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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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Ghana: EPA develops AKOBEN programme

The statement issued by Nii Adjetey-Kofi Mensah in Accra and copied to Ghana News Agency, said: “We understand AKOBEN is to serve as a monitoring and verification programme to ensure that companies follow environmental regulations on a continual basis.
It said a recent two-day international roundtable on Reducing Environmental Health Impacts of Harmful Pollutants in the Africa Region organised by the World Bank in collaboration with the EPA, in Accra, there were deliberations on the dangerous impact of pollutants in general such as e-waste and mercury use in the small scale mining sector.
Additionally, collaborative efforts within and outside the countries of concern as well as efforts been made for reduction and elimination of contaminations were discussed
http://www.spyghana.com/epa-develops-akoben-programme/

Ghana: AKOBEN programme to facilitate National Environmental Policy

“We at ASMAN wish to remind the EPA that following our submission made at the conference on the subject-matter in relation to small scale mining in Ghana; we are still expectant of a major policy move to ensure the institutionalisation of the AKOBEN model for the small scale mining industry in order to halt the current trend where small scale miners have illegally graduated from the mercury-abuse to the usage of unauthorised cyanide.

“ASMAN also notes with grave concern the lack of education and development of national plans on Artisanal and Small Scale Gold Mining (ASGM) including a public health strategy that addresses awareness-raising on the Minamata Convention on Mercury,” the statement said.
http://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/business/artikel.php?ID=323909

Monday, September 1, 2014

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

Zaini recently instructed the closing of traditional gold mining operations in Aceh, saying they have been responsible for the death of thousands of fish in the Tangse River in Pidie and the Teunom River in the neighboring district of Aceh Jaya.
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.thejakartaglobe.com/news/1000-aceh-protest-ban-illegal-gold-mining/

The Mount Polley mine disaster

In the morning, life continued as normal. I swam in the lake and drank out of it. Everyone went swimming, including the young children. We were unaware that the tailing pond had burst and had sent a torrent of 10 billion litres of water and 4.5 million cubic metres of toxic silt into Quesnel Lake, just four kilometres away.
Later that evening, we left the cabin and headed home to Williams Lake. Entering the realm of cellphones, TV and radio coverage, I found out that I, and numerous others – including young children – had been swimming in and drinking water from Quesnel Lake where there was now toxic sludge laced with arsenic, mercury and cyanide, etc. We were in shock trying to fathom the consequences.
http://commonground.ca/2014/09/the-mount-polley-mine-disaster/

Gov’t plans to eradicate illegal miners still on course

“Illegal mining activities continue to pose serious threats to the security and development of people in the region. “In spite of the numerous interventions made to fight the menace at national, regional and district levels through the security councils, some people continue to engage in illegal mining activities to the detriment of our natural resources and reserves.”
http://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/NewsArchive/artikel.php?ID=323742

Power and corruption: they take the gold and leave the cyanide

Eighty percent of the gold produced in the world is for jewelry. Supplying the gold for a wedding ring takes 18 tons of earth and leaves 12 cubic meters of waste. The low-grade mineral that is dug up is sprayed with a solution of cyanide, which releases tiny particles of gold as it lixiviates, or filters through. The waste cyanide is carried away in water through pipes to the tailings dams. The dams are left uncovered so the cyanide can disintegrate and the water can evaporate. Close to 100 toxic chemicals and heavy metals are released as the cyanide breaks down.
http://lo-de-alla.org/2014/08/power-and-barrick-gold-corrupt-they-take-the-gold-and-leave-the-cyanide/#more-4856

