Material types, equipment types and more are found here in APT's mining equipment glossary. Often people new to the industry are not sure where to begin, what options are available to them in order to gain the best recoveries, how equipment should be used and so on. Mineral recovery and liberation is dependent on testwork to determine your ore type, mineral type and so on. It is a vital part of your mining journey, so knowing your material types is just the beginning. You could always send a sample in to our associated testwork laboratory, Peacocke & Simpson, and they can determine what you need to know to move forward. This laboratory is ISO9001:2008 certified, and they even make use of our equipment, making your results more reliable.
In this glossary, our aim is to show you the ins-and-outs of the mining industry to enable you to begin mining in the best way possible, and with as short a time-frame as possible.