TT20 Small Scale Cyanidation Plant: on a mine site with APT


Here we are taking you on a quick walk and talk through of the location of our latest 1.5tph small scale cyanidation plant installation. Positioned near a historical stamp mill, the plant will be processing dump material through a mill and TT20 cyanidation circuit. [embed][/embed]

The APT TriTank was designed several years ago and adopted an unconventional approach starting with its triangular design. This results in more ideal mixing leading to superior solid suspension and gold dissolution and higher dissolved oxygen levels. The well-sealed motor design ensures oil spillages into slurry are minimized and thus metallurgical performance is enhanced. The design also uses a smaller land footprint and less construction materials. The Tritank can be relocated to multiple sites, reducing "mine-to-process" transport costs. 

These tanks have a wide range of applications and can be setup for Carbon-In-Pulp (CIP), Carbon-In-Leach (CIL), or Carousel operation. The mixing profile is so much better in tests and in practice, that the design has completely eliminated the need for baffles which present a large amount of hassles in circular tank operation. 

True to APT's style, the TT20 has a host of benefits in keeping with the larger scale TriTank cyanidation modules. Below are some of these benefits:

Indeed, there is nowhere to put them. The mixing mechanism results in more rapid leach kinetics for a smaller plant or a higher throughput.

This allows pulp flow to be directed from any sector to any sector, even from stage 1 to 6, without long launders. This allows any sector to be taken offline for maintenance, or the plant to be operated in carousel mode.

What is conventionally achieved through 6 separate, large tanks is now achieved through one tank sectorialized into 6 compartments.

The hexagon shape results in 27% less footprint than 6 circular tanks of equivalent volume (1/1 H/D ratio). This impacts ground space but also on foundations, bunds, decking, cable runs & pipe runs, & more.

To find out more about the TriTank or APT's range of modular mining equipment, please contact us here or email us on and we will get back to you shortly.