short ton unit

short ton unit
   a unit of mass used in mining to measure the mass of the valuable metal in an ore. Customarily, the short ton unit is defined to be one U.S. ton of ore containing 1% metal, but it is the metal, not the ore, that is being measured.
   Thus the unit is really a unit of mass equal to 20 pounds (about 9.072 kilograms).

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  • ton —    1. (tn or T or t)    a traditional unit of weight equal to 20 hundredweight.    In the United States and Canada, there are 100 pounds in the hundredweight and exactly 2000 pounds (907.185 kilograms) in the ton. In Britain, there are 112 pounds …   Dictionary of units of measurement

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