in 1903 over 1902: Idaho, 652,600 ounces; Utah, 365,100 ounces; Arizona, 344,000 ounces; Alaska, 51,600 ounces; California, 30,700 ounces; Oregon, 24,700 ounces; Texas, 8,200 ounces; Virginia, 3,600 ounces; and Tennessee, 700 ounces. Kansas reported silver for the first time in 1903, having a production of 97,400 ounces. The greatest decrease in the production of silver in 1903 was in Colorado and amounted to 2,685,800 fine ounces. Alabama, which reported 100 fine ounces of silver in 1902, reported no production in 1903. Other decreases were as follows: Montana, 601,500 ounces; Washington, 324,500 ounces; New Mexico, 276,500 ounces; South Dakota, 119,000 ounces; Michigan, 60,800 ounces; North Carolina, 9,900 ounces; and Wyoming, 4,800 ounces.
The total value of the production of the precious metals by the United States in 1903 (silver at commercial value) amounted to $102,913,700, a decrease of $6,501,300, or 5.94 per cent, from the yield of 1902.
The following table shows the production of gold and silver in the United States from 1792 to 1903, inclusive:
Production of gold and silver in the United States, 1793-1903.
[The estimates for 1792 to 1873 are by Dr. R. W. Raymond, United States mining commissioner, and since by the Director of the Mint.]