Assaying Class


A course in assaying — the process for determining the amount of a certain metal contained in an ore or alloy — was one of University of Wyoming’s School of Mines’ early offerings taught by Professor Wilbur C. Wright.

For a number of years, assaying was provided to the citizens of Wyoming for as little as 50 cents for lead or up to $5.00 for platinum or cobalt. Water analysis was also available.

Learn more about the history of the University of Wyoming.