Landmark Coal operates a mine. During July, the company obtained 500 tons of ore, which yielded 250 pounds of gold and 63,400 pounds of copper. The joint cost related to the operation was $500,000. Gold sells for $325 per ounce and copper sells for $0.85 per pound. Allocate the joint costs using relative weight. With these costs, what is the profit or loss associated with Cooper?
This solution fids the cost of each item out of of the joint cost using relative sales value method.