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

November 14th 2013

November 14th 2013

JOINT VENTURE TO DEVELOP EMP PROTOCOLS

The Company is pleased to announce the establishment of a joint venture with Oppenheimer Enterprises LLC to develop EMP protocols. Dr. Les Oppenheimer had worked closely with Norman Haber during the initial development of EMP. He was the chief scientist instrumental in the development of the protocols presented in publication for The National Academy of Sciences Paper (vol.79 no.2, 1982) which presented Norman's Electromolecular Propulsion as a distinctly different process from it's classical counterparts. The Paper was sponsored by Nobel Prize recipient and noted biochemist and geneticist Rollin Hotchkiss. Among the Novel attributes of EMP is the speed of molecular separation unparalleled by current technologies. These EMP qualities remain to this day relevant in the separation sciences.

The purpose of the JV will be to develop "benign" reagents to be used in proteomics to separate clinically significant molecules within a few minutes. Having benign reagents will be advantageous in the handling and permitting commercialization of the process.Haber Inc. will have the patent rights to all technology developed and Oppenheimer Industries will be entitled to a percentage of the total profits derived thereof.

Work is currently being conducted at the Picatinny Arsenal in New Jersey.

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.

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Gold Mining Cyanide, Mercury Pollution

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Monday, September 22, 2014

Clean Water as An Impediment to Corporate Profits

A now closed mine in the area, on the San Sebastian River, operated by the U.S. company Commerce Group, left behind water too dangerous to touch, never mind drink. The El Salvador Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources tested the river and found cyanide levels nine times above the maximum allowable limit and iron levels more than 1,000 times the maximum allowable limit. So polluted is the river that it runs yellow, orange or red at times.
http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/09/19/clean-water-as-an-impediment-to-corporate-profits/ 

Kakamega’s gold belt holds no glitter for impoverished miners

The United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) has been urging governments to set up structures to reduce the level of mercury, a toxic metal used by the miners to extract gold, and also to improve the hygienic conditions in the mines.
Globally, the miners remain a major source of mercury pollution in the areas they operate and most of them risk their lives in an unregulated black market that accounts for up to a quarter of the world’s gold. Apart from mercury, the miners are exposed to other hazards.
http://www.businessdailyafrica.com/Kakamega-s-gold-belt-holds-no-glitter-for-miners/-/539546/2460776/-/4i849u/-/index.html 

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Let’s quiz our Environment Commissioner Candidate about a cyanide ban

Question to candidate Commissioner
  • Where do you draw the line between the industry’s ‘job creation’ rhetoric and the constant threat to the environment posed by cyanide based mining?  In this respect, how do you see EU’s future ENVI policies evolve?
  • What steps will you take to promote investment in urban mining and recycling activities, reducing cyanide based mining technologies, in order to achieve EU’s circular economy goals?
  • Will you include in your work programme an objective to support green employment in recycling precious metals as an alternative to cyanide based mining technologies?  How do you plan to use the Structural Funds to encourage this kind of green employment represented by urban mining economic activities?
  • http://miningwatch.ro/en/stiri/romana-haideti-sa-il-chestionam-pe-candidatul-la-postul-de-comisar-pentru-mediu-cu-privare-la-interzicerea-cianurii/ 

The Central Coast and the legacy of the Mother Lode

But there was another environmental hazard from unfettered mining with a link to the Central Coast: Mercury pollution of the Sierra streams.
Coarse gold- and silver-bearing ore was taken from the mine or hydraulic operation to a steam- or water-powered rock crusher and stamp mill. The ore was crushed to the consistency of gravel and then would slide down onto metal plates situated under the stamp battery where water would push it under a set of five or more stamps. The ore was pulverized into a fine sand.
The slurry mixture was pushed over a recovery table, a copper-sheeted table coated with mercury; the gold in the sand would stick to the mercury. The amalgamated gold and mercury mixture would be removed by straining it through a chamois and sent to a retort where the mercury would be boiled off and mostly recovered, leaving gold bullion.
http://www.sanluisobispo.com/2014/09/20/3256199_the-central-coast-and-the-legacy.html?sp=/99/177/183/&rh=1

Read more here: http://www.sanluisobispo.com/2014/09/20/3256199_the-central-coast-and-the-legacy.html?sp=/99/177/183/&rh=1#storylink=cpy

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Mali Receives Artisanal Gold Mining Boost amid Safety Concerns

