Comment On G.J. De Korte ?Dense-Medium Beneficiation Of Fine Coal Revisited? - Journal, Vol 102, No. 7 October 2002 - Introduction

Walt, P. J. van der
Organization: The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
Pages: 6
Publication Date: Jan 1, 2002
The paper1(hereinafter BG) by two respected sampling experts contains sound theory and logic that can?t be directly refuted. Nevertheless, a practitioner knows that there is a broader context in which the practice of sampling takes place. This broader context, being less well defined than the theory of correct sampling, receives correspondingly less exposure which this commentary??prompted by? BG?seeks to rectify. ?Correctness? of a sampler is the central concern of BG, where it is presented as a sharp ?black-and-white ?distinction. Accordingly, comments below are grouped under the following headings: ?Correctness in practice ?Without correctness, what can be done? ?The broader context.
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