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 gdl@lbma.org.uk 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


TBC
TBC
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
TBC TBC TBC TBC




Session 6: Security


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




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




Workshop


More details can be found here.





Please be advised the programme is subject to change.

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