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)

Structural analysis of impacting factors of sustainable development in underground coal mining using DEMATEL method

R. Norouzi Masir; R. Khalokakaie; M. Ataei; S. Mohammadi

Volume 9, Issue 3 , July 2018, , Pages 567-579


  Mining can become more sustainable by developing and integrating economic, environmental, and social components. Among the mining industries, coal mining requires paying a serious attention to the aspects of sustainable development. Therefore, in this work, we investigate the impacting factors involved ...  Read More

Rock Mechanics
Risk management in urban tunnels using methods of game theory and multi-criteria decision-making

M. Nikkhah; M. A. Ghasvareh; N. Farzaneh Bahalgardi

Volume 10, Issue 3 , July 2019, , Pages 597-611


  In general, underground spaces are associated with high risks because of their high uncertainty in geotechnical environments. Since most accidents and incidents in these structures are often associated with uncertainty, the development of risk analysis and management methods and prevention of accidents ...  Read More

Optimization of Process Parameters for Enhanced Up-gradation of Qilla Saifullah Copper ore through Froth Floatation Technique

M. Ibrahim; N. Mohammad; Z. Ahmad; Sh. Bacha; N. Muhammad Khan; M. Iftikhar Khan

Volume 12, Issue 3 , July 2021, , Pages 633-649


  In this work, we focus on the up-gradation of the copper ore of Qilla Saifullah in Pakistan through the froth flotation technique. The chemical analysis of the head copper ore sample reveal the presence of 2.85% Cu, 22%  Fe2O3, 52.9% SiO2, and other minor minerals. The optimum grinding time and ...  Read More

Slope Stability Analysis and Preventive Actions for a Landslide Location along NH-05 in Himachal Pradesh, India

S. Pratap Singh; A. Kumar Roy

Volume 13, Issue 3 , July 2022, , Pages 667-678


  The Himalayan mountain range is susceptible to slope instability in numerous areas due to its complicated topography, because of the existing natural conditions and human influence and intervenes. National Highway-05 is considered in this work. The area under investigation located in Rampur, district ...  Read More

Mineral Processing
Investigation of Effect of Number of Lifters on Performance of Pilot-Scale SAG Mills Using Discrete Element Method

S. Kolahi; M. Jahani Chegeni

Volume 11, Issue 3 , July 2020, , Pages 675-693


  The number of lifters of mill shell liners, mill rotation speed, and filling percentage of grinding media are three of the most important parameters influencing the charge behavior and the trajectory of ball motion inside the SAG mills, and consequently, their performance. In this paper, the milling ...  Read More

Mineral Processing
Effect of impeller speed on properties of quiescent zone and entrainment in mechanical flotation cells

S. Razmjooei; M. Abdollahy; M. R. Khalesi

Volume 9, Issue 4 , October 2018, , Pages 807-816


  Flotation process in mechanical cells is carried out in highly turbulent conditions. In this work, the impact of impeller speed on four characteristics of the quiescent zone, i.e. zone height, turbulence, solid percentage, and gas holdup, and their relationship with the entrainment is investigated, and ...  Read More

Calculating inter-sectoral carbon flows of a mining sector via hypothetical extraction method

M. J. Sajid; N. Shahani; M. Ali

Volume 10, Issue 4 , October 2019, , Pages 853-867


  Mining is among the oldest industries. It is the primary source of raw materials for most of the sectors. Little is known about the complex inter-sectoral carbon linkages of the mining industry. In this work, we estimate the inter- and intra-sectoral carbon linkage impacts of the mining sector across ...  Read More

Wedge Failure Analysis of the Slope Subjected to Uplift Forces by Analytical Method at Chingola Open Pits F & D

V. Mwango Bowa; W. Samiselo; E. Manda; Y. Lei; W. Zhou; A. Shane; S. Chinyanta

Volume 12, Issue 4 , October 2021, , Pages 941-952


  The influence of variable groundwater has been overlooked in the available literature. Yet, wedge failure induced by variable groundwater is still commonly experienced in sedimentary rock formation in many commercial dams, highways, and surface mine slopes around the world. In this article, a robust ...  Read More

