Industry Standard for Mining Cost Estimating

Mining Cost Service

Table of Contents

Volume 1

Electric Power
  • Canada
  • Introduction
  • Rate Schedule Summaries
     
  • United States
  • Introduction
  • Rate Schedule Summaries
  • Estimator's Guide to Industrial
  • Electric Power Rates - All U.S.
Natural Gas
  • Canada
  • Introduction
  • Rate Schedule Summaries
     
  • United States
  • Introduction
  • Rate Schedule Summaries - All U.S.
Cost Models
  • Introduction
  • Surface Mine Models
  • Underground Mine Models
  • Placer Mine Models
  • Gold Heap Leach Pad Loading Models
  • Gold Heap Leach Adsorption/Desorption
  • Plant Models
  • Mill Models
  • Uranium-Vanadium Mill Models
Labor
  • Canada
  • Introduction
  • Employment Taxes
  • Mine Wage & Benefits Survey
  • Table 1: Workers' Compensation Rates
  • Table 2: Provincial Health Plans - Funding
  • Table 3: Benchmark Hourly Wages
  • Appendix: Mine Wage Scales and Benefit Plans for Individual Mines Grouped by Province
  • United States
  • Introduction
  • Federal Employment Taxes
  • State Employment Taxes
  • Table 1: State Unemployment Insurance Rates
  • Table 2: State Workers Compensation Rates
  • U.S. Metal and Industrial Mineral Mine Wage and Benefit Survey
  • Tables 1-5: Wage and Benefit Summaries for Metal, and Industrial Mineral Mines for U.S.
  • Mineral Mines for U.S.
  • Selected Metal and Industrial Mineral Mine Wage Scales and Benefit Plans Grouped by State
  • US Coal Mine Wage and Benefit Survey
  • Tables 1-5 Wage and Benefit Summaries for Coal Mines for U.S.
  • Selected Coal Mine Wage Scales and Benefit Plans Grouped by State
Cost Indexes and Metal Prices
  • Mining and Milling Cost Index Names and Uses
  • Mining and Milling Cost Indexes
  • Producer Price and Consumer Price Indexes
  • Metal Prices

Volume 2

Supplies
  • Introduction
  • Supply and Miscellaneous Item Prices
  • Environmental / Reclamation Supplies
  • Health and Safety Supplies
Equipment
  • Introduction
  • Surface Mining Equipment
  • Underground Mining Equipment
  • Milling Equipment
  • Miscellaneous Equipment
     
  • Appendix:
  • Equipment Specifications and Productivity
  • Underground Mining Equipment
  • Milling Equipment
  • Miscellaneous Equipment
Smelting
  • Introduction
  • Model Smelter Schedules
  • Base Metal Smelters Map - Canada
  • Smelter Survey - Canada
  • Base Metal Smelters Map - U.S.
  • Smelter Survey - U.S.
  • Appendix: Gold and Silver Refining
Transportation
  • Introduction
  • Truck Haul Rates for Ores & Concentrates
  • Rail Haul Rates for Ores & Concentrates
  • Ocean Transportation Rates for Ores & Concentrates
Taxes
  • Canada
  • Introduction
  • Canada Federal Taxes
  • Provincial Taxes
     
  • United States
  • Introduction
  • State Mining Taxes - By State
  • Appendix: U.S. Federal Income Taxes as Applied to Mining
Miscellaneous Development Series
  • Development Series:
  • The Cost of Driving Drifts and Ramps
  • The Cost of Constructing Mine Buildings
  • The Cost of Driving Raises
  • The Cost of Site Preparation
  • The Cost of Sinking Shafts
  • The Costs of Re-contouring
  • ISL Uranium Models
  • Leach Pad Construction Estimating
  • Cost Estimation for Synthetic Membrane Liners in Heap Leach Mining
  • Engineering-Based Cost Estimates from a Array of Production Points within Proposed and Operating Open Pit Mines
  • Costs for Exploration Drilling
Advisor Group

INTRODUCTION

Mining Cost Service is designed to increase both the speed and accuracy of mining feasibility studies. Cost data is presented in the simplest format possible, making it fast and easy for you to find the current information you need. Excessive detail is intentionally avoided, in order to ensure clarity and efficiency of use.

Each core section of Mining Cost Service is updated at least once per year. You will receive a copy of each updated section with instructions on how to insert the updated pages into the binder and discard the old pages.

Data presented in Mining Cost Service is intended for guideline purposes only. In all cases, appropriate suppliers, manufacturers, tax authorities, smelters, and transportation companies should be consulted before substantial investments or commitments are made. InfoMine USA, Inc. cannot accept responsibility, financial or otherwise, for any consequences arising out of the use of this document.

A little history about CostMine

In 1983, Otto Schumacher quit the US Bureau of Mines and sold his sailboat to finance a new business, Western Mine Engineering. Otto saw the need for a comprehensive reference guide for mining engineers and cost estimators that contained reliable costing data specific to the mining industry. Thus, Mining Cost Service was born. What started with 130 pages has now grown to over 800 pages and is used in 41 countries.

In addition to Mining Cost Service, CostMine, the successor to Western Mine Engineering, produces other cost estimating publications, software, and labor reports for salaries, wages, and benefits that are sold worldwide.

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