Congressional Edition Volume 3671

Congressional Edition Volume 3671

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ... as representatives of the mint service traveled over the State at the close of the calendar year, and in all of the mining regions the assurance was universally given that operations in each of the respective districts had been more extensive and important in 1896 than during the year previous or at any time in the past. The indications on every hand, as observed by the Government agent, verified the statements made by the mine operators and business men generally, that there would be an increased production throughout the entire State. Below is a table showing the deposits of gold and silver from Oregon at the several United States assay offices and mints in 1895 and 1896: The total increase shown above for 1896 is $169,976.39. It may be seen that there was an increase in the amounts of Oregon bullion deposited and purchased at each of the United States mints and assay offices receiving the same in 1896. The reports received from the various smelters and mines being confidential, can not be published and a similar and further comparison thus effected, but the same increase for 1896 over 1895 is universally maintained throughout this latter class of returns. It has been found impracticable to give credit of the Oregon production to the several counties. The system of collecting statistics in Montana, preparatory to distributing the production by counties, has been found to be the one best adapted for the work and has been employed in collecting the Oregon production in 1896. The carefully prepared interrogatories of the Mint Bureau were mailed to each of the known producers of precious metals in the State, but in very many instances intelligent returns were not furnished, while in still other cases no replies whatever were furnished. This lack...
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  • Paperback | 132 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 249g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236502973
  • 9781236502971