One of AusIMM’s most popular publications, the second edition of the Cost Estimation Handbook sets out useful techniques for capital and operating cost estimation in the minerals industry. More than just a revision, this volume includes substantially new material of relevance to the mining and metallurgical industries in the 21st century.
Cost estimation is an everyday part of a practising mining professional’s life. This volume provides the tools required to prepare consistent estimates to an appreciated level of accuracy across all areas of the minerals industry. Changes in technology, processing routes, equipment capacity and scale of operations have led to step-changes in cost structures and this revised monograph outlines methodologies necessary to undertake successful cost estimation in this dynamic industry.