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Comparison of cost structures at selected U.S. and Colombian coal mines.

Authors
Yancik-JJ; Fraser-SJ
Source
Nat Resour Forum 1988 May; 12(2):129-136
NIOSHTIC No.
10006585
Abstract
This Bureau of Mines paper summarizes a study designed to measure the differences in production costs at certain U.S. and Colombian coal mines and to identify those factors, including mine health, safety, and environmental requirements, that account for the difference. Meaningful cost-structure comparisons required that mines with similar geology, techniques, and sizes be evaluated in each country. Standard engineering estimating techniques were used to develop costs at three roughly matched pairs of mines, one from each country. Tax and labor cost differences were found to be more important factors than regulatory differences in the cost advantage of the colombian mines in each set.
CODEN
NRFODS
Publication Date
19880501
Document Type
OP;
Fiscal Year
1988
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
OP 31-89
Issue of Publication
2
ISSN
0165-0203
NIOSH Division
WO;
Source Name
Natural Resources Forum
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