SHERPA Mineral Processing

Increase Efficiency and Optimize Your Operations

Mineral processing is complex and high risk. From heavy machinery to chemical exposure and environmental impact, there’s a lot to account for. That’s why planning and estimation for your mineral processing plan is essential. By leveraging SHERPA Mineral Processing’s engineering-based calculations and comprehensive dataset, users can simulate different processing scenarios, identify potential risks, and make data-driven adjustments to their operations. Whether you’re a small-scale mining operation or a large multinational corporation, Sherpa Processing provides the tools and intelligence necessary to drive success in the ever-evolving mining industry.

Using your site-specific data, SHERPA Mineral Processing will suggest the most efficient flowsheet based on the type of deposit, suite of commodities, and the ore and gangue minerals at play.

With the feed characteristics entered and the flowsheet suggested, SHERPA will emulate flow through the plant to arrive at a material balance. These calculations estimate the flow rate, size fraction, and solids density of the feed into each machine to determine their required capacities and resulting sizes. With the balance calculated and the flowsheet displayed, you can modify the operating parameters of any machine in the flowsheet to meet the specific needs of your project.

SHERPA Mineral Processing is backed by our team of cost estimation experts and exceptional customer support. We can provide training and onboarding resources to help you quickly navigate the software and make the most of its capabilities. Join a community of satisfied customers who have experienced the time-saving benefits of the SHERPA suite of cost estimation software. Unlock the full potential of your mining operations and stay ahead of the competition with SHERPA Mineral Processing.

Fueled by the Mining Cost Service

All necessary salaries, hourly wages, and equipment and supply prices are drawn directly from our cost database to allow for quick estimates with minimal project details. SHERPA provides suggested values for all necessary engineering parameters, such as hole loading factors, material densities, explosive types, and bench heights, and more.

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Accurate Cost Estimates, Wherever You Are

Accessible via any web browser, SHERPA offers the convenience of cloud-based access, enabling you to work on your projects from anywhere, anytime.

Detailed Reports with Data Visualization

Complete project output reports offer several views of your project estimations, including an Executive Summary, Total Project Cost Summary, and more. All of these pages can be exported in PDF format for quick and easy sharing with your team.


Enter basic information for your project such as location, ore type, distances to support, and project duration along with engineering parameters associated with specific site tasks and SHERPA will immediately estimate and display details like equipment and labor requirements, along with associated operating costs and hourly wage estimates.


Improve the accuracy of your estimates by taking advantage of SHERPA’s in-depth customization options. Every value suggested by SHERPA is adjustable, allowing you to fine tune your estimate to meet the exact specifications of your project. And because every field is adjustable, SHERPA will adapt to any location in the world. From start to finish, all costs displayed in the application can be adjusted at any time to get the most accurate results possible.


Once you’ve completed the data entry on your project, SHERPA will generate a detailed report with all of the capital and operating costs calculated and totaled. You can then save these results in an easy to read PDF format that you can share with your team.

Who is SHERPA Mineral Processing for?

SHERPA Mineral Processing is the ideal tool for cost estimators and engineers who need quick, reliable cost estimates for their mineral processing plants. SHERPA Mineral Processing makes building accurate and reliable estimates easier than it’s ever been. With an intuitive, easy to use interface, and comprehensive data set, you can turn your project data into a reliable cost estimate in just a few steps.

Want to learn more about SHERPA Mineral Processing 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 SHERPA suite of mine cost estimation software.

Chris Berry

Vice-President Sales

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