Assay ton



a unit of weight used in assaying ore, equivalent to 29.167 grams.
Historical Examples

Even if half an assay ton has been taken the only calculation needed is multiplying the milligrams by two.
A Textbook of Assaying: For the Use of Those Connected with Mines. Cornelius Beringer and John Jacob Beringer

See note 27, p. 242, for discussion of this “assay ton” arrangement.
De Re Metallica Georgius Agricola

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