Issue 2 , April 2018, , Pages 393-402


  Solvent extraction of copper from the copper leach solution obtained from the ammoniacal carbonate leaching of the Sarcheshmeh copper concentrate was carried out, and the performance of CP-150, LIX984N, and Kelex100 as well as the effects of different parameters involved were investigated. According ...  Read More