Volume 15 (2024)
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)
Volume 1 (2010)
Original Research Paper Exploration
Implementation of Space-Borne Optical Data and Field Investigation for Geo-structural Mapping of an Interior Rift Basin: A Case Study from Kharit Area, Southeastern Desert, Egypt1037

Ahmed Abdelhalim; Islam Abuelella; Shawky M Sakran; Said Mohamed Said

Volume 14, Issue 4 , October 2023, Pages 1037-1059


  Kharit basin is an interior Cretaceous rift basin hosted in a Precambrian basement complex of the Arabian-Nubian shield. Satellite images and potential geophysical data previously outlined the basin without a detailed field study. Kharit area is a remote and hyper-arid area; therefore, the application ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Exploitation
Hydrogeophysical Survey for Assessment of Groundwater Budget and Aquifer Protection in Hilly Terrain

Sonu Singh; Vijay Shankar; Joseph Tripura

Volume 14, Issue 4 , October 2023, Pages 1061-1079


  Assessing the groundwater potential (GWP) and protective capacity of aquifers is essential to provide solutions to challenges in aquifer exploration and conditions in hilly terrain regions. The study was conducted in the hilly terrain region of Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh, India, to obtain one-dimensional ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Review of mining tourism and destination image positioning – Case study: India

Debasmita Basu; Smriti Mishra

Volume 14, Issue 4 , October 2023, Pages 1081-1104


  Destination image positioning plays a pivotal protagonist in the accomplishment of mining tourism. By strategically shaping the perception of a mining destination, marketers can entice visitors who are interested in the exceptional experiences and cultural heritage associated with mining. The lack of ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Rock Mechanics
Internal Mine Dump Slope Stability and Failure Zone Identification using 3D Modelling

Kapoor Chand; Radhakanta Koner

Volume 14, Issue 4 , October 2023, Pages 1105-1119


  In open-pit mine, safety of internal dumps is a significant pointer on the economic perspective of the overall project. It has been found in several studies that unplanned and random deposition of the overburdened material is the main reason for mishaps and failure. The study utilized unmanned aerial ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Exploitation
Improvement of Drill Bit-Button Performance and Efficiency during Drilling: an application of LSTM Model to Nigeria Southwest Mines

Babatunde Adebayo; Blessing Olamide Taiwo; BUSUYI THOMAS AFENI; Aderoju Oluwadolapo Raymond; Joshua Oluwaseyi Faluyi

Volume 14, Issue 4 , October 2023, Pages 1121-1139


  The quarry operators and managers are having a running battle in determining with precision the rate of deterioration of the button of the drill bit as well as its consumption. Therefore, this study is set to find the best-performing model for predicting the drill bit button's wear rate during rock drilling. ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Environment
Soil liquefaction susceptibility of Akcay residential area (Biga Peninsula, Turkey) close to North Anatolian Fault Zone

Şener Ceryan; Pijush Samui; Osman Samed Özkan; Samet Berber; Şule Tüdeş; Hakan Elci; Nurcihan Ceryan

Volume 14, Issue 4 , October 2023, Pages 1141-1153


  Balikesir province Akcay district (Biga Peninsula, South Marmara Region, Turkey); the studied area is located on the southern branch of the North Anatolian Fault Zone, where some earthquake, 1867 Edremit (Mw =7.0), 1919 Ayvalik-Sarmisakli (Mw = 7.0), 1944 Edremit (Mw =6.4) and 1953 Yenice (Mw = 7.2) ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Rock Mechanics
Study of Slope Stability using Flexible Facing

Tanveer Wagay; Manju Suthar

Volume 14, Issue 4 , October 2023, Pages 1155-1170


  An experiment was conducted to evaluate the load-bearing capacity of a soil nailing system that consisted of four 10mm nails and four 12mm nails, reinforced in a slope with three different flexible facing materials: geo-composite facing, aluminium facing, and galvanized iron facing. The nails were spaced ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Environment
A Rule-based Expert System for Selection of Rehabilitation Strategies for Abandoned Mines in South Africa

Sphiwe Emmanuel EMMANUEL Mhlongo; Francis Amphose Dacosta; Armstrong Kadyamatimba; George O Akintola

Volume 14, Issue 4 , October 2023, Pages 1171-1181


  South Africa has 6100 documented abandoned mines. The government is responsible for the management and rehabilitation of these mines to address their environmental problems, physical hazards, and socio-economic issues. In general, rehabilitating abandoned mines involves making a series of critical decisions ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Mineral Processing
Numerical Simulation of Piled-Raft Foundation in Cohesionless Soil using ABAQUS

Zehra Khan; Abhishek Sharma

Volume 14, Issue 4 , October 2023, Pages 1183-1203


  Due to rapid growth in infrastructure sector, the construction of high-rise buildings is becoming very popular among all the countries. Engineers face significant issues with high rise buildings, particularly in terms of structural and foundation aspects. Many old design approaches can't be used with ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Mineral Processing
Preparation of High Purity Graphite using Comminution, Pressure Leaching and Flotation

Satya Sai Srikant; Raghupatruni Bhima Rao

Volume 14, Issue 4 , October 2023, Pages 1205-1218


  The present paper deals with the development of process flowsheet for recovery of high-grade graphite from rougher graphite concentrate for use in industrial applications. In the present investigation, since the coarser graphite flakes have a higher demand, an attempt is made at every stage of comminution, ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Mineral Processing
Simulation of Pyrrhotite Removal from Scheelite Ore by Magnetic Force in Table Concentration

Chol Ung Ryom; Kwang Hyok Pak; Il Chol Sin; Kwang Chol So; Un Chol Han

Volume 14, Issue 4 , October 2023, Pages 1219-1237


  Scheelite ore with heavy and magnetic minerals can be generally concentrated using shaking table centered gravity-magnetic processing. When magnetic field is formed by fixing magnetic bars on which permanent magnets are arranged at a constant interval, above the table desk, heavy scheelite particles ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Exploration
A Predictive GIS Model for Mapping Gold and Copper-bearing Alteration zones at South Gabal Um Monqul and Gabal Al Kharaza Prospects, North Eastern Desert, Egypt

Abdallah Atef; Ahmed A. Madani; Adel A. Surour; Mokhles K. Azer

Volume 14, Issue 4 , October 2023, Pages 1239-1260


  This study reports the application of remote sensing data and knowledge-driven GIS modeling to provide favorability maps for gold and copper mineralized areas. The South Gabal Um Monqul (SGUM) and the Gabal Al Kharaza (GKZ) prospects located in the northern Eastern Desert of Egypt are the targets for ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Environment
-Permeability Tensor Calculation of Pumped Storage Power Plant Cavern of Rudbar Lorestan Dam using Crack Tensor

Akbar Esmaeilzadeh; Korosh Shahriar; Reza Mikaeil

Volume 14, Issue 4 , October 2023, Pages 1261-1272


  The hydraulic properties of the rock masses are of great importance in analyzing the behavior and stability of the structures constructed on or in rock mass. Permeability is key parameter among other rock mass features due to its important role in rock mass overall behavior. According to aforementioned ...  Read More

Review Paper
Specimens Size Effect on Mechanical and Fracture Properties of Rocks: a Review

Alireza Dolatshahi; Hamed Molladavoodi

Volume 14, Issue 4 , October 2023, Pages 1273-1293


  The structure's response to the region's prevailing loading conditions guides the engineers in estimating the resilience of the structural materials and their reinforcement. One of the main concerns in designing rock structures is paying attention to the size effect phenomenon. The size effect influences ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Mineral Processing
Recovery of Iron from Bauxite Red Mud by Reduction Roasting Method

Nooshin Navi; Mohammad Karamoozian; Mohammad Reza Khani

Volume 14, Issue 4 , October 2023, Pages 1295-1305


  Red mud is an important solid tailing with strong alkalinity that is obtained during the extraction of alumina in the Bayer process. The global reserve of red mud is more than 4 billion tons, and its disposal as tailing has always been a serious environmental problem. This tailing is considered as a ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Mineral Processing
Reductive leaching of pyrolusite using orange peel as a reducing agent

Pedram Ashtari; Saeid Karimi; Seyyede Atefeh Hosseini

Volume 14, Issue 4 , October 2023, Pages 1307-1319


  In this research work, the reductive leaching of pyrolusite in a sulfuric acid medium with the aid of orange peel as a reductant was investigated. The important parameters affecting the leaching process include temperature in the range of 25 to 95 °C, the weight ratio of reducing agent to pyrolusite ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Exploration
Machine Learning Predictive Approaches for Cu-Au Mineral prospectivity Map in Sonajil, NW of Iran: an Improvement by a Bayesian Semi-supervised Algorithm

Mohammadjafar Mohammadzadeh; Majid Mahboubiaghdam; Moharram Jahangiri; Aynur Nasseri

Volume 14, Issue 4 , October 2023, Pages 1321-1342


  Most machine learning-monitored algorithms used to create mineral potential prediction maps require noise-free data to achieve high performance and reliable results. Unsupervised clustering methods are highly effective for uncovering a dataset’s hidden structures. Therefore, this study attempts ...  Read More

Case Study Rock Mechanics
Identifying Corresponding Earthquake of Mobarak Abad Landslide, Northeast Tehran, Iran

Erfan Amini; Masoud Mojarab; Hossein Memarian

Volume 14, Issue 4 , October 2023, Pages 1343-1359


  Landslides are defined as the downward movement of a portion of land materials under the direct influence of gravity. Landslides would get triggered by a wide spectrum of initiative factors such as earthquakes as a site effect of that event. In the vicinity of Tehran, significant historical earthquakes ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Rock Mechanics
Investigation of Shear Properties of Open Non-persistent Latitudinal Discontinuities of Same Level

Vahab Sarfarazi; Hadi Haeri; Mohammad Fatehi Marji; Gholamreza Saeedi; Amir Namdarmanesh

Volume 14, Issue 4 , October 2023, Pages 1361-1371


  In this paper, the effect of variations in the number and area of the rock bridges on the non-persistent discontinuities is investigated. In this regard, blocks containing rock bridges and joints with dimensions of 15 cm * 15 cm * 15 cm are prepared from plaster. The available rock bridges that have ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Rock Mechanics
Sustainability Analysis of Waste Dump in Mine No. 4 of Golgohar, Sirjan, for Purpose of Increasing Waste Dump Volume

Sajjad Rezaei; Ramin Rafiee; Mohammad Ataei; Morteza Javadi

Volume 14, Issue 4 , October 2023, Pages 1373-1391


  The stability of waste dumps is a significant and at times critical issue in the development of surface mines. Due to insufficient space for waste disposal, environmental concerns, and various other factors, Mine No. 4 at Golgohar Sirjan is not capable of establishing a new waste dump. Given the existing ...  Read More