Speaker Programme
 

Day One – Monday, 15 March

09:00 – 10:15 Session 1: Introduction, Keynote Speech, and the Work of LBMA

Master of Ceremony's Address

Neil Harby, Chief Technical Officer, London Bullion Market Association

Chief Executive’s Welcome and Remarks 
Ruth Crowell, Chief Executive, London Bullion Market Association

 

Keynote Speech: Inductively Coupled Plasma-Optical Emission Spectrometry. A Precious Tool for the Trace Determination in Noble Metals
Professor José-Luis Todolí Torró, University of Alicante, Spain

See Abstract

 

The LBMA Good Delivery System – Update 
Varsha Peiris, Good Delivery List Officer, London Bullion Market Association

(Q&A Time)

10:15 - 10:45 Morning Break

10:45 – 12:00 Session 2 : Assaying 1

Moderator: Dr Stewart Murray, GDL Consultant, London Bullion Market Association, United Kingdom

Precision Determination of Precious Metals with ICP-OES History: Application, Limits & Future of Precision Analysis with ICP
Stefan Zorn, Agosi Allgemeine Gold- und Silberscheideanstalt AG, Germany

See Abstract
 

A Case Study on the Added Value of ICP-MS for the Analysis of Fine Gold 
Maarten Moens, Umicore Precious Metals Refining, Belgium

See Abstract
 

The Analysis of Gold Wire Using SPARK OES
Barbara Badiello, PAMP SA, Switzerland

See Abstract

(Q&A Time)

12:00 - 13:00 Lunch Break

13:00 – 14:45 Session 3: Refining 1

Moderator: Varsha Peiris, Good Delivery List Officer, London Bullion Market Association, United Kingdom

Managing Exposure to Harmful Contaminants in Precious Metals Refining: The Royal Canadian Mint's Approach.
Charles Daoust* & Rob Sargent, Royal Canadian Mint, Canada

See Abstract
 

The Recovery of Precious Metals in Wastewater with Nanotechnologies 
Dr Mario Orsenigo, PAMP SA, Switzerland

See Abstract
 

Where Did the Gold Go? - Precious Metals Losses in Refineries

Michael Mooiman, Argo Advisors International, United States

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The Role of High Temperature Smelting in the Refining of Precious Metals from Secondary Sources

Leslie Liddiard, Plasma Processing UK Ltd., United Kingdom

See Abstract

 

(Q&A Time)

14:45 – 15:15 Afternoon Break

15:15 – 17:00 Session 4: Assaying 2

Moderator: Dr Mike Hinds, MHinds Analytical Consulting Inc., Canada

ISO Standards for Precious Metals - A Review of the TC 174 Current & Future Work

Dr Jonathan Jodry, Metalor Technologies, Switzerland

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Specifics of the Main Component Calculation When Assaying Fine Precious Metals

D.I. Rabchin, M Chizhnik & M Shubakova JSC Krastsvetmet, Russia (Presented by Alexandra Gavrilova)

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Settlement Analysis for Jewelry and Dental Scrap by XRF - A Comparison to an Established ICP-OES Method

Alexa Paretzki*, Verena Arens, Ronald Röhr & Tobias Glaser, Hereaus Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG, Germany

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A Study on a Verification of Trace Elements in Precious Metals Analyzed by GD-MS

Yutaka Ohtani* & Hiroshi Sawai*, Tanaka Kikinzoku Kogyo K.K., Japan

See Abstract

 

(Q&A Time)

17:00 Close of Day One
 

Day Two – Tuesday, 16 March

09:00 – 09:45 Session 5: Feature Paper Presentation

Moderator: Dr Stewart Murray, GDL Consultant, London Bullion Market Association, United Kingdom

Geoforensic Passport of Mined Gold
Dr Barbara Beck*, University of Lausanne, Switzerland & Dr Jonathan Jodry*, Metalor Technologies, Switzerland

