Assay ton

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A weight of 29.166+ g, used in assaying to represent proportionately the assay value of an ore. Because it bears the same ratio to 1 mg that a ton of 2,000 lb bears to the troy ounce, the weight in milligrams of precious metal obtained from an assay ton of ore equals the number of ounces to the ton. Abbrev. AT. AGI
Source: Dictionary of Mining, Mineral, and Related Terms


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