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TitleAnnual report on the mineral production of Canada during the calendar year 1913
AuthorMcLeish, J
SourceCanada Mines Branch, Publication 320, 1914, 360 pages, (Open Access)
PublisherCanada Mines Branch
Mediapaper; on-line; digital
File formatpdf
ProvinceBritish Columbia; Alberta; Saskatchewan; Manitoba; Ontario; Quebec; New Brunswick; Nova Scotia; Prince Edward Island; Newfoundland and Labrador; Northwest Territories; Yukon; Nunavut
NTS1; 2; 3; 10; 11; 12; 13; 14; 15; 16; 20; 21; 22; 23; 24; 25; 26; 27; 28; 29; 30; 31; 32; 33; 34; 35; 36; 37; 38; 39; 40; 41; 42; 43; 44; 45; 46; 47; 48; 49; 52; 53; 54; 55; 56; 57; 58; 59; 62; 63; 64; 65; 66; 67; 68; 69; 72; 73; 74; 75; 76; 77; 78; 79; 82; 83; 84; 85; 86; 87; 88; 89; 92; 93; 94; 95; 96; 97; 98; 99; 102; 103; 104; 105; 106; 107; 114O; 114P; 115; 116; 117; 120; 340; 560
Released1914 01 01; 2018 06 06
Broad statements of the mineral production of the country in terms of a total valuation are of chief importance from the point of view of comparison. The term 'mineral production' is so comprehensive that there is a wide divergence in methods, not only in the compilation of quantities of mineral products, but also in the adoption of basis of valuation. During the past four years the reports published by this Division have presented results obtained from two methods of compiling statistics of metal production, or the production of metalliferous ores. In the first method which has been the basis of the statistics here shown since 1886, the metallic production is stated in terms of the refined or recoverable metals produced and valued at the values of the refined metals. In the other method a total is compiled on the basis of the values of the ores produced or shipped from the mines in so far as these values are reported or are obtainable, a method which naturally gives a total aggregate value somewhat lower than that of the refined product. In both methods the non-metallic products are similarly compiled, viz.: on the general basis of the products and their values as used or marketed with certain important exceptions; coal for instance being included as coal, notwithstanding that a portion of the output may be made into and sold as coke by some of the colliery operators. No matter what method may be used to arrive at a total, the result is certain to be subject to objection because of some difficulty or inconsistency so that as already stated the total value is useful chiefly as a means of comparing the results of one year with those of another and then only in a very general way. The records of greatest importance in mineral statistics are those showing the quantities of products produced and shipped from mines and works, the home consumption, and the foreign trade, and in this report it has been endeavoured to make it as complete as possible.