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)

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

Rock Mechanics
The Impact of Mine Opening Expansion on Slope Stability: A Case Study in North Konawe, Southeast Sulawesi Province, Indonesia

Sahrul Poalahi Salu; Bima Bima

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 07 February 2024


  Expansion of mining pit is associated with an increased risk of slope instability and high costs. This is because changes in geometry of the mine slope significantly affect slope stability, alter the stripping ratio, and potentially threaten the continuity of mining operations. Therefore, this research ...  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

Predicting Gabal Gattar Uranium Content as a Function of Total Gamma-ray and Thorium Contents using an Artificial Neural Network in Northeastern Desert, Egypt

Abdelrahem Khalefa Embaby; Sayed Gomaa; Yehia Darwish; Samir Selim

Volume 15, Issue 1 , January 2024, , Pages 175-189


  This study aims to develop an empirical correlation model for estimating the uranium content of the G-V in the Gabal Gattar area, northeastern desert of Egypt, as a function of the thorium content and the total gamma rays. Using the recent MATLAB software, the effect of selecting tan-sigmoid as a transfer ...  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

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

Estimation of Ground Motion Amplification for Sub-Himalayan Strata due to Hypothetical Earthquake Motions

Vivek Sharma; Pardeep Kumar; Ravi Kumar Kumar Sharma

Volume 14, Issue 2 , April 2023, , Pages 507-525


  Himachal Pradesh state is located in seismically active western Himalayas (India) and its seven districts are in seismic zone V and other in zone IV as per the seismic code of India. Ninety% area of Hamirpur district, the studied area, lies in zone V. Peak ground acceleration (PGA) is one of the most ...  Read More

Rock Mechanics
Behavior of Horizontally Reinforced Stone Column in a Layered Soil: Enhancing Ground Improvement

Mounius Bashir; Manendra Singh; Krishna Kotiyal

Volume 15, Issue 2 , April 2024, , Pages 537-555


  Among all methods for ground improvement, stone columns have become more popular recently, owing to their simple construction and plentiful availability of raw materials. However, in relatively softer soils, ordinary stone columns (OSCs) experience significant bulging owing to the minimal confinement ...  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