IPMI Precious Metal Sampling, Assay and Representation Symposium

October 16th-19th, Colorado School of Mines
Golden, Colorado

Come join us in the beautiful foothills of the Rocky Mountains for a day filled with informative presentations, engaging tours, time for networking and more!

Schedule of Events

Sunday

Golf at the Fossil Trace Golf Club (optional)

12 noon

                                                               

Opening Reception, meet and greet, Table Mountain Inn

6:00 – 8:00 pm

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Monday

Continental Breakfast

8:00 – 9:00 am

                               

Welcome and Introductions

Zac Henneman, BASF, IPMI President

9:00 - 9:10 am

 

SAC Committee Updates and Round Robin Discussion

Algis Naujokas, Sabin Metal, IPMI SAC Chair 

9:10 - 9:30 am

 

"The Effect of Base Metal Impurities on Cupellation Losses"

Cody Burke, Axium Scientific

9:30 – 10:00 am

 

"The Use of Gold as a Method Internal Standard in the Fire Assay of Spent Petrocatalysts"

Tim Zembryski, Sabin Metal

10:00 – 10:30 am

 

BREAK: 10:30 – 11:00 am

 

Keynote Speaker Presentation, “Sampling Theory and Applications”

Dr. Francis Pitard, President, FPSC

11:00 – 12:00

 

LUNCH: 12:00 – 1:00 pm

 

“Metallurgical Accounting - Ending the Debate”

Mick Mcaslin, FLSmidth

1:00 – 1:30 pm

 

"The role of pressurized oxygen in NOx minimization for dissolution of precious metals and their alloys"

Lou Britton, Auris Noble

1:30 – 2:00

 

Tour of the Colorado School of Mines Research Lab and Geological Museum

2:00 – 4:00 pm

 

Networking

4:00 – 6:00 pm

 

Dinner Reception at the Fossil Trace Golf Club

6:00 – 9:00 pm

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Tuesday

Continental Breakfast

8:00 – 9:00 am

 

"A Discussion of Spent Auto Catalyst Processing, Recycling and Analysis"

Moderator: Zac Henneman

9:00 – 9:45 am

 

“A Review of Laboratory Sub-sampling”

Chris Jeremiah, BASF

9:45 – 10:15 am

 

"The Use of Design of Experimentation Software to Optimize Processes"

Dr. Corby Anderson, Colorado School of Mines

10:15 – 10:45

 

BREAK: 10:45 – 11:00 am

 

"Automation in Sampling and Analysis"

Maarten Moens, Umicore

11:00 – 11:30 am

 

“Inappropriate Use of the Cyanide Shake for Exploration and Development “

Nick Gow, Forte Dynamics

11:30 – 12:00 pm

 

LUNCH:

12:00 – 1:00 pm

 

"The Use of Laser Ablation ICP-MS in the Analysis of Precious Metals"

Agilent, Applied Spectra

1:00 – 1:30pm

 

“Issues with Sampling Dental Material”

Amy Higbie, Lab Manager, Metalor Technologies

1:30 – 2:00 pm

 

Networking

2:00 – 4:30

Wednesday