This section contains technical and national reports, as well as information on other gold bar related topics that are not covered elsewhere on this website.
- Technical Reports
- National Report
- Market Services
- Bar Manufacturing Machines
- Packaging Services
- Gold Vending Machines
- Industry Collection
SUPPLEMENTS – Technical & National Reports
|2014||How cast gold bars are manufactured (PDF 164kb)|
|2014||How minted gold bars are manufactured (PDF 164kb)|
|01 – 2010||Gold Refiners and Bars in the Russian Federation (100 pages).
By Nigel Desebrock. Includes background and historical information since the 1930s, separate chapters on the Federation’s eight major gold refiners and bar manufacturers, and many statistics, provided by The Gokhran of Russia, on gold mining, refining, bar manufacture, silver, platinum and palladium.
|04 – 2006||Iran – A Major Gold Market in Hiding (3 pages).
By Nigel Desebrock. The article, published in the LBMA’s Alchemist, is a summary of the main findings of an extensive study of the Iranian gold market and its main suppliers, Dubai and Turkey, in 2004 and 2005. (PDF 544kb)
|11 – 2002||An Introduction to the Indian Gold Market (192 pages).
By Nigel Desebrock. An extensive study, reviewed by the LBMA (2002): “This volume is an absolute boon … The resulting accumulation of facts and data is of fantastic value to anyone who wants to understand the history and nature of the world’s most important market for gold.” (PDF 3,359kb)
|01 – 2009||Metal Registration Ltd – London (PDF 47kb)
Accreditation services for gold refiners and brands worldwide.
BAR MANUFACTURING MACHINES
|04 – 2014||IKOI Srl – Italy (PDF 173kb)
Modern machines to manufacture gold bars.
|12 – 2013||Certiline Srl – Italy (PDF 106kb)
Manufactures CertiCard® – Tamper-proof security packaging for minted gold bars.
GOLD VENDING MACHINES
|05 – 2013||Ex Oriente Lux AG – Germany (PDF 166kb)
Gold ATMs that offer gold bars. Locations in seven countries: Germany, Italy, Portugal, Switzerland, United Kingdom, USA and United Arab Emirates.
THE INDUSTRY COLLECTION OF GOLD BARS WORLDWIDE
|05 – 2014||Relocation of Industry Collection
Degussa (Germany) is the new Custodian. See Press Release.