Volume 15 (2024)
Volume 14 (2023)
Volume 13 (2022)
Volume 12 (2021)
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)
Original Research Paper
Gold, Silver and Iron in Iron Oxy-hydroxide Precipitate Formed in Process of Acid Mine Drainage

J. Jurković; E. Babajić; T. Muhić – Šarac; M. Kolar; A. Kazlagić

Volume 11, Issue 2 , April 2020, Pages 335-346


  Oxidation of sulfide-containing ores is the main cause of Acid Mine Drainage (AMD), which is an environmental problem associated with both the abandoned and active mines. Iron-bearing sulfide minerals can be oxidized and form mine waters with high sulfate content, low pH, high electrical conductivity, ...  Read More

Case Study
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

Original Research Paper
A Safe and Sustainable Development in a Hygiene and Healthy Company Using Decision Matrix Risk Assessment Technique: a case study

R. Kharzi; R. Chaib; I. Verzea; A. Akni

Volume 11, Issue 2 , April 2020, Pages 363-373


  This article describes the process of improving risk management practices in a foundry of the ALFET Company (Algeria). The proposed methodology is based on the decision matrix risk assessment technique. This technique allows making a risk assessment for each source of risk (machine, man, environment, ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Mineral Processing
Development of Geometallurgical Indices for Semi-Autogenous Grinding at Sarcheshmeh Porphyry Copper Mine

S. Mohammadi; B. Rezai; A. A. Abdolahzadeh

Volume 11, Issue 2 , April 2020, Pages 375-385


  Geometallurgy tries to predict the instability the behavior of ores caused by variability in the geological settings, and to optimize the mineral value chain. Understanding the ore variability and subsequently the process response are considered to be the most important functions of an accurate geometallurgical ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Mineral Processing
An Investigation on Effect of Shell Liner Type on Performance of Industrial SAG Mills Using DEM

M. Jahani Chegeni; S. Kolahi

Volume 11, Issue 2 , April 2020, Pages 387-404


  The shell liner type, rotation speed, and ball filling percent are the key factors influencing the charge behavior inside the SAG mills, and consequently, their performance. In this work, the milling operation of industrial SAG mills is investigated using the Discrete Element Method (DEM). First, an ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Exploitation
Investigating Alteration Zone Mapping Using EO-1 Hyperion Imagery and Airborne Geophysics Data

M. Lotfi; H. Arefi; A. Bahroudi

Volume 11, Issue 2 , April 2020, Pages 405-417


  Hyperspectral remote sensing records reflectance or emittance data in a large sum of contiguous and narrow spectral bands, and thus has many information in detecting and mapping the mineral zones. On the other hand, the geological and geophysical data gives us some other fruitful information about the ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Rock Mechanics
On Analytic Solutions of Elastic Net Displacements around a Circular Tunnel

M. Hazrati Aghchai; P. Moarefvand; H. Salari Rad

Volume 11, Issue 2 , April 2020, Pages 419-432


  Displacements around a tunnel, occurring as a result of excavation, consist of the elastic and plastic parts. In this paper, we discuss the elastic part of displacements as a result of excavation, called net displacement. In general, the previous analytical solutions presented for determining the displacements ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Rock Mechanics
Study of Damaged Zone around Circular Opening Using Acoustic Emission Technique

A. Dadi-givshad; M. Ahmadi; H. R. Nejati

Volume 11, Issue 2 , April 2020, Pages 433-451


  One of the methods used to investigate the damaged zone in rock structure is the acoustic emission method. This method is based on receiving the elastic waves that are produced by deformation and cracking of the rock mass around the underground excavation. In this research, a study is conducted on the ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Detection of Zones Based on Ore and Gangue Using Fractal and Multivariate Analysis in Chah Gaz Iron Ore Deposit, Central Iran

M. Mirzaie; P. Afzal; A. Adib; E. Rahimi; Gh. Mohammadi

Volume 11, Issue 2 , April 2020, Pages 453-466


  Detection of mineralized zones based on ores and gangues is important for mine planning and excavation operation. The major goal of this research work was to determine the zones based on ores and gangues by a combination of fractal and factor analysis in the Chah Gaz iron ore (Central Iran). The Concentration-Volume ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
A 3D Discrete Element Analysis of Failure Mechanism of Shallow Foundations in Rocks

S. Sepehri; R. Shirinabadi; N. Hosseini Alaee; E. Moosavi; A. H. Bangian Tabrizi

Volume 11, Issue 2 , April 2020, Pages 467-480


  In this research work, a 3D numerical modeling technique is proposed based on the 3D particle flow code in order to investigate the failure mechanism of rock foundations. Two series of footings with different geometries and areas are considered in this work. The failure mechanism obtained is similar ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
An Optimum Selection of Simulated Geological Models by Multi-Point Geostatistics and Multi-Criteria Decision-Making Approaches; a Case Study in Sungun Porphyry-Cu deposit, Iran

