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The Fifth LBMA Assaying & Refining Seminar 2013

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Please see below the programme of sessions and speakers for the 2013 LBMA Assaying and Refining Seminar.

    Day 1 Monday 11th March

    Session 1: Introduction and the Work of the LBMA 

  • Chairman’s Remarks 
    Stewart Murray, London Bullion Market Association | View Slides
  • The LBMA Role and Activities 
    Stewart Murray, London Bullion Market Association | View Slides
  • Good Delivery Rules and Results of Proactive Monitoring  
    Rebecca Adamson, London Bullion Market Association | View Slides
  • The Role of LBMA Referees 
    Jonathan Jodry, Metalor Technologies SA |View Slides  | View Speech
  • How Does the New Veriscan System Work? 
    Chris Hall, PAMP SA
  • Session 2: Weighing 

  • Electronic Weighing – Gold and Silver - A Refiner’s Experiences 
    Mike Hinds, Royal Canadian Mint | View Slides |View Speech
  • A London Vault’s Approach to Weighing Large Gold Bars 
    Luke Thorn, Bank of England | View Slides |View Speech
  • Session 3: Bar Production 

  • Continuous Casting of Silver Bars 
    Peter Tews, Allgemeine Gold-und Silberscheideanstalt AG | View Slides View Speech
  • The Use of the Flameless Tunnel® Casting System for the Production of Good Delivery Bars 
    Giovanni Faoro, IECO | View Slides
  • Refining, Casting, Finishing and Marking
    Panel Discussion:
    Stefano Ghiringhelli, Argor-Heraeus SA
    Raul Montero, SEMPSA JP
    David Murray, Johnson Matthey Limited
    Robert Sargent, Royal Canadian Mint
    David Woodford, The Perth Mint Refinery 

    Day 2 Tuesday 12th March

  • Session 4: Assaying 

  • ISO - Assaying and Analytical Methods for Precious Metals 
    Thomas Brodmann, Swiss Precious Metals Control | View Slides View Speech
  • Fire Assay vs Spectrographic Analysis in ~995 gold  
    Robert Lawrence, Johnson Matthey | View Slides
  • Uncertainty of Measurement 
    Alessandro Ruffoni, Argor-Heraeus SA |View Slides
  • Use of ICP - Mass Spectrometry for Precious Metals 
    Satomi Tabuchi, Japan Mint | View Slides View Speech
  • XRF Analyses of 995 Gold 
    Madeleine Theron, Rand Refinery |View Slides
  • Session 5: Reference Materials and Proficiency Testing  

  • Proficiency Testing Scheme for Gold Fire Assaying – Introduction 
    Aelred Connelly, London Bullion Market Association | View Slides View Speech
  • Proficiency Testing – Principles and Purpose 
    Kate Wilkinson, FAPAS | View Slides View Speech
  • Proficiency Testing Scheme for Gold  
    Dirk Hofmans, Umicore Precious Metals Refining |View Slides
  • Au RM3 Reference Material Update 
    Mike Hinds, Royal Canadian Mint | View Slides View Speech
  • LPPM/Pt & Pd Certified Reference Materials (CRM) Project Updated 
    Hiroshi Sawai, Tanaka Kikinzoku Kogyo K.K. | View Slides View Speech
  • Session 6: Due Diligence for Gold  

  • The LBMA’s Responsible Gold Programme 
    Ruth Crowell, London Bullion Market Association  |View Slides
  • LBMA Third Party Audit Guidance  
    Lynton Richmond, KPMG 
  • LBMA Responsible Gold Guidance – A Refiner’s Experiences 
    Neil Harby, Rand Refinery | View Slides View Speech
  • Enhanced Precious Metal Refinery Due Diligence 
    Simon Houghton-Dodd, Johnson Matthey  | View Slides View Speech
  • Session 7: Forensic Applications of Assaying  

  • Fingerprinting of Gold  
    Roger Dixon, Pretoria University | View Slides View Speech
  • Closing Panel and Concluding Remarks  
    Moderator: Stewart Murray, London Bullion Market Association
    Panel Discussion
    Neil Harby, Rand Refinery
    Jonathan Jodry, Metalor Technologies SA
    Hitoshi Kosai, Tanaka Kikinzoku Kogyo K.K.
    Umberto Magro, PAMP SA
    Alessandro Ruffoni, Argor-Heraeus SA |View Speech