March 15, 2019

LBMA Assaying and Refining Conference 2019

17 - 20 March

Please see below the programme of sessions and speakers.

Day 1 Monday 18 March

Session 1: Introduction and the Work of the LBMA

Moderator: Neil Harby, Chief Technical Officer, LBMA

Chief Executive’s Welcome and Remarks
Ruth Crowell, LBMA Chief Executive | View Slides

Keynote Speech: Refining in the Precious Metal Sustainability Chain
Michael Mooiman, Associate Professor, Franklin Pierce University and President: Argo Advisors International | View Slides

The LBMA Good Delivery System - Recent and Future Developments
Varsha Peiris, Good Delivery List Officer, LBMA| View Slides

LBMA Proficiency Testing Scheme
Neil Harby, Chief Technical Officer, LBMA | View Slides

Session 2: Assaying

Moderator: Alessandro Ruffoni, Analytical Techniques Manager, Argor-Heraeus SA

Assaying Project
Yasukazu Toteno, Director of Research and Development Division, Japan Mint
Yutaka Zaitsu, Deputy Director of Japan Production Technology Management Division, Japan Mint

Determination of Ag, Pd, and Pt in Rough Gold Deposits by XRF
Mike Hinds, Assay Chemist, Royal Canadian Mint | View Slides

Sampling and Determination of Au and Ag by Fire Assay in the Presence of Fe and Ni
Dave Murray, Director, Metal Management, Asahi Canada | View Slides

Session 2 (continued): Assaying

Moderator: Jonathan J. Jodry, Head of Laboratories and New Business Development, Metalor Technologies SA

Sampling Technique for Doré Type Material, Tube vs Dips
Sandra Ratsoma, Senior Manager Evaluation, Rand Refinery Pty Ltd | View Slides

Analysis of Gold 995 ‰ applying different methods
Daniela Manara, Head of Laboratory, PAMP SA
Barbara Badiello, Head of Analytical Techniques, PAMP SA | View Slides

Small Spot and Mapping Analysis of Gold Alloys with Thermo Scientific ARL PERFORM’X Series Advanced X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometers
Didier Bonvin, X-ray Product Manager, Thermo Fisher | View Slides

Session 3: Melting

Moderator: Mike Hinds, Assay Chemist, Royal Canadian Mint

Origin and Effect of Base Metals in Gold Melting and Refining Ankur Goyal, President, MMTC-PAMP India Pvt. Ltd | View Slides

Melting and Sampling of Dental Scrap
Belen Morales, Head of Analytical Services, Sheffield Assay Office | View Slides

Day 2 Tuesday 19 March

Session 4: Security

Moderator: Varsha Peiris, Good Delivery List Officer, LBMA

Gold Bar Integrity: Blockchain and Security Feature
Neil Harby, Chief Technical Officer, LBMA I View Slides

Refiners Perspective on Bar Integrity
Alessandro Ruffoni, Analytical Techniques Manager, Argor-Heraeus SA | View Slides

Operation, Security and Transport of Precious Metals
Richard Q Roberts, Managing Director, Mitmark | View Slides

Session 5: Standards

Moderator: Dr Stewart Murray, Good Delivery Consultant, LBMA

The Physical Bullion Standards in China’s Gold Market
Gu Wenshuo, Vice President, Shanghai Gold Exchange | View Slides

ISO Standards and TC174 Update
Chris Walne, Technical Manager London Assay Office | View Slides

Session 6: Reference Materials

Moderator: Madeleine Theron Laboratory Manager, Rand Refinery Limited

ISO 17034 Standard for Reference Materials
Jonathan J. Jodry, Head of Laboratories & New Business Development, Metalor Technologies SA, Switzerland | View Slides

LBMA Reference Material Project Update 2019
Mike Hinds, LBMA RM Steering Committee | View Slides

Update on Silver Certified Reference Materials
Hiroshi Sawai, TKG Laboratory Center Tanaka Kikinzoku Kogyo K.K. | View Slides

The Introduction of Doping Impurities Using Solutions into Reference Materials in Form of Powder and Production of Super-Pure Starting Material
Konstantin Shatnykh, Section manager for industrial appliances and reference materials production, JSC Krastsvetmet
Alexandra Gavrilova, International Relations Manager, JSC Krastsvetmet | View Slides

Session 7: General

Moderator: Neil Harby, Chief Technical Officer, LBMA

The Use of Acidless Separation Technology in Precious Metal Refining
Giovanni Faoro, Chairman and Head of Strategic R&D, IKOI | View Slides

Gold & Technology in 2019 & Beyond
Trevor Keel, Consultant, World Gold Council | View Slides