Mining Cost Service

Revolutionize Your Mine Cost Estimations with Mining Cost Service

Explore Mining Cost Service, the industry’s leading source for precise and efficient mine cost estimation data. Our indexed dataset is curated and backed by a team of experienced engineers and analysts specializing in mining cost estimation.

This dataset encompasses equipment, utilities, labor, and more. It is updated annually and sourced directly from manufacturers, dealers, and mining companies, ensuring you always have the most reliable information available.

Dive Into the Wealth of Mining Cost Data:

Mine & Mill Cost Models

Theoretical 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. 

Equipment Capital Costs

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. 

Supply Costs

Current prices for supply items that are crucial for estimating mine or mill operating costs. This includes explosives, fuel, timber, reagents, drill bits, grinding media, tires, rock bolts, and heap leach supply needs. 

Mining Wages

Get insights from our annual labor survey for Canada and the U.S., featuring current wage scales, benefit plans, and incentive bonus plans at U.S. and Canadian coal, metal, and industrial mineral mines.

Smelting Costs

Explore results from our annual surveys of U.S. and Canadian copper, lead, zinc, nickel, and molybdenum smelters. This includes availability of furnace capacity, types of material accepted, metals recovered, and current charges for smelting and refining.  


Access a guide to current truck, rail, and ocean shipping charges for ores, concentrates, supplies, and equipment. Plus, get an annual analysis of projected trends in shipping costs. 

Cost Indexes for Mining and Metal Price Statistics

Current and historical inflation indexes for 16 key mining cost categories, plus our exclusive Mining Cost Service (MCS) surface and underground mining indexes and milling indexes. 

Utility Costs and Taxes

Find current electric power and natural gas rates for utility companies serving mines across all U.S. states and Canadian provinces. Understand the ins and outs of Canadian and U.S. federal, state, and provincial taxes, and how they apply to your project. We cover all significant taxes, including income, sales, property taxes, and mining-specific taxes, tracking changes year-to-year for 31 mining states and all Canadian provinces. 

Mining Taxes

Clear explanations of current Canadian and U.S. federal, state and provincial taxes and how they apply to your proposed project. All taxes of significance are covered, including income, sales and property taxes, in addition to all severance and other mining-specific taxes. Changes are tracked year-to-year for 31 mining states and all Canadian provinces.

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Who is the Mining Cost Service for?

Designed for all mining professionals, Mining Cost Service is especially beneficial for engineers and cost estimation experts. Save time, enhance accuracy, and boost reliability of your estimates with the latest cost data on equipment, mine & mill supply, wages, transportation, and more – all within one convenient reference tool. 

Want to learn more about Mining Cost Service and how it can help you streamline your mining cost estimation process?

Request a demo with a member of our team to get a hands on tour of the Mining Cost Service data set.

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