SHERPA Underground

Streamline cost estimation for underground mining projects

SHERPA Underground is a comprehensive application that merges the dataset of Mining Cost Service with industry standard engineering practices, empowering users to effortlessly generate reliable cost estimates in a fraction of the time.

Mining Cost Service dataset encompasses equipment, utilities, labor, and more. It is updated annually and sourced directly from manufacturers, dealers, and mining companies, ensuring you always have the most reliable information available.   

The algorithm, which serves as the core of SHERPA, was developed by our engineering team over 25 years ago and has since been continuously improved based on client feedback and new engineering data collected by Costmine Intelligence. 

This enables quick estimates with minimal project details required. SHERPA Underground effortlessly manages four distinct deposit types and presents eight versatile stoping methods, allowing you to customize estimates to perfectly fit your project’s unique parameters.  

Backed by a team of experienced engineers and analysts specializing in mining cost estimation, SHERPA Underground offers unparalleled expertise for your projects.


Simply input basic information for your project, such as total mineable resources, daily production rate, project duration, and deposit characteristics in different phases. Include engineering parameters related to specific site tasks, and SHERPA Underground will immediately estimate and display details such as equipment and labor requirements, as well as 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 the capital and operating costs calculated and totaled. You can then save these results in an easy-to-read PDF format and excel 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. SHERPA Underground contains all 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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