IPMI Video Series on Precious Metals Analysis now complete

IPMI Sampling and AnalysisThe International Precious Metals Institute (IPMI) just released its fifth and final video on precious metals sampling and analysis. The list of videos was already contained in an earlier blog. You can see them all here, or you can go straight to YouTube and watch their latest only.

These videos were produced by Tom Bannos in collaboration and with contributions from many IPMI member companies. I like them because they are balanced enough to be interesting for a technical audience as well as for people with a general interest only. Strongly recommended viewing for anyone in the business.

IPMI’s Educational Videos on Precious Metals Sampling and Analysis

As promised, here is part two of the IPMI video collection. This four-part series is on precious metals sampling and analysis.

Part 1: The Basics

Part 2: Preparation and Pitfalls to Avoid

Part 3: Instrumental Methods for Pt, Pd, Rh and other PGMs

Part 4: Fire Assay Explained

Part 5: Wet Chemistry and Gravimetric Analysis

Gold – Catalyst for Solar Fuel

DSC_3862 CroppedMacel Schreier is one of this year´s winners of the IPMI´s prestigious Student Awards. We had a long conversation at the conference and I attended his presentation on the work he is doing at his university. It was remarkable enough to warrant a follow-up on solar fuels, the result of which was just published on Kitco News. Click here to read the entire interview.

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!