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)

Mine Geo-environment Assessment: Carbonate Rock Mine Waste as Construction Material Addictive and Coupled with Pollution Index Model

Blessing olamide Taiwo; Raymond O Aderoju; Olutosin Mojisola Falade; Yewuhalashet Fissha; O B Ogunyemi; A O Omosebi; S. Omeyoma; Oluwatomisin Victoria Adediran; H A Bamidele; Michael Ogundiran

Volume 14, Issue 1 , January 2023, , Pages 179-196


  Overburden material is typically removed in surface mining operations to expose the primary ore deposit. Because of the presence of trace minerals, environmental pollution and acid drainage are caused when the overburdened materials are removed from the mine site and transported to another location. ...  Read More

Effect of Tunnel Location Related to Inclined Coal Strata on Excavation-Induced Displacements of Mine Tunnel: Application of Calibrated Numerical Model

Morteza Javadi; Ashkan Shahpasand; Shahrbanou Sayadi; Arash Shahpasand

Volume 15, Issue 1 , January 2024, , Pages 203-221


  The stratified-sedimentary rock mass, as the typical host ground of coal mine tunnels, is characterized by highly non-isotropic deformation due to the very persistent discontinuity of bedding planes. This study evaluates the effect of tunnel location relative to the host ground strata on the excavation-induced ...  Read More

Robust production scheduling in open-pit mining under uncertainty: a box counterpart approach

A. Alipour; A. A. Khodaiari; A. Jafari; R. Tavakkoli-Moghaddam

Volume 8, Issue 2 , April 2017, , Pages 255-267


  Open-Pit Production Scheduling (OPPS) problem focuses on determining a block sequencing and scheduling to maximize Net Present Value (NPV) of the venture under constraints. The scheduling model is critically sensitive to the economic value volatility of block, block weight, and operational capacity. ...  Read More

Random forests algorithm in podiform chromite prospectivity mapping in Dolatabad area, SE Iran

M. P. Sadr; M. Nazeri

Volume 9, Issue 2 , April 2018, , Pages 403-416


  The Dolatabad area located in SE Iran is a well-endowed terrain owning several chromite mineralized zones. These chromite ore bodies are all hosted in a colored mélange complex zone comprising harzburgite, dunite, and pyroxenite. These deposits are irregular in shape, and are distributed as small ...  Read More

Mineral Processing
Evaluation of effects of operating parameters on combustible material recovery in coking coal flotation process using artificial neural networks

S. Khoshjavan; K. Moshashaei; B. Rezai

Volume 10, Issue 2 , April 2019, , Pages 429-440


  In this research work, the effects of flotation parameters on coking coal flotation combustible material recovery (CMR) were studied by the artificial neural networks (ANNs) method. The input parameters of the network were the pulp solid weight content, pH, collector dosage, frother dosage, conditioning ...  Read More

Highest-Level Implementation of Push–Relabel Algorithm to Solve Ultimate Pit Limit Problem

M. Talaei; A. Mousavi; A. R. Sayadi

Volume 12, Issue 2 , April 2021, , Pages 443-455


  Nowadays due to the existence of the economic and geological uncertainties and the increasing use of scenario-based project evaluation in the design of open-pit mines, it is necessary to find an exact algorithm that can determine the ultimate pit limit in a short period of time. Determining the ultimate ...  Read More

Predicting tensile strength of rocks from physical properties based on support vector regression optimized by cultural algorithm

H. Fattahi; N. Babanouri

Volume 8, Issue 3 , July 2017, , Pages 467-474


  The tensile strength (TS) of rocks is an important parameter in the design of a variety of engineering structures such as the surface and underground mines, dam foundations, types of tunnels and excavations, and oil wells. In addition, the physical properties of a rock are intrinsic characteristics, ...  Read More

An Optimum Selection of Simulated Geological Models by Multi-Point Geostatistics and Multi-Criteria Decision-Making Approaches; a Case Study in Sungun Porphyry-Cu deposit, Iran

S. Talesh Hosseini; O. Asghari; Seyed A. Torabi; M. Abedi

Volume 11, Issue 2 , April 2020, , Pages 481-503


  An accurate modeling of sophisticated geological units has a substantial impact on designing a mine extraction plan. Geostatistical simulation approaches, via defining a variogram model or incorporating a training image (TI), can tackle the construction of various geological units when a sparse pattern ...  Read More

