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Appreciation meeting of sample industrial and mining units of Kermanshah province
In line with the industrial and mineral development of the country, appreciation meetings of exemplary industrial and mineral units are one of the ways that the industrial and mineral trustees form to achieve these goals. In this regard, a meeting of appreciation and honoring of exemplary industrial and mining units of Kermanshah province was held with the presence of government and industrial officials.
Officials present at the meeting
This meeting was held with the presence of officials such as Kermanshah governor, MPs, head of Iran Mining House and head of Samat organization and general managers of organizations of Kermanshah province.
Existence of mineral units such as Gilsonite and Maad natural bitumen (Gol Marjan)
In this meeting, the successful and exemplary industrial and mining units of Kermanshah province were introduced. Meanwhile, Gilsonite mining unit and Maad natural bitumen (Gol Marjan) were introduced as successful industrial and mining units in Kermanshah province. This unit operates in the industrial and mining area of Kermanshah province with important mineral reserves, including gilsonite, and natural bitumen powder.
Honors in the field of productivity and extraction: Maad Mining Industrial Unit has improved its performance and productivity in its mining and exploration and extraction processes by taking advantage of its ever-increasing experience and technical knowledge. These honors have made Maad Mining Unit one of the top and most prestigious mining industrial units in the country.
Honors in the field of human resource management: Maad Mining Industrial Unit has won great honors by implementing appropriate strategies in the field of human resource management, improving the quality of its products and developing technology.
Honors in the field of pioneering: Maad Mining Industrial Unit is recognized as one of the pioneers of the natural bitumen mining industry in the country with its continuous efforts in the field of technological development and advancement of the Gilsonite mining industry, and the natural bitumen powder factory.
Honors in the development of Gilsonite products and natural bitumen powder: Maad Mineral Industrial Unit has achieved great success in the domestic and foreign markets by focusing on improving the quality of its products.
Honors of Maad Gilsonite mine in the field of safety: Considering the importance of safety in mining processes, Mad Mining Industrial Unit has focused on creating a safe and healthy environment for its employees, which is one of the great honors of Mad Mining Unit.
Introduction of the managing director and operator of the example of Maad mining unit (Gol Marjan)
Dr. Hossein Fouladpour attended the appreciation meeting of industrial and mining sample units as the representative of Maad mining unit (Gol Marjan). Maad mining unit (Gol Marjan) is one of the successful and exemplary mines of Kermanshah province with precious mineral reserves including gilsonite, natural bitumen (gilsonite powder). By using modern technologies and benefiting from the technical and scientific knowledge of specialists in this field, this unit has increased the productivity of the country's mineral reserves and is known as one of the exemplary mines of the country.
Introduction of Dr. Hossein Fouladpour as the best operator and owner of the mine
Dr. Hossein Foladpour works in the field of industry and mining as the manager and managing director of Maad Mining Unit (Gol Marjan). As one of the prominent and experienced experts in the field of mining and exploitation of mineral reserves, he helps to use more of the mineral capacities of the country.
Dr. Fouladpour, having many studies and experiences in the field of mining and mineral processing, works as the manager of Maad Mining Unit in the optimal use of mineral reserves and environmental protection. By using advanced methods of mineral extraction and processing, he tries to increase the productivity of mineral reserves and reduce the wastage of Gilsonite minerals in the process of exploitation of mineral reserves.
Due to Dr. Foladpour's experience and technical knowledge in the field of Gilsonite mining, he, as one of the specialists of Maad mining unit, optimizes the process of exploitation and processing of minerals and participates by creating favorable and optimal conditions in the exploitation process. It also helps in economic development and job creation in this area.
Activities of Gol Marjan Mining Unit
Gol Marjan Mining Unit is active in the field of gilsonite, natural bitumen extraction and uses advanced technologies to increase the productivity of high gilsonite mineral deposits and reduce the wastage of minerals. This unit is known as one of the successful industrial and mining units in Kermanshah province by carrying out activities related to the extraction, transportation and processing of natural bitumen (Gilsonite) and having its own natural bitumen powder factory.
Issues raised in the meeting
In this meeting, various issues were discussed in the industrial and mining fields. Improving the performance and productivity of industrial and mining units, creating new opportunities in the field of industry and mining, developing new technologies in this field, improving the conditions of employees and personnel, improving the level of investment, creating interaction between industrial and mining units. with universities and research centers, etc., were among the issues that were discussed in this meeting.
Importance of sample industrial and mining units
Model industrial and mining units such as Maad natural bitumen mine (Gilsonite) are known as examples for other similar units in the country due to their very good and successful performance in the industrial and mining fields and can serve as a model for the creation and development of similar units. be used in other regions of the country. Also, the experiences and technical and scientific knowledge gained by these units can help to increase the productivity of units of the same category and benefit from mineral reserves.
