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, November 28, 2014

Ghana: Licensing and regulatory authorities must bear the blame

Despite the disparities in knowledge of the distinction between small scale mining and illegal mining, small scale mining has become synonymous with ‘galamsey’ (artisanal gold mining in Ghana) due to the way they both go about with their work.  ‘Galamsey’ is the term used to describe the aspect of mining that is not licensed, regulated or supervised by any authority in Ghana.
This study which was conducted in the Denkyira, Nsutam and Osino townships where there are heavy presences of small scale miners.
A scan through the communities and the environments of these areas, showed that the Offin and Birem rivers, the main sources of water for household chores and other activities by the inhabitants, which flow through the areas, are heavily polluted through the activities of both small scale and galamsey gold miners. Some mining sites have also turned into ‘deserts’ as the vegetation cover in those areas has been removed.
http://www.spyghana.com/licensing-regulatory-authorities-must-bear-blame/

Gold rush an ecological disaster for Peruvian Amazon

Illegal mines dump an estimated 30 to 40 tons of mercury into the region's rivers every year, contaminating them and their fish, according to the Peruvian government.

A Stanford University study found that the region's indigenous people had up to five times the internationally accepted level of mercury in their bodies.

"It's an extraction economy here. People survive on what they remove from nature," said Eduardo Salhuana, the head of the Madre de Dios Miners' Federation.
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/international/world-news/gold-rush-an-ecological-disaster-for-peruvian-amazon/articleshow/45304541.cms

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Paeroa drinking water fears

Anti-mining activists have the backing of a retired Waikato University Professor who believes mining operations in the Karangahake Gorge would lead to contamination of the area's drinking water.
Around 80 people marched to the Hauraki District Council offices in Paeroa yesterday to oppose plans that allow New Talisman Gold Mines Ltd to reopen mines without public consultation.
http://www.sunlive.co.nz/news/88016-paeroa-drinking-water-fears.html 

Tiffany CEO Turning to Environmental Activism Upon Retirement

Tiffany & Co. chairman and CEO Michael J. Kowalski plans to become an environmental activist when he retires next year, according to a New York Times report. 
The longtime exec “will seek to push the green agenda to the forefront of the luxury industry discussion,” the article said.
Under Kowalski, the retailer has been surprisingly public in its opposition to the proposed Pebble gold and copper mine in Alaska’s Bristol Bay. Kowalski considers the Environmental Protection Agency’s move to block the mine one of his “most satisfying moments” of the past year, according to the Times.
Kowalski will retire on March 1, 2015, and be replaced by current president Frederic Cumenal.
http://www.jckonline.com/2014/11/26/tiffany-ceo-turning-to-environmental-activism-upon-retirement

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

GÜLEN MOVEMENT-LINKED BUSINESSMAN ACCUSED IN CYANIDE DUMP INCIDENT

Five-hundred tons of cyanide-containing waste from the highly disputed Ovacık gold mine was discharged into a small stream in the Bergama district in the western Turkish province of İzmir. The mine is operated by Koza İpek Holding, one of the largest conglomerates in Turkey and run by Akın İpek, a businessman who acquired the mine in 2005 and known for his close ties with the controversial Gülen Movement.
http://www.dailysabah.com/nation/2014/11/26/cyanide-containing-waste-discharged-from-kozas-ovacik-mine

Peru crackdown on illegal gold leads to new smuggling routes


Nearly all of Bolivia's exported gold was shipped to the United States, government data shows.
Peruvian President Ollanta Humala launched a clampdown late last year to tackle a decade-long boom in wildcat gold mining that has destroyed swathes of Peru's Amazon forest and laced its rivers with mercury.
But the proliferation of smugglers' routes into Bolivia shows how difficult it is to eradicate illegal mining without better coordination across frontiers.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/11/25/us-peru-gold-idUSKCN0J90E720141125

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Jewellery Industry Takes Steps to Eliminate “Conflict Gold”

Major U.S. jewellery companies and retailers have started to take substantive steps to eliminate the presence of “conflict gold” from their supply chains, according to the results of a year-long investigation published Monday.
Rights advocates, backed by the United Nations, have been warning for years that mining revenues are funding warlords and militia groups operating in the Great Lakes region of Africa, particularly in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). In 2010, such concerns resulted in landmark legislation here in the United States aimed at halting this trade, and those laws have since spurred similar legislative proposals in the European Union and Canada.
http://www.ipsnews.net/2014/11/jewellery-industry-takes-steps-to-eliminate-conflict-gold/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=jewellery-industry-takes-steps-to-eliminate-conflict-gold

Spring thaw may threaten Mount Polley tailings-pond cleanup, minister warns

“The scale of the initial disaster is tremendous,” she said. “Full remediation is going to be a matter of years, not months.”
Steve Robertson, spokesman for Imperial Metals, said the company hopes to repair the breach in the dam in the coming months in order to contain the coming spring runoff.
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/mining-company-must-act-quickly-on-tailings-breach-to-mitigate-risks-ministry-says/article21728555/

What "Free Trade" Has Done to Central America

In contrast to their Central American neighbors, El Salvador and Costa Rica have imposed regulations to defend their environments from destructive mining practices. Community pressure to protect the scarce watersheds of El Salvador—which are deeply vulnerable to toxic mining runoff—has so far prevented companies from successfully extracting minerals like gold on a large scale, and the Salvadoran government has put a moratorium on mining. In Costa Rica, after a long campaign of awareness and national mobilization, the legislature voted unanimously in 2010 to prohibit open-pit mining and ban the use of cyanide and mercury in mining activities.
http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/27618-what-free-trade-has-done-to-central-america#

Monday, November 24, 2014

What “Free Trade” Has Done to Central America

In contrast to their Central American neighbors, El Salvador and Costa Rica have imposed regulations to defend their environments from destructive mining practices. Community pressure to protect the scarce watersheds of El Salvador—which are deeply vulnerable to toxic mining runoff—has so far prevented companies from successfully extracting minerals like gold on a large scale, and the Salvadoran government has put a moratorium on mining. In Costa Rica, after a long campaign of awareness and national mobilization, the legislature voted unanimously in 2010 to prohibit open-pit mining and ban the use of cyanide and mercury in mining activities.
http://www.commondreams.org/views/2014/11/21/what-free-trade-has-done-central-america

Dentists selling mercury to miners

A Filipino congressman reveals some dentists are selling mercury to miners who use the chemical for gold processing.
In a statement, Cagayan de Oro 2nd District Rep. Rufus Rodriguez said he filed House Resolution 1590 urging the House Committee on Health to conduct an inquiry into this illegal practice of some dentists in the country.
Rodriguez said Filipino dentists who are still allowed to use mercury as dental amalgam in their profession are selling mercury to miners for P18,000 to P30,000 per kilo.
http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/nation/11/24/14/dentists-selling-mercury-miners-lawmaker

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Gold Rush's Poisonous Legacy: Mercury Will Linger for 10,000 Years

It was previously thought that most of the mercury from this mining, much of which took place more than 150 years ago, had already exited the river system, Singer said. But a study by Singer and colleagues published this week in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences showed this isn't the case. Instead, the study found that there is enough mercury-contaminated sediment to significantly add to levels of the heavy metal downriver and in the San Francisco Bay for the next 10,000 years. The sediment is washed away by large floods but also by the meandering of the river, which curves back and forth within its valley and exposes long-buried, polluted dirt, he added.
http://www.livescience.com/40794-gold-rush-mercury-pollution.html