Health scare hits Kadoma

Centre for Natural Resources Governance (CNRG) said the research conducted in the gold rich Kadoma area had shown that a majority of illegal artisanal miners were using mercury in purifying their gold which in turn found its way into water sources.
Mercury in women’s bodies affects breast milk and subsequently breastfeeding babies would then develop neuro-development challenges.
CNRG researcher Norman Mukwakwami said a recent study had shown that milk in women who were tested for mercury intoxication in Kadoma had mercury levels that were up to 25 times higher than acceptable limits prescribed by the World Health Organisation.
“Children who are exposed to mercury will suffer from neuro-development challenges and genital deformities,” Mukwakwami said.
https://www.newsday.co.zw/2014/09/01/health-scare-hits-kadoma/

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Ghana: Gov’t plans to eradicate illegal miners still on course

More than 10,000 illegal miner are believed to be working on AngloGold Ashanti Obuasi and Amansie Central district concession, though legally any individual or group other than AngloGold Ashanti prospecting, exploring, mining and processing gold is engaged in illegal activity.
While the Chinese and other foreign illegal miners with sophiscated pieces of equipment are working destructively in river beds with deadly chemicals such as mercury, their Ghanaian counterparts are using hard rock explosives on the core areas of the Obuasi operation.
http://thebftonline.com/content/gov%E2%80%99t-plans-eradicate-illegal-miners-still-course

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Mining-Technology Interviews Steve Sapienza About the True Cost of Gold

In Peru, a country with a 30 percent poverty rate, informal gold mining has offered a third of a million Peruvians a chance to make a living. With few government regulations on mining, rising gold prices, and new miners joining the hunt for gold each day, Peru faces growing environmental, health, and security challenges as a result of this informal or small-scale mining.
While in Madre de Dios, Sapienza reported on the wanton environmental destruction caused by unrestricted, wildcat gold mining in one of the most pristine virgin rainforests on earth. It is the story of Peruvian law enforcement, concerned scientists, and local NGOs, who face near impossible odds in their attempts to halt the deforestation and deadly mercury pollution caused by illegal gold mining in the region.
http://pulitzercenter.org/blog/south-america-peru-sapienza-cost-gold-tarnished-mine

Dubbed Terrorists, Mayans Fight Back Against Guatemalan Mining Projects

Pérez and her fellow community leaders say that the Marlin mine has contaminated the water sources that they use to wash and irrigate their crops and that the subterranean explosions have caused houses to collapse – charges that the mine’s owners, the Canadian firm Goldcorp, deny. Newsweek was shown evidence of skin conditions and severe neurological diseases that local health workers believe are the result of heavy metal poisoning, but, without independent medical assessment, their claims are hard to verify.
http://www.newsweek.com/2014/09/05/dubbed-terrorists-mayans-fight-back-against-mining-projects-266962.html

On the Trail of Illegal Gold Miners

Corcovado, a vast preserve on Costa Rica’s West Coast, is home to a Noah’s ark of critters, including jaguars, ocelots, anteaters, sloths, river otters, and crab-eating raccoons. As the price of gold has soared over the past decade, small groups of miners have invaded Corcovado, contaminating rivers and streams with toxic mercury used to extract gold from other minerals.
Ghana is another hot spot for illegal gold mining. A 2013 study found that the West African nation, which is the world’s second-largest gold producer, faces an environmental crisis as a result of illegal mining.
http://www.takepart.com/video/2014/08/28/tracks-illegal-gold-miners-poisoning-environment

Friday, August 29, 2014

The harsh reality behind the glamour of gold

The miners bring rock containing the metal ore to the surface where it is crushed by hand into a fine powder in the search for gold – work mainly carried out by women.
Then, controversially, the deadly metal mercury is used to help separate the gold. Gold clings to mercury which is burnt off in open cooking pans, the vapours filling the atmosphere, sometimes with children close by. Severe risks to health are caused by exposure to mercury which can lead to brain and nervous system damage, gastroenteritis, kidney complaints and more, yet the workers do not know this and swill the mercury with their bare hands.The mercury also pollutes local rivers and the food chain.
http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/fairtrade-partner-zone/2014/aug/29/fairtrade-small-scale-gold-certification