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)

Mineral Processing
Potentiality of Physical Upgrading for Valuable Heavy Minerals from Sermatai Area, Egypt

M. Diab; M. Abu El Ghar; I. Mohamed Gaafar; A. H. Mohamed El Shafey; A. Wageh Hussein; M. Mohamed Fawzy

Volume 13, Issue 1 , January 2022, , Pages 15-32


  In this work we are concerned with the potentiality of using mineral processing for raising the grade of the valuable heavy minerals (VHMs) from the Quaternary stream sediments of Wadi and Delta Sermatai located on the southern coast of the Red Sea, Egypt. A rigorous understanding of the chemical and ...  Read More

Pollution problems in the metallurgical industry: A review

F. Habashi

Volume 2, Issue 1 , January 2011, , Pages 17-26


  Processing of minerals and production of metals has increased greatly in recent years. As a result, the quantities of waste material and pollutants have also increased. In many cases technology has changed to cope with the problem. Processes have been either modified to decrease emissions, or replaced ...  Read More

Exploration of Kahang porphyry copper deposit using advanced integration of geological, remote sensing, geochemical, and magnetics data

S. Barak; A. Bahroudi; G. Jozanikohan

Volume 9, Issue 1 , January 2018, , Pages 19-39


  The purpose of mineral exploration is to find ore deposits. The main aim of this work is to use the fuzzy inference system to integrate the exploration layers including the geological, remote sensing, geochemical, and magnetic data. The studied area was the porphyry copper deposit of the Kahang area ...  Read More

Mine Economic and Management
Modeling and Optimization of Truck-Shovel Allocation to Mining Faces in Cement Quarry

K. Shah; S. Ur Rehman

Volume 11, Issue 1 , January 2020, , Pages 21-30


  Truck and shovel are the most common raw material transportation system used in the cement quarry operations. One of the major challenges associated with the cement quarry operations is the efficient allocation of truck and shovel to the mining faces. In order to minimize the truck and shovel operating ...  Read More

Determination of Mechanical Parameters of Anthracite Coal using Flying Squirrel Search Algorithm with Timber Load and Displacement Data

Myong Nam Sin; Un Chol Han; Hyon Hyok Ri; Sung Il Jon

Volume 15, Issue 1 , January 2024, , Pages 21-40


  Anthracite coal seam of Democratic People’s Republic of Korea was broken into particles to be soft due to geological tectonic actions through several stages in the Mesozoic era. Because the folds and faults have excessively developed and the shape of coal seam is very complicated, it is impossible ...  Read More

Application of harmony search algorithm to evaluate performance of diamond wire saw

R. Mikaeil; Y. Ozcelik; M. Ataei; S. Shaffiee Haghshenas

Volume 10, Issue 1 , January 2019, , Pages 27-36


  Evaluation and prediction of performance of diamond wire saw is one of the most important factors involved in planning the dimension stone quarries. The wear rate of diamond wire saw can be investigated as a major criterion to evaluate its performance. The wear rate of diamond wire saw depends upon non-controlled ...  Read More

Environmental Impact Assessment of Coal Washing Plant (Alborz- Sharghi –Iran)

Reza Ghaedrahmati; F Doulati Ardejani

Volume 3, Issue 2 , July 2012, , Pages 69-77


  This paper utilises the modified Folchi method to assess the environmental impact of coal washing plant, Alborz Sharghi, North-east Iran. In this study, the number of factors designed in the method was slightly modified by focusing on the environmental impact of coal washing operations. In addition, ...  Read More

A GIS-based weights-of-evidence model for mineral potential mapping of hydrothermal gold deposits in Torbat-e-Heydarieh area

Hossein Shahi; Abulghasem Kamkar Rouhani

Volume 5, Issue 2 , July 2014, , Pages 79-89


  The method of weights of evidence is one of the most important data driven methods for mineral potential mapping in GIS. In this method, considering the characteristics of known mineralized locations, we can prospect new mineralized areas. In this research work, the method of weights of evidence has ...  Read More

Investigation of blind massive sulphide deposit signatures in the calcrete layers as a geochemical barrier: A case study of Areachap, Kantienpan and Copperton deposits

Reza Ghavami-Riabi; H.F.J Theart

Volume 2, Issue 2 , July 2011, , Pages 86-101


  The trace element contents on the surface originated from mineralization would depend to the thickness of the calcrete layer above the ore deposit on the surface. A very thick layer of calcrete may not allow for much dispersion of the elements of interest in the surface. These elements may be concentrated ...  Read More