Holding appreciation meetings of exemplary industrial and mining units can be one of the effective tools in encouraging the participation of the private sector in industrial and mining development. Model industrial and mining units with very good and successful performance in industrial and mining fields are known as examples for other similar units in the country and can be used as a model for the creation and development of similar units in other regions of the country. . Gilsonite mineral units and Maad natural bitumen (Coral Flower) are known as successful industrial and mineral units in Kermanshah province.
The exploration and speculation operation of the Maad mine ended
Exploration operation of Maad mine by geophysical method
Maad company, in 2015, based on the exploration permit issued by the Ministry of Mines and Minerals, Kermanshah Province Industry, Mining and Trade Organization, started exploration operations for natural bitumen in a part of Maad mine area.
In the early stages of this project, with the help of expert researchers, in the field of geophysics, two-dimensional sampling or in other words, two-dimensional electrical imaging was done.
In this research, when geoelectric operations were carried out in a part of the range, it was found that Gilsonite mineral (natural bitumen) has been replaced from several centimeters to several meters, with alternating thicknesses, in the defined layers of the range.
Implementation of geophysical operations:
During the contract concluded with the relevant company in this field, 7 profiles and 750 points were taken in the area by geoelectric method.
- Construction of a trench with dimensions of 20 x 4 x 3 and with a volume of 120 cubic meters in the southeast entrance of Sinhkar.
- Carrying out physical and chemical analyses: Two samples of the existing mineral material have been sent to the relevant laboratory for analysis.
- Preparation of topographic map as well as preparation of geological map
- Preparing the report of discovery operations during mining In the map below, the location of Maad mine (Gol Marjan) is marked on the map.
The results obtained from geoelectrical studies
1- Geophysical investigations indicate the presence of minerals with high specific electrical resistance (anhydrite and bitumen), natural bitumen (as well as minerals with low electrical resistance) green marls.
2- Natural bitumen anomalies and evaporative layers of anhydrite type gypsum with high specific strength related to Gachsaran formations were observed in all the collected profiles. that the arrangement and folding of the layers is in the northwest-southeast direction.
3- In profiles one to four, anomalies with medium to high resistances were introduced under the title of anomaly, natural bitumen (gilsonite) involved in dry anhydrite rock.
4- Several important faults and folds were revealed at the place of taking geophysical profiles. These areas are among the places prone to placing natural bitumen reservoirs.
5- Due to the high quality of natural bitumen available in the area, its specific weight is approximately 1.2.
6- Due to the fact that anomalies, signs of natural bitumen (Gilsonite), are observed at a depth of at least 35 meters, it can be acknowledged that the area in question has the economic potential of natural bitumen, which in order to access this Exploratory drilling of reserves should be continued up to the depth of 80 meters.
Also, after evaluating the natural bitumen reserve, for more accuracy and precision, accurate speculation operation was done by wagon drill and powder drilling.
Overburden removal in Maad mine
Maad Mine Tailing Removal of overburden in Maad natural bitumen mine is an important mining operation that plays an important role in the extraction of bitumen, a valuable natural resource. This mine, which is located in Shek Maidan area, 25 km from Gilangreb city, has a rich history and has played a significant role in meeting the growing demand for bitumen products. Overburden removal, the process of cleaning the upper layers of soil and rock to access bitumen deposits, is one of the basic aspects of mining operations in Maad mine. This paper discusses the various techniques, equipment, environmental considerations, challenges, safety practices and future prospects associated with tailings removal at the Maad natural bitumen mine. By exploring these aspects, we can gain a comprehensive understanding of the complexities and developments in this critical step of the mining process.
Introduction to Maad natural bitumen mine
Location and background
. The importance of overburden removal in mining operations
Definition and purpose of overburden removalIn any mining operation, overburden refers to a layer of soil, rocks and other materials that are located above the mineral or resource in question. Overburden removal is the process of clearing this layer to access the valuable resources below it. It is important to understand why it is necessary to remove the extra load. Bitumen, a dense and highly viscous form of petroleum, is a valuable resource widely used in road construction, waterproofing, and other industrial applications. To extract bitumen, engineers and miners need to remove overburden, which may contain unwanted impurities or simply block access to mineral deposits.
Impact of overburden on mining operationsExistence of overburden can significantly affect mining operations. First, it poses safety risks for workers, as unstable or loose overloads can lead to accidents. In addition, it prevents access to the desired mineral deposits and makes extraction more challenging and time-consuming. Overloading can also affect the economics of mining operations. Its removal requires additional resources such as manpower, machinery and time. Therefore, efficient overhead removal techniques are necessary to minimize costs and maximize productivity.
