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


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

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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Hoover & Strong to Stock Fairmined Gold in January

"This is an exciting and much needed development in increasing jeweler and consumer access to Fairmined gold. In the pilot phase customers had to pre-pay and wait for group purchases of Fairmined gold, with the new model customers will be able to simply call Hoover & Strong and place their order," said Christina Miller of Ethical Metalsmiths.
Through sourcing Fairmined gold any jeweler can help transform mining into an active force for good. "By buying Fairmined gold you help us to improve our methods, protect the environment and improve our performance in social responsibility," said Rosa Reyes of AURELSA Peru.
http://www.diamonds.net/News/NewsItem.aspx?ArticleID=48352&ArticleTitle=Hoover+%26+Strong+to+Stock+Fairmined+Gold+in+January

Guiana Shield Threatened by Gold Mining

“We assume that the increase in global gold price in reaction to the financial crisis has been an underlying factor [of mining expansion],” Wielaard told mongabay.com. “Some observers I talked to speculate that an increase of Brazilian [prospectors] fleeing poverty and strict law enforcement against illegal mining in other parts of Brazil and Maroons in Suriname and French Guiana are seizing opportunities to employ them to get the gold out, coinciding with increased availability of (smuggled) mercury, might be a cause, or an effect.” 
http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/1039517-guiana-shield-threatened-by-gold-mining/

Artisanal and small-scale mining: protecting those ‘doing the dirty work’

Informal labour is a defining characteristic of artisanal and small-scale
mining (ASM), and is seen as an underlying cause of many social and
economic challenges facing the sector. Approaches to formalising ASM
mostly consider it a poverty-driven subsistence activity and take legalistic
approaches, emphasising the need to recognise local people’s property
claims. But these policy responses can misunderstand the complex and
multi-tiered labour structure that exists within informal ASM. More inclusive
formalisation policies are needed — policies that particularly seek to
understand and improve the position of ASM’s large, mobile and often
marginalised workforce. Using empirical evidence from the Philippines, we
identify the opportunities and challenges posed by a more inclusive
approach to formalising ASM, and recommend potential policy responses.
http://pubs.iied.org/pdfs/17262IIED.pdf?

Consumer protection agency backs Peru miners vs environment watchdog

The agency has carried out 5,517 inspections of mining, energy, fishing and manufacturing companies over the past six years. Last year, OEFA fined 37 miners, including Canada's Barrick Gold, Pan American Silver and Bear Creek Mining, as well as Peruvian miners Volcan, Mitsui unit Santa Luisa, Minera Condestable and Catalina Huanca, a total of 1.13mn soles for environmental infractions.
OEFA earlier this year fined miners, including Glencore and Volcan, for excessive mineral emissions and halted operations in March at Chinalco's recently inaugurated US$3.5bn Toromocho copper mine due to a tailings leak. The sanctions, part of a total of 941 fines since 2008, have been called excessive by the mining society (SNMPE).
http://www.bnamericas.com/news/mining/consumer-protection-agency-backs-peru-miners-vs-environment-agency

Global Trends in Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining: What do these mean for Mongolia?

Internationally, the formalisation of the ASM sector and management and eventual eradication of mercury remain subjects of continued focus. Ongoing and recent legal and policy work in China, DRC, Mozambique, Colombia, and Peru, as examples, all present opportunities for shared experiences, both good and bad, with Mongolian counterparts on good governance of the ASM sector. A huge leap forward for mandating the intensification of efforts to formalise ASM occurred on October 10th 2013 when the Minimata Convention was adopted and opened for signature in Kumamoto, Japan. Today, 100 countries, including Mongolia, have signed; the first ratification was by the USA on 6th November, 2013.[12]  This convention includes provisions to control and, where feasible, reduce mercury emissions, including from the informal ASM sector. It was SDC’s experience which convinced participating governments at the 3rd Intergovernmental Negotiation Committee (INC) meeting about the pivotal role of formalisation in eliminating mercury.
http://www.estellelevin.com/global-trends-in-artisanal-and-small-scale-mining-what-do-these-mean-for-mongolia/

Friday, October 24, 2014

ScienceShot: Gold Mining and the Damage Wrought

Today, gold mining gobbles up an average of 6145 hectares of rainforest per year in Madre de Dios—more than three times the rate before the 2008 financial crisis drove up the demand for gold. And as another paper in PNAS this week shows, it’s nearly impossible to clean up after gold mining: Mercury pollution from the 19th century California gold rush will likely persist in the environment for more than 10,000 years.
http://news.sciencemag.org/earth/2013/10/scienceshot-gold-mining-and-damage-wrought

