Volume 15 (2024)
Volume 14 (2023)
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)
Original Research Paper
3D Modelling and Feasibility Assessment of Granite Deposit using 2D Electrical Resistivity Tomography, Borehole, and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Survey

Muhammad Junaid; Rini Asnida Abdullah; Radzuan Sa'ari; Wahid Ali; Amber Islam; Mahmut Sari

Volume 13, Issue 4 , October 2022, Pages 929-942


  This research work aims to critically analyze the efficacy of inexpensive and rapid 2D electrical resistivity tomography (2D ERT) survey for sub-surface geological delineation of granite deposits. The research work involves six ERT profiles using the Schlumberger protocol with an inner and outer electrode ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Spatial Prediction of Landslide Hazard using GIS-multi-criteria Decision Analysis in Kullu District of Himachal Pradesh, India

Akhilesh Kumar; Ravi Kumar Sharma; Vijay Kumar Bansal

Volume 13, Issue 4 , October 2022, Pages 943-956


  The GIS-multi-criteria decision analysis (MCDA) techniques are increasingly used in landslide susceptibility mapping for predicting the future hazards, land use planning, and hazard preparedness. Identification of landslide susceptible regions helps in making a strategic plan for future developmental ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Anisotropic Inverse Distance Weighting Method: An Innovative Technique for Resource Modeling of Vein-type Deposits

Ilyas Ongarbayev; Nasser Madani

Volume 13, Issue 4 , October 2022, Pages 957-972


  Geological modeling is an important step for the evaluation of natural resources. One option is to use a common geo-statistical modeling method such as Indicator Kriging (IK). However, there are specific problems associated with IK, the worthiest of attention is an order relation violation. Alternatively, ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Investigating Effect of Tunnel Size, Rock Mass Conditions, and In-Situ Stresses on Stability of Tunnels

Hafeezur Rehman; Ahmad Shah; Mohd Hazizan bin Mohd Hashim; Naseer Muhammad Khan; Wahid Ali; Kausar Sultan Shah; Muhammad Junaid; Rafi Ullah; Muhammad Bilal Adeel

Volume 13, Issue 4 , October 2022, Pages 973-987


  The major factors affecting tunnel stability include the ground conditions, in-situ stresses, and project-related features. In this research work, critical strain, stress reduction factor (SRF), and capacity diagrams are used for tunnel stability analysis. For this purpose, eighteen tunnel sections are ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Economic impact of derangements on mining process – Case study: Sidi Chennane

Abderrahim Ayad; Saad Bakkali

Volume 13, Issue 4 , October 2022, Pages 989-996


  In Sidi Chennane, Central Morocco, the cost of phosphate mining is often influenced by problems bound to the existence of sterile bodies called derangements. These bodies consisting of a waste rocky material affect the sedimentary phosphate series, and thus disturb the phosphate extraction process. In ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Selection of Appropriate Probability Distributions for Rock Analysis using Laser-induced Breakdown Spectroscopy

Kamran Abbas; Adeel Nawazish; Navid Feroze; Nasar Male Ahmed

Volume 13, Issue 4 , October 2022, Pages 997-1013


  In this work, an attempt is made to fit and identify the most appropriate probability distribution(s) for the analysis of seventeen rock samples including diorite, gypsum, marble, basalt, sandstone, limestone, apatite, slate, dolomite, granite-II, schist, gneiss, amphibolite, hematitle, magnetite, Shale, ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Formulation of a Bearing Capacity Equation for a Circular Footing with Vertical and Inclined Loads on Layered Sand

Surya PRATAP Singh; Amrit Kumar Roy

Volume 13, Issue 4 , October 2022, Pages 1015-1029


  This research work provides a bearing capacity equation for a circular footing placed on dense sand overlying loose sand and subjected to vertical and inclined loading, utilizing the limit equilibrium followed by the projected area approach. For the parametric study, the variables include upper dense ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Exploration
Site Response Analysis and Empirical Correlations between N-Values and Shear Modulus for Sub-Himalayan District Hamirpur using ProShake

Vivek Sharma; Ravi Kumar Sharma; Pardeep Kumar

Volume 13, Issue 4 , October 2022, Pages 1031-1047


  In the present work, the empirical correlations between standard penetration test (SPT) N-values  versus  shear modulus (Gmax), and Peak Ground Acceleration (PGA) amplifications for sub-Himalayan district-Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh (India) consisting of highly variable soil/rock strata at different ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Numerical Analysis of Square and Circular Skirted Footings Placed on Sand using PLAXIS 3D Software

Gaurav Juneja; Ravi Kumar Sharma

Volume 13, Issue 4 , October 2022, Pages 1049-1066


  This paper presents the numerical analysis of square and circular skirted footings placed on different sands using the PLAXIS 3D software. The numerical analysis is done using the Mohr-coulomb (M-C) yield criteria. The size of the footings is considered as 100 mm for both the square and circular footings. ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Forward Modeling of Frequency-domain Helicopter-borne Electromagnetic Data using an Improved Finite Difference Method

Saeed Nazari; Alireza Arab Amiri; Abolghasem Kamkar Rouhani; Fereydoun Sharifi

Volume 13, Issue 4 , October 2022, Pages 1067-1089


  In this work, we simulate the frequency-domain helicopter-borne electromagnetic (HEM) data over the two-dimensional (2D) and three-dimensional (3D) earth models. In order to achieve this aim, the vector Helmholtz equation is used to avoid the convergence problems in Maxwell’s equations, and the ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
A New Technical and Economic Approach to Aptimal Plant Species Selection for Open-pit Mine Reclamation Process

