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Appropriate Process Technologies

Modular Mineral Processing Plants


Appropriate Process Technologies (APT) engineers and supplies complete modular mineral processing equipment.

Designed with attention to detail, APT products are aimed at reducing start-up costs, plant installation times, energy requirements and environmental impact.

APT’s processing plants and upgrade solutions enable the recovery of gold, diamond, tantalite, chromite and other minerals. APT’s plants are easy to run and are easily relocatable, allowing clients to move with their mineral resources.

Appropriate Process Technologies (APT) has perfected its washing and crushing equipment for a range of differently sized mining sectors.
The company's field assay laboratory is available in a number of different configurations, such as cyanide plant monitoring, base metal operations, gold mine grade control and assay.
The cyanidation tanks can be set-up for carbon-in-pulp (CIP), carbon-in-leach (CIL), or carousel operations.
APT’s range of upgrade solutions includes the GoldKonka Box, which is our smallest upgrader.
The processing capabilities of our washing plants can reach up to 250t an hour.

Washing,crushing and grinding plants

APT incorporates its washing, grinding and crushing equipment in its research and development facility and has perfected this machinery for both small and large-scale mining sectors.

These plants begin as startup or exploration modules with an initial hourly processing capacity of 3t, and can increase in size through to a processing capability of 250t an hour at various sizes within the bouquet.

Cyanidation plants

An industry first, APT’s TriTank is composed of six triangular sectors in one tank, as opposed to the conventional six-tank design.

The TriTank features an improved, simplified mixing profile, which eliminates the problems related to circular tank operations. These tanks have a wide range of applications and can be set-up for carbon-in-pulp (CIP), carbon-in-leach (CIL), or carousel operations with elution and electrowin options.

Upgrade solutions for mineral processing

APT’s range of upgrade solutions are mercury-free and can be bought individually or with its plants. With a a feedrate of 50kg/h, the GoldKonka Box is the company’s smallest upgrader.

Despite its size, this upgrader challenges the effectiveness of mercury and conventional shaking tables, and can be used with both APT’s exploration and artisanal development kits. The company also supplies shaking tables, including the 1,200kg/hr FLS-MT table, or intense leach systems for larger developments.

Field assay laboratories

The APT Field Assay Laboratory was created for larger mining developments, allowing exploration to be managed from start to finish at one convenient, modular and relocatable office laboratory.

The field laboratory is available in three different configurations, namely cyanide plant monitoring, base metal operations and gold mine grade control and assay.

Mineral test work services

APT also provides specialised mineral processing services through its preferred ISO 9001:2008 / SANAS certified laboratory, Peacocke & Simpson. After going through the initial testwork report, APT then establishes the best equipment to suit its client’s needs.

Crushing Plants

APT's hard rock range uses jaw crushers and fine grinders with additional processing and recovery modules added as required.


The APT TriTank eliminates the problems that arise with conventional tanks.

Field Assay Laboratory

The assay field laboratory is for larger mining developments, allowing the exploration to be managed from start to finish from one convenient, mobile office laboratory provided by APT.

Upgrade modules

APT provide upgrade modules, which are sold individually or as part of our plants.

Wash Plants

APT wash plants are designed to take clients from feed ore to final marketable product.

Mpokoto Gold Project, Katanga Province

The Mpokoto gold project is located approximately 250km west of the mining town of Kolwezi, within the Katanga Province, Democratic Republic of Congo, and approximately 25km from the Zambian border.

APT Wins Cassiterite Plant Order

Appropriate Process Technologies (APT) 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.

14 November 2014

Appropriate Process Technologies

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