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The Sixth LBMA Assaying and Refining Conference 2015

Friday, March 06, 2015

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

To view the delegate list please click here 

    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 View Slides 
  • LBMA Reference Materials - AuRM3 Update & Future Reference Materials
    Mike Hinds, Royal Canadian Mint View Slides 
  • LBMA Proficiency Testing
    Jonathan Jodry, Metalor Technologies SA View Slides 
  • Session 2: Assaying

  • Fire Assay Round Robin Organised by the Japan Mint
    Satomi Tabuchi, Japan Mint View Slides 
  • Observations on the Determination of Gold in Gold Alloys – Cupellation Method (Fire Assay) 
    Dippal Manchanda,Birmingham Assay Office  
    View Slides 
  • XRF for Hallmarking at The Goldsmith’s Company Assay Office
    Chris Walne, London Assay Office 
    View Slides 
  • Session 3: Analytical Methods

  • Analysis of Gold 995-999.9% Using MP-AES
    Jean-Pascal Bourgeois, University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland View Slides 
  • Analysis of Gold 995-999.9% Using Spark-OES
    Madeleine Theron, Rand Refinery  View Slides 
  • Analysis of Gold 995-999.9% Containing Large Amount of Copper
    Daniela Manara, PAMP View Slides 
  • Session 4: Reference Materials and Other Analytical Methods 

  • Study of Ag analysis Potentiometric and Fire Assay
    Robert Lawrence, Johnson Matthey Ltd, Canada View Slides 
  • Manufacture of Certified Reference Materials AuRM3 for London Bullion Market Association
    Elizbar Aliev, Krastsvetmet View Slides 
  • LPPM/ Pt & Pd Certified Reference Materials (CRM) Project Update 
    Hiroshi Sawai, Tanaka Kikinzoku 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 View Slides 
  • Detection of fake gold, silver bars and coins with Resonant Ultrasound Spectroscopy
    George Rhodes View Slides 
  • Different Approaches to the Use of Ultrasonics in London Vaults
    Neil Harby, Good Delivery Officer, London Bullion Market Association   View Slides 
  • How the Battle against Counterfeiting in the Coin Industry has driven Innovation
    David Janczewski, Royal Mint  View Slides 
  • Study of Element Fingerprinting in Gold DORÉ by Glow Discharge Mass Spectrometry
    Mike Hinds, Royal Canadian Mint  View Slides 
  • Visual Guide 2
    Stewart Murray, LBMA Good Delivery Consultant  View Slides 
  • Session 6: Practical Issues

  • Precious Metal Logistics and the Value Chain
    Tony Evanson, Brink's View Slides 
  • AcidLess Separation Technology for Refining Gold
    Federico Padrono Martini, IKOI View Slides 
  • Assaying and Analysis Choices in Practice
    Dirk Hofmans, Umicore View Slides 
  • Session 7: Dealing with Uncertainty

  • The Smallest Things can Often Create the Biggest Problems
    Kevin Tucker, Inspectorate International View Slides 
  • Statistics and Splitting Limits- Review of Au Fire Assay
    Jon Forrest, Royal Canadian Mint View Slides 
  • Uncertainty and Fineness Marking of Bars
    Alessandro Ruffoni, Argor-HeraeusView Slides