The 8th World Conference on Sampling and Blending (WCSB8) will be held in Perth, Australia, on 9–11 May 2017, and follows on from previous very successful conferences held in Denmark (WCSB1), Australia (WCSB2), Brazil (WCSB3), South Africa (WCSB4), Chile (WCSB5), Lima (WCSB6) and France (WCSB7).
On this occasion WCSB8 will be combined with the Australian sampling conference normally held every two years. WCSB8 is being jointly organised by the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (The AusIMM) and CSIRO, and aims to bring together geologists, engineers, metallurgists, grade controllers, samplers, chemists, consultants and managers involved in all aspects of sampling and blending in the mineral, pharmaceutical, food, agricultural, biomass and recycling industries, including environmental monitoring.
The conference will provide great opportunities for networking, meeting respected international sampling experts, sharing ideas and catching up on the latest developments in sampling, sample preparation and blending of a wide range of different commodities.
TOS forum Issue 6: Pierre Gy (1924–2015) — in memoriam
The founder of the Theory of Sampling (TOS) passed away on 5th November 2015. The latest issue of TOS forum is dedicated to the life and work of Pierre Gy. It contains a wealth of evidence to his interactions with a broad spectrum of colleagues and friends, in particular in the form of personal tributes from five Pierre Gy Sampling Gold Medal awardees. We are also deeply grateful to Elsevier BV for kind permission to reprint Pierre’s last five papers, originally appearing as part of the WCSB1 proceedings (2004).
N.B. The first five TOS forum issues are also freely available from: