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The total production of the world of this metal in the calendar year 1900 amounted in value to $256,462,438, a decrease from $313,645,534 in 1899, owing to the British-Boer war in the former South African (or Transvaal) republic. Among countries the United States led, with $78,658,785; Australia ranking second with $75,283,215; Canada third (because of the Klondike production) with $26,000,000; and Russia, fourth with $23,000,862. The production in the American States and Territories was, in round numbers, as follows: Alabama, $4,300; Alaska, $5,450,500; Arizona, $2,566,000; California, $15,198,000; Colorado, $25,892,000; Georgia, $113.000; Idaho, $1,889,000; Maine, $3,600; Maryland, $800; Michigan, $100; Missouri, $100; Montana, $4,760,000; Nevada, $2,219,000; New Mexico, $581,000; North Carolina, $34,500; Oregon, $1,429,500; South Carolina, $160,000; South Dakota, $6,469,500; Texas, $6,900; Utah, $3,450,800; Vermont, $100; Virginia, $7,000; Washington, $685,000; and Wyoming, $29,200.

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