Why Choose US
APT prides itself on efforts to create equipment that is effective beyond the scope of the current industry, and that is safe for the environment in which we work. Focus is on gravity recovery, with innovative mercury free upgrade equipment and mercury remediation solutions. Where cyanidation processes must be employed, we have developed a more effective and safer plant that will produce the results you need.
Research & Development
Our in-house Research and Development Facility allows us to continuously improve upon pre-existing equipment and processes and can create tried and tested products for diverse applications. This is not just research and development; it is where the future of our plants and your mining operation begins.
Trusted Industry Leader
APT mineral process plants are used in over 25 countries and are applied within varied systems and environments. The success behind this ingenuity lies within our employees. APT is made up of industry professionals with over 30 years of experience, coupled with an innovative think-tank that harnesses and develops the potential of university graduates. The team offers a fresh perspective and contribute greatly to the process design.
Training & Support
We offer on-site training during the commissioning stage of our larger plants. For our smaller plants within the GroundBreaker Division, public demonstrations are often held, showing not only how to use an APT plant, but also its efficiency and effectiveness. All plants come equipped with an Operations Manual for your perusal.
What We Do
At APT, we manufacture mining and mineral processing equipment for the extraction of gold, diamond, tantalite, chrome and other minerals. We are based in Johannesburg (South Africa) and are represented in 48 countries globally. APT aims to provide simple, cost effective and efficient solutions to the mineral processing industry. We continually strive to raise the bar, by questioning the existing, and innovating for improvement. Our extensive Research & Development capability, with internal laboratory and workshops, is ideally suited to test new processes and deliver product designs that are not only efficient, but simple and ergonomic. Being modular and pre-fabricated prior to shipping, and assembled on site, project lead times are extremely short. Installations through to production have been achieved in as little as four days. Mining is a business and viability is enhanced not only by low capital, but also through ongoing low operating costs. APT plants are amongst the lowest cost-per-ounce available anywhere as we are primarily concerned with minimising start-up costs & plant installation times. The same advantages are available throughout our range, from as little as 3tph through to 250tph. The opportunity therefore exists to invest small and grow your project through internal funding; letting your project fund itself. We also provide specialised mineral processing services through our ISO 9001:2008 certified laboratory of choice, Peacocke & Simpson. Testing is available for virtually any anticipated process. More specifically, regimes have been developed to test the suitability of the client’s samples in any of the candidate APT plant types, affording a perfect match between requirement and solution. This is why we are the mining equipment supplier of choice, whether you’re a small-scale artisanal miner, alluvial miner or large-scale mining operation.
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What Our Clients Are Saying
APT has begun 2016 by establishing, in association with their active agents in East Africa, Borassus, a number of 100% mercury free gold processing plants. The efficiency of this particular method of processing is attracting intense local interest from local artisanal miners. Interested miners have queued for as long as 48 hours at demonstrations of the[…]
For very many projects that is absolutely true. If the cost of production is below the gold price, then a project is technically viable and the wider the margin the more so. Pretty obvious, but sentiment around a pre-conceived ‘bad’ price seems to be stalling projects when cool logic should dictate otherwise. Augment production with cheaper ounces Green-field[…]
More than ever before the hurdles necessary to bring a new project on line, or to expand an existing one are daunting. Listed Juniors deserve a medal for their efforts and a good deal of recognition is owed for the often thankless task. There are many boxes to be checked, one of which is the plant; its[…]
The latest trend in the mining and minerals industry is a move towards the design and construction of modular or containerised laboratories in order to ensure that the client has at his disposal a full scope of capabilities for the fast turn-around of accurate and reliable data, explains Gary Mcfarlane, business development at APT Processing.[…]
At US$0.97/lb the lead price is already good, but the great news is that it is soaring. Buoyed by strong Chinese demand, the future for this dull gray metal looks bright indeed. The most abundant lead mineral, galena (PbS) has a few favourable characteristics that endear it to the processing world. The first is it’s[…]
APT are happy to announce the award of a contract for a 16tph wolframite recovery plant for Premier African Minerals. The award follows a thorough process of investigative and confirmatory testwork carried out by our associate laboratory Peacocke & Simpson that identified an efficient, but simple recovery process. This was then translated into a flowsheet and finally into[…]
APT’s 25000 tonne per month Classification and Gravity Recovery Circuit for Cata Mining enters Phase 2
APT has successfully completed the design, manufacture, installation and dry commissioning of a 25000 tonne per month (tpm) classification and gravity recovery circuit for Cata Mining at their site near Musoma in Tanzania. This is part of a three stage project which also includes a CIL leach circuit and field assay laboratory. Initial testwork by[…]
Following on the back of the huge success of the larger Tritanks, APT once again has designed a product to address the small scale start-up market. The TT20 is a 20m^3 CIP/CIL tankage system. With advanced mixing design and higher oxygen interaction the leach residence times are greatly reduced. By analysing the leach curve of[…]
The GoldMasta sluice was developed as an entry level device for artisanal miners to begin, and advance production in an efficient, affordable manner. “The engineering, design and rigorous test work coupled with the implementation of the latest technology has resulted in maximized recoveries and the production of a higher grade concentrate”, states the APT’s Director[…]
Appropriate Process Technologies is proud to announce being awarded a contract to design, build, supply and commission a gravity based plant to process ore for the recovery of contained cassiterite. The plant will follow the winning APT formula of modular pre-assembled unit components to make for easy and fast assembly and commissioning on this remote site.[…]