Mining Cost Service contains the results of our annual surveys of U.S. and Canadian copper, lead, zinc, nickel and molybdenum smelters. Included where available are the 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 obtaining additional concentrates. Also included is a guide to current charges and terms for smelting and refining of copper, lead, zinc, gold, silver, beryllium, and tungsten.
CostMine conducts periodic surveys of compensation practices at coal, metal, industrial mineral, and aggregate mines in Canada , the U.S. , and other locations. The results of these surveys are available in individual reports described in our Labor Compensation Reports section. Abbreviated versions of these reports for Canada and the U.S. also appear in Mining Cost Service. Included in our current surveys are 193 U.S. mines, 53 Canadian mines and 155 exploration offices in 31 countries. The following table briefly summarizes the 2006 survey results for the U.S. metal, industrial mineral and coal mines.
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