Volume 15 (2024)
Volume 14 (2023)
Volume 13 (2022)
Volume 12 (2021)
Volume 11 (2020)
Volume 10 (2019)
Volume 8 (2017)
Volume 7 (2016)
Volume 6 (2015)
Volume 5 (2014)
Volume 4 (2013)
Volume 3 (2012)
Volume 2 (2011)
Volume 1 (2010)
Review Paper
Sustainable development and environmental challenges in Cameroon’s mining sector: A review

M. Anselme Kamga; S. Nzali; C. O. Olatubara; A. Adenikinju; E. A. Akintunde; M. P. Kemeng; F. W.D. Nguimatsia; E. A. Ndip; C. Fuanya

Volume 9, Issue 2 , April 2018, Pages 293-309


  Cameroon has a strong geological potential for a number of mineral resources that, if well managed, could support economic growth. The country contains potentially large deposits of iron ore, gold, bauxite, diamond, limestone, nickel, and gemstones, and indices of other numerous minerals and precious ...  Read More

Case Study 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

Case Study
Investigation of arsenic removal parameters by a new nano-hybrid adsorbent produced from red mud and fly ash

U. Yenial; G. Bulut

Volume 9, Issue 2 , April 2018, Pages 319-330


  Two common waste materials, red mud and fly ash, were used to produce a new nano-hybrid adsorbent by heat treatment with alkali addition. The new zeolitic structure formation of the hybrid adsorbent was revealed using the BET surface area, XRD, and SEM analyses. This hybrid adsorbent was utilized to ...  Read More

Case Study Exploitation
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

Research Note Mineral Processing
Effect of thermal treatment on specific rate of breakage of manganese ore

M. Heshami; R. Ahmadi

Volume 9, Issue 2 , April 2018, Pages 339-348


  The aim of this work is to investigate the effect of thermal treatment on the grinding behavior of manganese ore in the various size fractions of -1.7+1.18, -1.18+0.6, -0.6+0.3 and -0.3+ 0.15 mm. Breakage Function Determination Software (BFDS) is used to calculate the selection function of the experiment. ...  Read More

Case Study Mine Economic and Management
Forecasting copper price using gene expression programming

H. Dehghani

Volume 9, Issue 2 , April 2018, Pages 349-360


  Forecasting the prices of metals is important in many aspects of economics. Metal prices are also vital variables in financial models for revenue evaluation, which forms the basis of an effective payment regime using resource policymakers. According to the severe changes of the metal prices in the recent ...  Read More

Case Study
Introducing Mesozoic siliciclastic-rich refractory sand levels based on geochemical and physical properties in Iran

M. Yazdi; A. Bahrami; Z. Alaminia; H. Jamali; M. A. Mackizadeh

Volume 9, Issue 2 , April 2018, Pages 361-369


  This research work introduces the Early Triassic, Late Triassic-Early Jurassic, and Early Cretaceous silica-rich sand levels at east and central Alborz, Kopeh-Dagh, and Central Iran, and compares them with the Permian silica-rich sand level in the Chirouk mine at east Iran. Ghoznavi and Gheshlaq loose ...  Read More

Case Study Exploitation
Application of spectrum-volume fractal modeling for detection of mineralized zones

H. Khalili; P. Afzal

Volume 9, Issue 2 , April 2018, Pages 371-378


  The main goal of this research work was to detect the different Cu mineralized zones in the Sungun porphyry deposit in NW Iran using the Spectrum-Volume (S-V) fractal modeling based on the sub-surface data for this deposit. This operation was carried out on an estimated Cu block model based on a Fast ...  Read More

Case Study Rock Mechanics
Effects of temperature and confining pressure on mode II fracture toughness of rocks (Case study: Lushan Sandstone)

M. Hosseini; A. R. Khodayari

Volume 9, Issue 2 , April 2018, Pages 379-391


  The fracture mechanics examines the development and expansion of cracks in solids and how they affect the deformation of materials. The stress intensity factors at the tip of the crack and the critical stress intensity factors or fracture toughness of materials are considered in the relevant criteria. ...  Read More

Case Study Mineral Processing
Comparison of various extractants for recovery of Copper from Sarcheshmeh Chalcopyrite concentrate Ammonia/Ammonium Carbonate Leaching

M. Ghanbari; H. Naderi; M. Torabi

Volume 9, Issue 2 , April 2018, Pages 393-402


  Solvent extraction of copper from the copper leach solution obtained from the ammoniacal carbonate leaching of the Sarcheshmeh copper concentrate was carried out, and the performance of CP-150, LIX984N, and Kelex100 as well as the effects of different parameters involved were investigated. According ...  Read More

