OTTAWA Here is a free offer from our friend Bill McCutcheon at Natural Resources Canada: He will send historical Canadian data for all minerals (not just nickel) for the period 1604 to 1943 to anyone who is interested. The information is stored as an image rather than in searchable .pdf form, and it runs to 8.9 Mb or 79 pages.
"While the title says 1604, the earliest year in the tables for any commodity is 1785 (and even then it is a summary of coal shipments from 1785 to 1886). Most data are from the 1880s onwards. There is, however, commentary about events back to 1604," he told CMJ.
Curious correspondents should send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate in the subject line "Send Historical Canadian Data 1604-1943."