Anisotropic Inverse Distance Weighting Method: An Innovative Technique for Resource Modeling of Vein-type Deposits

Ilyas Ongarbayev; Nasser Madani

Volume 13, Issue 4 , October 2022, , Pages 957-972


  Geological modeling is an important step for the evaluation of natural resources. One option is to use a common geo-statistical modeling method such as Indicator Kriging (IK). However, there are specific problems associated with IK, the worthiest of attention is an order relation violation. Alternatively, ...  Read More

Analysis and Forecast of Mining Accidents in Pakistan

K. Sultan Shah; I. Mithal Jiskani; N. Muhammad Shahani; H. Ur Rehman; N. Muhammad Khan; S. Hussain

Volume 11, Issue 4 , October 2020, , Pages 967-976


  In the mining sector, the barrier to obtain an efficient safety management system is the unavailability of future information regarding the accidents. This paper aims to use the auto-regressive integrated moving average (ARIMA) model, for the first time, to evaluate the underlying causes that affect ...  Read More

GIS modelling for Au-Pb-Zn potential mapping in Torud-Chah Shirin area-Iran

M. Ziaii; A. Abedi; M. Ziaei; A. Kamkar Rouhani; A. Zendahdel

Volume 1, Number 1 , January 2010


  One of the major strengths of a Geographic Information System (GIS) in geosciences is the ability to integrate and combine multiple layers into mineral potential maps showing areas which are favorable for mineral exploration. These capabilities make GIS an extremely useful tool for mineral exploration. ...  Read More

Assessment of water quality due to Wolfram mining in Portugal

V. F. Navarro-Torres; R. N. Singh

Volume 1, Number 2 , July 2010


  Water has an important role in creating pollution problems in the mining regimes influencing the surrounding surface environment. The purpose of this study is to make an assessment of groundwater quality in an underground mine site in Portugal with a view of determining the pollution potential ...  Read More

Application of SPI for Modeling energy consumption in Sarcheshmeh SAG and ball mills

M. Jahani; M. Noaparast; A. Farzanegan; G. Langarizadeh

Volume 2, Issue 1 , January 2011


  In this research, the efficiency of the comminution circuit as well as the efficiency of size classification equipment of the concentrator plant 2 of Sarcheshmeh copper complex was studied. The comminution circuit of this plant includes one SAG mill in a closed circuit with a vibrating screen and one ...  Read More

Evaluation of Effects of the Parameters Blast Damage Factor, Sub-Drilling, Decoupling, and Inter-Hole Delay Time on the Peak Particle Velocity Using the Numerical Modeling

Bijan Afrasiabian; Kaveh Ahangari; Ali Noorzad

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 15 March 2023


  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

Subsurface modeling of mud volcanoes, using density model and analysis of seismic velocity

H.R Baghzendani; H. Aghajani; M. Solimani

Volume 6, Issue 1 , January 2015, , Pages 31-39


  Detection of subsurface structures by means of gravity method can be used to determine mass distribution and density contrast of rock units. This distribution could be detected by different geophysical methods, especially gravity method. However, gravity techniques have some drawbacks and can't be always ...  Read More

Back-calculation of mechanical parameters of shell and balls materials from discrete element method simulations

Akbar farzanegan; Bahareh Arabzadeh; Vahid Hasanzadeh

Volume 3, Issue 1 , January 2012, , Pages 33-40


  Discrete Element Method (DEM) is extensively used for mathematical modeling and simulating the behavior of discrete discs and discrete spheres in two and three dimensional space, respectively. Prediction of particles flow regime, power draw and kinetic energy for a laboratory or an industrial mill is ...  Read More

Prediction of the deformation modulus of rock masses using Artificial Neural Networks and Regression methods