See Abstract

 

(Q&A Time)
 

09:45 – 11:00 Session 6: Refining 2
Moderator: Dr Jonathan Jodry, Metalor Technologies, Switzerland


How the SEM-EDS Can Help the Refinery
Amanda Hefer, Rand Refinery (Pty) Ltd, South Africa

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Good Delivery Bar Casting Technologies and Related Challenges and Critical Aspects - How Advanced Solutions can Overcome These Challenges

Giovanni Faoro & Enrico Cappellini*, IKOI S.p.A., Italy

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Tarnishing and Milky Spots on Silver

Alessia Sironi*, Luca Maerna & Pedro Pianezzi, Valcambi SA, Switzerland

See Abstract
 

(Q&A Time)

11:00 - 11:30 Morning Break

11:30 – 12:45 Session 7: Assaying 3

Moderator: Madeleine Theron, Rand Refinery (Pty) Ltd, South Africa

Deleterious Metals and Their Impact on Splitting Limits and Assay Exchanges for Au Doré

Dave Murray, Asahi Refining Canada Ltd., Canada

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Role of Cu in Fine Gold Fire Assay Analysis

Pankaj Deshmukh, MMTC-PAMP India Pvt Ltd, India

See Abstract

Proof Correction Strategies for Cupellation Fire Assay
Dr Mike Hinds, MHinds Analytical Consulting Inc., Canada

See Abstract

(Q&A Time)

12:45 - 13:45 Lunch

13:45 – 15:00 Session 8: General 1

Moderator: Dr Mike Hinds, MHinds Analytical Consulting Inc., Canada

Assessment of 20 Trace Elements in Au Fingerprint Studies Using LA ICP-MS

Riana Rossouw, Stellenbosch University, South Africa

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In-House Test Methods to Determine Content of Precious Methods to 999.9ppt by ICP-OES

Dr Belen Morales, Sheffield Assay Office, United Kingdom

See Abstract

ISO 11596 - Sampling of Precious Metals. A Detailed View.

Alessandro Ruffoni, Argor-Heraeus SA, Switzerland

See Abstract

(Q&A Time)

15:00 - 15:30 Afternoon Break

15:30 – 16:45 Session 9: General 2

Moderator: Dr Jonathan Jodry, Metalor Technologies, Switzerland

LBMA Reference Material Project Update 2021

Dr Mike Hinds, LBMA GDL Consultant, Canada

See Abstract

Practical Challenges During the Preparation of Solid Reference Materials for the Purity Determination of Rh

Victoria Anderson*, Damini Surender & Stephen Woollam, Anglo American Platinum, South Africa

See Abstract

Research of the Homogeneity of the Distribution of Elements in CRM and the Dependence of the Value on the Shape of the Material Under Study.

Konstantin Shatnykh, Alyona Shleining & Evgeniya Popova*, JSC Krastsvetmet, Russia

See Abstract

(Q&A Time)

16:45 - 17:15 Session 10: Summary and Q&A

17:15  Close Of Conference

Moderator: Neil Harby, Chief Technical Officer, London Bullion Market Association 

Alessandro Ruffoni, Argor-Heraeus SA, Switzerland

Barbara Badiello, PAMP SA, Switzerland

Dr Jonathan Jodry, Metalor Technologies, Switzerland

Hitoshi Kosai, Tanaka Kikinzoku Kogyo K.K., Japan

Madeleine Theron, Rand Refinery (Pty) Ltd, South Africa

(Q&A Time)

 

Day Three - Wednesday 17 March

09:00 - 12:00 Optional Workshop

Moderator: Neil Harby, Chief Technical Officer, London Bullion Market Association 

Inductively Coupled Plasma-Optical Emission Spectrometry (ICP-OES) 

Professor José-Luis Todolí Torró, University of Alicante, Spain

(Q&A Time)

*Denotes presenting author.

Please be advised the programme is subject to change.

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