The total value of the mineral production in Canada in 1911, according to revised statistics now complete, was $103,220,994, which although less than the production of 1910 by
$3,602,629 was nevertheless much greater, than the output of any other previous year. The total value of the production in 1910 was $106,823,623, the decrease in 1911 being equivalent to a little over 8 per cent.The largest production per capita was
made in 1910 when the output averaged $14.93 per head of population; the year 1911 was next with an average output per capita of $14.42. The year 1886 was the first year for which complete statistics of mineral production for the whole of Canada were
collected by this Department, and the production that year was reported as $10,221,255, or about $2.23 per capita. In ten years the production had increased over 100 per cent, to $22,474,256, or $4.38 per capita, in 1896. At this time, the Yukon
began to contribute largely to the gold production, and, during the next five years, an increase of nearly 200 per cent is shown, the total reaching a value of $65,797,911, or $12.16 per capita in 1901. The next three years witnessed a slight falling
off; but from 1904 the production again rapidly increased to its present high record due to the general development of a wide variety of mineral products.