. Overburden removal techniques in Maad natural bitumen mine
Conventional removal methodsIn Maad Gilsonite mine, first by drilling boreholes using powder drilling method: 64 rings of exploratory boreholes with depths between 18 and 30 meters were drilled in the outcrops within the scope of the exploitation permit, if the average depth of the boreholes is about 24 meters. For example, a total of 1536 meters of excavation has been done to identify the area for access to Gilsonite, to start removing the waste from the Maad mine above it. Conventional methods are used to remove overburden. This involves using heavy machinery, including bulldozers and excavators, to clear the material over it. These conventional methods, although tried and tested, can be time-consuming and require significant resources. Hence, the mine is constantly exploring advanced techniques to optimize the overburden removal process.
Advanced Overburden Removal TechniquesTo improve efficiency and minimize environmental impact, Maad Mine has begun implementing advanced overburden removal techniques. These include using advanced technologies such as drones, satellite imagery and computer simulations to analyze the composition of overburden and plan removal strategies accordingly. By using these advanced techniques, the mine aims to simplify the overburden removal process, reduce costs and minimize any adverse effects on the surrounding environment.
. Equipment and machinery used to remove overburden
Heavy machinery for digging and digging
Specialized equipment for removing debrisApart from heavy machinery, specialized equipment is also used for specific debris removal tasks. These may include rotary drills, trenchers and crushers designed to deal with different types of overburden.Effective load The use of specialized equipment ensures that the overburden removal process is carried out accurately and effectively, reducing waste and increasing overall productivity. Now that you are familiar with the Maad natural bitumen mine and the importance of overburden removal, you can better appreciate the complex processes involved in extracting this valuable resource. As technology continues to advance, we can expect further improvements in overburden removal techniques that will make mining operations safer, more efficient and more sustainable.
. Overburden removal solutions in Maad natural bitumen mine
Management of large volumes of wasteOne of the major challenges we face in removing overburden in the Maad natural bitumen mine is the massive amount of material that needs to be excavated. It can feel like we're trying to move a mountain, literally. To meet this challenge, we rely on efficient and powerful heavy machinery, such as excavators and transport trucks, to handle large volumes of additional loads. These machines help us remove material quickly and efficiently and ensure smooth operations during the drilling process.
Geological complexities and their influenceThe geological complexities of the Maad Gilsonite mine present another set of challenges in our overburden removal efforts. With different rock formations and layers, each with its own characteristics, we must carefully navigate the earth to access the precious resources beneath. To reduce the impact of these geological complexities, we use geotechnical expertise and advanced technology. This enables us to gather detailed information about subsurface conditions and helps us plan our overburden removal strategies accordingly. By combining our knowledge of geological formations with state-of-the-art equipment, we can overcome these complexities and ensure efficient and safe overburden removal operations.
. Safety measures and regulations in overburden removal operations
Occupational health and safety measuresAt Maad natural bitumen mine, the safety of our workers is our top priority. We have strict occupational health and safety measures in place to protect our team during the redundancy process. These measures include comprehensive safety training programs, regular equipment inspections, and the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) to reduce potential hazards. We strive to create a safety culture where every worker is empowered to identify and address safety concerns.
Compliance with relevant regulations and standardsCompliance with regulations and industry standards in Maad natural bitumen mine is non-negotiable. We ensure strict adherence to all applicable legal requirements and industry best practices related to overburden removal operations. We maintain open lines of communication with regulatory bodies and regularly update our practices to remain compliant with evolving standards. By prioritizing compliance and continuous improvement of safety measures, we can guarantee a safe and secure work environment for our employees.
. Future innovations in overburden removal in Maad bitumen mine
Technological advances in overburden removalLooking ahead, we are excited about the potential technological advances in tailings removal at the Maad natural bitumen mine. Innovations such as automated drilling systems and advanced monitoring tools promise to improve efficiency and reduce environmental impact. By embracing these technological advances, our goal is to make overburden removal operations simpler, safer, faster and more sustainable. We are continuously exploring and investing in advanced solutions to improve our processes and maintain our position at the forefront of the industry.
Sustainable practices to improve performanceSustainability is not just a keyword. This is a mindset that guides our actions at Maad Natural Bitumen Mine. In pursuit of improved efficiency, we actively seek sustainable practices that align with our environmental goals. These practices include adopting renewable energy sources, using electric or hybrid equipment, and implementing resource conservation measures. By adopting sustainable practices, we can maximize efficiency and minimize our environmental footprint, ensuring a brighter future for both our operations and the planet.
