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  • Text-book of Assaying
  • Text-book of Assaying
    Cornelius Beringer
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    This is a formal but relaxed text covering assaying techniques for most of the substances which are mined. As the authors say: "At first our intention was to supply a description of those substances only which have a commercial value, but on consideration we have added short accounts of the rarer elements..."

    The book's early chapters are wide-ranging, describing the general theory of assaying and a range of methods and reagents, with the later chapters describing analytical methods for different groups of metals and for some non-metallic substances. It includes many excellent illustrations of the scientific method, demonstrating the effects of changing the parameters of many of the assay techniques.

    It was first published in 1889; this edition in 1904.

    [The reader has omitted some mathematical examples, tables of data and descriptions of figures, where their inclusion would seem to over-complicate the text; and has attempted to describe many of the pieces of apparatus which are illustrated.]