Modern Mining April 2019


now a precious and, in a sense, saleable com- modity. Given the pressures they face, miners can’t afford a long delay between ‘greenlight- ing’ a project and getting into production. They need to shorten the development cycle from years to months, or even weeks. This is where we come in. We can have plants up and run- ning very fast, even when they are in remote locations, as is often the case in Africa. In fact, some of our smaller equipment can be supplied ‘off the shelf’ and can be on site and operating within days,” he says. Part of the reason for the speed of deliv- ery that APT can offer is that it largely manufactures its plants in house using readily available componentry – for example, pumps

Above: Graphite flotation using the APT TriFloat system. Left: A 10 t/h hard rock and wash plant combination for gold recovery.

GoldKacha concentrators ready for delivery. These units can recover gold from dump tailings, rubble beds and alluvial sands.


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