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IPMI Precious Metal Sampling, Assay and Representation Symposium

October 13th-15th, Colorado School of Mines

Come join us in the beautiful foothills of the Rocky Mountains for a day filled with informative presentations, lively discussion and time for networking.


6:30 pm

Cocktail reception meet & greet, Table Mountain Inn (Kokopelli room and patio, there will be signs in the lobby), 1310 Washington Ave, Golden, CO


Speaker Agenda

Marquez Hall, room 126, Colorado School of Mines

1600 Arapahoe St, Golden, CO

8:00 am ​Continental Breakfast (Tetris Lounge in the Marquez Hall)

8:45 am

Opening remarks, Larry Drummond, Executive Director, IPMI

9:00 am     

The Handling of Outliers in Sampling, Dr. Francis Pitard, President, FPSC

9:30 am

Carbon Circuit Modelling – Theory and Application, Tyler Crary, Senior Metallurgist, SGS Minerals

10:00 am

The Impact of Impurities on the Sampling of Dore and Karat Scrap, ​David Murray, Metal Management               Director, Asahi Refining

10:30 am Coffee Break

10:45 am

Refining Industry By-products: Representation and Analysis, Cody Burke, Analytical Chemist, Axium                            Scientific

11:15 am

Considerations in the Fire Assay of Copper Bullion, Matthew Cole, Analytical Chemist, Sabin Metal

12:00 - 12:45 Lunch

12:45 pm

Can I get a Witness! : How Third-Party Supervision supports Precious Metals Trade, Joshua Husvar, Precious Metals Manager, Bureau Veritas

1:15 pm

The Kroll Institute For Extractive Metallurgy; 45 Years of Research and Education Success, Dr. Corby G. Anderson, Harrison Western Professor at the Colorado School of Mines

1:45 - 2:00 Coffee Break

2:15 pm

Tellurium Co-precipitation – Revisited, Dr. Stacey Santolli, Sr Chemist, BASF

2:45 - 3:30 pm

Demonstration of Particle Size Analyzer, Dr. Vidumin Dahanayake and Alvin Smith, Anton Paar

There will be a working PSA unit at the symposium so feel free to bring your own samples for analysis!

3:30 pm

New Chapter Discussion and Closing remarks, Larry Drummond

6:00 pm

Cocktail reception and Dinner, at the famous Fossil Trace Golf Club



Optional Outings

8:30 am

Golf at Fossil Trace Golf Club. Join us for 18 holes of Golf at Denver's most famous historic and prehistoric golf course. Come golf with the dinosaur bones!

2:00 pm

Golden City Brewery visit. After golf or for those not golfing, relax with a tour of a local microbrewery for tastings and lunch


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