Assay ton - definition of Assay ton by The Free Dictionary
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|1.||A weight of 29.166 + grams used in assaying, for convenience. Since it bears the same relation to the milligram that a ton of 2000 avoirdupois pounds does to the troy ounce, the weight in milligrams of precious metal obtained from an assay ton of ore gives directly the number of ounces to the ton.|
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As further discussed in the May 24, 2005 release, the results stated for BL05-340 were one assay ton
A 500 gram sample split was taken and pulverized to -200 mesh then a full one assay ton
fire assay was completed.
All drill core samples were assayed using a 2 assay ton