Assaying for Gold: sample preparation, fire assay and quality control

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Presented by: Lynda Bloom, P.Geo., President of Analytical Solutions Ltd.


Abstract: The industry-standard method to determine gold concentrations is based on techniques that date back 2,000 years.  The method is complicated, labour intensive and often described as more of an art than a science.  An understanding of sample preparation and analytical methods for gold results in improved assay quality control programs that minimize risk. Examples where a lack of good quality control practices resulted in a loss of company integrity will be shared.

This talk will be presented on October 2, 2017 at the University of Toronto, Earth Sciences Centre.