March 06, 2015

The Sixth LBMA Assaying and Refining Conference Programme 2015

Programme of Sessions and Speakers for the 2015 LBMA Assaying and Refining Conference

Day 1 Monday 9th March

Welcome Remarks - LBMA Chief Executive

Ruth Crowell

Session 1: Introduction and the Work of the LBMA

The LBMA Good Delivery List - Recent and Future Developments

Stewart Murray, LBMA Good Delivery Consultant

LBMA Reference Materials - AuRM3 Update & Future Reference Materials

Mike Hinds, Royal Canadian Mint

LBMA Proficiency Testing

Jonathan Jodry, Metalor Technologies SA

Session 2: Assaying

Fire Assay Round Robin Organised by the Japan Mint

Satomi Tabuchi, Japan Mint

Observations on the Determination of Gold in Gold Alloys – Cupellation Method (Fire Assay)

Dippal Manchanda,Birmingham Assay Office

XRF for Hallmarking at The Goldsmith’s Company Assay Office

Chris Walne, London Assay Office

Session 3: Analytical Methods

Analysis of Gold 995-999.9% Using MP-AES

Jean-Pascal Bourgeois, University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland

Analysis of Gold 995-999.9% Using Spark-OES

Madeleine Theron, Rand Refinery

Analysis of Gold 995-999.9% Containing Large Amount of Copper

Daniela Manara, PAMP

Session 4: Reference Materials and Other Analytical Methods

Study of Ag analysis Potentiometric and Fire Assay

Robert Lawrence, Johnson Matthey Ltd, Canada

Manufacture of Certified Reference Materials AuRM3 for London Bullion Market Association

Elizbar Aliev, Krastsvetmet

LPPM/ Pt & Pd Certified Reference Materials (CRM) Project Update

Hiroshi Sawai, Tanaka Kikinzoku

Day 2 Tuesday 10th March

Session 5: Bar Integrity

Analysis of the Chemical and Structural Integrity of Gold Bullion Bar by Eddy Current Probes

Quentin Bochud, Metalor Technologies and Daniel Sutter, Helmut-Fischer

Detection of fake gold, silver bars and coins with Resonant Ultrasound Spectroscopy

George Rhodes

Different Approaches to the Use of Ultrasonics in London Vaults

Neil Harby, Good Delivery Officer, London Bullion Market Association

How the Battle against Counterfeiting in the Coin Industry has driven Innovation

David Janczewski, Royal Mint

Study of Element Fingerprinting in Gold DORÉ by Glow Discharge Mass Spectrometry

Mike Hinds, Royal Canadian Mint

Visual Guide 2

Stewart Murray, LBMA Good Delivery Consultant

Session 6: Practical Issues

Precious Metal Logistics and the Value Chain

Tony Evanson, Brink's

AcidLess Separation Technology for Refining Gold

Federico Padrono Martini, IKOI

Assaying and Analysis Choices in Practice

Dirk Hofmans, Umicore

Session 7: Dealing with Uncertainty

The Smallest Things can Often Create the Biggest Problems

Kevin Tucker, Inspectorate International

Statistics and Splitting Limits- Review of Au Fire Assay

Jon Forrest, Royal Canadian Mint

Uncertainty and Fineness Marking of Bars

Alessandro Ruffoni, Argor-Heraeus