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American Mineralogist     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Applied Earth Science : Transactions of the Institutions of Mining and Metallurgy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Archives of Mining Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
AusiMM Bulletin     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
BHM Berg- und Hüttenmännische Monatshefte     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Canadian Mineralogist     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
CIM Journal     Hybrid Journal  
Clay Minerals     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Clays and Clay Minerals     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Coal Science and Technology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Environmental Geochemistry and Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
European Journal of Mineralogy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Exploration and Mining Geology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Extractive Industries and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Gems & Gemology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Geology of Ore Deposits     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Geomaterials     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Geotechnical and Geological Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Ghana Mining Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Gold Bulletin     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Inside Mining     Full-text available via subscription  
International Journal of Coal Geology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Coal Preparation and Utilization     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Coal Science & Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Administration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
International Journal of Minerals, Metallurgy, and Materials     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
International Journal of Mining and Geo-Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Mining and Mineral Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Mining Engineering and Mineral Processing     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Mining Science and Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Mining, Reclamation and Environment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Analytical and Numerical Methods in Mining Engineering     Open Access  
Journal of Applied Geophysics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Journal of Central South University     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of China Coal Society     Open Access  
Journal of China University of Mining and Technology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Convention & Event Tourism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Geology and Mining Research     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Human Resources in Hospitality & Tourism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Materials Research and Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Metamorphic Geology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Journal of Mining Institute     Open Access  
Journal of Mining Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Quality Assurance in Hospitality & Tourism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Sustainable Mining     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Lithology and Mineral Resources     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Lithos     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Mine Water and the Environment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Mineral Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy : Transactions of the Institutions of Mining and Metallurgy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Mineralium Deposita     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Mineralogia     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Mineralogical Magazine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Mineralogy and Petrology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Minerals     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Minerals & Energy - Raw Materials Report     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Minerals Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Mining Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Mining Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Mining Report     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Mining Technology : Transactions of the Institutions of Mining and Metallurgy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration     Hybrid Journal  
Natural Resources & Engineering     Hybrid Journal  
Natural Resources Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie - Abhandlungen     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Physics and Chemistry of Minerals     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Podzemni Radovi     Open Access  
Rangeland Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Réalités industrielles     Full-text available via subscription  
Rem : Revista Escola de Minas     Open Access  
Resources Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Revista del Instituto de Investigación de la Facultad de Ingeniería Geológica, Minera, Metalurgica y Geográfica     Open Access  
Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Rocks & Minerals     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Rudarsko-geološko-naftni Zbornik     Open Access  
Transactions of Nonferrous Metals Society of China     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
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Rudarsko-geološko-naftni Zbornik
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ISSN (Print) 0353-4529 - ISSN (Online) 1849-0409
Published by U of Zagreb  [6 journals]
  • Selection of the most proper drilling and blasting pattern by using MADM
           methods (A case study: Sangan Iron Ore Mine, Iran)

    • Authors: Mohammad Javad Rahimdel, Ahmad Aryafar, Ehsan Tavakkoli
      Abstract: Drilling is the first stage of open pit mining that has a considerable effect on the other stages of mining, including blasting, loading, hauling and crushing. An unsuitable drilling pattern may lead to undesirable results such as poor fragmentation, back break and fly rock that not only results in technical and safety issues but also increases the operating cost of the mine. Multi-Attribute Decision-Making (MADM) methods can be useful approaches to select the appropriate drilling pattern among various alternatives, performed previously. This paper aims to select the most proper drilling and blasting pattern for Sangan Iron Mine, Iran. To achieve this, in the first step, rock fragmentation, back break, fly rock, specific charge and specific drilling were considered as the decision criteria and their degree of importance was calculated using the AHP method under a fuzzy environment. Then, TOPSIS and PROMETHEE methods were used to select the most proper alternative. The results of this study show that the drilling pattern with a spacing of 5 m, burden 4 m, hole depth 10 m, and hole diameter 15 cm is the most suitable one. The stemming length and powder factor of the suggested pattern are 2.3 m and 2.6 gr/cm3, respectively.
      PubDate: 2020-06-22
      Issue No: Vol. 35, No. 3 (2020)
  • Risk analysis of roof fall and prediction of damaged regions at retreat
           longwall coal mining face

