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)

Application of Fuzzy Gamma Operator for Mineral Prospectivity Mapping, Case Study: Sonajil Area

Samaneh Barak; Ali Imamalipour; Maysam Abedi

Volume 14, Issue 3 , July 2023, , Pages 981-997


  The Sonajil area is located in the east Azerbaijan province of Iran. According to studies on the geological structure, the region has experienced intrusive, subvolcanic, and extrusive magmatic activities, as well as subduction processes. As a result, the region is recognized for its high potential for ...  Read More

Mineral Processing
Exploring mechanism of xanthate adsorption on chalcopyrite surface: An atomic force microscopy study

R. Ahmadi; E. Ravanasa; Y. Mirzapour

Volume 9, Issue 4 , October 2018, , Pages 1009-1018


  In this work, adsorption of the potassium amyl xanthate collector on the pure chalcopyrite surface was studied by applying atomic force microscopy (AFM). The adsorption experiments were carried out at different concentrations of the collector and at diverse pH values in the presence or absence of exterior ...  Read More

Mineral Processing
Solvent extraction and stripping of zinc from synthetic chloride solution in presence of manganese and cadmium as impurities

H. Jafari; H. Abdollahi; M. Gharabaghi; A.A. Balesini

Volume 10, Issue 4 , October 2019, , Pages 1083-1093


  In this research work, solvent extraction and stripping of zinc ions from a Zn-Mn-Cd-bearing solution was investigated using D2EHPA as the extractant in a chloride medium. The efficiency of the extraction and stripping stages was evaluated separately, and different parameters such as the pH, extractant ...  Read More

Geochemical Study of Rare Earth Elements Content in Tabas Coal Ash, Parvadeh Coal Mine

G. Jozanikohan; M. Nosrati Abarghooei; H. Sedighi

Volume 12, Issue 4 , October 2021, , Pages 1143-1153


  The most extensive Iranian coal-bearing basin is located in an area of 30000 km2, situated approximately 75 km from the Tabas county, south Khorasan Province, Iran. In this work, the Tabas coal ash is studied and investigated for the purpose of determination of the rare earth elements (REE) content, ...  Read More

Delineation of Alteration Zones Based on Wavelet Neural Network (WNN) and Concentration–Volume (C-V) Fractal Methods in the Hypogene Zone of Porphyry Copper Deposit, Shahr-e-Babak District, SE Iran

B. Shokouh Saljoughi; A. Hezarkhani

Volume 11, Issue 4 , October 2020, , Pages 1173-1190


  In this paper, we aim to achieve two specific objectives. The first one is to examine the applicability of wavelet neural network (WNN) technique in ore grade estimation, which is based on integration between wavelet theory and Artificial Neural Network (ANN). Different wavelets are applied as activation ...  Read More

PFC Simulation of Brazilian Tensile Strength Test in Geomaterials’ Specimens with T-shaped Non-persistent Joints

Vahab Sarfarazi; Hadi Haeri; Fereshteh Bagheri; Erfan Zarrin ghalam; Mohammad Fatehi Marji

Volume 13, Issue 4 , October 2022, , Pages 1189-1209


  The tensile strengths of geomaterials such as rocks, ceramics, concretes, gypsum, and mortars are obtained based on the direct and indirect tensile strength tests. In this research work, the Brazilian tensile strength tests are used to study the effects of length and inclination angle of T-shaped non-persistent ...  Read More

Machine Learning Predictive Approaches for Cu-Au Mineral prospectivity Map in Sonajil, NW of Iran: an Improvement by a Bayesian Semi-supervised Algorithm

Mohammadjafar Mohammadzadeh; Majid Mahboubiaghdam; Moharram Jahangiri; Aynur Nasseri

Volume 14, Issue 4 , October 2023, , Pages 1321-1342


  Most machine learning-monitored algorithms used to create mineral potential prediction maps require noise-free data to achieve high performance and reliable results. Unsupervised clustering methods are highly effective for uncovering a dataset’s hidden structures. Therefore, this study attempts ...  Read More

Rock Mechanics
Cutting Tools Wear in Soft Ground Tunneling: Field and Experimental Insights

sadegh Amoun; Hamid Chakeri

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 30 December 2023


  This study is an attempt to design and manufacture a tunnel boring machine (TBM) simulator to better understand the interaction between soil and cutting tools, due to the lack of an accepted method for this issue. In this paper, Sahand Soil Abrasion Test (SSAT) is introduced, which is built by the Sahand ...  Read More

