The Statistical Year-Book of Canada for Volume 7

The Statistical Year-Book of Canada for Volume 7

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...17 per cent to the United Kingdom and British possessions, as compared with 84 per cent and 13 per cent, respectively, in 1889. 444. The total value of imports of minerals and products chiefly Value of manufactured therefrom, in 1890, was $24,472,327, of which amount imports, $8,154,504 was for coal and $8,473,741 for iron and steel, the two 189forming 68 per cent of the whole sum. 445. The most important mineral, in point of value, produced in ProducCanada in 1890, was coal, the quantity being 3,117,661 tons, valued 09o at the point of production at $6,496,110, being an increase over 1889' of 398,183 tons. In the former year the quantity produced was 2,719,478 tons. 446. Almost all the coal at present is produced in the provinces of Coal-proNova Scotia and British Columbia, but the coal deposits in the North-duing West Territories are capable of extensive development, and the output Canada. 8Stone only. can be very materially increased. These deposits are apparently inexhaustible, the coal-bearing area being estimated at 65,000 square miles, and the quantity of fuel known to underlie some portions of this area at from 4,500,000 to 9,000,000 tons per square mile. This coal varies from lignite to bituminous coal, and in the Rocky Mountains large deposits of anthracite have been found, beds of which are being worked near Banff, on the Canadian Pacific Railway, by the Alberta Railway and Coal Company and the Canadian Anthracite Company. All the coal supplied to the Canadian Pacific Railway at Brandon and points west is now exclusively the product of Canada; and as there is a constant demand for anthracite coal in the San Francisco market, and as the Banff mines are nearer to that city than any of the United States anthracite coal fields, it...show more

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  • Paperback | 138 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 259g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236907485
  • 9781236907486