Authors: M. Taheri, M. Ataee-pour, M. Irannajad
Addresses: Zarand College of Industry and Mining, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Kerman, 7616914111, Iran. ' Department of Mining and Metallurgical Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, 1591634311, Iran. ' Department of Mining and Metallurgical Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, 1591634311, Iran
Abstract: The literature on mineral project evaluations does not deal specifically with the calculation of project cost of capital as discount rate. Most texts focus on the calculation of the corporate cost of capital. However, a project|s cost of capital is generally different from the corporate cost of capital. The proposed method solves this problem by applying two adjustments that consider the stage and category of a mining project. Using this methodology, the cost of capital for projects Nos. 1-4 of Gol-E-Gohar Iron Ore Mining Complex are estimated 43%, 45%, 42% and 48%, respectively.
Keywords: project cost of capital; discount rate; mining project evaluation; mineral projects; mining projects.
International Journal of Mining and Mineral Engineering, 2010 Vol.2 No.4, pp.277 - 289
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