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Australian Metal Cost Guide

All new for 2016!

A Key Reference to: costs on mining and milling, natural gas, wages, salaries, and benefit, cost models, smelting, mining taxes, equipment, supplies and transportation.

Cost models for underground and surface mines and processing plants

Australian Metal Cost Guide is the industry's standard reference for mine cost estimating. It is over 400 pages of easy-to-find, indexed information to make your cost studies faster, easier and more credible. Your subscription to Australian Metal Cost Guide will provide you with in-depth information on the following topics:

  • Mineral Industry in Australia
  • Mine and Mill Cost Models
  • Smelting
  • Transportation Costs
  • Mining Taxes
  • Cost Indexes
  • Labor Costs
  • Mine and Mill Equipment Costs
  • Metal Prices
  • Mine and Mill Supply and Miscellaneous Costs
  • Electric Power Costs
  • Natural Gas Costs

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Mineral Industry in Australia

This chapter provides a summary of the major metal and non-metal mining industry in Australia which represents about 9 percent of its GDP. Discussed are mineral resources, production and Australia's ranking in the world for these minerals: bauxite, copper, diamond, gold, iron ore, lithium, lead, manganese, mineral sands, nickel, silver, tantalum, tin, and uranium.

Mine and Mill Cost Models

This chapter provides cost models for a broad range of sizes and types of surface and underground mines and mills. In addition to capital and operating cost summaries, most models provide listings of manpower, equipment and daily supply needs.

Check our Free Data & Samples for an example of a cost model.


You'll Receive the results of our annual surveys of Australia's copper, lead, and zinc smelters in addition to a section on gold and silver refining. Includes current and projected availability of furnace capacity, the types of material accepted, deleterious element limits, metals recovered, and indications of the company's interest in acquiring additional concentrates. You will also receive a guide to current charges and terms for copper, lead, and zinc smelting and gold and silver refining.

Transportation Costs

You'll Receive a guide to ocean shipping charges for ores, concentrates, supplies and equipment, along with an annual analysis of projected trends in shipping costs.

Mining Taxes

You'll Receive clear explanations of current federal, state and territorial taxes and how they apply to your proposed project. All taxes of significance are covered, including income, fringe benefit, payroll, superannuation, royalty and land taxes, in addition to mining rents and fees. Includes a discussion of federal direct and indirect taxation and grants by government to assist mining projects.

Cost Indexes

You'll Receive current and historical inflation indexes for 18 key cost categories that affect mining projects, plus our exclusive Australian Mining Cost Guide (AMCG) indexes that track cost inflation for surface and underground mining and milling. The indexes are unique in that they record national cost changes for capital and operating costs for these six segments by apportioning of data published quarterly by Australia's Bureau of Statistics.

Check our Free Data & Samples for the surface and underground mining indexes and milling indexes in North America. Australian indexes are produced using the same format.

Labor Costs

You'll Receive the results of CostMine's annual labor survey for Australia including listings of current bench-marked wage scales, benefit plans, and incentive bonus plans at coal, metal and industrial mineral mines. You will find information about payroll taxes, superannuation, FBT, and workers compensation in addition to discussion of bonuses, differentials, fly-in/fly-out, and vacation and holiday pay.

Mine and Mill Equipment

You'll Receive current capital costs for 3,000 equipment items used for mining and milling, including trucks, shovels, loaders, drills, locomotives, ventilation equipment, crushing and grinding equipment, pumps, motors, continuous miners and more.

Check our Free Data & Samples for some example equipment listings in our global edition, our Australian specific data is reported using the same format.

Metal Prices

You'll Receive recent and historic prices for copper, lead, zinc, gold, silver, nickel, platinum and palladium.

Mine and Mill Supplies

You'll Receive current prices for virtually every supply item you need for estimating mine or mill operating costs - including explosives, fuel, timber, reagents, drill bits, grinding media, tires, rock bolts, tires, electrical cable, heap leach supply needs and much more.

Utility Costs

You'll Receive current electric power and natural gas rates for utility companies serving mines in all states. This chapter also includes discussion of how energy is regulated nationally.

Dual product discounts available - Many of our customers purchase both Australian Metal Cost Guide (AMCG) and Australian Mine and Mill Equipment Costs, An Estimators Guide (AMME), including the interactive equipment database because the two guides together make a complete cost manual. Customers find the AMME provides important operating cost details for all equipment that cannot be included within the Australian Metal Cost Guide. The two products together provides estimators with all data critical to completing cost studies.

Australian Equipment Cost Calculator - The Australian Equipment Cost Calculator provides "on-line" interactive access to all equipment purchase, ownership and operating costs to all equipment contained in AMME. Users can select equipment, update the operating cost parameters such as repair labor, fuel, lube and other operating cost parameters to customize the equipment for their specific region and project. Project equipment can also be modified to currencies other than Australian dollars.

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