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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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Ghana: For How Long Must Ghana Allow 'Galamsey' to Decimate Her Environment to the Detriment of Sustainable Development?

Furthermore the result shows that the media report that most of the contaminated rivers and water bodies tend to be the only source of drinking water for most rural communities. Thus galamsey problems are making life even more difficult for rural women. Some of our ever suffering rural mothers, wives, aunties and sisters, with their babies dangling at their backs had to trek long distances in search of fire woods and potable water all day long.
Other consequences of the galamsey problems are health hazards confronting the rural poor because of dangerous chemicals like mercury being used in processing gold nuggets by galamsey operators.

Uganda: Miners, Govt Decry Poor Disposal of Mercury in Mining

Gold miners in the country have expressed concern on the improper disposal of mercury within the industry. Mercury is used in all gold mines in the country to sieve or attract 'gold dusts' from soil.
However, some miners have expressed concern that after its use, mercury is improperly disposed of, which sometimes ends up in water streams and rivers. Water contaminated with mercury could affect the environment.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Continuing the battle against gold miners’ mercury in Peru

The US Department of State is granting $1 million to the Blacksmith Institute to collaborate with the Peruvian Ministry of Environment (Minam) in the hopes of reducing the use of mercury in southern Peru, Peru This Week reports. The US and Minam, under the Minamata Convention, are working to reduce mercury use in the regions of Madre de Dios and Puno in Southern Peru.
The US Ambassador to Peru, Brian Nichols, emphasised that the American government will continue to push for the points established by the Convention in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Ivory Coast to clamp down on illegal gold mining

Ivory Coast launched an operation on Monday to shut down hundreds of illegal gold mining sites blamed for violence, unregulated immigration and environmental destruction, the defence and mining ministers said.
The West African nation is recovering from a decade-long political crisis that ended in a brief 2011 civil war, and the government is now seeking to develop the mining sector as part of efforts to diversify the economy.

Informal, unregulated gold mining became rampant during the years of turmoil due to the absence of state authority, particularly in the rebel-occupied north.

Galamsey Destroying East Akyem

During a tour of the Atiwa forest reserve, residents living close by expressed worry over the damage the galamsey operators had caused to the environment, including the pollution of major rivers such as Birim,Densu and Ayensu which serve as sources of drinking water for the people.
http://pulse.com.gh/news/illegal-mining-galamsey-destroying-east-akyem-id3593478.html

Latin American bishops testify in D.C. against extractive industries

Bishop Alvaro Ramazzini Imeri of Huehuetenango, Guatemala, told CNS before the hearing his consciousness was first raised on extractive issues 10 years ago when he was bishop of San Marcos, Guatemala. In investigating a gold mining operation, “we found out … they will use cyanide. We read about cyanide. We found it was no good. It was poison.”
http://catholicphilly.com/2015/03/news/world-news/latin-american-bishops-testify-in-d-c-against-extractive-industries/

Monday, March 23, 2015

World Water Day: Ghana Needs To Act Fast and Wisely

While efforts are being made to tackle these challenges one step at a time, the Ghanaian populace continues to inflict itself with unintelligible acts such as fishing with poisonous chemicals including DDT, illegal mining popularly known as gallamsey and disposing liquid waste directly into the sea. These practices among others pose deep threat to the country’s sustainable development.
http://www.spyghana.com/world-water-day-ghana-needs-to-act-fast-and-wisely/

Galamsey destroying East Akyem

A suspected massive gold deposit in the area has led many of the indigenes to venture into illegal small-scale mining operations.

In going after the gold, the miners dig up soil from the earth and leave huge trenches. The soil is then washed in streams and rivers, polluting them as a result, in order to retrieve the mineral. The illegal mineworkers gather their loot to the market to sell and make money, hence the name galamsey, a corrupted version of 'gather them and sell'.
http://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/NewsArchive/artikel.php?ID=351453

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Hostel an illicit gold haven

Magomosha operate from an open space in the centre of the hostel. The residents have become used to it. Some have even rented out their rooms to be used as processing plants and weighing rooms.
Magomosha regularly watch business news bulletins to monitor international gold prices.
Their business has also opened other sub-economies like prostitution and mercury dealing.
The mercury is used to release gold particles from the soil, and 250ml could cost R15000.
Hospital laboratory employees with access to the jelly-like chemical have created a niche market by selling it to magomosha.
http://www.sowetanlive.co.za/news/2015/03/21/hostel-an-illicit-gold-haven

Mount Polley disaster prompts new tailings ponds regulations

Miners planning to set up shop in Canada’s British Columbia will now have to consider alternatives to wet tailings ponds, according to new provincial environmental regulations prompted by last year’s failure of Imperial Metals’ (TSX:III) Mount Polley tailings pond failure.
The set of fresh rules, developed in collaboration between the ministries of environment and mines, order mining companies to consider the possibility of a tailings disaster and evaluate the environmental, health, social and economic impacts of an accident.
http://www.mining.com/mount-polley-disaster-prompts-new-tailings-ponds-regulations/

Friday, March 20, 2015

Miners' unregulated use of mercury a growing problem in Suriname

"The import of mercury can only be done with a license. However, there's not enough clarity in the law to prohibit its use," he said.
"Suriname is the only country in mainland South America which hasn't signed the U.N. Minamata Convention on Mercury. Before considering ratification they are looking at planning to strengthen institutional capacity to enforce this," Gomes said.
Mercury causes serious health problems such as permanent damage to the brain, kidneys and digestive system, and the impact is even more acute on children, infants and fetuses, since the toxin crosses the placenta and finds its way into breast milk

When 21 countries voted 'no' on a trade-investment agreement

An egregious case in point that I have been following since 2009: A global gold-mining firm has sued the government of El Salvador (ironically, at the very venue El Salvador voted "no" to in 1964) for not granting it a mining concession. But, this corporation — Pac Rim, now owned by Canadian/Australian OceanaGold — never had an actual mining concession and itnever fulfilled the key legal requirements to get its hoped-for concession. Moreover, should not the government of El Salvador have the right to protect its key watershed from the environmental ravages of gold mining that will use cyanide and release arsenic embedded with gold in the rock?
http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/international/236195-when-21-countries-voted-no-on-a-trade-investment-agreement