Like Other Companies, We Are:
APT prides itself on efforts to create mineral processing equipment that is effective beyond the scope of the current mining industry, and that is safe for the environment in which we work and mine. Focus is on gravity recovery processing plants, with innovative mercury free upgrade mining equipment and mercury remediation solutions. Where cyanidation processes must be employed, we have developed a more effective and environmentally safer plant that will produce the results you need.
Focused On Research & Development
Our in-house Research and Development Facility allows us to continuously improve upon pre-existing mining equipment and mineral processes and can create tried and tested mining products for diverse applications. This is not just research and development; it is where the future of our processing plants and your mining operation begins.
Trusted & Reliable Industry Leaders
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 mining industry professionals with over 30 years of experience, coupled with an innovative think-tank that harnesses and develops the potential of university graduates. The APT team offers a fresh perspective and contribute greatly to the process design.
Training & Support Providers
We offer on-site mineral process plant training during the commissioning stage of our larger mining equipment. For our smaller processing plants within the GroundBreaker Division, public demonstrations with local miners are often held, showing not only how to use an APT processing plant, but also its efficiency and effectiveness in mineral recovery. All process plants come equipped with an Operations Manual for your perusal.
But, This Is Why We Are Better!
APT view mining as a business and, as such, we supply mineral processing solutions which take into account all of the steps required to establish a profitable mine. In fact, the supply of the equipment is just one of the final steps. We are there for you right through the process, to give you our full attention and knowledge in performing your mineral testwork, establishing the most suitable equipment for your site, and optimizing the use of the mining equipment supplied. Our roots are with start-up mines (large and small), with plants designed to promote expansion and growth, lowering risk and increasing profits. This allows for you to “Let Your Project Fund Itself”, meaning that you can begin with limited or even without external investment, and grow your project through self-funding. What you really need is people who get it; people who understand your requirements, have the knowledge to overcome the hurdles that come up along the way and are willing to stick it out until the end. That is who APT is, people who are driven by your will to begin a profitable mine, and achieving this goal! The APT body of employees each contribute differently to make the mines we assist in establishing a success. Firstly, we have the industry professionals who have perfected their mining, processing and metallurgical talents over the years and become known for their extensive knowledge and unique approach to tackling the industry. You can see this for yourself in our Articles, mostly written by our CEO, Mr K. Peacocke. Our Group Chairman Mr K. Rayner has a reputation for his smarts and problem-solving abilities, standing on the Board Of Directors for several companies worldwide. Our University graduates provide for an up-to-date technical perspective and fresh ideas, helping to challenge what was, and create what is. Technical smarts aside, we then have the heavy lifters who make our mining visions a reality. They make the concept plant into a real plant, and this is where the vision of your mine really takes form. There is so much more to know about us, so we encourage you to come into our offices based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Our mining and mineral processing equipment can be used to extract many minerals, for instance gold, diamonds, tantalite, chrome, tungsten, tin and others. There are many stages that go into designing our plants, beginning with Research and Development. Socrates once stated “the highest form of human excellence is to question oneself and others”. This is the approach we take when designing new mining and business solutions. Our processing plants are designed to be modular and are pre-fabricated prior to shipping allowing for short mining equipment installation times on site, sometimes as little as four days. Mining is a business, and viability is enhanced not only by low capital, but also through ongoing low operational costs. APT plants are amongst the lowest cost-per-ounce available, as we are primarily concerned with minimizing start-up costs and mining equipment installation times. This applies to our full range of equipment, from as little as 3tph through to 250tph. The opportunity therefore exists to invest small and grow your project through internal funding; letting your mining project fund itself. Specialized mineral processing services are provided through our ISO9001:2008 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 clients’ 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 are a small-scale miner, alluvial miner or large-scale mining operation.
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What Our Clients Are Saying
APT sends hearty congratulations to CATA mine upon the occasion of the first gold pour. The CATA gravity and cyanidation plant was supplied and installed by APT in response to the mine’s request to have the best technology available. APT responded with the supply of a gravity tower including the renowned Knelson concentrator coupled with[…]
Simple, clean and efficient – the signature of tomorrow’s plants Have you ever walked through a large minerals processing plant and seen obvious flaws like mis-routed piping, stairways climbing over and around obstacles, etc? Chances are that it was also a mess with slurry all over the place and puddles here and there. Apart from[…]
Already well renowned for gold as well as gravity recovery of base metals, APT has designed and launched a series of plant designs for gem stone recovery. “Gemstones have various properties that enable separation and recovery, some have a higher SG than the gangue, like diamonds and rubies and can be separated by gravity techniques.[…]
APT recently commissioned a pilot plant for Scotgold Resources Limited located near the picturesque Scottish village of Tyndrum. Although small, the plant marks a significant milestone for the company in that actual production is envisaged. The plant was built by APT South Africa in a record time of just four weeks and even more remarkable[…]
A guide for the small scale entrepreneur wanting to start a mining venture. This article is targeted at the upper oxide near surface occurences, alluvial or elluvial deposits that would be amenable to free dig. NOTE! This article is not intended to be a rigorous guide to mining/processing and the opinions expressed are those of[…]
APT are specialists in the engineering and supply of modular mineral processing plants that begin at a very small mining scale, and increase in size and capacity to suit mid-tier and larger mining developments. A common misconception that we come across is that the term ‘modular’ means small in size and capacity, when in actuality,[…]
“It’s A Real Fairtrade GoldKacha”- Greg Valerio (Jeweller & Activist www.valeriojewellery.com) shares his views on the GoldKacha
The GoldKacha was created specifically for exploration purposes and artisanal mining/start-up mining development. Greg Valerio (jeweller and activist www.valeriojewellery.com) has seen first-hand the impact that the GoldKacha has, and its potential to influence the small-scale mining sector. Below is a the short article that Mr Valerio wrote on his blog, www.gregvalerio.com, featuring a video of one[…]
Whether you are an artisanal miner looking to break into the market on a budget, or an investor looking to do some exploration before your next big spend, the APT GoldKacha will most likely earn a place somewhere in your mineral processing plan. The APT GoldKacha is a centrifugal gravity mineral concentrator, designed as part of[…]
With an internationally fixed price, an infinite market and being a small volume end product, the pluses for gold relative to other metals are strong. What is normally not appreciated is just how simple it is to recover this shiny prize in in the majority of cases. Yes, we all know about deep level refractory[…]
A recent addition to APT’s GroundBreaker range of Gold Mining products is a non toxic, recyclable, natural compound, developed and tested in house, which we have named ‘GoldFixTM ’. The GroundBreaker range is designed to be mercury free, and is widely used, particularly in places where environmental impact is a consideration. Mercury has, in the past, been the method commonly used[…]