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January 2021

Volume 73    Issue 1

FEATURED ARTICLES

A reflection of lack of trust? Tailings dam failures and regulatory or social response
Kimberly (Finke) Morrison
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TAILENG perspective on tailings engineering; assessing education and research in the industry
Jorge Macedo, Christopher Bareither, Jonathan Bray, Scott* Olson
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Developing talent — addressing the need for new tailings engineers
Michael Henderson, Jorge Macedo, Christopher Bareither
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How abundant mining industry data solves long-standing challenges and leverages advancements
David Chen
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AIME celebrates 150 years Founding of AIME — Wilkes Barre, PA, May 17, 1871
George Luxbacher
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TECHNICAL PAPER ABSTRACTS

Extended abstracts from the SME journal Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration
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Understanding how speed, tractive effort, digging height and rake angle affect bucket penetration and resistive forces for rubber-tire loaders
Atta Ur Rehman, Kwame Awuah-Offei
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The making of Class C fly ash as high-strength precast construction material through geopolymerization
Jinhong Zhang, Qingming Feng
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Mapping surface moisture of a gold heap leach pad at the El Gallo Mine using a UAV and thermal imaging
Mingliang Tang, Kamran Esmaeili
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Development of a smelting reduction process for low-grade ferruginous manganese ores to produce valuable synthetic manganese ore and pig iron
Veerendra Singh, Arijit Biswas, Nilamadhaba Sahu
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Photogrammetry method for fast and accurate measurement of strata movements and deformations for scale physical mining simulations
Yi Luo, Jian Yang, Yujia Lian
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An improved method to calculate the heat release rate of a mine fire in underground mines
Lihong Zhou, Liming Yuan, Rick Thomas, Davood Bahrami, James Rowland
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