SHERPA Underground

Effortless Cost Estimation for Underground Mining Projects

Experience streamlined cost estimation for underground mining projects with SHERPA Underground, the web-based platform that is changing the way mining professionals create accurate and reliable cost estimates. Say goodbye to cumbersome spreadsheets and hours of manual calculations. SHERPA Underground handles four deposit types and offers six different stoping methods, providing flexibility to tailor estimates to your specific project conditions.

Users can easily adjust input variables, from production rates to equipment types, to meet their project specifications and track changes across multiple production segments. With comprehensive reporting capabilities and integrated data from Mining Cost Service, SHERPA Underground ensures precise cost estimates that allow you to make informed decisions.

Unlock the full potential of your underground mining projects with SHERPA Underground. Streamline cost estimation, optimize resource allocation, and enhance profitability with SHERPA’s powerful engineering-based calculations.

SHERPA Underground 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. Start your journey with SHERPA Underground today and take your underground mining operations to new heights.

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 underground for?

SHERPA Underground is the ideal for cost estimators and engineers who need quick, reliable cost estimates for their underground mining projects. Whether you’re starting from scratch, or simply want to sanity test your own estimates, SHERPA Underground contains all of the necessary data, models, and algorithms to ensure that your work adheres to highest standard of quality in the mining industry.

Want to learn more about SHERPA Underground 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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