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Cost Estimating Solutions for the Mining Industry

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Exploration, Scoping, Pre Feasibility, Feasibility, Operations & Closure

Successful mining companies base their exploration and development decisions on the best cost information available. Since 1983, we have been providing the mining industry with the best cost estimating services available. If you value your time and the quality of your estimates, our services are here to help.

Publications, Software, Databases. Providing Mining Cost Services to the industry
Mine & Mill Equipment Costs: An Estimator’s Guide and the Equipment Cost Calculator provide capital and operating costs for over 3,000 pieces of equipment critical to the mining and processing industry. Estimator’s have two choices, the hardcopy or pdf manual or our on-line interactive version. With $500 slushers to $50,000,000 walking draglines, Guide or the Equipment Cost Calculator provides the best data for pre-feasibility projects. The Equipment Cost Calculator is an online, interactive version of the Mine & Mill Equipment Estimator's Guide that allows you to change the parameters for calculating hourly costs, such as repair labor, diesel fuel, gasoline, natural gas, electricity and lubricants. For more information go to www.costmine.com.
CostMine provides a wide range of published cost models, custom models and the ability to create your own models with our software.

In addition to all of the cost information in Mining Cost Service, it also contains 36 surface mine, 48 underground, 32 placer operations, 35 milling and 6 gold heap leach models. The Coal Cost Guide contains 18 mining and prep plant models. Click here for a sample model
The SHERPA line of programs allows an estimator to quickly create a full cost estimate. All of the programs use an engineering based approach, not cost curves or guessing. Simply enter minimal (or a lot) of data about a project (reserves, ore and waste production rates, haul distances and mining method) and SHERPA will do the rest. Backed by data from Mining Cost Service, the program uses an equipment based approach to select the optimum equipment fleet based on a combination of productivity, cycle time and cost criteria. Any of the basic inputs can be overridden if you have better data, leading to a better understanding of the costs and risk. Demos are located on our website for more information and to see the power of the programs.
InfoMine and CostMine have been surveying producing mines for over 25 years. Since 1987, we have developed an understanding of compensation, benefits, shifting schemes and bonuses in the exploration and mining industry. The reports keep companies apprised of the current wages, salaries and benefits for US, Canada, Africa and Mexico.
For more information click here or call us +1-509-328-8023 or email us at [email protected].
InfoMine, through its CostMine division, offers engineering and geologic services in the areas of mining and reclamation planning and cost estimating, mineral economics, mining feasibility analysis, mineral property appraisal, geostatistical analysis, geologic field studies, and related areas. Learn more

Our comprehensive cost information is based on today’s prices and engineering principles to increase the speed and accuracy of your mining project cost estimates.

Identify, Recruit and Train the Best Talent
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CareerMine offers a resume database with over 70,000 active resumes, covering most mining disciplines around the world. Hundreds of new resumes are added weekly.
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Browse Student, Graduate, Co-op and Entry Level jobs below as well as discover a host of other information and advice to get you going and advancing in the world of mining.
Prepare yourself for the professional track in your company with an EduMine Professional Certificate.
Our professional certificates provide you with the specialized qualifications you need to advance your career in mining. Our library of over 150 online courses provides you with opportunities for professional development. Professional certificates combine several related courses using a logical learning path and clearly defined objectives.
Engage and learn with experts, face to face
EduMine offers in class short courses by industry experts on all topics relevant to mining. Enjoy the opportunity to engage with peers and the experts face to face while learning. Or let us help you bring the expert to your team - we will find the right expert for your team's needs.

Don't let budgets or time constraints get in the way of your professional development
EduMine offers distance learning through live webcasts to ensure you can continue to grow. We bring in subject matter experts on mining, mining engineering and geosciences topics and you can participate in the learning and discussion from the convenience of your computer or mobile device. EduMine's webcasts ensure you have the opportunity to stay abreast of new trends and technologies even if you are situated remotely or can't be away from work. See Estimating Costs for Mining Prefeasibility Studies by Otto L. Schumacher, P.E.

Before engaging in the recruitment process, one should have a clear understanding of a company's requirements, projected revenues and goals before determining the types of skills and competencies required to meet those needs. Proper planning is necessary to execute a recruitment strategy.

Consulting, Conferences, Benchmarking
ConferenceMine, the InfoMine Conferences division, was created in December 2011. ConferenceMine organizes seminars and conferences of a highly-technical nature, addressing specialized topics for the purpose of technology and knowledge transfer.
InfoMine and CostMine have been surveying producing mines for over 25 years. Since 1987, we have developed an understanding of compensation, benefits, shifting schemes and bonuses in the exploration and mining industry. The reports keep companies apprised of the current wages, salaries and benefits for US, Canada, Africa and Mexico.
For more information click here or call us +1-509-328-8023 or email us at [email protected].
CostMine offers a series for products that allow the estimator to produce reliable cost estimates. From publications, software and interactive databases, these products put cost estimating at your fingertips.

Our mining engineers, geologists and cost estimators have over 100 years of cost estimating experience. Our job is to make your job easier by providing reliable data, software and consulting services.

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