S. Talesh Hosseini; O. Asghari; Seyed A. Torabi; M. Abedi

Volume 11, Issue 2 , April 2020, Pages 481-503


  An accurate modeling of sophisticated geological units has a substantial impact on designing a mine extraction plan. Geostatistical simulation approaches, via defining a variogram model or incorporating a training image (TI), can tackle the construction of various geological units when a sparse pattern ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
A New Method for Forecasting Uniaxial Compressive Strength of Weak Rocks

Hadi Fattahi

Volume 11, Issue 2 , April 2020, Pages 505-515


  The uniaxial compressive strength of weak rocks (UCSWR) is among the essential parameters involved for the design of underground excavations, surface and underground mines, foundations in/on rock masses, and oil wells as an input factor of some analytical and empirical methods such as RMR and RMI. The ...  Read More

Review Paper
Application of Phytoremediation to Reduce Environmental Pollution of Copper Smelting and Refinery Factories: a Review

R. Siyar; F. Doulati Ardejani; M. Farahbakhsh; M. Yavarzadeh; S. Maghsoudy

Volume 11, Issue 2 , April 2020, Pages 517-537


  Copper smelting and refinery factories are the final stages of a pyrometallurgical processing chain, and they cause many environmental challenges around the world. One of the most common environmental problems of these factories is toxic emissions. These toxic gases have harmful effects on the vegetation, ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
TBM Tunneling Construction Time with Respect to Learning Phase Period and Normal Phase Period

E. Farrokh

Volume 11, Issue 2 , April 2020, Pages 539-554


  In every tunnel boring machine (TBM) tunneling project, there is an initial low production phase so-called the Learning Phase Period (LPP), in which low utilization is experienced and the operational parameters are adjusted to match the working conditions. LPP can be crucial in scheduling and evaluating ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Application of Power-Law Frequency Fractal Model for Recognition of Vertical Cu Distribution in Milloieh Porphyry Deposit, SE Iran

N. R. Ahmadi; M. R. Jafari; M. R. Espahbod; N. Kohansal Ghadimvand

Volume 11, Issue 2 , April 2020, Pages 555-562


  Identification of the vertical and horizontal distributions for elemental grades is of an important sign in different mineral exploration stages. The main aim of this work is to determine the vertical distribution directional properties of Cu values in the Milloieh Cu porphyry deposit, Kerman (SE Iran) ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
A Modified Schimazek’s F-abrasiveness Factor for Evaluating Abrasiveness of Andesite Rocks in Rock Sawing Process

J. Ziaei; S. Ghadernejad; A. Jafarpour; R. Mikaeil

Volume 11, Issue 2 , April 2020, Pages 563-575


  One of the most crucial factors involved in the optimum design and cost estimation of rock sawing process is the rock abrasivity that could result in a significant cost increase. Various methods including direct and indirect tests have been introduced in order to measure rock abrasivity. The Schimazek’s ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Development of An Integrated Mathematical Model to Optimize Waste Rock dumping Satisfying Environmental Aspects

T. Ramezanalizadeh; M. Monjezi; A. R. Sayadi; A. Mousavinogholi

Volume 11, Issue 2 , April 2020, Pages 577-586


  Waste rock dumping is very important in the production planning of open-pit mines. This subject is more crucial when there is a potential of acid-forming (PAF) by waste rocks. In such a type of mines, to protect the environment, the PAF materials should be encapsulated by non-harmful rocks. Therefore, ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
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

Original Research Paper
A Hybrid Fuzzy MCDM Approach to Determine an Optimal Block Size in Open-Pit Mine Modeling: a Case Study

J. Abdollahei Sharif; A. Jafarpour; S. Yousefi

Volume 11, Issue 2 , April 2020, Pages 611-627


  The computer-based 3D modeling of ore bodies is one of the most important steps in the resource estimation, grade determination, and production scheduling of open-pit mines. In the modeling phase, the volume of the orebody model is required to be filled by the blocks and sub-blocks. The determination ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
3D Characterization of Uniaxial Compressive Strength of Transversely-Isotropic Intact Rocks

V. Maazallahi; A. Majdi

Volume 11, Issue 2 , April 2020, Pages 629-641


  The uniaxial compressive strength (UCS) of intact rocks is one of the key parameters in the course of site characterizations. The isotropy/anisotropy condition of the UCS of intact rocks is dependent on the internal structure of the rocks. The rocks with a random grain structure exhibit an isotropic ...  Read More