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Original Research Paper
Approaches for Designing Extraction Methods for Randomly Occurring Pocket Formation of Gemstones: A Case of Musakashi Emerald Area, Solwezi, Zambia

J. Manyepa; V. Patson Mutambo

Volume 12, Issue 3 , July 2021, Pages 605-618


  Designing suitable extraction methods for mining randomly occurring pocket formation of gemstones has never been easy at the Musakashi emerald mine due to the limited geological information. In order to improve the productivity as well as the recovery, in this work,   we undertake a detailed ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
A Stochastic Model Upgrading Gold Content in Cyanide Leaching using Monte Carlo Simulation

M. Kamran; Sh. Bacha; N. Mohammad

Volume 12, Issue 3 , July 2021, Pages 619-631


  This paper elucidates a new idea and concept for exploration of the gold ore deposits.  The cyanidation method is traditionally used for gold extraction. However, this method is laborious, time-consuming, costly, and depends upon the availability of the processing units. In this work, an attempt ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
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

Case Study
Impact Assessment of Mining Activities on Surface and Sub-Surface Water Condition of Ramgarh, Jharkhand, India using Geospatial Techniques

S. Kumar Jha; P. Warwade; S. Kumar Mahto

Volume 12, Issue 3 , July 2021, Pages 651-665


  This work illustrates the impact of excessive mining on the precipitation trends and ground water condition of the Ramgarh district over a period of 12 years (2007-2018). The Landsat 8 and Landsat TM- 5 data is processed under Arc-GIS in order to compare the LULC maps. Out of 7 classified classes, the ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
A Comparative Study of Machine Learning Methods for Prediction of Blast-Induced Ground Vibration

A. Srivastava; B. Singh Choudhary; M. Sharma

Volume 12, Issue 3 , July 2021, Pages 667-677


  Blast-induced ground vibration (PPV) evaluation for a safe blasting is a long-established criterion used mainly by the empirical equations. However, the empirical equations are again considering a limited information. Therefore, using Machine Learning (ML) tools [Support Vector Machine (SVM) and Random ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
A State of the art Catboost-Based T-Distributed Stochastic Neighbor Embedding Technique to Predict Back-break at Dewan Cement Limestone Quarry

M. Kamran

Volume 12, Issue 3 , July 2021, Pages 679-691


  The blasting operation is an important rock fragmentation technique employed in several foundation engineering disciplines such as mining, civil, tunneling, and road planning. Back-break (BB) is one of the adverse effects caused by the blasting operations that produces several effects including vulnerability ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Modeling of Induced Polarization and Resistivity Data for Prospecting and Exploration of Polymetallic Deposit in Kaboudan Area, East of Iran

F. Jamali; A.R. Arab Amiri; A. Kamkar Rouhani; A. Bahrami

Volume 12, Issue 3 , July 2021, Pages 693-710


  In any geophysical exploration, the final goal is to achieve an accurate image of the relevant underground property. In order to achieve this, the geophysical operation using the electrical resistivity and induced polarization (IP) methods is conducted to explore the sub-surface sulfide mineralization. ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Support Analysis of Main Tunnels in Tabas Mechanized Parvadeh Mine at Intersection with Coal Seam

F. Abbasi; M.H. Khosravi; A. Jafari; Ali Bashari; B. Alipenhani

Volume 12, Issue 3 , July 2021, Pages 711-724


  The instability of the roof and walls of the tunnels excavated in coal mines has always attracted the attention of the miners and experts in this field. In this work, the instability of the main tunnels of the mechanized Parvadeh coal mine in Tabas, Iran, at the intersection with coal seam is studied. ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Influence of Physical and Chemical Material Properties on Mining Soil Erosion Processes Around Mineral Salts Company in Mighan playa, Arak, Iran

M. Fooladi; F. Ghadimi; Seyed J. Sheikh Zakariaee; H. Rahimpour Bonab

Volume 12, Issue 3 , July 2021, Pages 725-741


  In this work, we determine the factors affecting soil erosion and its effect on dust formation around the Mineral Salts Company in Mighan playa of Arak. Seventy samples are randomly sampled from a depth of 10 cm above the ground around Mighan playa. Some factors involved (e.g. sample aggregation, lime, ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Mineral Potential Modeling of Porphyry Copper Deposits using Continuously-Weighted Spatial Evidence Layers and Union Score Integration Method

E. Bahri; A. Alimoradi; M. Yousefi

Volume 12, Issue 3 , July 2021, Pages 743-751


  There are different exploration methods, each of which may introduce a number of promising exploration targets. However, due to the financial and time constraints, only a few of them are selected as the exploration priorities. Instead of the individual use of any exploration method, it is common to integrate ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Expected Proportional Hazard Model in Preventive Maintenance

