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Yousef Rahimsouri

 

Assistant professor in Economic Geology

Department of Geology, Faculty of Sciences, University of  Urmia, Urmia, Islamic Republic of Iran.

Tel: +98 (441) 2972000 (internal 2139)

Fax: +98 (441) 2753172

P.O.Box: 57153165

E-mail addresses: rahimsouri@yahoo.com; y.rahimsouri@urmia.ac.ir

 

 
 
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Personal Information

 

● Date of Birth: June 21, 1974

● Place of Birth: Mahabad, Iran

● Marital status: Married, two childs

 

Education

 

1992-1996 B.Sc. in Geology; Bu-Al-Sina University, Hamedan, Iran (top student).

 

1997-2001 M.Sc. in Economic Geology; Tarbiat Moalem (Kharazmi) University, Tehran, Iran (top student).

Thesis: Investigation of Qara-Aqaj titanium potential, Urmia, West Azerbaijan province, NW Iran.

Supervisor: Prof. Abdolmajid Yaghubpur; Advisor: Prof. Hossein Moinevaziri

 

2004-2011 Ph.D. in Economic Geology (focused on Environmental Geochemistry) Tarbiat Moalem (Kharazmi) University, Tehran, Iran (top student).

Thesis: Environmental geochemistry and mineralogy of  Aq-Darreh mining district and investigation of geogenic source and mining activities impacts on water, sediments and soil pollution, Takab, Azerbaijan province, NW Iran.

Supervisor: Prof. Abdolmajid Yaghubpur; Advisors: Dr. Soroush Modabberi and Prof. Mohammad Shahriari.

 

 

 Honors

 

Honored as the top student (first rank) in the Ph.D entrance exam in Economic Geology, held by Tarbiat Moalem University (Kharazmi University), 2003, Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran.

* The First Ph.D. graduated in Economic Geology in Tarbiat Moalem (Kharazmi) University.

* The First Ph.D. graduated in Environmental Geochemistry in Tehran Universities.

Top Mining technical responsible (Exploitation Engineer) in West Azerbaijan province, 2006.

 

Professional Experience and Memberships

 

Current position

 

Assistant professor in Economic Geology & Environmental geochemistry

Department of Geology, Faculty of Sciences, Urmia University, Urmia, Islamic Republic of Iran.

 

Previous occupation (Work Experienced)

 

1998-2000; Senior Expert in Mineral Exploration, Mahabad Goharyaban Mining Company, Mahabad, Iran.

2000-2003; Senior Expert in Mining activities, Poudrsazan mining and industry Company, Tehran, Iran.

2004-2011; Senior Expert in Mining activities, Mahabad Bolour Mining Company, Mahabad, Iran.

●1999-2011; Exploitation technical responsible of Gagash-e-Bala No. 3 Seyenite quarry, and Shakh-e-Sefid, Abdollah Aabaad 2, Tikanlojeh 2, and Shaker Beig Barite Mines in Mahabad region, West Azerbaijan, NW Iran.  

 

Professional membership

 

Geological Society of Iran.

Iranian Society of Economic Geology.

Iranian Mining Engineering Organization.

Iranian Association of Engineering Geology.

Society of Mineralogy and Crystallography of Iran.

Society of Applied Geochemists (AAG), Canada.

Iranian Environmental Mutagen Society (IREMS)

 

Interests

 

Geology and geochemistry of mineral deposits.

Prospecting, exploration, reserve estimation and evaluation of mineral deposits.

Environmental geochemistry (with a focus on mining and its environmental impacts).

Water and soil pollution.

Environmental impact assessment (EIA) of mining activities.

 

Publications

 

Papers published in ISI journals

 

1- Yaghubpur, A., Rahimsouri, Y., and Alipour, S., 2007, Mineralogy, geochemistry and genesis of titanium rich rocks of Qara Aqaj area, Urmia, Northwest Iran. Journal of Sciences, IRI, 18: 269-284.

 

2- Rahimsouri, Y., Yaghubpur, A., Modabberi, S., and Alipour, S., 2011, Environmental impacts of natural contaminants and mining activities on the surface and agricultural soils in the Aq-Darreh River watershed, Takab, West Azerbaijan Province, NW Iran. IJST (Transaction A), 2011, A2: 101-111.

