Feburary 20 2014

Aladdin pilot system ready for testing before shipment.

The Company will be making qualification test runs on the Aladdin system at the vendor's plant within the next three weeks. This system allows the Company to perform detailed system and component evaluation studies and will allow for bulk testing and client demonstrations of the technology while training Company personnel for future commercial operations.

Haber qualities

*No Harmful Chemicals *Higher Yields *Less Expensive *Faster Production *Less Water Usage *Less Electricity*

* Traditional gold mining costs approximately $1100-$1200 per oz......The HABER GOLD PROCESS....approximately $500 per oz

For Serious Inquiry On Aladdin Green Gold Processing or EMP Call 1-781-643-2727

Haber enters $50 million dollar deal

October 16, 2014

Haber, Inc. Enters into a $50 Million Dollar Joint Venture Agreement with Rosewood of Northern California


http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20141016005115/en/Haber-Enters-50-Million-Dollar-Joint-Venture#.VD_xKxYfRul

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Indigenous communities 'among the very few best protectors' of Peruvian Amazon

Small-scale gold mining often involves the use of mercury, a neurotoxin, to separate ore from substrate. In 2011 alone, nearly 1,400 tons of mercury was used for gold mining, making it the world’s largest source of environmental mercury pollution. Oil and natural gas extraction, too, often releases dangerously high levels of heavy metals into rivers, according to the report. 

And the roads that these industries build, while a boon for commerce, tend to perpetuate a cycle of forest destruction. “A huge impact of the roads is the migration it causes,” said Robert Guimaraes, vice president of FECONAU, an indigenous federation in Ucayali in the report. “With them comes a cocktail of problems: illegal logging, coca cultivation and illegal mining.” 
http://news.mongabay.com/2014/1212-gfrn-cannon-indigenous-groups-forest-protection.html

The Minamata Convention on Mercury: Contents, Guidance, and Resources

Mercury moves around the world in three key ways. First, it is actively traded as a global commodity, often for uses like artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) in the developing world, where substantial mercury releases into the environment are routine. Second, airborne mercury, from burning coal for instance, can travel great distances before being deposited in waterways. Mercury released in Asia, for example, can circle the globe and enter American lakes and rivers. Third, once mercury enters a waterway, the natural bacteria can absorb it and convert it to a more toxic form: methyl mercury. Methyl mercury then enters the food chain through fish -- and the fish we eat comes from all over the world. Stopping mercury pollution in the United States isn't enough to protect ourselves and future generations. Mercury pollution is a global problem that needs a global solution.
http://www.nrdc.org/international/ftoxic.asp

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

How the Nobel Committee Could Help Fight Conflict Gold

Jewelers are increasingly careful about the origins of their gold for two main reasons. The first is the link between gold and armed conflict.  Since 1998, a war in eastern Congo fueled by gold mining has claimed more than 5 million lives. The contribution of gold to the conflict is so substantial that a new U.S. law, which went into effect this year, requires some publicly traded U.S. companies to disclose whether the gold in their products could have contributed to the war.

The other reason is that gold mining is plagued by serious labor and environmental abuses. Industrial gold mining creates 20 tons of toxic waste for every gold ring. Artisanal, or small-scale, gold mining is the leading cause of global mercury pollution, and it relies heavily on child labor. Globally an estimated 600,000 children mine for gold in dangerous, slave-like conditions.
http://www.brilliantearth.com/news/how-the-nobel-committee-could-help-fight-conflict-gold/

Amazon Forest Protection By Locals Most Effective

“We used to fish in the River Puquiri, but it’s not a river anymore due to the tailings and sediment,” said an indigenous leader from Madre de Dios. “The miners work there now and there’s no fish. It’s all mud.” ]
Small-scale gold mining often involves the use of mercury, a neurotoxin, to separate ore from substrate. In 2011 alone, nearly 1,400 tons of mercury was used for gold mining, making it the world’s largest source of environmental mercury pollution. Oil and natural gas extraction, too, often releases dangerously high levels of heavy metals into rivers, according to the report.
http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/1143490-amazon-forest-protection-by-locals-most-effective/

