40th Anniversary of the IPMI Conference coming up!

Just a reminder that this year’s conference of the International Precious Metals Institute (IPMI) is less than a month out. It’s a special one, too, the 40th conference of its kind with an excellent program covering all aspects of the industry.

IPMI Conference Poster

I love this event because it is such a unique opportunity to catch up on current topics and trends combined with the opportunity to (re)connect and network with industry executives from around the world. If you need further convincing, the Desert Ridge Resort in Phoenix, Arizona, is a truly spectacular venue.

I will be speaking as the first presenter in Session C at 10:00 am on Sunday morning, June 12, 2016. Session location are the Grand Canyon Ballrooms 9 & 10.

Head over to http://www.ipmi.org for reservations – looking forward to seeing you there!

Where to find “Tech Metals Insider” on the updated Kitco Website

If you are a regular on Kitco’s website you are already familiar with their new layout which was available as a Beta for several weeks. The Beta has now become the Alpha and I am happy to report that it is much easier now to find my articles once they fall below the virtual fold on their homepage.

Just click the “News Tab” on the homepage, and “Tech Metals Insider” will appear in the “Lifestyle” section (circled):

New Kitco Website

Don’t believe me? Head over to Kitco and check it out yourself 😉

Many thanks to everyone following my stories.

IPMI’s Educational Videos on Precious Metals Mining and Exploration

Over the past two years, the International Precious Metals Institute (IPMI) produced a series of educational videos on several different aspects of our industry. These videos were made with the input and support of IPMI members, corporations and individuals alike, who contributed decades of experiences to make them worthwhile. Reason enough to present them as a collection for those who haven’t seen them yet, and others who might refer to this blog as a reference point to find them later. I will amend the list as new videos come out, so please be sure to check back periodically. A second set of videos is about sampling. I will add these videos in a separate thread shortly.

Precious Metals Exploration and Prospecting: Gold, Silver and Platinum group metals.

Mining for Precious Metals explained: Gold, Silver, Platinum, Palladium.

How to refine Precious Metals. Step 1: Concentration

How to refine Precious Metals. Hydrometallurgy: Part 1 – Leaching

How to refine Precious Metals. Hydrometallurgy: Part 2 – Concentration and Purification

How to refine Precious Metals. Hydrometallurgy Part 3 – Precipitation

How to refine Precious Metals. Hydrometallurgy Part 4 – Electrolysis

Pyrometallurgical Refining of Precious Metals. Part 1: Calcination and Roasting

Pyrometallurgical Refining of Precious Metals. Part 2: Gas, Reduction and Fusion

Bodo Albrecht Speaking at 39th IPMI Conference

Coming up this weekend (June 13-16) is the 39th annual conference of the International Precious Metals Institute. Venue is the JW Marriott in San Antonio, Texas. Session topics include:

  1. It’s all about that Silver
  2. Precious Metals Mining, Metals and Investments
  3. Meanwhile in Europe… Precious Metals Issues
  4. What’s trending in Precious Metals?
  5. Good as Gold: Investments, Impacts and other Issues
  6. Analyze This: Precious Metals
  7. Recovery and Recycling of Precious Metals
  8. Fuel for Thought: Precious Metals and Energy
  9. Age of Tomorrow: Precious Metals Student Research
  10. What’s new: Precious Metals Technology
  11. Keeping you a Brief: Legal, Regulatory and Insurance Matters

I will report on new applications for precious metals entering the market in 2015/2016 in Session D on Sunday, June 14.

In a new segment, student award recipients will present their work – this is the first year in which the IPMI will honor especially gifted students and their professors / departments with new and prestigious awards.

If you haven’t registered yet you may do so at www.ipmi.org – see you in San Antonio!