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Just Published September 2015

Gold Heap Leach Cost Estimating Guide 2015

All pertinent costs for gold heap leaching are now in one handy reference.
Use the Guide for estimating costs for mining, heap pad construction, ore placing, gold recovery and reclamation.

Mine and Mill Equipment Estimator's Guide

The guide includes both CAPITAL COSTS and HOURLY OPERATING COSTS for over 3,000 pieces of equipment commonly found in mines and mills around the world from $500 slusher buckets to $50,000,000 walking draglines.

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Mining Cost

Companies, mining schools and government agencies worldwide rely on two-volume, 1,000 loose-leaf page Mining Cost Service to help them with:

  • Determining project costs
  • Estimating capital and operating budgets
  • Appraisals and acquisitions
  • Mineral property evaluations

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Mining Cost
Estimating Software

Cost Estimating Software programs for mining operations include:

  • Sherpa for Surface Mines
  • Sherpa for Underground Mines
  • Sherpa for Placer Mines
  • Sherpa for Reclamation Bonds
  • Apex for Economic Evaluation
  • HME Benchmark

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Equipment Cost

The Equipment Cost Calculator is an online, interactive version of the Mine & Mill Equipment Estimator's Guide that allows you to change the parameters for calculating hourly costs, such as repair labor, diesel fuel, gasoline, natural gas, electricity and lubricants.
This Calculator will allow equipment estimates in locales outside North America.

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Coal Cost

The guide provides coal-specific estimating information similar to the Mining Cost Service.

Along with sections such as Taxes, Wages and Supplies, it includes:

  • Mine & Prep Plant cost models
  • Coal production data
  • Mine & Processing Equipment prices
  • Cost Indexes for Coal Mining

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Labor Compensation

The reports keep companies apprised of the current wages, salaries and benefits for US, Canada, Africa and Mexico.

CostMine also publishes the International Compensation Guidelines for Mining Exploration Report.

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Gold Heap Leach Cost
Estimating Guide

Key reference for estimating costs for mining, heap pad construction, ore placing, gold recovery and reclamation.

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Reclamation Cost

The Reclamation Cost Service brings together costs and operations for reclamation activities into one handy reference.
It consists of a stand-alone sourcebook and a guide to engineering standards and regulatory requirements.

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Jennifer Leinart

Jennifer Leinart

With over 35 years of mining industry experience she now a leader in economic analysis, cost estimating and consulting services.

Telephone + 1 509 328 8023

Spokane, WA, United States

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