    • Authors: Sajjad Aghababaei, Gholamreza Saeedi Rashkolia, Hossein Jalalifar
      Abstract: This study presents a model based on rock engineering systems (RES) to evaluate the risk of roof falls and determine damaged regions, using recorded roof falls, prior to mining with a retreat from a longwall face. In this regard, a case study was considered to examine the model. The results showed that the level of determined risk has an acceptable correlation with the special roof fall (SRF), with R-squared value (R2) equal to 0.792 for all estimated vulnerability indexes (VIs) in considered longwall panels. By investigating and comparing the evaluated values of VI in considered panels and their corresponding recorded roof falls, damaged regions were distinguished from undamaged regions. Based on these investigations, four classes including safe, moderate, danger, and critical regions were determined to identify the safe and damaged regions prior to mining operations. The results of the research showed that the identification of damaged regions is feasible to provide a detailed operation plan to control roof falls in longwall mining faces through the developed approach. The RES-based model could be used for the same conditions and the presented methodology could be applied to other parts in underground coal mines.
      PubDate: 2020-06-16
      Issue No: Vol. 35, No. 3 (2020)
  • Toe-to-Heel Air Injection In-situ Combustion Process: Case study from the
           Azraq Basin, Jordan

    • Authors: Mehaysen Mahasneh
      Abstract: The exploration and drilling operations for oil in the Wadi Rajil region of the Azraq Basin in northeast Jordan confirmed the existence of quantities of asphalt and heavy oil in several formations of limestone and dolomite within layers of sandstone. The estimated area was 1200 km2 (120000 hectare) and possibly contained 800 million m3 (five billion barrels) of original oil. The aim of this study is to obtain in-situ combustion and to suggest the application of the drilling of two wells by an in-situ combustion process called Toe-to-Heel Air Injection In-situ Combustion in the Wadi Rajil-Hamzeh field. This approach proposes a pilot project of drilling two wells. One vertical injection well in the upper production zone and another horizontal production well at the bottom of the reservoir. Through this technique, the productivity will increase, the viscosity of the oil will decrease, and consequently the sweep efficiency will be higher. This pilot project’s potential production reaches 212.94 m3/d of oil. The total time for the project to be completed is around 450 days. The efficiency of recovery in this study reached around 65 to 69%. This result can lead to the possible expansion of the approach applied in this project throughout the Wadi Rajil-Hamzeh region.
      PubDate: 2020-06-03
      Issue No: Vol. 35, No. 3 (2020)
  • The Influence of Discontinuities on Rock Mass Quality and Overall
           Stability of Andesite Rock Slope in West Java

    • Authors: Alvian Rizky Yanuardian, Koko Hermawan, Antonina Tri Martireni, Adrin Tohari
      Abstract: Open-pit mining constitutes a necessary activity for the extraction of rocks and minerals from the Earth. However, open-pit mining activities often result in rock slope stability issues related to the discontinuities of rock masses. Thus, an appropriate cut-slope design in open-pit mining requires good knowledge of the effects of discontinuity on rock mass strength and quality. This study aims to analyze the effect of discontinuity type on rock quality and slope stability. Discontinuity data was collected from the columnar jointed-andesite rock slope in West Java. The analysis showed that the examined andesite slope has a good rock mass quality and very favorable slope stability. However, wedge-type slope failure may occur, which is substantially affected by columnar joints present in the rock mass. Moreover, the analysis indicated that the integral discontinuities present in the andesite outcrops significantly affect the mean values of the discontinuity length, discontinuity spacing, and rock strength. However, the integral discontinuities have little effect on the slope mass rating (SMR). Thus, detailed studies on the contribution of integral discontinuities to the rock mass rating and SMR of different rock types are recommended.
      PubDate: 2020-05-26
      Issue No: Vol. 35, No. 3 (2020)
  • Ground vibration due to blasting in dam and hydropower projects

    • Authors: Hojjat Hosseinzadeh Gharehgheshlagh, Aref Alipour
      Abstract: In this study, the safe charge per delay (kg) of explosives and Peak Particle Velocity (PPV, mm/s) are recorded for 140 blast events at various distances which relates to the dam and hydropower projects of Karoun III, Masjed – Soleiman, and Siah – Bisheh in Iran. Parameters of Scaled Distance (SD) are estimated carefully. For the prediction of PPV, empirical equations are used. The correlation coefficients resulting from these predictors in diverse sites, are different because of varying conditions in the geomechanical and blasting parameters at each site. Therefore, considering several initial blasts and analysing their results, a suitable relationship has been selected for each case study.
      PubDate: 2020-05-06
      Issue No: Vol. 35, No. 3 (2020)
  • The geological significance of Majstorska Cesta – a historical road on
           Velebit Mt. with a special review of Jurassic carbonate rocks

