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May 2020

Volume 72    Issue 5

FEATURED ARTICLES

Correlation of 3D geophysical data with drilling data for exploration targeting
Amanda Irons
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COVID-19 and the United States mining industry; mining as essential critical infrastructure
William Gleason
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Managing gangue minerals comes to the fore at specialty symposium
Chee Theng
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USGS critical minerals review
Fortier Steven, Nedal T. Nassar, Jeffrey L. Mauk, Jane M. Hammarstrom, Warren C. Day, Robert R. Seal
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USGS mining review
USGS Staff
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TECHNICAL PAPER ABSTRACTS

Extended abstracts from the SME journal Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration
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A blueprint for performance-driven operations management
W.F. Visser
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Detection of subtle sensor errors in mineral-processing circuits using data-mining techniques
Rambabu Pothina, Rajive Ganguli
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Analysis of fall-related imminent danger orders in the metal/nonmetal mining sector
Jonathan K. Hrica, Brianna M. Eiter, Jonisha P. Pollard, Lydia M. Kocher, Mahiyar Nasarwanji
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Justifying API bentonite rheological behavior through its forming size fractions
R.M. Farag, A.M. Salem, A.A. El-Midany, S.E. El-Mofty
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Numerical simulation of laboratory strength tests using a stochastic approach
Danqing Gao, Brijes Mishra, Yuting Xue
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Numerical analysis of a rock bolt load indicator washer neglecting the stress relaxation effect
Eugie Kabwe
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TUNNELING AND UNDERGROUND CONSTRUCTION

Highway connection through Ouachita Mountains — Arkansas Tunnel study
Eric Wang, Ray Sandiford, Michael Fugett
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EPB shield tunnel-boring machine automation using the autonomous-vehicle framework
Mike Mooney, Hongjie Yu, Rajat Gangrade
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Tunnel-boring machines for Norwegian small hydropower projects
Sindre Log, Rune Skjevdal, Tobias Anderson
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