Predicting peak particle velocity by artificial neural networks and multivariate regression analysis - Sarcheshmeh copper mine, Kerman, Iran

Hassan Bakhsandeh Amnieh; Alireza Mohammadi; M Mozdianfard

Volume 4, Issue 2 , July 2013, , Pages 125-132


  Ground vibrations caused by blasting are undesirable results in the mining industry and can cause serious damage to the nearby buildings and facilities; therefore, controlling such vibrations has an important role in reducing the environmental damaging effects. Controlling vibration caused by blasting ...  Read More

Mineral Processing
Studying effects of ion exchange resin structure and functional groups on Re(VII) adsorption onto Purolite A170 and Dowex 21K

M. B. Fathi; B. Rezai; E. K. Alamdari; R. D. Alorro

Volume 9, Issue 1 , January 2018, , Pages 243-254


  The effects of the functional groups and structures of two different resins, weak base/macroporous and strong base/gel type, Purolite A170 and Dowex 21K on the adsorption properties of Re(VII) ions were investigated experimentally and described by the isotherm, kinetic, and thermodynamic modeling. In ...  Read More

Solvent Extraction of Zinc from a Bioleaching Solution by Modification of D2EHPA: Optimization and Thermodynamic Studies

P. Tahmasebizadeh; S. Javanshir

Volume 12, Issue 1 , January 2021, , Pages 253-269


  In this work, zinc extraction from an industrial leach solution was investigated by saponified di(2-ethylhexyl)phosphoric acid (D2EHPA). The solution obtained was from a bioleaching process of a low-grade lead-zinc sulfide ore that contained 50 g/L of zinc and 6.3 g/L of iron. The selective and high ...  Read More

Rock Mechanics
Effect of freeze-thaw cycle on strength and rock strength parameters (A Lushan sandstone case study)

M. Hosseini; A. R. Khodayari

Volume 10, Issue 1 , January 2019, , Pages 257-270


  In an era of continued economic development around the globe, numerous rock-related projects including mining and gas/oil exploration are undertaken in regions with cold climates. Winters in the Iranian western and northwestern provinces are characterized by a high precipitation rate and a cold weather. ...  Read More

Numerical Modelling of Slide-Head-Toppling Failure using FEM and DEM Methods

H. Sarfaraz; A.R. Bahrami; R. Samani

Volume 13, Issue 1 , January 2022, , Pages 269-280


  A common instability in the rock slopes is a toppling failure. If this type of slope failure occurs due to another kind of failure, it is considered as the secondary toppling failure. A type of secondary toppling failure is the slide-head-toppling failure. In this instability, the upper portion of the ...  Read More

Mine Economic and Management
Prediction of Blasting Cost in Limestone Mines Using Gene Expression Programming Model and Artificial Neural Networks

R. Bastami; A. Aghajani Bazzazi; H. Hamidian Shoormasti; K. Ahangari

Volume 11, Issue 1 , January 2020, , Pages 281-300


  The use of blasting cost (BC) prediction to achieve optimal fragmentation is necessary in order to control the adverse consequences of blasting such as fly rock, ground vibration, and air blast in open-pit mines. In this research work, BC is predicted through collecting 146 blasting data from six limestone ...  Read More

A Novel Sustainable Multi-objective Optimization Model for Steel Supply Chain Design Considering Technical and Managerial Issues: a Case Study

Mahsa Khoshfarman Borji; Ahmad Reza Sayadi; Ehsan Nikbakhsh

Volume 14, Issue 1 , January 2023, , Pages 295-319


  The iron and steel industry is one of the most resource-intensive and pollutant industries that creates the highest value across all mining and metal industries. While the recent studies provide recommendations to improve sustainable development in this industry, the complexity of the socio-environmental ...  Read More

Mine Economic and Management
Enhancing Energy Efficiency in Stone Cutting: Utilizing Rock Engineering System Method for Precise Maximum Energy Consumption Prediction

Hadi Fattahi; Hossein Ghaedi

Volume 15, Issue 1 , January 2024, , Pages 345-364


  The maximum energy consumption of stone cutting machines is one of the important cost factors during the process of cutting construction stones. Accurately predicting and estimating the maximum energy consumption performance of the cutting machine, along with estimating the cutting costs, can help approach ...  Read More