Iraj Alavi; Arash Ebrahimabadi; Hadi Hamidian

Volume 13, Issue 4 , October 2022, Pages 1091-1105


  Estimating the costs of mine reclamation is a significant part of mine closure projects. One approach to mine reclamation is planting mine areas. In this approach, the optimum selection of plant types is cosidered a multiple-criteria decision-making (MCDM) problem. Once proper plant species are identified, ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Design, Manufacture, and Perform of First Electronic Seismic Sensor Dilatometer in Project of Tehran Metro line 6 as a Rapid Environmentally Friendly in-situ Test with Less Soil Disturbance

Ali Dadkhah Tehrani; Reza Shirinabadi

Volume 13, Issue 4 , October 2022, Pages 1107-1118


  The soil's physical and mechanical properties are obtained through laboratory or in-situ tests. The dilatometer is an in-situ tool in rock mechanics and geotechnical engineering, and is widely used in developed countries. In the advanced version of this device, a geophone receives ground vibration. Thus ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Bio-flotation of Chalcopyrite using Halophilic Bacteria Separately and Their Combination as Pyrite bio-Depressant

Amirmohammad Nasrollahzadeh; Mohammad Jahani Chegeni; Ahmad Moghooeinejad; Zahra Manafi

Volume 13, Issue 4 , October 2022, Pages 1119-1138


  Due to the increasing consumption of lime in the flotation process to increase the pH of the system and create an alkaline environment, as well as its gradual increase in cost, the attention of researchers has been drawn to perform flotation operations in a neutral environment. Halophilic bacteria have ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Preparation of Heterogeneous Rock-Like Samples Containing Non-Persistent Notch; Different Layout

Rahim Mortezaie; Seyed Davoud Mohammadi; Vahab Sarfarazi

Volume 13, Issue 4 , October 2022, Pages 1139-1157


  One of the most important tasks in conducting a laboratory research work is how to make the samples. The purpose of this research work is to create heterogeneous rock-like samples containing non-persistent notches. Regarding that, the molds with dimensions of 250 mm x 200 mm x 50 mm are made. A mixture ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Alumina Extraction by Lime-soda Sinter Process from Low-grade Bauxite Soil of Semirom Mine

Elahe Ghaemmaghami; Mohamad Reza Samadzadeh Yazdi; Mohammad Amin Darvishi; Ali akbar Sadati; Abbas Najafi

Volume 13, Issue 4 , October 2022, Pages 1159-1169


  As the mass ratio of alumina to silica (A/S ratio) in bauxite decreases, the cost of alumina production by the Bayer process sharply increases. With the increasingly fierce competition in the alumina industry and the gradual reduction in bauxite grade, when the A/S ratio drops to 3-4, the Bayer process ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
An Environmentally Friendly Method for Recovery of Metals from Cathode Material of Lithium-Ion Batteries using L-Glutamic, Malonic, and Ascorbic acid

Laleh Sohbatzadeh; Sied Ziaedin Shafaei Tonkaboni; Mohammad Noaparast

Volume 13, Issue 4 , October 2022, Pages 1171-1188


  In this research work, with a simple, safe, and environmentally friendly approach to hydrometallurgy, a method for the recovery of lithium (Li), cobalt (Co), and nickel (Ni) from LIBs is suggested. The cathode materials are leached by malonic acid, as the leaching agent, and ascorbic acid, as the reducing ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
PFC Simulation of Brazilian Tensile Strength Test in Geomaterials’ Specimens with T-shaped Non-persistent Joints

Vahab Sarfarazi; Hadi Haeri; Fereshteh Bagheri; Erfan Zarrin ghalam; Mohammad Fatehi Marji

Volume 13, Issue 4 , October 2022, Pages 1189-1209


  The tensile strengths of geomaterials such as rocks, ceramics, concretes, gypsum, and mortars are obtained based on the direct and indirect tensile strength tests. In this research work, the Brazilian tensile strength tests are used to study the effects of length and inclination angle of T-shaped non-persistent ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Financial Risk Management Prediction of Mining and Industrial Projects using Combination of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation Methods

Sirvan Moradi; Seyed Davoud Mohammadi; Abbas Aghajani Bazzazi; Ali Aali Anvari; Ava Osmanpour

Volume 13, Issue 4 , October 2022, Pages 1211-1223


  Feasibility studies of mining and industrial investment projects are usually associated with uncertain parameters; hence, these investigations rely on prediction. In these particular conditions, simulation and modelling techniques remain the most significant approaches to reduce the decision risk. Since ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Identifying and Prioritizing Factors Affecting Bursting of Dump Truck Tires in Mines using Fuzzy Best-Worst Method

Mahdi Malakoutikhah; Hamed Nezafat; Masoud Ashoogh; Erfan Hayati; Hosein Mirzamohammadi; Valiallah Karimi Gogheri; Hadiseh Rabiei

Volume 13, Issue 4 , October 2022, Pages 1225-1237


  Due to the high number and severity of tire burst accidents of dump trucks, the present work is conducted to identify and prioritize the effective causes of dump truck tire bursts using the fuzzy best-worst method (FBMW). The present work is conducted using content analysis and FBMW. First, by using ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Evaluating a Sediment Pollution using Contamination Indices and Risk Assessment in Mineralized Zones, Eastern Iran

Saeed Saadat

Volume 13, Issue 4 , October 2022, Pages 1239-1253


  In this work, the results of nearly 1400 stream sediment sample analysis are processed to better understand environmental pollution caused by mining activities in Eastern Iran. The stream sediment samples are analyzed for As, Sb, Fe, Cr, Ni, Co, Cu, Zn, Pb, Sr, and Hg. The mean concentration of these ...  Read More