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)
Impacts of coal shrinkage, permeability and petrography on gas regime in mines Case study: Tahmoor coal mine, NSW, Australia

N. I. Aziz; I. Porter; F. Sereshki

Volume 1, Number 1 , January 2010


  The volumetric changes in the coal matrix (Coal Shrinkage), permeability under various gas environment conditions as well as perographical properties were studied in the laboratory. The shrinkage and permeability of coal were examined with respect to changing gas type and confining pressures. The shrinkage ...  Read More

Biosorption of Lead (II) and Zinc (II) ions by pre-treated biomass of phanerochaete chrysosporium

R. Marandi; F. Doulati Ardejani; H. Amir Afshar

Volume 1, Number 1 , January 2010


  The biosorption of heavy metals can be an effective process for the removal of such metal ions from aqueous solutions. In this study, the adsorption properties of nonliving biomass of phanerochaete chrysosporium for Pb (II) and Zn (II) were investigated by the use of batch adsorption techniques. The ...  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

A state-of-the-art review of mechanical rock excavation technologies

A. Ramezanzadeh; M. Hood

Volume 1, Number 1 , January 2010


  The first step in mining activities is rock excavation in both mine development and production. Constant pressure for cost reduction and creating an improved/safe work environment for personnel has naturally resulted in increased use of mechanical excavation systems in many mining operations. Also, mechanical ...  Read More

An investigation of the particle size effect on coal flotation kinetics using multivariable regression

M. Kor; E. Abkhoshk; Kh. Gharibie; S. Z. Shafaei

Volume 1, Number 1 , January 2010


  An attempt has been made in this paper to investigate the effect of particle size distribution on coal flotation kinetics. The effect of particle size (Ps) on kinetics constant (k) and maximum theoretical flotation recovery (RI) was investigated while other operational parameters were kept constant. ...  Read More

Formation of a deep pit lake: case study of Aguas Claras, Brazil

E. von Sperling; C.A.P. Grandchamp

Volume 1, Number 1 , January 2010


  The paper presents the case study of the current formation of a Brazilian pit lake from an iron ore mining activity. The water used for the filling of the lake comes from rain, ground water and the complementary pumpage from a close river. At its final stage, which will be reached around year 2018, Lake ...  Read More

Modelling of the kaolin deposits and reserve classification challenges of Charentes Basin, France

M. Koneshloo; Jean-Paul Chiles

Volume 1, Number 1 , January 2010


  The kaolinitic clays have been exploited for more than a hundred years, in the western part of the Charentes Basin, France, and belong to a paleo-deltaic network. The recent deposits are relatively richer in alumina in comparison with the older ones. The genesis of the kaolin deposits of the Charentes ...  Read More

Determination of ground water quality associated with lignite mining in arid climate

R. N. Singh; A.S. Atkins; A.G. Pathan

Volume 1, Number 1 , January 2010


  Ground water and surface water create a range of problems in lignite mining utilizing surface mining methods. In order to create a safe and economic mining environment, it is essential to carry out mining after dewatering the rock mass surrounding the lignite mines by advance dewatering techniques. This ...  Read More