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assay

noun analysis, ascertainment, assessment, breakdown, calculation, computation, diagnosis, experiment, exploration, measurement, probation, probe, test, test case, verification

assay

verb analyze, ascertain, assess, calculate, commute, diagnose, endeavor, evaluate, experiment, measure, research, test, try, verify, weigh
See also: analysis, attempt, diagnosis, endeavor, experiment, inquiry

ASSAY. A chemical examination of metals, by which the quantity of valuable or precious metal contained in any mineral or metallic mixture is ascertained. 2. By the acts of Congress of March 3, 1823, 3 Story's L. U. S. 1924; of June 25, 1834, 4 Shars. cont. Story's L. U. S. 2373; and of June 28, 1834, Id. 2377, it is made the duty of the secretary of the treasury to cause assays to be made at the mint of the United States, of certain coins made current by the said acts, and to make report of the result thereof to congress.

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The crushed and pulverized drill core products from the initial sample processing and fire assaying will be combined into larger composite samples based on the identified mineralized intersections from the logging and initial assaying.
98m (sample collection and assaying techniques have not been investigated in detail, but are assumed to have been conducted in a technically sound manner).
Assay samples are taken from (NQ size) drill core sawed in half with one half sent to Bourlamaque Assay Laboratory located in Val d'Or, Quebec for assaying.
Assaying of 2004 samples reported in this news release was carried out and certified by ALS Chemex of Vancouver, BC.