March 13, 2015

LBMA Assaying and Refining Conference 2015

9 - 10 March

Please see below the programme of sessions and speakers.

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 I View Slides

LBMA Reference Materials - AuRM3 Update & Future Reference Materials

Mike Hinds, Royal Canadian Mint I View Slides

LBMA Proficiency Testing

Jonathan Jodry, Metalor Technologies SA I View Slides

Session 2: Assaying

Fire Assay Round Robin Organised by the Japan Mint

Satomi Tabuchi, Japan Mint I View Slides

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

Dippal Manchanda, Birmingham Assay Office I View Slides

XRF for Hallmarking at The Goldsmith’s Company Assay Office

Chris Walne, London Assay Office I View Slides

Session 3: Analytical Methods

Analysis of Gold 995-999.9% Using MP-AES

Jean-Pascal Bourgeois, University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland I View Slides

Analysis of Gold 995-999.9% Using Spark-OES

Madeleine Theron, Rand Refinery I View Slides

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

Daniela Manara, PAMP I View Slides

Session 4: Reference Materials and Other Analytical Methods

Study of Ag analysis Potentiometric and Fire Assay

Robert Lawrence, Johnson Matthey Ltd, Canada I View Slides

Manufacture of Certified Reference Materials AuRM3 for London Bullion Market Association

Elizbar Aliev, Krastsvetmet I View Slides

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

Hiroshi Sawai, Tanaka Kikinzoku I View Slides

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 I View Slides

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

George Rhodes I View Slides

Different Approaches to the Use of Ultrasonics in London Vaults

Neil Harby, Good Delivery Officer, London Bullion Market Association I View Slides

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

David Janczewski, Royal Mint I View Slides

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

Mike Hinds, Royal Canadian Mint I View Slides

Visual Guide 2

Stewart Murray, LBMA Good Delivery Consultant I View Slides

Session 6: Practical Issues

Precious Metal Logistics and the Value Chain

Tony Evanson, Brink's I View Slides

AcidLess Separation Technology for Refining Gold

Federico Padrono Martini, IKOI I View Slides

Assaying and Analysis Choices in Practice

Dirk Hofmans, Umicore I View Slides

Session 7: Dealing with Uncertainty

The Smallest Things Can Often Create the Biggest Problems

Kevin Tucker, Inspectorate International I View Slides

Statistics and Splitting Limits- Review of Au Fire Assay

Jon Forrest, Royal Canadian Mint I View Slides

Uncertainty and Fineness Marking of Bars

Alessandro Ruffoni, Argor-Heraeus I View Slides