 

3- Rahimsouri, Y., Yaghubpur, A., and Modabberi, S., 2012, Hydrogeochemistry and water quality of springs and drinking waters of villages in Aq-Darreh river watershed, NW Takab, West Azarbaijan. Quarterly Journal of Geosciences (GSI) 83.

 

4- Rahimsouri, Y., Yaghubpur, A., Modabberi, S., and Alipour, S., 2012, Release of potentially toxic elements during weathering of the black shales from Aq-Darreh Bala abandoned antimony mine area, Takab, NW Iran. Quarterly Journal of Geosciences (GSI) (in press).

 

5- Rahimsouri, Y., Yaghubpur, A., and Modabberi, S., 2012, Geology and mineralization of Aq-Darreh Carlin type gold deposit, Takab, NW Iran.  Quarterly Journal of Geosciences, Special Issue (GSI) (in press).

 

 

Papers published in international journals

 

1- Rahimsouri, Y., Yaghubpur, A., and Modabberi, S., 2012, Environmental geochemistry of Aq-Darreh Bala abandoned Sb mine and its impacts on water, sediment, and soil pollution in the Aq-Darreh River Watershed, Takab, NW Iran.Global Advanced Research Journal of Environmental Science and Toxicology (GARJEST): 1 (5), 115-131.

 

 

 

Papers attended and published in international and national Conferences

 

1-   Yaghubpur, A., and Rahimsouri, Y., 2010, Environmental effects of an abandoned antimony mine on the water basin of Aq-Darreh Mine Valley, Takab, Northwest Iran. Goldschmidt Conference Abstracts, Tennessee University, USA, p. A1166.

 

2-    Yaghubpur, A., and Rahimsouri, Y., 2000, Investigation of Goug-Tappeh barite deposit, Mahabad, West Azerbaijan province, NW Iran. 4th symposium of Geological society of Iran, Tabriz University, Tabriz, p. 666 (in Farsi).

 

3-  Yaghubpur, A., and Rahimsouri, Y., 2000, Economic geology of Zewka-Mashkan magnesite potential, Piranshahr, West Azerbaijan province, NW Iran. 4th symposium of Geological society of Iran, Tabriz University, Tabriz, p. 667 (in Farsi).

 

4-      Rahimsouri, Y and Yaghubpur, A., 2002, Investigation of Qara-Aqaj titanium potential, Urmia, NW Iran. 21th  Symposium of Geosciences, Geological Survey of Iran ,Tehran, pp. 476-478 (in Farsi with English abstract).

5-      Rahimsouri, Y., Yaghubpur, A., and Moinevaziri, H., 2004, Investigation of Qara-Aqaj titanium potential, Urmia, NW Iran. 8th symposium of Geological society of Iran, Shahrood University of Technology, Shahrood, pp. 47-58 (in Farsi with English abstract).

 

6-   Rahimsouri, Y., and Yaghubpur, A., 2004, Ore microscopy and generations of  mineralization studies of Qara-Aqaj titanium potential, Urmia, NW Iran. 8th symposium of Geological society of Iran, Shahrood University of Technology, Shahrood, p. 790 (in Farsi).

 

7-   Rahimsouri, Y., Yaghubpur, A., Alipour, S., and Hesami, A., 2005, Exploration studies of Darzi Vali - Dash Aqol kaolinite and bauxite potentials, Boukan, West Azerbaijan province, NW Iran. 9th symposium of Geological society of Iran, Tarbiat Moalem University, Tehran, p. 773-774 (in Farsi with English abstract).

 

8- Rahimsouri, Y., Yaghubpur, A., Modabberi, S., and Alipour, S., 2010, Source minerals and rocks of potentially toxic elements As, Sb and Hg related to water, riverbed sediments and soil pollution in the Aq-Darreh river watershed, Takab, NW Iran. 14th symposium of Geological society of Iran & 28th Symposium of Geosciences, Geological Survey of Iran, Urmia University, Iran (in Farsi with English abstract).

