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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Thursday, July 31, 2014

The Use of Mercury in Gold Mining

Three countries within the region of the Guiana Shield - Guyana, French Guiana and Suriname - still rely on mercury to extract gold, clearly because such a method is cheaper compared to other alternatives such as hard rock gold mining and sluicing. Mercury contamination in the Guiana Shield can come in various forms. Examples of mercury contamination include surface water pollution as a result of runoffs from mines,[2] urban pollution as a result of amalgam burning in gold shops and transboundary pollution as a result of mercury emissions into the air and runoffs into the water. As a non-biodegradable persistent toxic substance, mercury can end up in the effluents of the Guiana Shield rivers flowing into the Caribbean.
http://efface.eu/use-mercury-gold-mining

mercury in artisanal and small scale gold mining

To recover the gold from the amalgam, it’s burned, which most miners do out in the open (or on their kitchen stoves), which vaporizes the mercury and releases it to the atmosphere. Apart from breathing the fumes, as mercury re-enters the environment it threatens the health of the miners, communities, wildlife and all who consume poisoned proteins. Finally, the spent ore is dumped on site or into a water body.


Mercury releases from small scale gold mining are now the second leading cause of mercury pollution on the planet, second only to the burning of fossil fuels. An estimated one third of annual mercury consumption is attributed to small scale gold mining, with an estimated 1000 tons of mercury being released into the environment annually. 
http://www.artminers.org/artminers/mercury.html 

Water worries: New stakeholder group expresses concerns over gold mine project


 “Anyone in the area who drinks water and cares about their health and environment have cause for concern,” said Giles. “We are skeptical about the economical benefit of a short mine life of 10-12 years when we consider the potential damage we will be left with when it closes.”
Treasury Metals Goliath Project Vice President, Norm Bush says that mines do operate in a robust regulatory environments and that any water discharged into the environment from the mine site must meet standards set by the Ministry of Environment.
Tailings left over from the gold extraction process contain chemicals like cyanide and arsenic and pose the perhaps the biggest threat to water quality.
http://thedrydenobserver.ca/2014/07/water-worries-new-stakeholder-group-expresses-concerns-over-gold-mine-project/

Small-Scale Mining and Environmental Protection in Peru: What Will New Legislation Bring?

A recent decision by the government of Peru to reactivate the national economy will – among other things – ease environmental protections on mining and energy activities. A law passed earlier this month by the Peruvian Congress has raised key questions about environmental implications of the reforms, including within the artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) sector. ASGM activities in Peru and globally raise a host of complex environmental and social challenges, and formalization of the sector is viewed as a critical step to addressing such challenges.
http://www.eli.org/events/small-scale-mining-and-environmental-protection-peru-what-will-new-legislation-bring

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Mercury Pollution Rises Worldwide

The WHO classifies mercury as one of the top ten chemicals of major public health concern that has been daunting the international community for years. The figures confirm an alarming reality. In 2010, 1,960 metric tons of mercury were emitted globally.
The Global Environment Facility (GEF) warns that such contamination poses multiple risks to health and ecosystems on a global scale. For the next five years, the GEF made its mercury pollution strategy a priority.
Mercury, the only metal that’s liquid at room temperature, is a highly potent neurotoxin. Once released, emissions tend to disperse rapidly and globally, traveling long distances and causing widespread health problems and environmental damage. The metal doesn’t degrade and builds up in the food chain, as it is absorbed by flora and fauna.
http://www.thegef.org/gef/node/10512

Mercury Contamination: The Bear River's Gold Rush Legacy

Continued high levels of mercury in present day river sediments indicate that the bulk of the estimated 2.5 million pounds of the heavy metal that were lost in the Bear River Watershed during 32 years of hydraulic mining are still there, trapped in the 1.5 billion cubic yards of sediment that were stripped from hillsides by high pressure water cannons the miners called monitors.
When added to the riffles and troughs of large sluices, liquid mercury captured gold particles falling out of the tons of gravel and soil being washed through in the swift current. Mercury was inevitably lost into the river and accumulating sediments. In the post-hydraulic mining era, extensive use of mercury in dredging an estimated 3.6 billion cubic yards of flood plain deposits for gold kept contamination levels rising into the early 1960s.
http://bearriver.us/mercury.php