Estimation of geochemical elements using a hybrid neural network-Gustafson-Kessel algorithm

M. Jahangiri; Seyed R. Ghavami Riabi; B. Tokhmechi

Volume 9, Issue 2 , April 2018, , Pages 499-511


  Bearing in mind that lack of data is a common problem in the study of porphyry copper mining exploration, our goal was set to identify the hidden patterns within the data and to extend the information to the data-less areas. To do this, the combination of pattern recognition techniques has been used. ...  Read More

Metal(loid) uptake of Sonchus oleraceus grown around Cheshmeh-Konan copper deposit, NW Iran

M. Samadi; S. Torbati; S. Alipour

Volume 10, Issue 2 , April 2019, , Pages 517-528


  Heavy metal(loid) contamination in the environment of mining areas has become an important problem. Cheshemeh-Konan is one of the main copper deposits in NW Iran that is currently abandoned. In the present work, the intensity of some metal(loid) pollutions in the soil of the mining area was assessed ...  Read More

Stable Downward Continuation of Airborne Potential Field Geophysical Data: an Investigation of Stabilizer Family

M. Azadi; M. Abedi; Gh. H. Norouzi Baghkameh

Volume 12, Issue 2 , April 2021, , Pages 547-567


  < p>Attenuation of the signal received from sources causing anomalies and reduction of data resolution are the negative features of airborne measurements. Using a stable downward continuation method is a practical way to address these shortcomings. In this study, we investigated the efficiency ...  Read More

Method of Grading Subway Stations Based on Evacuation Capability: A Quantitative Method

M. Hosseini; H. Madani; K. Shahriar

Volume 11, Issue 2 , April 2020, , Pages 587-609


  Stations are the main components of the subway systems. Despite the progress in the construction and maintenance, stations have always been exposed to the natural and man-made disasters. In such incidents, the station’s evacuation capability has a direct relation with a passenger's life. Various ...  Read More

Cavity Growth in Underground Coal Gasification Method by Considering Cleat Length and Inclination of Coal with Elasto-Brittle Behavior

M.R. Shahbazi; M. Najafi; M. Fatehi Marji; A. Abdollahipour

Volume 13, Issue 2 , April 2022, , Pages 607-625


  The in-situ coal is converted to the synthetic gas in the process of underground coal gasification (UCG).  In order to increase the rate of in-situ coal combustion in the UCG process, the contact surfaces between the steam, heat, and coal fractures should be raised. Therefore, the number of secondary ...  Read More

Operating Environmental Condition Effect on Reliability-Centred Maintenance

Ali Nouri Qarahasanlou; Abbas Barabadi; Meisam Saleki

Volume 14, Issue 2 , April 2023, , Pages 667-688


  Implementing maintenance protocols for industrial machinery is essential since a well-thought-out plan may support and improve machinery dependability, production quality, and safety precautions. Implementing a maintenance plan that considers the equipment's actual functional behavior and the effects ...  Read More

Intelligent Borehole Simulation with python Programming

Hassanreza Ghasemitabar; Andisheh Alimoradi; Hamidreza Hemati Ahooi; Mahdi Fathi

Volume 15, Issue 2 , April 2024, , Pages 707-730


  Drilling of exploratory boreholes is one of the most important and costly steps in mineral exploration, which can provide us with accurate and appropriate information to continue the mining process. There are limitations on drilling the target boreholes, such as high costs, topographical problems in ...  Read More

Estimation of reliability-based maintenance time intervals of Load-Haul-Dumper in an underground coal mine

J. Balaraju; M. Govinda Raj; C.H.S.N. Murthy

Volume 9, Issue 3 , July 2018, , Pages 761-770


  Reliability estimation plays a significant role in the performance assessment of mining equipment, and aids in designing efficient and effective preventive maintenance strategies. Continuous and random/irregular occurrence of failures in a system could be the main cause for performance drop of machinery. ...  Read More

Mineral Processing
Influence of microwave treatment on surface roughness, hydrophobicity, and chemical composition of galena

K. Barani; M. Azghadi; M. R. Azadi; A. Karrech

Volume 10, Issue 3 , July 2019, , Pages 787-797


  The influence of microwave treatment on the surface roughness, hydrophobicity, and chemical composition of galena was studied. The pure galena specimens and purified galena concentrate were used in this work. A conventional multi-modal oven (with a frequency of 2.45 GHz and a maximum power of 900 W) ...  Read More