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

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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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Gold Mining Cyanide, Mercury Pollution

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Friday, October 31, 2014

Artisanal and small scale mining in Columbia

The mountains and jingles of Columbia are rich in gold. Artisanal and small scale miners, armed with rudimentary tools and varying degrees of mechanization, create wealth in the world's most remote and desperate regions. Unfortunately, sometimes they also devastate landscapes and release staggering amounts of Mercury into the environment.
https://s3.amazonaws.com/gef-greenline/2014-10/article-11.html

Human Rights and Mongolia’s Small-Scale Mining Sector

Since the collapse of the socialist regime in 1990, Mongolia’s economic development has been dependent on an expanding formal and informal mining sector that for many years had little regard for the environment. As the negative environmental implications of such rampant mining expansion became clearer, Mongolia’s government and national and international communities have put pressure on mining companies to comply with international environmental standards.
http://asiafoundation.org/in-asia/2014/10/29/human-rights-and-mongolias-small-scale-mining-sector/

Mercury in the gold mining district of San Martin de Loba, South of Bolivar (Colombia)

Water, floating macrophytes, and sediments from effluents near mining sites also had high Hg values. In mines of San Martin de Loba and Hatillo de Loba, for instance, the geoaccumulation index (Igeo) for sediments reached values greater than 6, indicating extreme pollution. In short, these data support the presence of a high Hg-polluted environment in this mining district, with direct risk for deleterious effects on the health of the mining communities.
http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11356-014-3724-8

Canadian International Resource Development Institute (CIRDI) carries forward the legacy of ASM expertise within NBK Institute of Mining Engineering

  • There are approximately 30 million ASM individuals throughout all developing countries involved in extracting over 30 different minerals that make their way to the global marketplace.
  • The number of artisanal miners (especially gold miners) in rural areas of developing countries has been increasing due to progressively harsher living conditions.
  • Artisanal mining is recognized as the largest environmental and social problem related to mining in developing countries.
  • Governments are not usually prepared to train artisanal miners or to deal with problems related to the environment and formalization of artisanal miners.
  • According to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the mercury being released/emitted by the artisanal gold mining sector annually into air, land and water is now the world’s predominant source of mercury pollution.
  • The social and environmental issues associated with ASM include tax evasion, invasion of corporate concessions, siltation of streams, landscape degradation, deforestation, increased drug use and spread of sexually transmitted infections, destruction of cultural and community fabric, destruction of arable land, accidents and fatalities, forced child labour, and about 1400 tonnes of mercury and hundreds of thousands of tonnes of cyanide released into the environment annually.
  • http://goxi.org/profiles/blogs/canadian-international-resource-development-institute-cirdi 

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Danger! Residents Drink From Polluted Water In Tarkwa-Bogoso-Prestea And Obuasi

In his presentation at a workshop on the topic: ‘The impact of mining on water bodies and its health implications on humans”, the Executive Director of Centre for Environmental Impact Analysis (CEIA,) Mr. Samuel Obiri, stressed the need for government to find lasting solutions to the human activities and commercial ventures which has the potential of causing major water crisis in the country.

According to him, water bodies which used to serve as intakes that provide water for urban communities are either dying off or have been so polluted by the miners.

http://news.peacefmonline.com/pages/social/201410/220838.php 

‘Zero Mercury’ Group: Governments Must Do More to Curb Supply and Trade; Gives governments ‘C-’ grade since mercury treaty approved

Governments around the world are not doing enough to reduce the global supply and trade of mercury, according to a new report released today by the Zero Mercury Working Group (‘Zero Mercury.’). But they are showing progress in other areas such as developing plans to reduce mercury use in small scale gold mining and phasing out mercury-based chlorine plants.
The 95-member international coalition of public interest, environmental and health groups graded governments based on an initial assessment of global mercury reduction activities to promote rapid implementation of the Minamata Convention on Mercury adopted a year ago.
http://www.eeb.org/index.cfm/news-events/news/e28098zero-mercurye28099-group-governments-must-do-more-to-curb-supply-and-trade-gives-governments-e28098c-e28099-grade-since-mercury-treaty-approved/

