ASTM E2296 - 03(2013)

    Standard Practice for Silver Corrections in Metal Bearing Ores, Concentrates, and Related Metallurgical Materials by Fire Assay Slag Recycling and Cupel Proof Gravimetry

    Active Standard ASTM E2296 | Developed by Subcommittee: E01.02

    Book of Standards Volume: 03.05


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    Significance and Use

    5.1 This practice is primarily intended to be used for the correction of silver loss in the fire assay process. Silver contents are determined by fire assay for the purpose of metallurgical exchange between buyer and seller. It is assumed that all who use this practice will be trained analysts capable of performing skillfully and safely. It is expected that work will be performed in a properly equipped laboratory under appropriate quality control practices such as those described in Guide E882.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice covers the silver loss correction, utilizing slag recycling and cupellation of proof silver during the fire assay of metal bearing ores, concentrates, and related metallurgical materials.

    1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

    1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. (See Practices E50 and ISO 35:1989.)


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    E29 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Test Data to Determine Conformance with Specifications

    E50 Practices for Apparatus, Reagents, and Safety Considerations for Chemical Analysis of Metals, Ores, and Related Materials

    E135 Terminology Relating to Analytical Chemistry for Metals, Ores, and Related Materials

    E882 Guide for Accountability and Quality Control in the Chemical Analysis Laboratory


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 73.060.99 (Other metalliferrous minerals)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 11101600(Ores); 41113808(Gravimeters)


    DOI: 10.1520/E2296

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