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assay

1. 
a. an analysis, esp a determination of the amount of metal in an ore or the amounts of impurities in a precious metal
b. (as modifier): an assay office
2. a substance undergoing an analysis
3. a written report on the results of an analysis

assay

[′a‚sā]
(analytical chemistry)
Qualitative or quantitative determination of the components of a material, as an ore or a drug.
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Drill core and surface samples are assayed by Assayers Canada of Vancouver, BC.
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This portion of the program included 56 vein samples and two grab samples from the upper and lower walls of the South Yule vein, with the highest gold value reported by Assayers Canada at 2,696 gm/tonne (78.
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Samples for the upcoming NI 43-101 Gold Resource Evaluation purposes are still sent to two independent laboratories (International Plasma Laboratory and Assayers Canada) in Vancouver for assaying purposes.
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Several hundred pounds of surface and core samples have been sent to Skyline Assayers & Laboratories in Tucson, Arizona for analysis.