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Transactions of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, Inc., 2017, Vol. 342

Section 1:
MINING ENGINEERING MAGAZINE TECHNICAL PAPERS
This section contains all papers published in Mining Engineering during 2017
Authors Month
Published
Development of a roof bolter canopy air curtain for respirable dust control
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W.R. Reed, G.J. Joy, B. Kendall, A. Bailey, Y. Zheng January
Optimization of flotation plant performance using micro-price analysis
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G.H. Luttrell, A. Noble February
Investigating particle size distribution of blasthole samples in an openpit copper mine and its relationship with grade
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R. Ganguli, A. Purvee, N. Sarantsatsral, N. Bat February
New integer programming models for tactical and strategicunderground production scheduling
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B. King, M. Goycoolea, A. Newman March
Reduction in diesel particulate matter through advanced filtration and monitoring techniques
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C. Pritchard, J. Hill, J. Volkwein, J. Noll, A. Miller March
Effects of mine strata thermal behavior and mine initial temperatures on mobile refuge alternative temperature
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D.S. Yantek, L. Yan, P.T. Bissert, M.D. Klein April
Discussion of “Defining hazard from the mine worker’s perspective”
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P. Mousset-Jones April
Human thermoregulation model for analyzing the performance of mine refuge alternatives
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M. Klein, M. Hepokoski May
Respirable dust measured downwind during rock dust application
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M.L. Harris, J. Organiscak, S. Klima, I.E. Perera May
Update of industrial minerals and rocks of New Mexico
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V.T. McLemore June
Characterization of a mine fire using atmospheric monitoring system sensor data
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L. Yuan, R.A. Thomas, L. Zhou June
Quick fixes to improve workers’ health: Results using engineering assessment technology
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E.J. Haas, A.B. Cecala July
Roof control, pillar stability and ground control issues in underground stone mines
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D. Newman August
Characterization of airborne float coal dust emitted during continuous mining, longwall mining and belt transport
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M.R. Shahan, C.E. Seaman, T.W. Beck, J.F. Colinet, S.E. Mischler September
Identifying and controlling heat-induced health and safety problems in underground mines
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K.C. Kocsis, M. Sunkpal September
Risk management and long-term production schedule optimization at the LabMag iron ore deposit in Labrador, Canada
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M. Spleit, R. Dimitrakopoulos October
Have emerging technologies reached the point where diesel particulate matter can be removed from underground mines?
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K.C. Kocsis October
Fundamental error estimation and accounting in the blasthole sampling protocol at a copper mine
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R. Ganguli, A. Chieregati, A. Purvee November
Laboratory demonstration of DPM mass removal from an exhaust stream by fog drops
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L. Rojas-Mendoza, Z. Henderson, E. Sarver, J.R. Saylor November
Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) applications in underground coal mines
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C. Zhou, N. Damiano, B. Whisner, M. Reyes December
Effects of FAME biodiesel and HVORD on emissions from an older-technology diesel engine
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A.D. Bugarski, J.A. Hummer, S.E. Vanderslice December

