Mining Data That Empowers Informed, Data-Driven Decision Making and Fuels Growth

Our Data

Whether it’s our vast Companies and Properties database or our comprehensive Mining Costs database, our first priority is delivering accurate and reliable data that our clients can have confidence in. As curious, forward-thinking problem solvers, we deliver first class data that empowers informed decision making and fuels growth. Our highly skilled engineers and data analysts have been curating our proprietary databases for over 40 years.

Our experts gather data from a variety of sources, collecting and normalizing the information to meet the specific needs of those working in or with the mining industry. Fueled by our core values of Confidence, Curiosity, and Growth, our team works tirelessly to ensure we are always providing the most accurate, reliable, and timely data possible.

Companies and Properties

Our Companies and Properties database consists of over 18 K companies, 39 K properties, and 2 M documents, making it one of the most exhaustive mining market intelligence databases in the world. Not only does it cover a wide breadth of companies and properties, but the depth of data available is unparalleled. Dig in to corporate data, like financials, M&A, and leadership, along with property level data such as development studies, drill results, reserves and resources, production, and more. View the most current data available, or dive into historical data going back 40 years.

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Mining Costs

Our Mining Costs database is the most comprehensive dataset of its type anywhere in the world. As experts in mining costs for the last 40 years, our team has perfected the process of sourcing the most accurate and reliable information available on subjects ranging from capital and operating costs for equipment, to energy and supply costs, to everything you need to know to calculate reclamation bonds. And that barely scratches the surface. Combined with decades of engineering knowledge and cutting edge cloud-based tech, we provide state of the art mining cost estimation data and tools unlike any other.

Our Team

Mike Sinden

Mike Sinden

Vice President
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Chris Berry

Vice President, Sales
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Companies and Properties Team

Claudia Gheorghe

Manager, Mining Intelligence
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Mining Costs Team

Jennifer Leinart

Director, Cost Estimating
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Brad Terhune

Cost Analyst / Senior Geologist
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Krista Noyes

Cost Analyst / Reclamation Specialist
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David Boleneus

Cost Analyst / Senior Geologist
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Ali Vossoughian

Cost Analyst / Mining Engineer
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Mahdieh Dianati

Cost Analyst
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Michael Grimm

Cost Analyst / Mechanical Engineer
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The Costmine Intelligence Story

Costmine Intelligence is the product of decades of dedication from experts across multiple mining professions, stemming from the collaboration of two pioneering companies in the 1980s: Western Mine Engineering and InfoMine.

In 1983, Otto Schumacher, during his tenure at the Bureau of Mines in Spokane, recognized a demand for a detailed mining cost dataset. Faced with the challenge of sourcing the data, he created the Mining Cost Service, later joined by Jennifer Leinart and Scott Stebbins. Together, they expanded the database and launched the groundbreaking SHERPA software.

Meanwhile, InfoMine, established by Andy Robertson in Vancouver, launched the Companies and Properties database, initially distributed via floppy disks. The goal? To furnish quality mining data for industry professionals and investors.

Over time, the two companies fostered a cooperative bond. In 2006, as Otto looked towards retirement, InfoMine acquired Western Mine Engineering, newly minted as CostMine. Their combined expertise resulted in a synergistic growth, becoming the digital hub for mining enthusiasts. As the years rolled on, the Companies and Properties database evolved and expanded into what is now known as Mining Intelligence under the leadership of Katja Freitag.

Throughout all these transitions, the unwavering commitment of both companies has been to provide accurate and trustworthy mining data, backed by seasoned mining experts.

Our shared legacy and aligned values of Confidence in our data, Curiosity about technology and mining, and a Growth mindset geared toward the goal of building a better future for everyone in the mining industry that defines our direction and fuels our mission to deliver accurate and reliable mining data that empowers informed, data-driven decision making.

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