Javad Gholamnejad; HamidReza Bahaaddini; Morteza Rastegar

Volume 4, Issue 1 , January 2013, , Pages 35-43


  Static deformation modulus is recognized as one of the most important parameters governing the behavior of rock masses. Predictive models for the mechanical properties of rock masses have been used in rock engineering because direct measurement of the properties is difficult due to time and cost constraints. ...  Read More

Magnitude of vibration triggering component determines safety of structures


Volume 5, Issue 1 , January 2014, , Pages 35-46


  Transmission of blast waves is a complex phenomenon and the characteristics vary with blast design parameters and geo-technical properties of medium. Frequency of vibration and triggering component for structural excitation generally quantifies safe vibration magnitude. At closer distance or higher elevations ...  Read More

Development of a mechanical earth model in an Iranian off-shore gas field

E. Bozorgi; D. Javani; M. Rastegarnia

Volume 7, Issue 1 , January 2016, , Pages 37-46


  Wellbore instability is a quite common event during drilling, and causes many problems such as stuck pipe and lost circulation. It is primarily due to the inadequate understanding of the rock properties, pore pressure, and earth stress environment prior to well construction. This study aims to use the ...  Read More

Evaluation of Fractal Variance-Distance Model in Identifying Geochemical Anomalies of Calamine Mehdiabad Mining Complex, Central Iran

N. Sadrmohammadi; R. Mehrnia; Kh. Rezaei; S. Kadioğlu; M. Honarvar

Volume 12, Issue 1 , January 2021, , Pages 45-62


  In this paper, a power-law relation modeling called the vario-fractal model is introduced in order to understand the discrepancies between the linear and non-linear distribution of the elements and its application for mineral exploration in the calamine Zn-Pb ore-deposit. From a hypothetical viewpoint, ...  Read More

Soil Stabilization using Ceramic Waste: an Experimental Study

Pankaj Rathore; Suresh Kumar Tiwari

Volume 14, Issue 1 , January 2023, , Pages 47-65


  The main aim of this experimental analysis is to understand the effectiveness of ceramic waste (CW) in stabilizing the clayey soil. The effect of adding various CW percentages (5%, 10%, 15%, 20%, 25%, and 30%) on the geotechnical properties of clayey soil is evaluated by performing a series of laboratory ...  Read More

A new model for mining method selection based on grey and TODIM methods

H. Dehghani; A. Siami; P. Haghi

Volume 8, Issue 1 , January 2017, , Pages 49-60


  One of the most important steps involved in mining operations is to select an appropriate extraction method for mine resources. After choosing the extraction method, it is usually impossible to replace it with another one because it may be so expensive that implementation of the entire project could ...  Read More

Identification of geochemical anomalies associated with Cu mineralization by applying spectrum-area multi-fractal and wavelet neural network methods in Shahr-e-Babak mining area, Kerman, Iran

B. Shokouh Saljoughi; A. Hezarkhani

Volume 10, Issue 1 , January 2019, , Pages 49-73


  The Shahr-e-Babak district, as the studied area, is known for its large Cu resources. It is located in the southern side of the Central Iranian volcano–sedimentary complex in SE Iran. Shahr-e-Babak is currently facing a shortage of resources, and therefore, mineral exploration in the deeper and ...  Read More

A Comparative Study of SVM and RF Methods for Classification of Alteration Zones Using Remotely Sensed Data

N. Mahvash Mohammadi; A. Hezarkhani

Volume 11, Issue 1 , January 2020, , Pages 49-61


  Identification and mapping of the significant alterations are the main objectives of the exploration geochemical surveys. The field study is time-consuming and costly to produce the classified maps. Therefore, the processing of remotely sensed data, which provide timely and multi-band (multi-layer) data, ...  Read More

Simulation of tunnel boring machine utilization: A case study

S. Moosazadeh; H. Aghababaie; Seyed H. Hoseinie; B. Ghodrati

Volume 9, Issue 1 , January 2018, , Pages 53-60


  Utilization is one of the main managerial factors that is applied for construction process analysis well. It directly affects the project duration and construction costs. Therefore, a utilization study in tunneling projects is essential. In this work, the utilization of an earth pressure balance Tunnel ...  Read More