Section 2:
MINERALS AND METALLURGICAL PROCESSING
This section contains all papers published in M&MP during 2017, Vol. 34
Authors Month
Published
Design of a continuous pilot-scale deslime thickener
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H.J. Haselhuhn, S.K. Kawatra February
Heat generation model in the ball-milling process of a tantalum ore
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J. Marino-Salguero, J. Jorge, J.M. Menendez-Aguado, B. Alvarez-Rodriguez, J.J. de Felipe February
Study on copper recovery from smelted low-grade e-scrap using hydrometallurgical methods
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E. Rudnik, N. Dashbold February
Effects of solids concentration on gas dispersion in industrial mechanical cells
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F. Lopez-Saucedo, A. Uribe-Salas, G. Davila-Pulido, L. Magallanes-Hernandez, J. Batista Rodriguez February
Kinetic study of titanium-bearing electric arc furnace molten slag treated by molten sodium hydroxide
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Y. Li, H. Ni, Y. Zhou, D. Li, F. Zheng, M. Zhang, M. Guo February
Mineral chemistry and phase equilibrium constraints on the origin of accretions formed during copper flash smelting
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J.C. Fernandez-Caliani, I. Moreno-Ventas, M. Bacedoni, G. Ríos February
System dynamics and discrete event simulation of copper smelters
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A. Navarra, H. Marambio, F. Oyarzun, R. Parra, F. Mucciardi May
Heap leach modeling – A review of approaches to metal production forecasting
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J.O. Marsden, M.M. Botz May
Comparative analysis of the effect of microwave pretreatment on the milling and liberation characteristics of mineral matters of differentmorphologies
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V. Singh, R. Venugopal, S.K. Tripathy, V.K. Saxena May
Production of chalcocite by selective chlorination of chalcopyrite using cuprous chloride
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J. Kang, J.Y. Lee May
Comparative study of pellets fired in pot grate and grate kiln pilot furnaces
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S.S. Wendling, R.C. Nascimento, F. Wendling May
Solubility of rhodium in dore metal
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K. Avarmaa, P. Taskinen May
Process evaluation and flowsheet development for the recovery of rare earth elements from coal and associated byproducts
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R.Q. Honaker, J. Groppo, R.-H. Yoon, G.H. Luttrell, A. Noble, J. Herbst August
Physical chemistry considerations in the selective flotation of bastnaesite with lauryl phosphate
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W. Liu, X. Wang, H. Xu, J.D. Miller August
Solvent extraction and separation of cerium(III) and samarium(III) from mixed rare earth solutions using PC88A
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V. Agarwal, M.S. Safarzadeh August
Concentration of rare earth minerals from coal by froth flotation
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W. Zhang, R. Honaker, J. Groppo August
Characterizing rare earth elements in Alaskan coal and ash
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T. Gupta, T. Ghosh, G. Akdogan, V.K. Srivastava August
Rare-earth leaching from Florida phosphate rock in wet-process phosphoric acid production
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H. Liang, P. Zhang, Z. Jin, D. DePaoli August
2017 MPD Student Poster Contest Reviewed Abstracts
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August
Recovering rare earths from waste phosphors using froth flotation and selective flocculation
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M. Yu, G. Mei, Y. Li, D. Liu, Y. Peng November
Chemical extraction of rare earth elements from coal ash
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M. Peiravi, L. Ackah, R. Guru, M. Mohanty, J. Liu, B. Xu, X. Zhu, L. Chen November
Exploring blast furnace slag as a secondary resource for extraction of rare earth elements
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A. Abhilash, P. Meshram, S. Sarkar, T. Venugopalan November
Rare earths recovery and gypsum upgrade from Florida phosphogypsum
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H. Liang, P. Zhang, Z. Jin, D. DePaoli November
The ultimate mineral processing challenge: Recovery of rare earths, phosphorus and uranium from Florida phosphatic clay
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P. Zhang, H. Liang, Z. Jin, D. DePaoli November
Rare earth mineralogy in tailings from Kiirunavaara iron ore, northern Sweden: Implications for mineral processing
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C. Wanhainen, B.I. Palsson, O. Martinsson November

Section 3:
TRANSACTIONS PAPERS
Authors Year
Published
Mining discrete-event simulation projects: A chronological, comprehensive review from 2008 to 2015
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E. Tarshizi, L. O’Connor 2017
CFD gas distribution analysis for different continuous-miner scrubber redirection configurations
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Y. Zheng, J.A. Organiscak, L. Zhou, T.W. Beck, J.P. Rider 2017
An evaluation of the relative safety of U.S. mining explosion-protected equipment approval requirements versus international standards
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W. Calder, D. Snyder, J.F. Burr 2017
Prediction of human core temperature rise and moisture loss in refuge alternatives for underground coal mines
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M. Klein, D.S. Yantek, M. Hepokoski, L. Yan 2017
A case study exploring field-level risk assessments as a leading safety indicator
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E.J. Haas, B.P. Connor, J. Vendetti, R. Heiser 2017
Exploring the use of situation awareness in behaviors and practices of health and safety leaders
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D.R. Willmer 2017
Current issues with purported asbestos content of talc: Hydrothermal-hosted talc ores in southwest Montana
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M.E. Buzon, M.E. Gunter 2017
Methane emissions and airflow patterns on a longwall face: Potential influences from longwall gob permeability distributions on a bleederless longwall
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S.J. Schatzel, R.B. Krog, H. Dougherty 2017
Experimental study on foam coverage on simulated longwall roof
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W.R. Reed, Y. Zheng, S. Klima, M.R. Shahan, T.W. Beck 2017
 
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