 

9- Rahimsouri, Y., Yaghubpur, A., and Modabberi, S., 2010, Impacts of geogenic (natural contamination) and anthropogenic (mining activities) sources on plants pollution in the Aq-Darreh river watershed, Takab, NW Iran. 14th symposium of Geological society of Iran & 28th Symposium of Geosciences, Geological Survey of Iran, Urmia University, Iran (in Farsi with English abstract).

 

10-  Rahimsouri, Y., Yaghubpur, A., and Modabberi, S., 2011, Geochemical distribution of arsenic, antimony and mercury in surface waters and bed sediments from Aq-Darreh river and the impacts of mining activities on surface water quality in Takab-NW Iran. Abstracts of the 7th Conference of Engineering Geology and Environment, Shahrood University of Technology, 6-8 Sep. 2011, p. 345 (in English). 

 

11-  Rahimsouri, Y., Yaghubpur, A., Modabberi, S., and Alipour, S., 2011, Release calculation and total mass estimation of released toxic elements from black shales during weathering, Aq-Darreh Bala abandoned antimony mine area, Takab, NW Iran. Abstracts of the 7th Conference of Engineering Geology and Environment, Shahrood University of Technology, 6-8 Sep. 2011, p. 347(in English). 

 

Submitted paper

 

 

1-    Rahimsouri, Y., Azimi, A., and Lotfi, M., 2012, Petrography, mineralization and geochemistry of Abdullah Abaad-1 barite deposit, Mahabad, West Azarbaijan province, Northwest Iran. Submitted to the Quarterly Journal of Geosciences (GSI).

2-    Rahimsouri, Y., Azimi, A., and Lotfi, M., 2012, Study of fluid inclusions and genesis of the Abdullah Abaad-1 barite deposit, Mahabad, West Azarbaijan province, Northwest Iran. Submitted to the Quarterly Journal of Geosciences (GSI).

 

 

Research projects

 

1-      Rahimsouri, Y., 2000, Presentation and investigation of west Azerbaijan province barite deposits (with introducing to economic geology of Mahabad quadrangle), NW Iran. joint project between Mahabad Bolour mining Company and industries and mines Organization of west Azerbaijan province. 198 p (in Farsi with English abstract).

 

2-      Yaghubpur, A., and Rahimsouri, Y., 2009, Environmental geochemistry of Aq-Darreh mining district, finding of As, Sb and Hg pollution sources and investigation of mining and mineral industries impacts on water, sediments and soils pollution. A joint project between Tarbiat Moalem University and Iran Department of the Environment, Contract No. 2-T/8006-268. ,Fulfilled, 256 p (in Farsi).

 

Technical Reports

 

Exploration reports

 

-          22 preliminary exploration reports of industrial minerals (commonly barite), ornamental stones, Au and Ti-Fe deposits,  in west Azerbaijan and Kurdistan provinces.

 

-          18 final reports of exploration of mineral deposits (barite, magnesite, silice, Iron, Carlin type Au deposits and ornamental stones).

 

Exploitation  reports

-          14 exploitation planning and mining reports (commonly on industrial minerals) in west Azerbaijan and Kurdistan provinces.

 

Technical Short courses (Professional Education)

 

-          Safety and auditing in mines, Bureau of Mines and Metals, West Azerbaijan province, Iran, 1999.

 

-          The mine rules. Bureau of Mines and Metals, West Azerbaijan province, Iran, 1999.

 

-          Mechanised methods in quarry mining. Research and training institute of Iranian Ministry of Industries and Mines, 2000. 

 

-          Mining machine repair and services, Professional and technical education organization of West Azerbaijan province, 2001.

 

-          Mineral marketing. Professional and technical education organization of West Azerbaijan province, 2002.

                                                                                                                    

Computer Skills

 

-          Engineering Sofwares : Autocad, Corel, Geomatica, Arcview.

-          Statistic softwares: SPSS, Excel.

 

Language

Good command at writing, reading and speaking English. 

 

Reviewer of journal articles

 

-          International Research Journal of Geology and Mining (IRJGM).