AME Manifesto.

  • Definition and Assumption
    • Cover
    • AME Research Methodology
      • General Principles of AME's Economic Model
        • Economic assumptions and methodology
        • Demand methodology
        • Supply methodology
      • Data Sources and collection methodology
        • Company Supply data
        • Demand & Economic data
      • Site level Supply forecasting
      • Project definitions
        • Greenfield projects
        • Brownfield projects
      • 'Other' supply categories
      • AME 'Base Case' Supply
      • Disruption allowance
      • Country and regional groupings
      • Time horizon
      • Price forecasting methodology
      • AME News database
      • Gold supply and demand
      • Data audit and quality control
    • AME Production Definitions and Standards
      • Supply Chain methodology
        • Mapping
      • Mining processes
        • Underground Mining – Bord and Pillar
        • Underground Mining – Longwall
        • Open Cut Mining – Truck and Shovel
        • Open Cut Mining – Dragline
      • Base Metals Processes
        • Base Metals Concentration
        • SXEW
        • Copper Smelting
        • Copper Electrolytic Refining
        • Caron
        • Nickel HPAL
        • Nickel Smelting
        • Nickel Refining
        • Gold Heap Leaching
        • CIP/CIL
        • Refractory Ore
      • Aluminium processes
        • Alumina refining
        • Aluminium smelting
      • Iron Ore and Steel Processes
        • Direct Shipping Ores Processing
        • Concentration
        • Sintering
        • Pelletising
        • (Pelletising) Shaft Furnace
        • (Pelletising) Grate Kilns
        • (Pelletising) Straight Grate
        • Coke Making
        • Blast Furnace (BF)
        • Direct Reduction (DR)
        • Basic Oxygen Furnace (BOF)
        • Electric Arc Furnace (EAF)
        • Refining and Casting
      • Coal Processes
        • Coal Handling and Processing Plant (CHPP)
      • Oil and Gas Processes
        • Onshore Production – Conventional
        • Offshore Production – Conventional
        • Unconventional Production
    • Production Definitions
      • Base Metals Outputs
        • Concentrate
        • Ferronickel
        • Sulphide Ore
        • Laterite Ore
        • Oxide Ore
        • Copper Anode
        • Nickel Matte
        • Matte
        • Dore
        • Nickel Intermediate
        • Yellowcake
        • Zinc silicate ore
      • Iron Ore and Steel Outputs
        • Saleable Ore
        • Lump (~5mm – ~30mm)
        • Fines (~150μm – ~6.3mm)
        • Concentrates and Pellet Feed
        • Pellets (~8mm – ~20mm)
        • Iron Content
        • Dry Metric Tonne Unit (DMTU)
        • Dry Metric Tonne (DMT)
        • Moisture
        • Coke Oven Gas
        • Sinter
        • Billet
        • Bloom
        • Slab
        • Crude Steel
        • Long Products
        • Flat Products
      • Coal Outputs
        • Run-of-mine (ROM) Coal
        • Wash Yield
        • Saleable Coal
        • Thermal coal
        • Hard Coking Coal (HCC)
        • Semi-Soft Coking Coal (SSCC)
        • Low Volatile Pulverized Coal Injection (LVPCI)
      • Oil and Gas Outputs
        • Crude Oil
        • Natural Gas
        • Natural Gas Liquids (NGL)
        • (Natural-Gas) Condensate
        • Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)
        • Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG)
    • AME Costing Model Standards
      • Overview of AME 'Cash Cost' definition
        • 'Onsite' costs
        • Offsite costs
        • By-product method (Default costing methodology)
        • Equivalent production method
        • Revenue Pro rata method
        • No Credit method
      • 'Total Costs'
      • CIF costs
      • Transport methodology
      • Transport unit costs
        • Land freight
        • Sea freight
      • Treatment and Refining Charges
      • Payable metal calculations
      • Toll concentration charges
      • Process sub cost estimation
        • Standard sub-cost breakdowns
        • Mine site processes
        • Downstream site processes
      • Energy costs
      • Depreciation and sustaining capital expenditure estimates
      • Revenue calculations and output valuations
        • Iron ore
        • Coal
        • Refined metals
        • Base metals concentrates
        • Unprocessed sulphide base metals ore
        • Nickel laterite ore sales
        • Base metal mattes
        • Alumina
      • Benchmark NPV calculations