Preliminary Speaker Programme

LBMA invites submissions for papers on precious metal assaying and precious metal refining (process or safety) for the Conference. The presentations are 20 minutes in length (15 minutes for presentation and 5 minutes for questions).

Please follow the link to the abstract requirements here and submit your application to by Friday, 8 January 2021.

Session 1: Introduction and the Work of the LBMA

Chief Executive’s Welcome and Remarks
Ruth Crowell, Chief Executive, London Bullion Market Association
Keynote Speech: ICP-OES
Jose-Luis Todli-Torro, University of Alicante, Spain The LBMA Good Delivery System – Update
Varsha Peiris, Good Delivery List Officer, LBMA LBMA Process of Selecting New Referee Laboratory
Neil Harby, Chief Technical Officer, LBMA

Session 3: Refining

Handling Deleterious Elements in Dore
Robert Sargent, Royal Canadian Mint
The Recovery of Precious Metals in Wastewater with Nanotechnologies
Dr. Mario Orsenigo, PAMP Where Did the Gold Go? Precious Metals Losses in Refineries Michael B. Mooiman, Argo Advisors International and Franklin Pierce University

Session 2 : Assaying 1

ICP-OES Analysis
Daniel Kusterer or Stefan Zorn, Agosi TBC
Mike Hinds, LBMA GDL Consultant SPARK OES Analysis of Gold wire
Barbara Badiello, PAMP

Session 4: Assaying 2

ISO Standards for Precious Metals –A Review of the TC 174 Current & Future Work Jonathan J. Jodry, Metalor Technologies, Switzerland Specifics of Main Component Calculation When Assaying Fine Precious Metals JSC Krastsvetmet, Russia

Standalone Presentation

Scientific Method for Establishing the Origin of Gold Ore
Barbara Beck, University of Lausanne, Switzerland

Session 5: Standards

LBMA Reference Material Project Update
Mike Hinds, LBMA GDL Consultant

Session 6: Security

Sigma Scope vs Ultra Sound on foreign materials in GD Bars
TBC, Rand Refinery

Session 7: TBC

Details of this session are to be confirmed.

Session 8: TBC

Details of this session are to be confirmed.

Summary and Q&A

Neil Harby, Chief Technical Officer, LBMA


More details can be found here.

Please be advised the programme is subject to change.

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