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)

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


Angelica Vivanco; Israel Mamani; Eslainer Avendaño

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


  In open-pit mining operations, loading and haulage activities account for a significant portion, typically between 50% and 60%, of the operational costs of the entire mining process. Tires, in turn, rank second in terms of operating costs for most mining companies. Therefore, understanding and preserving ...  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

Statistical Study to Evaluate Performance of Cutting Machine in Dimension Stone Cutting Process

S. Shaffiee Haghshenas; R. Mikaeil; A. Esmaeilzadeh; N. Careddu; M. Ataei

Volume 13, Issue 1 , January 2022, , Pages 53-67


   Predicting the amperage consumption of cutting machines could be one of the critical steps in optimizing the energy-consuming points for the dimension stone cutting industry. Hence, the study of the relationship between the operational characteristics of cutting machines and rocks with focusing ...  Read More

Statistical Analysis and Optimization of Drilling Process using Response Surface Methodology and Experimental Data

Rym Khettabi; Issam Touil; Mohamed Kezzar; Mohamed R. Eid; Fatima.Z Derdour; Kamel Khounfais; Lakhdar Khochmane

Volume 15, Issue 1 , January 2024, , Pages 55-71


  It is well-established that the response surface methodology (RSM) is commonly employed to establish the differences between the predicted values and those observed experimentally. This study mainly goals on the impact of four drilling factors including weight on the bit (WOB), the rotating rapidity ...  Read More

Collectorless flotation of Chalcocite by controlling redox potential

sima razmjouee; mahmood abdollahy; seyed mohammad javad koleini

Volume 3, Issue 2 , July 2012, , Pages 99-102


  Using microflotation method, this study explored the collectorless flotation of Chalcocite and its dependence on the redox potential of pulp . Electrochemical studies were performed by cyclic voltammetry  in specific potential ranges and at different pH values. The results show that significant ...  Read More

Pit lakes as an end use of mining: A review

Anhay Soni; B. Mishra; Siddharth Singh

Volume 5, Issue 2 , July 2014, , Pages 99-111


  Theoretical review of ‘mining pit lakes’ indicates that like natural lakes such lakes display a huge diversity. They are typically in a non-equilibrium state with respect to their surroundings. Hence, at the decommissioning phase of mining operation a detailed technical study are required ...  Read More

A new algorithm for optimum open pit design: Floating cone method III

ebrahim elahi; Reza Kakaie; amir yusefi

Volume 2, Issue 2 , July 2011, , Pages 118-125


  Ultimate limits of an open pit, which define its size and shape at the end of the mine’s life, is the pit with the highest profit value. A number of algorithms such as floating or moving cone method, floating cone method II and the corrected forms of this method, the Korobov algorithm and the corrected ...  Read More

An applied comparison between conventional pre-dispersed solvent extraction (PDSE) contactors and new dissolved nitrogen PDSE (DNPDSE) ones

M. R. Tavakoli Mohammadi; Seyed M. J. Koleini; M. Abdollahy

Volume 6, Issue 2 , July 2015, , Pages 159-168


  Efforts to increase the mass transfer coefficient, enhance the contact area, and decrease the power input of contractors have given risen to the development of the pre-dispersed solvent extraction (PDSE) contactor and the devise of the new dissolved nitrogen PDSE (DNPDSE) contactors. The studies conducted ...  Read More

Prediction of slope stability using adaptive neuro-fuzzy inference system based on clustering methods

H. Fattahi

Volume 8, Issue 2 , April 2017, , Pages 163-177


  Slope stability analysis is an enduring research topic in the engineering and academic sectors. Accurate prediction of the factor of safety (FOS) of slopes, their stability, and their performance is not an easy task. In this work, the adaptive neuro-fuzzy inference system (ANFIS) was utilized to build ...  Read More

Application of stochastic programming for iron ore quality control

J. Gholamnejad; A. Azimi; M.R. Teymouri

Volume 9, Issue 2 , April 2018, , Pages 331-338


  Stockpiling and blending play a major role in maintaining the quantity and quality of the raw materials fed into processing plants, especially the cement, iron ore and steel making, and coal-fired power generation industries that usually require a much uniformed feed. Due to the variable nature of such ...  Read More

Application of fractal modeling to delineate alteration zones and lithological units in Masjed-Daghi Cu-Au porphyry deposit, NW Iran

H. Nikoogoftar Safa; A. Hezarkhani

Volume 10, Issue 2 , April 2019, , Pages 339-356


  In this paper, we aim to present a quantitative modeling for delineating the alteration zones and lithological units in the hypogene zone of Masjed-Daghi Cu-Au porphyry deposit (NW Iran) based on the drill core data. The main goal of this work is to apply Ordinary Kriging (OK) and concentration-volume ...  Read More

Adaptive Multi-Size Block Modeling for Mineral Resources and Ore Reserves Evaluation

F. Khorram; O. Asghari; H. Memarian; A. Hoseein Morshedy; X. M. Emery

Volume 12, Issue 2 , April 2021, , Pages 339-350


  The key input parameters for mine planning and all subsequent mining activities is based on the block models. The block size should take into account for the geological heterogeneity and the grade variability across the deposit. Providing grade models of smaller blocks is more complex and costly than ...  Read More