    • Authors: Ivo Velić, Josipa Velić
      Abstract: Majstorska Cesta is a historical road along Velebit Mt., NW of Sveti Rok, preserved in its original state since opening in 1832 and therefore added to the cultural heritage list of the Republic of Croatia in 2007. The road passes through sedimentary rocks ranging in age from Upper Carboniferous to Upper Paleogene, i.e. from 315 Ma until approx. 25 Ma old rocks (a time span of 290 Ma). These are mostly well exposed limestones and dolomites, sporadically clastics. Such rocks build up not only Velebit Mt., but also the entire Karst Dinarides. As such, they represent a unique natural museum important not only for the Croatian landscape, but also for all countries with shallow marine carbonates in the Mediterranean Region and wider, i.e. areas of Mexico, the Caribbean, along mountains like the Atlas, the Pyreneans, the Alps, the Carpathians, the Dinarides, the Helenides, the Pontides, the Taurides, the Iranides and the Himalayas. The most important geological feature is a section from Mali Alan Saddle to Tulove Grede Ridge. It is a continuous section along the Jurassic carbonates, typical for the Karst Dinarides, of stratigraphic period from Hettangian to Middle Tithonian (201.3-148 Ma), comprising the typical (index) fossils and complete geological rock sections, including contact between Jurassic and Triassic rocks. The authors have researched Velebit Mt. since 1962 until recent times, and thus recognize the necessity to preserve the described Jurassic rock outcrops. They describe the geology of Majstorska Cesta from Sv. Rok to Obrovac.
      PubDate: 2020-05-01
      Issue No: Vol. 35, No. 3 (2020)
  • Investigating the acoustic signs of different rock types based on the
           values of acoustic signal RMS

    • Authors: Mehrbod Khoshouei, Raheb Bagherpour, Mohammad Hossein Jalalian, Mojtaba Yari
      Abstract: Recent years have seen a vast increase in the use of acoustic waves in real-time and non-destructive detection and monitoring applications in various industries such as mining. Acoustic signal processing methods can provide accurate and reliable estimates of the condition of a process or material in a highly cost-effective way without interrupting the ongoing operations. This paper investigated whether the class of a rock and its strength properties can be estimated based solely on acoustic signals captured during the drilling operation. For this purpose, uniaxial compressive strength (UCS), Brazilian tensile strength (BTS), Schmidt rebound number (SRN), and longitudinal wave velocity (Pw) of a series of samples of sedimentary, metamorphic and igneous rocks were measured in a rock mechanics laboratory. The samples were then subjected to a drilling test and the acoustic signal propagating in the drilling medium was recorded by an acoustic sensor. After obtaining the time spectrum of the captured signals, their RMS values were calculated and compared with the mechanical properties of the corresponding rock samples. For the rocks tested in this study, the obtained RMS values were in the range of 800 to 1,600 and generally increased with the increase of strength and hardness. The RMS values obtained for each class of rocks had their own specific range. For sedimentary rocks, this range was 800 to 1000, for metamorphic rocks, it was 1000 to 1200, and for igneous rocks, it was 1400 to 1600. Given the differences in the range of RMS values obtained from the acoustic signals of drilling, these values can be used in the estimation of rock class and strength properties. These results show that there is significant potential for the future use of this approach in the industry for field identification and classification of rocks, especially in deep drilling operations or when there is little information about the characteristics of the rock being drilled.
      PubDate: 2020-04-28
      Issue No: Vol. 35, No. 3 (2020)
  • Resilience measurement of longwall machinery

    • Authors: Seyed Hadi Hoseinie, Sasan Heydari, Behzad Ghodrati, Uday Kumar
      Abstract: This paper attempts to apply the resilience concept to the mining sector, especially to mining machinery and production systems. The quantitative analysis method using the linear recovery function has been applied. As the core part of the proposed method, it is assumed that in the mining machinery fleet, the performance function falls to a “zero” value immediately after the occurrence of a failure. Therefore, the resilience calculation process runs through the concept of time to repair and machine maintainability. As a case study for the proposed concept, the operation and failure data of the drum shearer machine in Parvadeh longwall mine in Iran is applied. The data pertains to a coal cutting operation in a whole longwall panel over the period of two years. In total, the calculations encompass over 2600 hours of actual operation and 171.8 hours of repair time, which reveals that the studied shearer has a resilience of 96.7 percent. Along with the case study results, it is confirmed by this paper that resilience as a developing concept could be adequately applied to coal mining systems as a support measure for production assurance and reliability.
      PubDate: 2020-04-27
      Issue No: Vol. 35, No. 3 (2020)
  • The effect of geological properties of dimension stones on the prediction
           of Specific Energy (SE) during diamond wire cutting operations

