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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Friday, March 6, 2015

Artisanal Mining: “Many Stakeholders, But No Winners”

In Colombia, it is estimated that illegal or informal miners are responsible for mining more than 80 percent of the gold produced in the country. Local sources believe that about 300,000 miners and their families are at high risk because of the dangerous conditions in which they work. For example, artisanal and small-scale miners can only purchase explosives from the military. “So they have to buy on the black market, or they build an explosive that is called ‘polvo loco.’ (That means crazy dust in English),” said Duque. The miners use mercury to capture the gold from the ore with their hands. Needless to say, mercury is highly toxic. Whole families are often involved, and child labor is not uncommon in many operations. Workers who are injured and unable to work lose their income entirely, leaving their families without money to buy food and other basic necessities.
http://www.triplepundit.com/2015/03/artisanal-mining-many-stakeholders-no-winners/

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Zimbabwe: Shurugwi's Pits of Death and Despair

It all began on October 28, 2013 when her nine-year-old daughter, Asa, disappeared soon after lunch only to be found dead in one of the many abandoned mining pits. The pits were operated by mining giant Zimasco. Weeping uncontrollably, Nyepesai narrates a heart-rending tale of despair, sadness and bitterness towards mining companies that exploit resources from communal areas.
http://allafrica.com/stories/201503050187.html

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Fairtrade Gold

Fairtrade Gold and Precious Metals (Fairtrade Gold) is an initiative that aims to support artisanal and small-scale miners (ASM) and the communities they live in. ASM mining takes place in remote areas and usually involves poor and vulnerable people – including women and children- and is renowned for severe pollution and harsh working conditions.
http://shapingsustainablemarkets.iied.org/fairtrade-gold

PHOTO BY @EDKASHI MEN WORKING IN ARTISANAL GOLD MINING, WITH TOXIC LEAD

Photo by @edkashi Men working in artisanal gold mining, with toxic lead dust and the use of mercury, have led to major health problems in communities like this one, in Bagega, Nigeria on April 10, 2013. Lead poisoning linked to informal mining has killed over 400 children under five years old since March 2010, according to the United Nations, and left Zamfara Province with the highest incidence of lead poisoning in the world.
http://exploregram.com/photo-by-edkashi-men-working-in-artisanal-gold-mining-with-toxic-lead-2/

Korea: Clean Water Costs Dumped on Public

A gold mine was built around Changdu near Hoeryong, and the water coming from there has severely polluted the Hoeryong Stream, a source from North Hamkyung Province said on Tuesday. Theyre using potassium cyanide in the process of digging up gold, which flows into Hoeryong stream and gives those ingesting the water from there severe stomach aches and/or diarrhea.   
Potassium cyanide is highly toxic and mostly used in the North to lay traps for pheasants or rabbits, according to the source. The state, however, indiscriminately employs the chemical in the mining sector to remove iron, zinc, and other impurities from the gold.

Sudan: Northern Sudanese Protest Against Use of Toxic Substances

In May last year, Dabanga reported about an unusually high rate of cancer cases in the area of Wadi Halfa, near the Sudanese-Egyptian border.
A resident from the area attributed the problem to the use of cyanide by gold exploration companies in northern Sudan.
"Cyanide spreads through the air, and can reach places over a distance of 150km. This has caused the large increase of cancer cases, and the pollution of the water and the air, with the result that birds are dropping dead, and large numbers of dead fishes are now floating on the Nile," he said.
Three weeks ago, people in Wadi Halfa reported the mass death of fish in Lake Nasser.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Mineral discovery: A blessing or curse for the community?

Villagers in Mashayamvura Village along Tengwe River said there had been an upsurge of “mysterious” illness and they suspected that it was caused by drinking contaminated water from the river.
“Many children are falling sick in this area. Even adults are being diagnosed with severe stomach pain and we strongly suspect that it is because of the drinking water,” said Enock Muwonde, a villager in the area.
A nurse at a local Chinhere Clinic said they have also witnessed an upsurge on water borne and skin diseases.
“There are many cases of people coming at the clinic complaining of water borne and skin diseases and our tests show that they have been drinking in contaminated river,” she said.
The communities where minerals have been discovered have also blamed the mining companies for polluting rivers in the area they operate.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Tanzania: Environment agency fines Bulyanhulu Gold Mine after toxic water from mine flow to nearby residences

Confirming this over the weekend, NEMC said the ultimatum was given after its team of experts proved that the mine was polluting the environment, specifically water, by pouring toxic chemicals into water sources.
 
According to NEMC, the mine’s two ponds got burst following last month’s heavy rains. Since the ponds stopped working, it said, toxic water from the mine had been flowing to areas close to people’s residences, contrary to environmental laws.

Inpres sought to mend serious damage in Batanghari River

Some 3,000 people are estimated to have been involved in the activities, operating about 300 excavators every day. Most of them reportedly operate illegally.

The use of mercury in the mining process was also endangering water quality, Ali said, as downstream there was a dam in Dharmasraya regency which irrigated over 20,000 hectares of agricultural fields. 

The local tap water company also uses the river as a water source while local fishermen breed fish in keramba (fish cages) placed in the river. 
http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2015/03/02/inpres-sought-mend-serious-damage-batanghari-river.html

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Ecological gold from Mongolia: Artisanal miners obtain Fairmined Certification

Fairmined Certification was created by the Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM), a non-profit organization globally recognized as a leader and pioneer of responsible artisanal and small-scale mining. Fairmined Gold means assurance for miners, the industry and consumers. The gold can be traced from mine to market. By buying Fairmined gold, businesses and individuals contribute to positive change through social development and environmental management in mining communities like XAMODX, giving everyone a source of gold to be proud of.
http://www.prokaivos.fi/2015/02/27/ecological-gold-from-mongolia-artisanal-miners-obtain-fairmined-certification/

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Uneven benefits, unequal burden: Women and extractive industries

For women working within artisanal and small scale mining (at least 1,154 in Tanzania alone), women often work processing minerals with hazardous chemicals. Women also often respond to demand for increased prostitution around the mine sites due to the increased cash economy and distance of miners from their families.
http://politicsofpoverty.oxfamamerica.org/2015/02/uneven-benefits-unequal-burden-women-and-extractive-industries/

Ratification of Minamata convention vital to curbing harm from mercury

A huge amount of mercury has been used at small-scale gold mining sites in developing countries around the world. Mercury is used as a solvent to extract gold from ore, and rampant health damage has been reported among about 10 million workers at the mining sites.
An enormous volume of mercury is also discharged into the air at the sites.
Japan and other industrialized nations must offer technical assistance to help reduce the presence of mercury in developing countries. Fostering industries to replace gold mining is also necessary.