A. Nouri Qarahasanlou; M. Ataei; R. Shakoor Shahabi

Volume 12, Issue 3 , July 2021, Pages 753-767


  Whether directly in the form of expenses or indirectly, the objective of maintenance in the mining industry is self-evident in time losses and loss of production. In this paper, the reliability-based maintenance is examined with a different insight than before. The system goes back to the Good As New ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Compressive Failure Analyses of Rock-Like Materials by Experimental and Numerical Methods

M. Davood Yavari; H. Haeri; V. Sarfarazi; M. Fatehi Marji; H. A. Lazemi

Volume 12, Issue 3 , July 2021, Pages 769-783


  Investigating the crack propagation mechanism is of paramount importance in analyzing the failure process of most materials. This process may be exposed during each kind of loading on the materials. In this work, the cracking mechanism in rock-like materials is studied using the numerical methods and ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Interaction between Tunnel and Surface Foundation using PFC2D

V. Sarfarazi; K. Asgari; Sh. Mohamadi Bolban Abad

Volume 12, Issue 3 , July 2021, Pages 785-798


  In this work, we investigate the interaction between tunnel and surface foundation in two dimensions by the particle flow code. At the first stage, the PFC calibration is conducted using the experimental test results rendered by a biaxial test. Then the simulation of a biaxial test is performed by confining ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Interaction of Excavated Tunnels by Earth Pressure Balance Machines and Sub-surface Obstacles; Case Study: Tehran Metro Line 7

D. Mohammadi; K. Shahriar; D. Parsapour

Volume 12, Issue 3 , July 2021, Pages 799-814


  Tunneling in urban areas has always encountered many uncertainties, which if not considered in both analysis and design of the tunnels, will cause unexpected events during tunnel construction. Obstacles are among the most remarkable uncertainties in tunneling that affect the tunnel construction process. ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Mineral Processing
Carnallite Flotation of Khur Biabanak Potash Complex using Kimiaflot619 as a New Collector

A.R. Javadi

Volume 12, Issue 3 , July 2021, Pages 815-823


  Carnallite, with the chemical formula KMgCl3.6H2O, is a mineral that was first discovered in the Urals Mountains in Russia. The reverse flotation has been established for carnallite processing in the current decades, and the alkyl morpholine collector is used for the removal of NaCl from carnallite using ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Study of Effect of Cooling/Lubricating Fluids, Machining Parameters, and Rock Mechanical Properties on Penetration Rate in Rock Drilling Process

Sh. Khosravimanesh; M. Cheraghi Seifabad; R. Mikaeil; R. Bagherpour

Volume 12, Issue 3 , July 2021, Pages 825-843


  In most rock drilling operations, the low rate of penetration (ROP) can be primarily attributed to the presence of the cuttings produced during drilling and the thermal stresses caused by friction at the bit-rock interface, which can be exacerbated with the increasing strength, hardness, and abrasivity ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Determining an Appropriate range for the Number of Cuboid Lifters in Ball Mills using DEM

M. Jahani Chegeni; S. Kolahi

Volume 12, Issue 3 , July 2021, Pages 845-862


  The number of lifters in the liner of ball mills and the mill rotation speed are among the most significant factors affecting the behavior of grinding charge (balls) and their motion trajectory, and consequently, the comminution mechanism in these mills. In this research, in order to find a suitable ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Investigating Correlation of Physico-Mechanical Parameters and P-Wave Velocity of Rocks: a Comparative Intelligent Study

H. Fattahi; M. Hasanipanah; N. Zandy Ilghani

Volume 12, Issue 3 , July 2021, Pages 863-875


  The mechanical characteristics of rocks and rock masses are considered as the determining factors in making plans in the mining and civil engineering projects. Two factors that determine how rocks responds in varying stress conditions are P-wave velocity (PWV) and its isotropic properties. Therefore, ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
An Investigation on Tailing Slurry Transport in Kooshk lead-Zinc Mine in Iran Based on Non-Newtonian Fluid Rheology: an Experimental Study

J. Vazifeh Mehrabani; M. Goharkhah

Volume 12, Issue 3 , July 2021, Pages 877-893


  In the current research work, a piping system is designed for slurry transport to the tailing dam in the Kooshk lead-zinc mine, Iran. The experiments are carried out primarily to investigate the rheological behavior of the slurry at different densities and obtain a non-Newtonian model for the shear stress ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Experimental Study of Effect of Glass Fibres on Properties of Concrete Containing Micro-silica and Limestone Powder

M. Hosseini; D. Fakhri

Volume 12, Issue 3 , July 2021, Pages 895-906


  The purpose of this work is to investigate the possibility of using mine wastes in the improvement of concrete properties. This research work investigates the physical and mechanical properties of the concrete specimens. These concrete specimens include concrete-lacking fibres, micro-silica and limestone ...  Read More