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Muestreo de rocas

Muestreo de rocas

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Published by Fabian Palma Muñoz
preparación mecánica de minerales
preparación mecánica de minerales

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Published by: Fabian Palma Muñoz on Nov 21, 2013
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 Introducción al Muestreo Minero
por Marco Antonio Alfaro Sironvalle Santiago, Chile, 2002
 
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Instituto de Ingenieros de Minas de Chile.
Encomenderos 260, Of. 31. Tel (56-2) 2461615, Fax 2466387. E-Mail: instituto@iimch.cl Web: http://www.iimch.cl Santiago, Chile, 2002.
Es Propiedad. Prohibida la reproducción parcial o total sin autorización del autor.
 
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 Preface
Is there a single important decision made on a mining project that is not in a way or another, directly or indirectly based on some kind of assayed grade, or in other terms on a mineral sample? And who, in the end, is responsible for the devastating consequences of taking bad samples? It clearly is a subject of utmost importance that Dr. Marco Alfaro has decided to bring to his audience in this simple, yet fundamental leaflet, which is directed not only to technical professionals of the mining industry, but also to those who manage them and bear the ultimate responsibility for the results and consequences of mineral sampling. In this piece of work, Dr. Alfaro genuinely makes justice to the simplicity of sampling theory, and to the many services it renders and has rendered the industry over several decades of applications. Like in many a discipline, however, there is Sampling and ‘Sampling’, good and poor applications, enlightenment and ignorance, science and witchcraft. Practical implementations have kept improving, but have also suffered through many avatars, not all consistent with its eminently scientific approach. Erroneous sampling equipment and experimental procedures, incorrect application models and formulae, based on a highly commercial but appallingly arbitrary modus operandi, have made their way into our service and equipment markets, and are currently offered to the non-discerning professional. The utmost critical sense and prudence must be exercised. It is to Dr. Alfaro’s credit to have presented in a simple and short publication all the tools that will help the professional of the industry, as well as
the managers and directors who are committed to the success of mining projects
, tell the good from the bad, and not fall prey to ‘imitation sampling theory’ which plagues our plants, our mines, and even some of our ‘consultants’ calculations.  As active devotees to the future and growth of genuine sampling theory, we feel indebted to Dr. Alfaro and thank him very much for this commendable effort. Pierre Gy & Dominique Francois-Bongarcon
Sampling Associates

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