assay ton

noun

Definition of assay ton

: a unit of weight of ore taken for assay equal to 29166²/₃ milligrams, the number of milligrams of precious metal in this amount of ore being equal to the number of troy ounces per 2000-pound ton

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“Assay ton.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/assay%20ton. Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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