Selective Recovery of Pt, Pd, and Rh from Spent Catalysts by Functionalized Magnetite Nanoparticles

M. Hasani

Volume 13, Issue 2 , April 2022, , Pages 481-491


  Selective recovery of platinum group metals including Pt, Pd, and Rh from the spent automobile catalysts is investigated by functionalized magnetite nanoparticles as a novel adsorbent. Magnetite nanoparticles are synthesized by co-precipitation of ferrous and ferric salts with ammonium hydroxide, and ...  Read More

Evaluation of Effects of Parameters of Blast Damage Factor, Sub-drilling, Decoupling, and Inter-hole Delay Time on Peak Particle Velocity using Numerical Modeling

Bijan Afrasiabian; Kaveh Ahangari; Ali Noorzad

Volume 14, Issue 2 , April 2023, , Pages 545-563


  High-level vibrations caused by blasting operations in open-pit mining can exert adverse effects such as destruction of surrounding surface structures. Therefore, it is essential to identify the factors effective in mitigating the damaging effects of ground vibration in open-pit mines, and monitor them. ...  Read More

Mineral Processing
Bioflotation and Bioleaching as an Alternative Method for Desulphurization and Ash Reduction in Tabas Coal

Mohammadreza Shahbazi; Hadi Abdollahi; Sied Ziaeddin Shafaei; Ziaeddin Pourkarimi; Sajjad Jannesar Malakooti; Ehsan Ebrahimi

Volume 15, Issue 2 , April 2024, , Pages 581-595


  Tabas coal possesses favorable plastometric properties that make it suitable for use in metallurgical industries as coking coal. However, its high sulfur content, which stands at approximately 2%, poses a significant environmental pollution risk. Additionally, reducing ash content to below 10% is a critical ...  Read More

Rock Mechanics
Influence of modeling material on undercut slope failure mechanism

M. H. Khosravi; T. Pipatpongsa; J. Takemura; M. Amini

Volume 8, Issue 4 , October 2017, , Pages 645-662


  A series of physical modeling tests were conducted by means of a beam type geotechnical centrifuge machine in order to investigate the drainage impact on the slope failure mechanism under centrifugal acceleration. Meanwhile, the phenomenon of stress redistribution in undercut slopes and the formation ...  Read More

Mineral Processing
A review of simultaneous ultrasound-assisted coal flotation

S. G. Ozkan

Volume 9, Issue 3 , July 2018, , Pages 679-689


  Ultrasound can be used both simultaneously or as a pretreatment technique for flotation to produce higher combustible recoveries, higher heat values, and lower ash data from raw hard coals. The recent research works have indicated that modifying coal surfaces, especially physical surface cleaning with ...  Read More

Detection of Mo geochemical anomaly in depth using a new scenario based on spectrum–area fractal analysis

H. Mahdiyanfar

Volume 10, Issue 3 , July 2019, , Pages 695-704


  Detection of deep and hidden mineralization using the surface geochemical data is a challenging subject in the mineral exploration. In this work, a novel scenario based on the spectrum–area fractal analysis (SAFA) and the principal component analysis (PCA) has been applied to distinguish and delineate ...  Read More

Expected Proportional Hazard Model in Preventive Maintenance

A. Nouri Qarahasanlou; M. Ataei; R. Shakoor Shahabi

Volume 12, Issue 3 , July 2021, , Pages 753-767


  Whether directly in the form of expenses or indirectly, the objective of maintenance in the mining industry is self-evident in time losses and loss of production. In this paper, the reliability-based maintenance is examined with a different insight than before. The system goes back to the Good As New ...  Read More

A Deep Neural Network for Classification of Land Use Satellite Datasets in Mining Environments

Ajay Kumar; Aditya Gupta; Yadvendra Pratap Singh; Monu Bhagat

Volume 13, Issue 3 , July 2022, , Pages 797-808


  Land use (LU) is one of the most imperative pieces of cartographic information used for monitoring the mining environment. The extraction of land use data sets from remotely sensed satellite images has garnered significant interest in the mining region community. However, classification of LUs from satellite ...  Read More

A Correlation for Estimating LCPC Abrasivity Coefficient using Rock Properties

M. Ansari; M. Hosseini; A. R. Taleb Beydokhti

Volume 11, Issue 3 , July 2020, , Pages 799-808


  Rock abrasivity, as one of the most important parameters affecting the rock drillability, significantly influences the drilling rate in mines. Therefore, rock abrasivity should be carefully evaluated prior to selecting and employing drilling machines. Since the tests for a rock abrasivity assessment ...  Read More