Case Study
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

Case Study
Bio-accumulation of major, trace, and rare earth elements by two Astragalus species grown on Agh-Dareh and Zarshouran gold deposits, Takab, NW Iran

S. Torbati; S. Alipour; M. Rostami; S. Hajializadeh

Volume 9, Issue 2 , April 2018, Pages 417-429


  The Agh-Dareh and Zarshouran mines are two known active gold deposits in Takab, NW Iran. In the present study, the potentials of two species of Astragalus (A. microcephalus from Agh-Dareh and A. effusus from Zarshouran mines), as the dominant plants grown in these areas, were assessed for the bio-accumulation ...  Read More

Case Study Mineral Processing
An insight into effect of surface functional groups on reactivity of Sphalerite (110) surface with Xanthate collector: a DFT study

M. Mohseni; M. Abdollahy; R. Poursalehi; M. R. Khalesi

Volume 9, Issue 2 , April 2018, Pages 431-439


  The reactivity of the protonated and hydroxylated sphalerite (1 1 0) surface with xanthate was simulated using the density functional theory (DFT). The difference between the energy of the lowest unoccupied molecular orbital of the sphalerite surface and the energy of the highest occupied molecular orbital ...  Read More

Case Study Rock Mechanics
Presenting an experimental creep model for rock salt

M. B. Eslami Andargoli; K. Shahriar; A. Ramezanzadeh; K. Goshtasbi

Volume 9, Issue 2 , April 2018, Pages 441-456


  During the recent decades, the design and construction of underground spaces into rock salt have been particularly regarded for storing petroleum fluids, natural gas, and compressed air energy, and also for disposing nuclear and chemical wastes. The rock salt hosting such spaces will be subjected to ...  Read More

Case Study Rock Mechanics
Introducing hard rock TBMs’ downtime analysis model with reference to past case histories’ data

E. Farrokh

Volume 9, Issue 2 , April 2018, Pages 457-472


  The study of downtime and subsequently machine utilization in a given project is one of the major requirements of an accurate estimation of TBM performance and daily advance rate. Interestingly, while it is very common to report the components of downtime when discussing a tunneling project in the literature; ...  Read More

Case Study
Using selective sequential extraction techniques to evaluate tendency of soil fractions in Cd removal by Fe3O4 nanoparticles in continuous flow system

M Mohammadiun; B. Dahrazma; Seyed F. Saghravani; A. Khodadadi Darban

Volume 9, Issue 2 , April 2018, Pages 473-484


  Use of nanotechnology has proven to be a promising approach toward remediation of all phases of environment. The aim of this work is to investigate the effects of different parameters on using iron III oxide nanoparticles in a continuous flow configuration for the removal of Cd2+ ionsfrom contaminated ...  Read More

Case Study Rock Mechanics
Stability analysis of support systems using a coupled FEM-DFN model (Case study: a diversion tunnel at Lorestan dam site, Iran)

M. Noroozi; R. Rafiee; M. Najafi

Volume 9, Issue 2 , April 2018, Pages 485-497


  Various structural discontinuities, which form a discrete fracture network, play a significant role in the failure conditions and stability of the rock masses around underground excavations. Several continuum numerical methods have been used to study the stability of underground excavations in jointed ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Exploitation
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

Case Study
Porosity classification from thin sections using image analysis and neural networks including shallow and deep learning in Jahrum formation

M. Abedini; M. Ziaii; Y. Negahdarzadeh; J. Ghiasi-Freez

Volume 9, Issue 2 , April 2018, Pages 513-525


  The porosity within a reservoir rock is a basic parameter for the reservoir characterization. The present paper introduces two intelligent models for identification of the porosity types using image analysis. For this aim, firstly, thirteen geometrical parameters of pores of each image were extracted ...  Read More

Case Study Exploitation
A practical approach to open-pit mine planning under price uncertainty using information gap decision theory

M. M. Tahernejad; M. Ataei; R. Khalokakaie

Volume 9, Issue 2 , April 2018, Pages 527-537


  In the context of open-pit mine planning, uncertainties including commodity price would significantly affect the technical and financial aspects of mining projects. A mine planning that takes place regardless of the uncertainty in price just develops an optimized plan at the starting time of the mining ...  Read More

Case Study Mineral Processing
Effect of frother type and operational parameters on nano bubble flotation of quartz coarse particles

S. Nazari; Seyed Ziaedin Shafaei; M. Gharabaghi; R. Ahmadi; B. Shahbazi

Volume 9, Issue 2 , April 2018, Pages 539-546


  In this work, the effects of the types of frother (MIBC, pine oil, and A65) and operational parameters (impeller speed and air flow rate) on the flotation of quartz coarse particles was investigated using nano bubbles (NBs). Quartz particles of the size of -425+106 mm and three types of frother were ...  Read More