Mining Week in Review: frequently asked questions


As mining equipment engineers and suppliers, we often get asked various questions relating to our mining equipment as well as common themes or misconceptions within the mining industry as a whole. We often answer these questions on our social media pages, namely Instagram and Facebook, but incase you missed it here is the past mining week in review! mining questions

Q: “What recovery can I obtain using your plants and/or processing equipment?” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

A: How well a particular ore responds to gravity recovery is entirely dependent on it’s metallurgical properties. We recommend carrying out prior mineral testwork through our associated laboratory, Peacocke and Simpson, before deciding on a plant process design as recoveries can vary greatly. The ore dictates the terms, and will determine the exact flow of equipment required to obtain the best possible recovery. Visit the Mineral Testwork page on our website here to find out more. 

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Q: We’re often asked to send a full catalogue and price-list for all our gravity recovery plants. Why is this not possible? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ A: APT currently offers over 100 different combinations of machines/plants to suit your particular ore and testwork parameters. Hence we prefer you give us detailed information at the time of enquiry. We will then be able to select the most relevant solution for your needs and quote accordingly. 


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