a local testing station for assaying ore, as gold or silver, especially a government station maintained in connection with the registration of mineral claims, purchases of gold, or the like.
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How to use assay office in a sentence
A paste-pot left overnight in an assay office was found in the morning filled with the oddest collection of rubbish.Motor Matt's Mystery | Stanley R. Matthews
There is little left here, though the assay office, built up against a massive square rock still stands.The Lake of the Sky | George Wharton James
The house in which he was born was a large yellow mansion, standing on the spot on which the assay office has since been built.A Discourse on the Life, Character and Writings of Gulian Crommelin Verplanck | William Cullen Bryant
It was a good half minute before I even wondered what had brought Macartney out of his bed in the assay office.The La Chance Mine Mystery | Susan Carleton Jones
He had turned so white that I remembered his faint in the assay office, like you do remember things that don't matter.The La Chance Mine Mystery | Susan Carleton Jones