Sustainable Utilization of Waste Foundry Sand and Sodium Chloride in Soil Stabilization

Sehla Altaf; Kanwarpreet Singh; Abhishek Sharma

Volume 14, Issue 3 , July 2023, , Pages 897-908


  The expansion and contraction properties of black cotton soil make it a challenging task to construct structures on it. Hence, modifying its expansion and contraction behavior is imperative to make black cotton soil appropriate for construction purposes. This study aims to assess the geo-technical properties ...  Read More

A comparison between knowledge-driven fuzzy and data-driven artificial neural network approaches for prospecting porphyry Cu mineralization; a case study of Shahr-e-Babak area, Kerman Province, SE Iran

B. Shokouh Saljoughi; A. Hezarkhani; E. Farahbakhsh

Volume 9, Issue 4 , October 2018, , Pages 917-940


  The study area, located in the southern section of the Central Iranian volcano–sedimentary complex, contains a large number of mineral deposits and occurrences which is currently facing a shortage of resources. Therefore, the prospecting potential areas in the deeper and peripheral spaces has become ...  Read More

Rock Mechanics
A numerical analysis of effect of segmental lining joints on tunnel support internal forces under seismic loading

I. Kheyrandish; M. Ahmadi; H. Jahankhah

Volume 10, Issue 4 , October 2019, , Pages 979-999


  During an earthquake, the better performance of segmental tunnel lining, compared to the continuous in-cast concrete lining, is generally related to the joints between segments. In order to better understand the influence of the segment joints, their effect on the internal forces induced in tunnel lining ...  Read More

Optimization of Chalcopyrite Bioleaching using Two Different Adaptation Methods: Top-Down and Bottom-Up

Z. Manafi; M. Kargar; F. Kafilzadeh

Volume 12, Issue 4 , October 2021, , Pages 1055-1064


  Optimization of the effective parameters in the copper bioleaching of chalcopyrite concentrates (CuFeS2) is studied by moderately thermoacidophilic microorganisms. The microorganisms with extensive metabolic properties are used in two different ways: 'top-down' and 'bottom-up'. The bioleaching experiments ...  Read More

Experimental Studies, Response Surface Methodology and Molecular Modeling for Optimization and Mechanism Analysis of Methylene Blue Dye Removal by Different Clays

K. Seifpanahi Shabani; B. Abedi-Orang

Volume 11, Issue 4 , October 2020, , Pages 1079-1093


  In this work, three types of natural clays including kaolinite, montmorillonite, and illite with different molecular structures, as adsorbents, are selected for the removal of methylene blue dye, and their performance is investigated. Also the optimization and the analysis of the dye adsorption mechanism ...  Read More

A New Technical and Economic Approach to Aptimal Plant Species Selection for Open-pit Mine Reclamation Process

Iraj Alavi; Arash Ebrahimabadi; Hadi Hamidian

Volume 13, Issue 4 , October 2022, , Pages 1091-1105


  Estimating the costs of mine reclamation is a significant part of mine closure projects. One approach to mine reclamation is planting mine areas. In this approach, the optimum selection of plant types is cosidered a multiple-criteria decision-making (MCDM) problem. Once proper plant species are identified, ...  Read More

Mineral Processing
Simulation of Pyrrhotite Removal from Scheelite Ore by Magnetic Force in Table Concentration

Chol Ung Ryom; Kwang Hyok Pak; Il Chol Sin; Kwang Chol So; Un Chol Han

Volume 14, Issue 4 , October 2023, , Pages 1219-1237


  Scheelite ore with heavy and magnetic minerals can be generally concentrated using shaking table centered gravity-magnetic processing. When magnetic field is formed by fixing magnetic bars on which permanent magnets are arranged at a constant interval, above the table desk, heavy scheelite particles ...  Read More

Enhanced Geotechnical Methods for Evaluating Slope Stability in Unconsolidated Strata: A Comprehensive Analysis

Naeem Abbas; Irshad Khan; Afayou Afayou; Asghar Khan; numan alam

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


  The study utilizes the Limit Equilibrium Method (LEM) to investigate slope movements. These movements were initially generated by construction activities at the slope's base, and subsequent events were driven by seismic activities, as the study studied area lies within the Main Karakoram Thrust (MKT) ...  Read More