Mining Cost Service

Fuel Your Decision Making with Accurate Mine Cost Data

The Mining Cost Service is the industry’s premier reference for mine cost estimation. Engineered with precision and crafted with meticulous attention to detail, this system places cost estimating data at your fingertips like nothing else.

With its conveniently indexed dataset, making accurate cost estimates has never been easier. Whether you’re a seasoned mining professional or just starting out, this system will revolutionize the way you estimate mining costs. Our team of experts has carefully curated available cost information for equipment, utilities, labor, and more to ensure that the Mining Cost Service is the most credible source of mining cost data available. With monthly updates, you can be confident that you’re always working with the most current and accurate information available.

The Most Comprehensive Mine Cost Data Available

The Mining Cost Service dataset is hand curated by our team of mine cost estimation experts, and meticulously indexed into convenient data tables for quick and easy reference.

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Accurate, Reliable and Up-To-Date

Our team works year round to ensure that the Mining Cost Service always contains the most current and accurate cost estimation data available.

Dig in to the most comprehensive mining cost data set in the industry

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.

Mine & Mill Operating Costs

Current prices for virtually every supply item you need for estimating mine or mill operating costs, including explosives, fuel, timber, reagents, drill bits, grinding media, tires, rock bolts, heap leach supply needs and much more.

Mining Wages

The results of our annual labor survey for Canada and the U.S., including listings of current wage scales, benefit plans, and incentive bonus plans at U.S. coal, metal and industrial mineral mines.

Smelting Costs

The results of our annual surveys of U.S. and Canadian copper, lead, zinc, nickel and molybdenum smelters. Includes 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 acquiring additional concentrates. You will also receive a guide to current charges and terms for smelting and refining of copper, lead, zinc, gold, silver, beryllium, and tungsten.


A guide to current truck, rail and ocean shipping charges for ores, concentrates, supplies and equipment, along with 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

Current electric power and natural gas rates for utility companies serving mines in all U.S. states and 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?

The Mining Cost Service is designed for all mining professionals, but is ideal for engineers and cost estimation experts. Save time and increase the accuracy and reliability of your estimates with the latest cost data on equipment, mine & mill supply, wages, transport, and more, all in 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.

Chris Berry

Vice-President Sales

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