проба золота 888

English translation: fineness of the gold is 888

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Russian term or phrase:проба золота 888
English translation:fineness of the gold is 888
Entered by: Michael Moskowitz

01:00 Nov 12, 2008
Russian to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Geology / Gold mining
Russian term or phrase: проба золота 888
Средняя проба золота 888 определена по 23 пробам в ГИН БНЦО АН РФ на микрозонде «Камека».
What is this reference to 888?
Michael Moskowitz
Local time: 20:27
fineness of the gold is 888
Explanation:
"The average fineness of California gold, as determined by some thousand assays at the United States Mint, Philadelphia, is 885 thousandths, or 88 per cent..."
http://www.archive.org/stream/smithsonianmisce21862smit/smit...

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Sergei_A
Local time: 20:27
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2 +4fineness of the gold is 888
Sergei_A
3standard of gold purity 888
Oleksandr Yastremskyi


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24 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 2/5Answerer confidence 2/5 peer agreement (net): +4
fineness of the gold is 888


Explanation:
"The average fineness of California gold, as determined by some thousand assays at the United States Mint, Philadelphia, is 885 thousandths, or 88 per cent..."
http://www.archive.org/stream/smithsonianmisce21862smit/smit...

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Note added at 24 mins (2008-11-12 01:25:43 GMT)
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Sergei_A
Local time: 20:27
Native speaker of: Russian
PRO pts in category: 20
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agree  Jack Doughty
6 hrs
  -> Спасибо:)

agree  Igor Blinov: with your latest correction "fineness of the gold is 888 ‰"
6 hrs
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agree  George Pavlov
12 hrs
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agree  mk_lab: Вообще-то такой стандартной пробы не существует. Правильнее назвать "содержание золота 888 промилле". Кроме того, проба драгметаллов всегда измеряется в тысячных долях, а не в процентах
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6 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
standard of gold purity 888


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    Reference: http://www.multitran.ru/c/m.exe?t=2406716_1_2
Oleksandr Yastremskyi
Romania
Local time: 03:27
Native speaker of: Russian
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