In this place I ought not to omit mention of another method of assaying employed by some assayers.
They are the same as those used by assayers in their ordinary furnaces.
Some assayers use a little powdered fluor-spar to assist the fusion of refractory slags.
You see we assayers have to take the word of the miners as to where the ore comes from.
assayers of our own day, however, generally make the cupels from beech ashes.
Out of the return of the twenty assayers of the different smelters, probably not a half per cent.
Some assayers advise cleaning by dipping in warm dilute hydrochloric acid followed by washing in water and drying.
Twas even reported that they took a sample of the right stuff to the assayers office.
Some assayers cover their pots with a flat cover placed loosely on, while others leave the mixture in the open pot.
Such experiments are often made by assayers, but seldom recorded.
assay as·say (ās'ā', ā-sā')
Qualitative or quantitative analysis of a substance, especially of an ore or a drug, to determine its components.
A substance to be so analyzed.
The result of such an analysis.
An analysis or examination.
To subject a substance to chemical analysis.
To examine a person's capability by trial or experiment; put to a test.
To evaluate a situation; assess.
To attempt; try.
To be shown by analysis to contain a certain proportion of atoms, molecules, compounds, or precious metal.