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a say er

  • n  an analyst who assays (performs chemical tests on) metals

  • They sent a sample of crumbly stuff across the mountains to an assayer in Grass Valley, Calif.
  • The story revolves around Frank O'Rielly, who stumbles on a silver mine, exploits it with a young Eastern assayer, gets rich, falls in love with his partner's wife.
  • The new assayer was all set for speedy Senate confirmation when anonymous letters began to trickle into Washington.
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  • Earlier days, 6/19/13
    This photo from about 1960 is of the ruins of the assayer’s office at the old Vekol Mine on the Tohono O’odham Nation. The Casa Grande Valley Historical Society would appreciate any information availa
    June 19, 2013 - Tri-Valley Dispatch

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