The Legacy of the Mercury Mines

The most dangerous form of mercury is not liquid mercury, the well-known quicksilver valued by miners, but a compound called methylmercury. When mercury sits in the sediments of oxygen-poor waters of lakes and wetlands, bacteria produce this potent neurotoxin from the mercury. It is taken up by algae, then it concentrates as it moves from algae, to zooplankton, to prey fish, to predator fish, and finally to humans. To protect the public from the dangers of eating contaminated fish, warning signs near local ponds and reservoirs instruct anglers not to eat their catch.
http://museumca.org/creeks/z-mercurymines.html

Streams poisoned by mercury: A legacy of gold mining

Mercury is an efficient magnet for gold. The early California miners routinely lined their sluices with the silvery globules to amalgamate the precious metal. Up to 10 percent of an estimated 65,000 tons of mercury extracted from the Coast Range between 1850 and 1920 was lost to streams in the Coast and Sierra mountains. Modern gold miners working suction dredges still find pockets of the Argonauts' quicksilver lodged deep in the "guts" of rivers.
http://www.calgoldrush.com/graphics/mercury.html 

Read more here: http://www.calgoldrush.com/graphics/mercury.html#storylink=cpy

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Mercury Exposure and Health Impacts among Individuals in the Artisanal and Small - Scale Gold Mining (ASGM) C ommunity

Mercury exposure in ASGM communities
is associated with adverse health effects including
kidney dysfunction, autoimmune dysfunctions,
and neurological symptoms.
Urinary mercury concentrations in ASGM communities are above the concentrations that have been associated with neurologic and kidney effects.
Fish, a major source of protein for many populations inASGM areas, are contaminated with methyl mercury as evidenced by hair mercury
concentrations. Many of the hair mercury concentrations are reported to be considerably
above the concentration associated with
the PTWI. 

Illegal Gold Mining in Madre de Dios, Peru

Worldwide, small scale mining accounts for one third of all mercury pollution; in Madre De Dios alone an estimated 30 to 40 tons of mercury are dumped into the environment annually.
http://www.amazonconservation.org/pdf/gold_mining_fact_sheet.pdf

Mercury contamination from artisanal gold mining in Antioquia, Colombia: The world's highest per capita mercury pollution.

The artisanal gold mining sector in Colombia has 200,000 miners officially producing 30tonnes Au/a. In the Northeast of the Department of Antioquia, there are 17 mining towns and between 15,000 and 30,000 artisanal gold miners. Guerrillas and paramilitary activities in the rural areas of Antioquia pushed miners to bring their gold ores to the towns to be processed in Processing Centers or entables. These Centers operate in the urban areas amalgamating the whole ore, i.e. without previous concentration, and later burn gold amalgam without any filtering/condensing system. Based on mercury mass balance in 15 entables, 50% of the mercury added to small ball mills (cocos) is lost: 46% with tailings and 4% when amalgam is burned. In just 5 cities of Antioquia, with a total of 150,000 inhabitants: Segovia, Remedios, Zaragoza, El Bagre, and Nechí, there are 323 entables producing 10-20tonnes Au/a.
http://www.researchgate.net/publication/51723267_Mercury_contamination_from_artisanal_gold_mining_in_Antioquia_Colombia_The_world%27s_highest_per_capita_mercury_pollution

Mercury contamination in fish

In the U.S. large scale mining and processing of gold ore is a now a relatively minor source of direct mercury emissions to air thanks to effective regulations. Globally, however, large scale gold mining still emits substantial quantities of mercury to the environment. In addition, the largest use of mercury in the world is artisanal and small scale gold mining. Approximately 10-20 million miners around the world, especially in Asia, Africa and South America, use mercury to bind with gold contained inside ore, and then burn off the mercury, leaving just the gold behind. This low-tech practice releases a significant quantity of mercury to the air, causes severe damage to soils, water bodies and wildlife near the mining sites, and results in heavy mercury exposures to the miners and their families, and adds to the global pool of mercury in the environment.
http://www.nrdc.org/health/effects/mercury/sources.asp