Monday, December 15, 2014

Ban all Toxic Mineral and Gold Mining Exploration on the Dorrigo Plateau in New South Wales

potential irreversible environmental degradation and pollution of waterways due to the inability to prevent toxic runoff entering them during high rainfall events. Blicks River, the site of the latest exploration licence, is one of the largest tributaries of the Nymboida River, which provides water to the Coffs-Clarence regional supply system, on which more than 80,000 people rely. It is mooted that gold is the most likely mineral at the site and may require open-cut techniques and the use of cyanide in the separation process - which may have the potential to destroy one of the most pristine water supplies in Australia.
https://www.change.org/p/water-more-precious-than-gold-a-petition-to-nsw-parliament-to-ban-all-toxic-mineral-and-gold-mining-exploration-on-the-dorrigo-plateau?recruiter=1227387&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=autopublish&utm_term=des-lg-share_petition-reason_msg 

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Bizzare Romanian Village Covered by Toxic Lake

As of now, there are still 20 people who live around the toxic area with no public infrastructure or doctors or schools.
According to Where Cool Things Happen, the village was sacrificed so that an artificial lake could take its place. The beautiful village then served as a "catch-basin" where the contaminated water, full of cyanide and other chemicals, flows in. All that remains today are some houses, a church tower and Geamana cemetery that is flooded with red water.
ZME Science cited that there might be a second Geamana disaster, as another mining project is being planned within the area.
http://www.chinatopix.com/articles/27590/20141213/bizzare-village-romania-covered-toxic-lake.htm

EMA decries pollution by Midlands miners


EMA provincial manager, Onesimo Bhasera told NewZimbabwe.com that more than 1,000 miners in the Midlands were among the biggest culprits when it comes to polluting the environment.
Apart from discharging harmful substances like cyanide and mercury into water bodies, the miners were also engaging in activities that degraded the environment.
http://www.newzimbabwe.com/news-19424-Midlands+miners+cause+environmental+havoc/news.aspx

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Latin Americans pay price for corporate environmental destruction

The results in Latin America of such poor corporate behaviour are environmental damage, overuse of water resources, increasingly high carbon emissions and often hardship for indigenous communities. But most developing-world governments are not capable of forcing corporations to be more respectful of the environment and climate. And nor, back in Europe, are corporations held accountable for what they do in developing countries.
https://www.opendemocracy.net/opensecurity/nick-fillmore/latin-americans-pay-price-for-corporate-environmental-destruction

Why is Artisanal Gold Mining Dangerous?

When people think of gold mining, they may likely remember quaint images of people panning for gold sediment by a flowing river, similar to what American settlers did in California during the mid-19th century. Gold mining methods have advanced considerably since then, and even in smaller operations that cannot afford large machinery, amateurs have turned to cheap chemical compounds to help them isolate gold from other minerals. These methods, known as artisanal gold mining, can pose dangers to both miners and the environment, depending on what chemical compounds are used. Among the most common substances is mercury.
http://www.greyhoundchrom.com/blog/310-why-is-artisanal-gold-mining-dangerous.aspx

Galamsey Film Screened: “I hope Ghanaians act now to save our rivers”- Filmmaker

Documentary specialist and journalist Edem Srem says his reason for partnering with Gifty Andoh Appiah to document the dissipating waters of the country would have been served should Ghanaians of any standing begin to act to fend of rascals polluting the various water bodies with lead, cyanide and mercury in the quest of discovering gold nuggets.
http://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/NewsArchive/artikel.php?ID=338871

Award winning documentary on illegal mining premieres

Trading Ghana’s Water for Gold, a very alarming documentary on the pollution resulting from small-scale alluvial mining in Ghana, premiered at the British Council in Accra on Wednesday.
 The documentary is the work of Edem Srem and Gifty Andoh Appiah, and won the award for Environmental and Sanitation Report of the year at the last Ghana Journalists’ Association awards. It was chosen as the best entry of this year’s Accra Environmental Film Festival.
http://www.spyghana.com/award-winning-documentary-illegal-mining-premieres/

Human exposure to mercury in artisanal small-scale gold mining areas of Kedougou region, Senegal, as a function of occupational activity and fish consumption

We investigated mercury (Hg) exposure of food web and humans in the region of Kedougou, Senegal, where Hg is used for gold amalgamation in artisanal small-scale gold mining (ASGM). For this purpose, total mercury (THg) concentration was determined in eight fish species and two shellfish species from Gambia River and in human hair from 111 volunteers of different age and sex, living in urban locations (Kedougou and Samekouta) or in ASGM areas (Tinkoto and Bantako).
http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11356-014-3913-5