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Assay Training


In all topics “Best practice”, Quality control measures and continuous assessment will be an integral part of the teaching.

The course will include both theoretical and practical application; theory will be immediately applied in a practical environment on an ongoing basis in order to consolidate the learning.

Course content and materials will be derived and controlled under the direction of Dippal Manchanda, MSc CSci CChem FRSC Technical Director, Assay Office Birmingham. All delegates will receive a hard copy of the course notes for future reference.

The objective is that by the end of the course delegates would have sufficient knowledge to accurately conduct assays of gold, silver and other precious metals and be able to identify and analyse divergent results to ensure improved accuracy. Methods taught will include cupellation for gold, potentiometric titration for silver and X-Ray fluorescence for precious / non-precious metals.

A Certificate of Training will be awarded on successful completion of the course.


Course Content

  1. Gold Assaying by the Fire Assay Method -  Common Sources of Error
  2. X-Ray Fluorescence technique (XRF).
  3. Silver by Potentiometric Titration Method.
  4. ‘Sampling & Hallmarking’ of jewellery items.
  5. Control Chart: 
  6. Method validation;
  7. Measurement of uncertainty

Course Duration:      10 days (9am - 5pm)

Dates Available:       

Monday 13th May 2019 - Friday 24th May 2019

Course Costs:           £5000 + VAT - 10 day course

Course Location:       Assay Office Birmingham UK

Lunchtime Meal and Refreshments

Lunchtime refreshments and drinks will be provided throughout each training day.


The cost of local accommodation is not included. Assay Office Birmingham can recommend local hotels but accounts must be settled by individual trainees

Advance payment is required to confirm the booking,  in accordance with Assay Office Birmingham standard terms and conditions 

To booking or for further information, please contact Tel 0121 794 1320

course details


2 Weeks Course 9am - 5pm

presented by

Dippal Manchanda MSc CSci CChem FRSC


£5,000.00 per delegate + VAT

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Assay Office Birmingham
Icknield Street
B18 6RZ

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