    • Authors: Mehrbod Khoshouei, Mohammad Hossein Jalalian, Raheb Bagherpour
      Abstract: Given the increasing demand for dimension stones, mining operations in quarries have always been an important branch of mining engineering. Among different techniques, diamond wire cutting is one of the most common methods of dimension stone mining. A reliable assessment and accurate prediction of diamond wire cutting performance are essential for feasibility analysis and operational planning in this area. This performance depends on factors such as physical, mechanical, and textural properties of the rock and the characteristics of cutting operations which can be evaluated by criteria such as specific energy, production rate, efficiency, and diamond bead wear rate. This study aims to develop a method for predicting the specific energy of diamond wire cutting in dimension stones based on rock properties. For this purpose, the specific energy of diamond wire cutting in 11 different igneous rock samples was measured. Given the high strength and abrasivity of igneous rocks, cutting operations in these rocks generally requires a great amount of energy. In a series of tests performed on the samples, rock properties such as uniaxial compressive strength (UCS), Brazilian tensile strength (BTS), Young’s modulus, density, textural properties, abrasivity and operating factors such as pullback amperage were measured. The measured parameters were divided into four groups of physical, mechanical, textural, and operating parameters. After determining the specific cutting energy of each sample, the relationship of the energy with each individual property was investigated. This investigation showed that density, abrasivity, and p-wave velocity respectively had the highest correlation with specific energy. Using the correlation results, four input parameters (one from each of the four considered parameter groups) were selected for inclusion in the prediction model. These parameters were density, abrasivity, wave velocity, and amperage. Multivariate linear regression was then used to analyse the effect of rock properties and operating parameters on specific energy. The developed regression model showed that once the rock properties are known, the specific energy can be predicted with an accuracy of 85.8%. The proposed model can be used to estimate the specific energy of diamond wire cutting operations in dimension stone quarries in advance, and predict the amount of energy consumption, the required energy source, and the optimal cutting machine accordingly.
      PubDate: 2020-04-16
      Issue No: Vol. 35, No. 3 (2020)
  • Sulfur, metal(loid)s, radioactivity, and cytotoxicity in abandoned karstic
           Raša coal-mine discharges (the north Adriatic Sea)

    • Authors: Gordana Medunić, Damir Bucković, Andreja Prevendar Crnić, Tomislav Bituh, Višnja Gaurina Srček, Kristina Radošević, Mladen Bajramovic, Zeljka Zgorelec
      Abstract:             Raša coal, mined on the Istrian Peninsula (NW Croatia) for nearly 400 years up to 1999, is notable for having superhigh organic sulfur, and high levels of selenium, uranium, vanadium, and molybdenum. Selenium is the poison responsible for the widespread loss of cattle and sheep. It is essential to human health in trace amounts, but higher concentrations can be harmful. An estimated 4.4Mt. of coal remains underground within marine carbonate rocks. The study area belongs to the coastal karst of the Adriatic Sea. Several abandoned coal-mine discharges (CMDs) were released into local streams and the Raša Bay for decades. Therefore, the water quality of a natural karst spring (Fonte Gaja), the Raša Bay seawater, municipal wastewater, and the Raša CMDs were investigated, focusing on sulfur, selected metal(loid)s (major, minor, and trace), radioactivity, and cytotoxicity. The Fonte Gaja spring water, unrelated to the Raša CMD, served as a reference. Its values of Se, U, V, and Mo (µg/L) were as follows: 1.09, 0.75, 1.37, and 2.04, respectively. However, the respective levels (µg/L) were increased in the rest of the water samples as follows: 10.9, 10.8, 4.60, and 33.1. Water sulfate levels were low though. Total beta activities of the CMDs and Raša Bay water were 235 and 1320 Bq/m3, respectively, below the guideline level of 2000 Bq/m3. The cytotoxicity of water samples on the RTG-2 fish cells was not statistically significant. The large volumes of water involved mean the transport of rather large amounts of Se and U, and their deposition in the Adriatic Sea. Due to the complexity of the karst hydrogeology, knowledge of Se and U circulation patterns is highly needed.
      PubDate: 2020-04-07
      Issue No: Vol. 35, No. 3 (2020)
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