SHERPA Reclamation

Lower your risk in Mine Planning with Reclamation Cost Service

Empower your reclamation and mine closure planning with our Reclamation Cost Service, a comprehensive solution that pairs our Reclamation Cost Guide with the cutting-edge SHERPA Reclamation cost model application. This combination offers a streamlined and efficient approach to estimating reclamation costs and enhancing the quality and accuracy of your estimates, while ensuring strict compliance with regulatory requirements. 

Mining companies need to be prepared to manage, update and defend the validity of their estimated closure costs for 20 years or more. SHERPA Reclamation is designed to help mining companies keep track of and easily update their reclamation cost estimates for a mine from concept to closure.

Reclamation cost estimation is required throughout the the lifecycle of a mine. Closure costs need to be be developed for mine planning and budgeting, financial reporting (corporate balance sheet liabilities), and regulator reporting for financial assurances and environmental bonding.

SHERPA Reclamation 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. Get ahead of the curve and plan for the future with SHERPA Reclamation.

Reclamation Cost Guide: 

Our Reclamation Costs dataset consists of over 200 meticulously curated pages of indexed information, updated annually to reflect the latest standards and costs associated with mining reclamation and closure activities. This dataset is essential for estimating costs for reclamation bonds and adheres to standards across various regions in the United States and Canada. 

SHERPA Reclamation: 

Complementing our dataset is the advanced SHERPA Reclamation application, seamlessly integrating into your workflow. Utilizing your site-specific project data alongside our comprehensive dataset, SHERPA Reclamation employs a standardized, engineering, task-based methodology. This process calculates operating costs at each stage of reclamation, ensuring precise estimates tailored to your project’s needs. 

Customize any data point, whether you choose to use our supplied dataset or input your specific project details. This flexibility allows for accurate, reliable cost estimates irrespective of your project’s location or operational nuances, enabling informed decision-making and efficient resource allocation. 

Backed by a team of experienced engineers and analysts specializing in mining cost estimation, the Reclamation Cost Service offers unparalleled expertise for your projects.  

Comprehensive Coverage: 

Our dataset covers an extensive array of cost factors and components vital to mine reclamation. From earthwork and closure activities to demolition, removal, water treatment, labor costs, equipment expenses, and permitting contacts—the Reclamation Cost Service dataset has you covered. This comprehensive collection ensures that you find the precise cost data needed for your projects and research. 

Conforms to Regulatory Standards: 

Rest assured, the data within our Reclamation Cost Service dataset aligns with the regulatory requirements of the US Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and USDA-Forest Service for estimating reclamation bond costs in the United States. 

Its intuitive interface and robust data customization features enable you to easily tailor cost estimates to your project’s exact specifications, empowering you to make informed decisions and optimize budget allocation with confidence. 


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 Reclamation for?

The Reclamation Cost Service caters to professionals within the mining industry, including cost estimators, engineers, and management personnel. It is tailored for individuals and companies actively involved in mining operations, equipping them with essential tools and resources to accurately estimate reclamation costs for mine closure and environmental restoration projects. Whether you are a seasoned professional or a newcomer to the field, the Reclamation Cost Service is your gateway to harnessing the expertise of industry-leading engineers for reliable and precise reclamation cost estimates. 

Want to learn more about SHERPA Reclamation 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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