Geochemistry, petrology, and mineralization in volcanic rocks located in south Neyshabour, NE Iran

A. Entezari Harsini; S. A. Mazaheri; S. Saadat; J. F. Santos

Volume 8, Issue 2 , April 2017, , Pages 139-154


  This paper presents the new geochemical isotopes Sr and Nd, and the mineralization data for the south Neyshabour volcanic rocks located in NE Iran. Based on the chemical classifications, the studied rocks are basaltic trachy andesite, trachy andesite, trachyte, and trachy dacite in composition. All the ...  Read More

Using Trifolium Alexanderium for Phytoremediation of some heavy metals in tailings dam in Anjir-Tange coal washing plant, Mazandaran, Iran

S. Safari Sinegani; A. Abedi; H. Asghari; A. A. Safari Sinegani

Volume 6, Issue 2 , July 2015, , Pages 141-150


  Phytoremediation is a technology that uses plants for the remediation of the contaminated soils, sediments, tailings, and groundwaters. In this work, the ability of TrifoliumAlexanderium for the phytoremediation of the tailings soil in the Anjir-Tange coal washing plant was investigated. For this purpose, ...  Read More

Mineral Processing
Removal of Te and Se anions in alkaline media in presence of cyanide by quaternary ammonium salts

R. Solis-Rdoriguez; S. Bello-Teodoro; A. Moreno-Baez; J. I Galvan-Tejada; J. G Arceo-Olague; H. Luna-Garcia; O. Alonso-Gonzalez

Volume 9, Issue 2 , April 2018, , Pages 311-317


  Precious metals are currently associated with selenium (naumannite, Ag2Se) and tellurium (calaverite, AuTe2; sylvanite, (Au,Ag)2Te4) to form species refractory to cyanidation. The aim of this preliminary work was to study the use of the solvent extraction technique to recover tellurium and selenium ions ...  Read More

Study on an Online Vibration Measurement System for Seismic Waves Caused by Blasting for Mining in Vietnam

H. Dao; Th. L. Pham; N. Ph. Hung

Volume 12, Issue 2 , April 2021, , Pages 313-325


  Blasting has become a crucial work in mining operation. However, it produces high-intensity seismic waves which cause some serious troubles such as injure people, fly-rock, cracking, breaking and reducing the lifetime of adjacent buildings. In Vietnam, there have been many conflicts between residents ...  Read More

DPM flow pattern of LHD in underground mines with different ventilation conditions

R. Morla; Sh. Karekal; A. Godbole

Volume 10, Issue 2 , April 2019, , Pages 315-326


  Diesel-operated Load Haul Dumper (LHD) vehicles are commonly used in underground coal mines. Despite their value as utility vehicles, the main drawback of these vehicles is that they generate diesel particulate matter (DPM), a known carcinogenic agent. In this work, an attempt is made to model DPM flows ...  Read More

Mineral Processing
Effects of operating parameters on time-dependent ash entrainment behaviour of a sample coal flotation

H. Paryad; H. Khoshdast; V. Shojaei

Volume 8, Issue 3 , July 2017, , Pages 337-357


  It is well-known that entrainment of particles into the froth is a key factor in the selectivity and performance of the flotation process, especially for fine particle recovery. Since flotation is a continuous process, in this work, the effects of operating parameters on the entrainment of ash materials ...  Read More

Evaluating Microscale Failure Response of Various Weathering Grade Sandstones Based on Micro-Scale Observation and Micro-Structural Modelling Subjected to Wet and Dry Cycles

Kausar Sultan shah; Mohd Hazizan bin Mohd Hashim; Hafeez Ur Rehman; Kamar shah bin Ariffin

Volume 13, Issue 2 , April 2022, , Pages 341-355


  The significance of rock failure can be found from the fact that microfracture genesis and coalescence in the rock mass results in macroscale fractures. Rock may fail due to an increase in the local stress, natural fractures, weathering inducing micro-crack genesis, coalescence, and propagation. Therefore, ...  Read More

Mining and Environmental Degradation: a Gift Brings Grief Scenario for Mining Communities in Sierra Leone

M. Fayiah

Volume 11, Issue 2 , April 2020, , Pages 347-361


  Sierra Leone is blessed with abundant natural resources but yet prone to environmental degradation due to the mining operations. Most often, the mining communities are faced with social tensions, as a result of the possible trade-off between the expected employment impact and the cost of mining operations ...  Read More