President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, also at the meeting, called on miners to end the practice of child labour.
"We will not allow children into gold mining sites," he said, "We have to stop this."
A 2011 report by Human Rights Watch detailed reports of children aged six to 17 in Mali's artisanal mines digging pits, working underground in unstable mines, carrying and crushing heavy ore, and using toxic mercury to extract gold.
http://www.africanbusinessreview.co.za/leadership/1681/Mali-Receives-Artisanal-Gold-Mining-Boost-amid-Safety-Concerns

Friday, September 19, 2014

Illegal Gold Mining, Mercury Contamination and Deforestation in the Peruvian Amazon

Event Date: Thursday, September 25, 2014This Bay Area Tropical Forest Network event takes place at 6pm on the Stanford Campus. Speaker Luis Fernandez, a tropical ecologist at the Carnegie Institution’s Department of Global Ecology and director of the Carnegie Amazon Mercury Project, will discuss the dynamics that have made artisanal gold mining both the primary driver of deforestation in the Western Amazon and the number one source of anthropogenic mercury in the world today, and describe its effects on forests, wildlife and humans.
http://www.environmentguru.com/pages/elements/element.aspx?id=1705667

The Chemical Weapons Ukrainian Separatists Didn't Get

Acosta serves Philippines President Benigno Aquino III as that country’s secretary for the environment. The secretary and Philippine agencies have collaborated on several projects with Pure Earth, from reducing mercury poisoning from small-scale, artisanal gold miners to cleaning up the Pasig River (which is to Manila as the Seine is to Paris) and restoring fisheries in Laguna Lake, the country’s biggest ecosystem. “We’ve worked with Richard many times, always on a project-by-project basis, and now we’re working together to establish a Global Alliance for Health and Pollution,” Acosta says. The idea of this alliance is to attack pollution on a large scale, the way other agencies do disease.
http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-09-15/the-chemical-weapons-ukrainian-separatists-didnt-get

Mali to boost funding and policing of artisanal gold mining


President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, also at the meeting, called on miners to end the practice of child labour.
"We will not allow children into gold mining sites," Keita said, "We have to stop this."
A 2011 report by Human Rights Watch detailed reports of children aged 6 to 17 in Mali's artisanal mines digging pits, working underground in unstable mines, carrying and crushing heavy ore, and using toxic mercury to extract gold.
http://af.reuters.com/article/ghanaNews/idAFL6N0RJ53Z20140918

Illegal mining in Latin America

The water supply has also been affected. Thirty to forty tonnes of mercury are pumped into rivers in the region each year. Unsurprisingly, it has worked its way through the food chain. By analysing hair samples, another Carnegie study found that 78% of people in Madre de Dios had three times the usual concentration of mercury in their bodies. Some were more than 27 times over the international limit.
http://www.economist.com/blogs/americasview/2014/09/illegal-mining-latin-america

Thursday, September 18, 2014

'The green Amazon is red with indigenous blood': authorities pull bodies from river that may have belonged to slain leaders

"We have faced violence, racism, neglect indifference, all arising from the sense of indigenous as worthless. We are outraged at the 'colonization' of the forest, where indigenous peoples are killed with impunity. We are abandoned and stripped of our riches by those in search of rubber yesterday, and today by loggers, miners, oil extractors, and tomorrow anyone who has 'power,'" COICA, and its partner-organizations, said in a statement following the murders.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

More Than 1,000 in Aceh Protest Ban on Illegal Gold Mining

Zaini said the deaths were caused by the irresponsible use of mercury in the process of gold extraction. Mercury also builds up in fish stocks and can be passed on to humans, causing severe illness and birth defects.

Aside from the Geumpang and Mane subdistricts, traditional gold mining can also be found in Gunung Ujeuen in the Aceh Jaya and South Aceh districts.
http://www.sustainableluxury.ch/admin/2014/09/16/more-than-1000-in-aceh-protest-ban-on-illegal-gold-mining/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=more-than-1000-in-aceh-protest-ban-on-illegal-gold-mining

Highlights from 3p Traceability Week: Expert Panelists Answer Your Questions

David Rabanus: Would small-scale mined gold, with its inherent pollution by mercury and cyanide, be eligible to be called “conflictive”? Personally I guess so, hence this challenge to incentivize the search for solutions. I think that policy-making must be part of it, and the UN Mercury Ban Treaty is a first step. But there is an urgent need for sustainable technologies, implementable at small scale. I’d like to hear your opinion.
Tristan Mecham: Hi David, Though I agree with your hopes to improve the environmental practices of small-scale mining, and by the looks of it you have been involved with it for some time, this piece of legislation does not account for the use of mercury or cyanide.
http://www.triplepundit.com/2014/09/highlights-3p-traceability-week-expert-panelists-answer-questions/