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.

*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

October 16, 2014

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


Environmental Mining News


Global Mining Legislation


Small Scale Artisanal Gold Mining


Gold Mining Cyanide, Mercury Pollution


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Sitting on a gold mine: El Salvador dispute to be decided in D.C.

Somewhere trapped in the earth below Francisco Pineda’s feet are an estimated 1.4 million ounces of gold, and he wants the ore to remain there.
He doesn’t want an Australian mining company to extract the metal.
“What will happen with the water? To separate the gold and silver, they’ll use cyanide. This will either filter into the water table or go into the river,” said Pineda, a stocky agronomist and environmental activist.

Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/10/21/4251989_sitting-on-a-gold-mine.html?sp=/99/102/111/&rh=1#storylink=cpy

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

In Ghana’s Hinterlands, a Quest for Gold, with Lives on the Line

Gold mining puts money in the pockets of thousands in Ghana’s countryside. It also kills. Pit collapses claim the lives of the miners who delve deep into small-scale mines in search of bullion. But in Ghana’s poor, underdeveloped villages, people say there are few other ways to make money.
The rivers in Ghana’s Ashanti region run a sickly brown. The land is pockmarked with gashes carved into the earth by excavators, the air filled with the sound of mining equipment.
Small-scale mines are a common sight in Ghana’s gold-rich middle belt, where miners drop deep into the earth in search of bullion. They don’t always come back.

Mexican mine spill releases 11,000t of toxic material in rivers

Another mine spill has been reported in Mexico, which has poured around 11,000t of toxic material into the country's rivers.
The incident occurred at the Two Gentlemen's gold-silver mine in the northern Mexican state of Sinaloa, when waste pollutants leaked out into the Chupaderos stream that flows into the Baluarte River in Concordia town, reported Telesur Agenda citing local authorities.

Philippines: Include small miners, too

Empowerment is an important step if we truly want, as a nation, to fully embrace the benefits of a strong, intelligent and responsible small-scale mining sector. South Cotabato, for example, has a program called Minahang Bayanihan, which addresses various issues concerning the province’s small-scale mining industry, including health and sanitation, economic security and sharing scheme, etc.
As a result, South Cotabato topped Region 12’s revenue collection in 2013 after it generated P11.5 million from small-scale mining fees, according to a 2014 report from the Mines and Geosciences Bureau.
Most importantly, formalizing the industry will subject the small-scale miners to better government oversight and thus help address recurring issues such as mercury-use, child labor and occupational safety, among other concerns. Regulating the industry will also address the worsening environmental degradation in small-scale mining areas.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Guardians of the Amazon

The battle to defend Tres Islas against the negative impacts of increased mining began in 2010 (in the early years, Tres Islas residents themselves likely participated in small-scale mining activity). At the time, a public road cutting through Tres Islas had become a popular route for miners. An influx of new miners “not only destroyed the communal territory, but also brought an increase in bars and introduced child prostitution to the area,” Cachique says.

Protect the Environment

Extractive industries imperil everything that relies upon a clean environment: public health, fish and wildlife, and the global climate.

The scale of modern resource extraction is mind-boggling. Mines can be thousands of feet deep and miles across and visible from outer space; oil and gas wells are drilled from horizon to horizon.

The number and type of threats are extremely long-lasting; some of the projects we work on will need to be managed forever.

Earthworks focuses on the most significant threats to our most precious resources and fights to make sure that they are protected for future generations.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Mount Diwata: The Legacy of Mercury in a Poisoned Community

At the height of the Mt. Diwata gold boom, more than 100,000 people lived and worked in Diwalwal. Today, the town is home to an estimated 20,000 to 30,000 miners and their families, including thousands of children, who are constantly breathing mercury fumes and dust from the ore processing that goes on all around them.
Drainage from the mines courses through the streets of Diwalwal nonstop, carrying mercury, cyanide and other toxic chemicals into the Naboc and Agusan River. The Blacksmith Instituted cited the gross mercury and cyanide contamination of these rivers when it named Diwalwal one of the most polluted mining sites in the world.

Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi Aims To Eliminate Child Labor

These children have usually suffered trauma, psychological or physical abuse and sexual abuse. Often they have done very dangerous work, with dangerous substances and chemicals, working in tobacco fields where children risk nicotine poisoning, working in small-scale gold mining and using toxic mercury to extract gold from the ore. We have also documented the use of child labor in tanneries, in leather-making in Bangladesh. Children are dealing with a whole cocktail of toxic chemicals that are cancer-inducing. With tools and machines, you see children having all kinds of accidents and you have immediate health effects and disabilities that arise from this.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Another Toxic Mine Spill Is Reported in Mexico

Roughly 10,800 tons of toxic material from the “Two Gentlemen” mine in the northern Mexican state of Sinaloa leaked into the Chupaderos stream, which flows into the Baluarte River in the town of Concordia, local authorities reported Friday.
State and federal authorities have taken emergency measures to prevent wastes pollutants from contaminating ground water and affecting inhabitants of the region.
According to officials a retention dam was breached at the mine which primarily extracts gold and silver.

Venezuela: Demoting the environment

The 30,000 km2 (12,000 sq. mi) park containing unique natural monuments is being destroyed by mining. Hundreds of settling ponds used in gold mining are operating in all impunity there.

Equally noteworthy is the intervention in the Imataca Forest Reserve, a legally protected area in Bolívar state occupying an area of 3.8 million hectares, created in 1961 with the purpose of protecting humid tropical forest for the specific use of wood production. Decree 3110 approved by the Chávez government in September 2004 permits small-, medium- and large-scale mining, with large mining concessions being allocated to Chinese consortia.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Industry: Artisanal Mining

In the Manica District of Mozambique, more than 10,000 people are directly and indirectly involved in artisanal (small-scale) gold mining activities (garimpagem) as their main source of income. Most of “garimpeiros” (artisanal miners) use mercury to extract gold form the mineral ore; the amalgation process recovers very little of that mercury, which pollutes the nearby environment. The majority of the mercury used pollutes local waterways and soil as well as threatens the livelihood of plant and animal species in the area. Mercury amalgamation results in the discharge of an estimated 1000 tons of mercury per annum, representing about 30 percent of the world’s anthropogenic mercury releases.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Unhealthy mercury levels found in 25 percent of U.S. streams

“Understanding the source of mercury, and how mercury is transported and transformed within stream ecosystems, can help water resource managers identify which watersheds are most vulnerable to mercury contamination. They can then prioritize monitoring and management actions,” said William Werkheiser, USGS associate director for water.
Some of the highest fish mercury levels were found in southeastern U.S. streams draining forested watersheds containing abundant wetlands.