Anthropology exposes how miners shape our world and our views of it

Kirsch’s long-term field research with peoples affected by mines in Papua New Guinea synonymous with disastrous environmental impact – Ok Tedi and Porgera – is a more traditional-style anthropological study. His ethnography gives credence to his criticism of these reputational campaigns.
http://theconversation.com/anthropology-exposes-how-miners-shape-our-world-and-our-views-of-it-31232

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Peru gold mining poisons natives: Study


New research shows informal gold mining in Peru’s Amazon region has poisoned mainly the indigenous people who get most of their protein from fish.

The Carnegie Institution for Science published Monday a study showing that Peru’s indigenous people living in the Madre de Dios region have the highest traces of mercury contamination among any other group.

About 76.5 percent of the people living in the region, both rural and urban areas, were found to have mercury levels more than five times the maximum acceptable levels and 2.3 times greater than those in non-indigenous communities, the report showed.
http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/09/10/323111/peru-gold-mining-poisons-natives-study/ 

Indonesia: Northern Sulawesi

After my intro day to the park, I was able to visit with community members and gather information on how health-environment relationships could be investigated in the area. One of the biggest potential disasters in the valley results from illegal gold mining and processing. The mines, high on hillsides within the park, result in forest destruction as trees are cleared for camps and burned by accidental and intentional fires set by miners. In the valley, gold is processed using mercury, which contaminates water discharged into the valley’s irrigation system. Workers in the gold processing plant work barehanded with mercury before it is burned off in open fires. The potential health damage from mercury poisoning is stunning.
http://mortalonthemountain.blogspot.com/2014_10_01_archive.html

Illegal gold mining exposing Peru's indigenous tribes to mercury poisoning

Indigenous children in Peru's south eastern Amazon, an area where tens of thousands of illegal gold miners operate, have unsafe mercury concentrations over three times the level of their non-native counterparts, a study has found.
The artisanal gold miners, who use mercury to extract the precious metal from river silt, dump more than 30 tons of the toxic metal in rivers and lakes in the Amazon region every year.
Native communities had levels of mercury roughly five times that considered safe by the World Health Organisation (WHO), whereas people in urban areas had double the safe limit, the study by the Carnegie Amazon Mercury Project found.
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/sep/09/peru-amazon-indigenous-tribe-gold-mining

The River Wolf

Unfortunately these animals are still listed as an endangered species. This is mainly because of an expected increase in problems like habitat loss. There has also been a history of conflict between these otters and local fishermen, who think that the otters deplete the river’s fish. Gold mining in this area also leads to habitat loss and mercury poisoning (mercury is used to mine the gold, and gets into the river water).
There are options for ecotourism in their habitat now but it is still debated as being potentially helpful or hurtful to the otter’s survival. It brings the issue to light for many people, but can create unnecessary stress for the otters. These grumpy fishermen are yet another species that seems indestructible until it meets humans. Hopefully conservation efforts in the area are able to preserve the otter’s habitat and ensure its survival.
http://whitmanpioneer.com/blogs/opwriters/darwins-finches/2014/10/28/the-river-wolf/

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

ARTISANAL MINING (GALAMSEY) – AN OPPORTUNITY OR A PROBLEM?

Artisanal and small-scale gold mining are livelihood activities with significant poverty reduction potential in developing countries like Ghana. Admittedly though, this potential is undermined by many factors; the most relevant being the human-health and environmental consequences of the uncontrolled use of mercury for gold extraction in these forms of mining. What is more, mercury-intensive artisanal and small-scale gold mining operations also impact negatively by extension, on other economic sectors.

But these are the very reasons why we must as a country; see the need to regularize the activities of ASM. For me, the legalization and formalization of small-scale gold miners would be a good first step to address the many health, social, and environmental problems the sector faces.
http://www.modernghana.com/thread/270585/464091/1