Australian Metal Cost Guide

Australia’s industry standard reference for mine cost estimating. Over 400 pages of current data to make your cost studies faster and more credible.

The Australian Metal Cost Guide is the industry’s standard reference for mine cost estimating. It is over 400 pages of easy-to-find, indexed information to make your cost studies faster, easier and more credible.

What's Included


Your subscription to Australian Metal Cost Guide will provide you with in-depth information on the following topics:

A summary of the major metal and non-metal mining industry in Australia, which represents about 9 percent of its GDP. Discussed are mineral resources, production and Australia’s ranking in the world for the following minerals: bauxite, copper, diamond, gold, iron ore, lithium, lead, manganese, mineral sands, nickel, silver, tantalum, tin, and uranium.

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.

The results of our annual surveys of Australia’s copper, lead, and zinc smelters in addition to a section on gold and silver refining. 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. Also included is a guide to current charges and terms for copper, lead, and zinc smelting and gold and silver refining.

Ocean shipping charges for ores, concentrates, supplies and equipment, along with an annual analysis of projected trends in shipping costs.

Clear explanations of current federal, state and territorial taxes and how they apply to your proposed project. All taxes of significance are covered, including income, fringe benefit, payroll, superannuation, royalty and land taxes, in addition to mining rents and fees. Includes a discussion of federal direct and indirect taxation and grants by government to assist mining projects.

Current and historical inflation indexes for 18 key cost categories that affect mining projects, plus our exclusive Australian Mining Cost Guide (AMCG) indexes that track cost inflation for surface and underground mining and milling. The indexes are unique in that they record national cost changes for capital and operating costs for these six segments by apportioning of data published quarterly by Australia’s Bureau of Statistics.

The results of Costmine’s annual labor survey for Australia including listings of current bench-marked wage scales, benefit plans, and incentive bonus plans at coal, metal and industrial mineral mines, as well as information about payroll taxes, superannuation, FBT, and workers compensation in addition to discussion of bonuses, differentials, fly-in/fly-out, and vacation and holiday pay.

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.

Recent and historic prices for copper, lead, zinc, gold, silver, nickel, platinum and palladium.

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, tires, electrical cable, heap leach supply needs and much more.

Current electric power and natural gas rates for utility companies serving mines in all states. This chapter also includes discussion of how energy is regulated nationally.

$2,500 USD

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