Fairtrade Gold Launches in Switzerland

Fairtrade International stated that approximately 70 percent of gold refining takes place in Switzerland. The first Fairtrade gold jewelry collections by Max Havelaar Switzerland are being offered by Coop City and Christ Uhren & Schmuck, both parts of the Coop Group. The gold has been mined by Fairtrade gold mine Sotrami, which is located in southern Peru.
Fairtrade gold was developed to improve the welfare of people who operate small-scale gold mining projects, while empowering safer working conditions, offering  fair market access to distribute and ensuring environmental protection from mining and transparency in trading.
http://www.diamonds.net/News/NewsItem.aspx?ArticleID=48342&ArticleTitle=Fairtrade+Gold+Launches+in+Switzerland+

Urgent need to address pollution caused to Metepona River

There is an urgent need to address the pollution caused to Metepona River on North Guadalcanal by the mine operations at Gold Ridge on Central Guadalcanal.
North Guadalcanal Chief, Benedict Garimane said the new Government, formed after the November 19 National Elections, a new Gold Ridge Investor, the Kolobisi Landowners Association, and the Guadalcanal Provincial Government should seriously address the dangerous impacts on Metepona River and the villagers.

He said the villagers depend on the river for washing, cooking their meals and protein.
http://www.solomonstarnews.com/news/national/4674-urgent-need-to-address-pollution-caused-to-metepona-river

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Gold mining expanding rapidly along Guiana Shield, threatening forests, water, wildlife

Gold mining is on the rise in the Guiana Shield, a geographic region of South America that holds one of the world’s largest undisturbed tract of rainforest. Mining is a key driver of forest cover change, and while deforestation rates from mining remain lower overall in the Guiana Shield than in some other areas in South America, this region, with its unique biodiversity and expansive areas of connected forests, is certainly a place to watch.........................................

“Some observers I talked to speculate that an increase of Brazilian [prospectors] fleeing poverty and strict law enforcement against illegal mining in other parts of Brazil and Maroons in Suriname and French Guiana are seizing opportunities to employ them to get the gold out, coinciding with increased availability of (smuggled) mercury, might be a cause, or an effect.”

Dangerous Fish! - All Stream Caught Fish is Dangerous to Pregnant Women and Children

A new study released by the U.S. Geological Survey found that every fish sampled from 300 streams nationwide contained toxic traces of mercury. The highest mercury levels were found in remote blackwater streams along the coast of the Carolinas, Georgia, Florida and Louisiana. Mercury was also high in fish near gold mining areas, in areas across the West, and in the North Fork of the Edisto River in South Carolina. No Fish can escape mercury pollution according to the study.
http://www.vitalchild.com/1vc/Featured/Featured_Articles/Dangerous_Fish!_-_All_Stream_Caught_Fish_is_Dangerous_to_Pregnant_Women_and_Children/ 

Harvard Professor Ricardo Hausmann: The Procurement Goldmine

Gold is rare. More than 99.9% of the Earth’s crust is composed of oxides of silicon, aluminum, calcium, magnesium, sodium, iron, potassium, titanium, and phosphorus. So, for most of human history, people have become quite excited when they have discovered gold. Despite the serious environmental consequences of gold mining, including mercury and cyanide pollution and the devastation of landscapes, humanity has not given up the search – and seems unlikely to do so any time soon.............................................
But, in pursuing such a path, governments must remember that mining is a potentially dangerous industry that must be approached with care. To this end, they could begin by applying, say, 5% of their procurement budgets to nurture urgently needed solutions in areas with potentially large global markets. After all, anything that is worth doing is worth doing better.
http://jewishbusinessnews.com/2014/10/13/harvard-professor-ricardo-hausmann-the-procurement-goldmine/

THE LIFE OF AN ARTISANAL MINER AND IMPACT OF FAIRTRADE GOLD

Before the Fairtrade Gold project, we were mining and crushing rocks the traditional way which is time consuming, risky and labour intensive. With Fairtrade, our eyes are now open to take up small scale mining as a serious business venture. We are now working with greater precaution and adapting appropriate technology that enables us crush several tons of rock in few hours leading to increased returns. We are also more sensitized on issues of mercury and prevention of child labour in our mine and the surrounding community.
http://www.fairtradeafrica.net/news/the-life-of-an-artisanal-miner-and-impact-of-fairtrade-gold/