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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Saturday, January 31, 2015

A New Threat for Tropical Forests

“The footprint [of gold-mining] is much bigger than just the area of forest that’s lost,” Aide adds. To get at gold in the lowlands, the forest is razed to make way for mining pits, roadways, and miner settlements. Miners then blast away the surface soil, with what is essentially a big fire hose, and process the run-off with harsh chemicals to extract gold from the slurry.
“A lot of this is happening around or within protected areas in the tropical lowland forest,” Aide says. And those chemicals spread far beyond the mining sites through waterways and the air, polluting one of the world's most biologically rich regions. It takes much longer for a forest to regenerate after mining activities than it would from other anthropogenic uses.
http://www.psmag.com/nature-and-technology/gold-mining-wiping-out-south-american-forests

Illegal gold mining threatens water sources in Tanga

Illegal gold mining activities are going on at various water sources in the district, the practice that not only caused destruction to the environment, but also health risks as the miners used toxic mercury.
Dr Stanley Lyimo from Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH) said exposure to even small amounts of toxic mercury leads to serious health problems. “Mercury affects the nervous, digestive and immune systems, lungs, kidneys, skin and eyes.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Ghana: Residents in Wa concerned about water pollution

The residents feared that the Black Volta River, which serves as the intake point for the Wa Water Project, would be polluted with cyanide and mercury substances should illegal mining be allowed to continue at banks of the river, which could pose a health risk to consumers.They also raised concerns that the river could silt-up and affect the water level, thereby defeating the objectives of the project.
http://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/regional/artikel.php?ID=344583

Ghana: 'Enforce laws on use of mercury for mining’

The Director of Environment at the Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, Mr Fredua Agyeman, has called for the enforcement of laws that criminalise the activities of miners who use mercury in their work.
He expressed optimism that when enforced, the devastating effects of mercury on humans such as damage to the central nervous system, thyroid glands, kidneys, lungs, immune system, eyes, gum and skin as well as neurological and behavioural disorders would be minimised.
http://graphic.com.gh/news/general-news/37813-enforce-laws-on-use-of-mercury-for-mining.html

Ghana: The Time Is Rife To Prioritize Public Safety

Largely in the African region, work related threats to human health and life are becoming increasingly evident. A study of workers in gold mining in an east African country reported abnormally high concentrations of total mercury in the urine samples of miners exposed to mercury vapour during burning of gold-mercury amalgams. In the same country, there were injury rates between 10 and 18 per 1000 workers in mining, building and construction industries.
http://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/NewsArchive/artikel.php?ID=344616

Thursday, January 29, 2015

1 Million Citizens Working in Traditional Mining in Sudan

The minister noted that the traditional mining is practiced by nearly 30 million miners worldwide and one million miners in Sudan using traditional machineries; however in the recent period they got advanced and introduced modern machineries.
He stressed the state care about this vital sector which produces 85 percent of the volume of the country’s produce of gold. He said the state is working on organising this sector and legalizing working in it along with its responsibilities related to health and safety.
El-Karouri said the Ministry’s plan is to seek means for curbing the misuse of mercury calling on the miners to stick to the measures of safety and environment safety as the first beneficiary is the traditional miner for his contribution in developing the local community.
http://news.sudanvisiondaily.com/details.html?rsnpid=245576

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Developing Nations Write Hopeful New Chapters in a Toxic Legacy

Experts note that local sources of pollution – particularly heavy metals like mercury and arsenic – are often very mobile and can have health impacts thousands of kilometres away.
“Mercury from unsafe artisanal gold mining and coal plants travels the globe and is found in our fish which, e.g., we eat as sushi in London,” Robinson said. “DDT (dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane) is found in the body fat of the inhabitants of Greenland, though there was never agriculture in Greenland.

Dominican activists decry mining projects as ‘new form of colonialism’

If the beauty and clean water of Loma Miranda is the before of mining projects in the Dominican Republic, Cotui, a town just an hour away in the Sánchez Ramírez province, is the after.
A red-tinged and shrunken waterway welcomes visitors to Cotuí. It once supplied fresh water to residents. “The animals already knew,” said Mayobanex Arias, a rancher walking his cattle across a bridge over the river. “They would test the water, then not drink it.” 

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Argonne/EPA system captures mercury from air in gold shops

In any given year, workers in artisanal and small-scale gold mining shops in remote locales like Brazil and Peru release an estimated 700 tons of airborne mercury from their rooftops.
Collectively, these shops purify nearly 20 percent of the world’s gold supply before it is shaped and sold in stores. Through a generations-old process, small-scale miners use hand tools and chemicals to extract gold from the ground. Miners use mercury as an easy way to extract gold pieces during the sifting process, which separates out dirt and other materials. The resulting gold and mercury mixture is then brought to shops that separate this harmful chemical from the gold.

Gold without the guilt

“Producing enough gold for a single wedding band generates on average 20 tons of mining waste, much of it contaminated with toxic chemicals like lead, mercury, arsenic, or cyanide,” explained Payal Sampat who heads the No Dirty Gold campaign  at international nonprofit Earthworks. “There is a significant overlap between some of the most bio-diverse regions and the places where gold mining is either going on or proposed,” she added.
http://www.dw.de/gold-without-the-guilt/a-18216444

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Mercury usage in Ghana to be banned

The discussion is to enable policy makers, researchers, practitioners and civil society organizations discuss issues of mercury usage in Ghana and agree on the way forward to implement the Convention in Ghana.
It is also aimed at raising awareness among stakeholders and finding strategies to help reduce or find alternatives to mercury use and the possible elimination of mercury and mercury products

Convention calls on ban on usage of mercury

The Global Environment Facility Small Grants Programme (GEF/SGP) in collaboration with the Ecological Restoration and the International POPS Elimination Network (IPEN) has held a round table discussion on the Minamata Convention on the use of mercury.

The discussion is to enable policy makers, researchers, practitioners and civil society organizations discuss issues of mercury usage in Ghana and agree on the way forward to implement the Convention in Ghana.
http://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/regional/artikel.php?ID=343816