Reclamation Cost Guide

Save time and increase the quality of your reclamation cost estimates with this comprehensive and reliable reference guide, that conforms to the latest standards.

The Reclamation Cost Guide assembles pertinent costs for reclamation activities into one convenient reference, ensuring that all your cost estimates will be based on engineering standards and regulatory requirements.

The Reclamation Cost Guide includes over 200 pages of easy-to-find, indexed information to make your cost studies faster, easier and more credible. This service conforms to the US Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and USDA-Forest Service requirements for estimating costs for reclamation bonds, as well as for other regions in the U.S. and Canada.

Reclamation Cost Guide is a side-by-side reference useful in conjunction with our online Reclamation Cost Estimator.

What's Included


The Reclamation Cost Guide includes comprehensive data on everything you need for your reclamation estimate, including information on these major topics:

  • Reclamation equipment & Labor
  • Supplies and miscellaneous items
  • State and federal permitting
  • Permitting
  • Models of common reclamation tasks
  • Cost Indexes
  • Machinery & Labor
  • Engineering & Design
  • Indirect
  • Contract management
  • Supplies & Miscellaneous
  • Overhead
  • Contractor’s profit
  • Liability insurance
  • Bond premiums
  • Re-contouring
  • Drill hole reclamation
  • Geomorphic reclamation
  • Heap reclamation
  • Wages
  • Benefits
  • Unemployment
  • Employment taxes
  • Insurance
  • Salaries
  • Health plans
  • Worker’s compensation
  • FUTA, FICA, state rates
  • Backhoes, Draglines
  • Loaders, Shovels
  • Cranes, Graders
  • Lift Trucks, Drills
  • Trucks, Compactors
  • Evaporators, Screens
  • Compressors, Scrubbers
  • Scrapers, Tractors
  • Washer Systems
  • Spill Berms, Stackers
  • Lights, Impact Hammers
  • Generator Sets
  • Cyanide Analyzers
  • Pumps, Tanks
  • Mulchers
  • Filters, Clarifiers
  • Soil amendment
  • Tackifiers
  • Plants & seed
  • Synthetic membranes
  • Wildlife netting
  • Silt fence
  • Sample bags
  • Sample analysis
  • Erosion control blankets
  • EIS and EA (National Environmental Policy Act, NEPA)
  • Section 404 (Army Corps of Engineers)
  • Plan of operations
  • Water pollution control
  • Non-point source (NPDES)
  • Stormwater
  • Tailings dam
  • Reclamation plan
  • Air quality
  • Injection control
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Landfill
  • Septic
  • Bioremediation
  • Industrial artificial pond
  • Appropriating public waters
  • Construct dam
  • Drill hole plugging
  • Wildlife protection
  • Spill prevention control
  • Stormwater pollution prevention
  • Waste rock handling
  • Reclamation plan
  • Excavate and stockpile
  • Load-haul-dump
  • Slope reduction
  • Spreading and contouring
  • Road rehabilitation
  • Fine grading
  • Reclamation-specific cost estimating
  • Producer-prices indexes
  • Consumer price indexes
  • Both Canada & United States
  • Demolition (buildings, foundations, pavement, culverts, pipes, fencing)
  • Site work (fencing install, soil stabilization, armouring, scarifying)
  • Disposal (vehicles, machinery, soil-liquid waste, monitoring, construct wells, sample collection & analysis)
  • Closures (adits & shafts, concrete plugs & walls, foam plugs, earth backfill, bat gates, drill holes, leach pads, ponds & impoundments, pumping)

$5,000 USD

Online Access, 2022 Edition

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Bundle with the Reclamation Cost Estimator

The Reclamation Cost Estimator is an engineering-based application that uses project and site parameters supplied by you to estimate the equipment, labor, supply, and administrative costs associated with mine site reclamation.

Enhance your estimates with fully customizable values on hundreds of fields in a cutting edge, and easy to use online tool.

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