Mining Cost Data

What is Mining Cost Service?​

Mining Cost Service is the industry standard reference for Mining Cost Estimation. This system places cost estimating data at your fingertips with conveniently indexed information to make your cost estimates faster, easier, and more credible. Monthly updates assure that you are working with the most current cost data available.

Your one-year subscription to MCS contains comprehensive mining cost data on a variety of subjects. With monthly data updates you’re always working with the most current cost data available.

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Mine & Mill Cost Models
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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
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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 Supply Costs
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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
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The results of Costmine's 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
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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.
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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
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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
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Current electric power and natural gas rates for utility companies serving mines in all U.S. states and Canadian provinces.
Mining Taxes
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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.

From exploration to development to closure, our data helps you make fast, reliable decisions

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Geologists, engineers, purchasing agents, consultants, advisors, industry suppliers, government regulators and educators rely upon the MCS to help them with tasks across the mining value chain.

Pre-Feasibility Studies

Budgeting and Planning

Supply Chain and Purchasing


Property Evaluations

Acquisition Due Diligence


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The MCS contains Cost Models that can provide capital and operating cost insights for almost any type of mining project.

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