Applications of GIS and Remote Sensing in Highway Project: a Review

Devraj Dhakal; Salad Omar Abdi; Kanwarpreet Singh; Abhishek Sharma

Volume 14, Issue 2 , April 2023, , Pages 375-388


  The highway contributes significantly to human existence by providing safe, dependable, and cost-effective services that are environmentally friendly and promote economic progress. Highway projects need extensive planning to prevent work revisions, save time and cost, and increase job efficiency. Without ...  Read More

Ground Water Quality Analysis using Machine Learning Techniques: a Critical Appraisal

Naman Chandel; Sushindra Kumar Gupta; Anand Kumar Ravi

Volume 15, Issue 2 , April 2024, , Pages 419-426


  Groundwater is an essential resource for human survival, but its quality is often degraded by the human activities such as improper disposal of waste. Leachate generated from landfill sites can contaminate groundwater, causing severe environmental and health problems. Machine learning techniques can ...  Read More

Mineral Processing
Modofication of the Sarcheshmeh copper complex flotation circuit in response to a reduction in feed grade

Gh. A. Parsapour; S. DarvishTafvisi; E. Arghavani; M. J. Rajabi; A. Akbari; S. Banisi

Volume 8, Issue 4 , October 2017, , Pages 539-544


  The new copper processing plant of the Sarcheshmeh copper complex consists of two parallel circuits. After a primary crushing, the ore is sent to a SAG mill, and the product is further ground in a ball mill. The overflow of the hydrocyclones is fed to a flotation circuit that contains 8 rougher tank ...  Read More

XRF analysis of coal bioleaching by chemolithoheterotrophic Alicyclobacillus HRM5 and chemolithoautotrophic Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans

Sh. Sadat Etemadzadeh; G. Emtiazi; Z. Etemadifar

Volume 9, Issue 3 , July 2018, , Pages 559-566


  Most studies on sulfur bioleaching from coal depend on an autotrophic microorganism with a low growth and a long leaching time. For this reason, heterotrophic heat and acidic pH-resistant Alicyclobacillus was used as the growing and resting cells for the sulfur and iron removal from coal. The results ...  Read More

Delineation of alteration zones based on kriging, artificial neural networks, and concentration–volume fractal modelings in hypogene zone of Miduk porphyry copper deposit, SE Iran

O. Gholampour; A. Hezarkhani; A. Maghsoudi; M. Mousavi

Volume 10, Issue 3 , July 2019, , Pages 575-595


  This paper presents a quantitative modeling for delineating alteration zones in the hypogene zone of the Miduk porphyry copper deposit (SE Iran) based on the core drilling data. The main goal of this work was to apply the Ordinary Kriging (OK), Artificial Neural Networks (ANNs), and Concentration-Volume ...  Read More

A Stochastic Model Upgrading Gold Content in Cyanide Leaching using Monte Carlo Simulation

M. Kamran; Sh. Bacha; N. Mohammad

Volume 12, Issue 3 , July 2021, , Pages 619-631


  This paper elucidates a new idea and concept for exploration of the gold ore deposits.  The cyanidation method is traditionally used for gold extraction. However, this method is laborious, time-consuming, costly, and depends upon the availability of the processing units. In this work, an attempt ...  Read More

Real-Scale Numerical Analyzing Dynamic Process of TBM Boring in Jointed Rock; a Case Study: Kerman Water Conveyance Tunnel in Iran

Morteza Karami; Shokrollah Zare; Jamal Rostami

Volume 13, Issue 3 , July 2022, , Pages 643-666


  One of the important cost items in mechanized tunneling is the cost of repairing or replacing the disc cutters that have suffered from normal wear during the boring of the hard abrasive rocks. For inspecting the health of the disc cutters, the boring operation shall be stopped, and after checking, the ...  Read More

A Preliminary Assessment of Rock Slope Stability in Tropical Climates: A Case Study at Lafarge Quarry, Perak, Malaysia

K.S. Shah; M. H. Mohd Hashim; K.S. Ariffin; N. F. Nordin

Volume 11, Issue 3 , July 2020, , Pages 661-673


  The stability analysis of rock slopes is a complex task for the geotechnical engineers due to the complex nature of the rock mass in a tropical climate that often has discontinuities in several forms, and consequently, in several types of slope failures. In this work, a rock mass classification scheme ...  Read More