Finish removing overburden
ConclusionAs a result, overburden removal is an important step in bitumen extraction from Maad natural bitumen mine. This process involves the careful removal of rock, soil, and other materials that cover valuable mineral deposits. Various techniques such as drilling and controlled blasting are used, always prioritizing safety and environmental protection. Mad natural bitumen mine can continuously produce high quality bitumen through effective overburden removal and help various industries and economic development. Through environmentally conscious practices, innovative solutions, and a commitment to safety and compliance, we strive for sustainable and efficient overburden removal operations that lead us into the future of mining. Overburden removal process in Maad natural bitumen mine is a vital matter. An operation that requires detailed planning, advanced techniques and compliance with environmental and safety regulations.
Frequently Asked Questions
Extraction of Gilsonite based on the power of Maad specialists
. An overview of Maad mine and its gilsonite extraction operations
Location and background of Maad mine
Gilsonite mining history in Maad mineThe history of gilsonite extraction in Maad mine goes back to 1384. In 1384, the exploitation license of Maad mine (Gol Marjan) named after Dr. Hossein Foladpour was issued by the Ministry of Industry, Mining and Trade, Organization of Industry, Mining and Trade of Kermanshah province. . Since its discovery, this mine has played a significant role in supplying gilsonite to various industries around the world. Over the years, mining methods and technologies used have evolved to ensure efficient and sustainable mineral extraction practices.
. Geological characteristics and Gilsonite formation in Maad mine
Composition and structure of gilsonite deposits
Geological processes lead to the formation of Gilsonite
. Mining methods and technologies used in Maad mine
Traditional mining techniques for gilsonite extraction
Modern technology and equipment for efficient mining
. Gilsonite extraction process
Exploration and identification of Gilsonite deposits
Mining techniques for gilsonite extraction
Processing and refining of extracted gilsoniteAfter mining, Gilsonite undergoes a series of processing and refining steps to remove impurities and increase its quality. This involves crushing, grinding and sieving the material to achieve the desired particle size. Refined gilsonite is then packaged and prepared for distribution to industries around the world, where it is used in a variety of applications. Relying on the expertise of Maad mining experts, the extraction of Gilsonite becomes an integrated process and ensures a stable supply of this valuable resource to meet the needs of various industries. So the next time you see Gilsonite in action, remember the power of Maad Mining experts behind its mining.
Advanced technologies for efficient mining
Optimizing safety and productivity in mining processes
. Environmental considerations in gilsonite extraction
Maad Mining's commitment to sustainable practicesIn the world of gilsonite mining, Maad mining experts not only think about productivity, but also about sustainability. They are committed to implementing environmentally friendly practices throughout the extraction process. Maad Mine understands the importance of preserving natural resources for future generations. From using environmentally friendly drilling techniques to using renewable energy sources, Maad Mine takes sustainability seriously. They continuously invest in research and development to improve their environmental practices. With Maad Mining, you can be sure that bitumen is mined responsibly.
Reducing the impact on local ecosystems and communitiesMaad mining experts understand the importance of reducing the impact of gilsonite mining on local ecosystems and communities. They work closely with environmental organizations and local communities to minimize disruption. Mineral mining ensures that post-mining restoration efforts are made to restore the land and preserve biodiversity. They also participate in community development programs to build positive relationships and support the local economy.
Maad Mining's continued contributions to the industry
. The importance of Maad mine experts
Expertise and experience of Maad mine experts
Collaborate and partner with industry leaders
. Challenges and opportunities of Gilsonite extraction in Maad mine
Technical and operational challenges in Gilsonite extraction
Opportunities and potential innovations in the industry
Forecasts and potential growth in Gilsonite industry
. Conclusion and the role of Maad mine expertsHow is gilsonite extracted in Maad mine? Gilsonite mining in Maad mine involves a combination of traditional mining techniques and modern technologies. First, surface or underground deposits are located and accessible. Gilsonite-rich rock is then extracted using drilling, blasting and drilling methods. Advanced equipment is used to crush, grind, and separate the ore, followed by refining processes to purify the mined gilsonite for commercial use. How does Maad mining expertise help Gilsonite mining? The experts of Maad mine have extensive knowledge and experience in the field of Gilsonite extraction. They use advanced techniques and advanced technologies to effectively identify, mine and process Gilsonite deposits. Their expertise ensures safety, productivity and optimal use of resources during the mining process. What are the future prospects and challenges in Gilsonite mining? The future prospect of gilsonite extraction is promising due to the increasing demand for its applications in various industries. However, challenges such as regulatory compliance, fluctuating market conditions, and the need for continuous innovation in mining techniques may pose obstacles. Through collaboration and expertise, Maad Mining experts aim to overcome these challenges and ensure a sustainable supply of gilsonite for the future.
Why Maad Company?
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Having one of the highest quality Gilsonite (natural bitumen) mines in Iran and successful experiences in the field of sales and export of natural bitumen has the ability to deliver natural bitumen products and micronized Gilsonite (natural bitumen) powder in all different grades in the highest tonnage required.
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