Bayonne, N.J.-based HABER INC. has a method of mercury-free gold recovery suitable for artisanal miners. Company president Albert Conti has approached the Ghanaian government in an attempt to see the Haber Gold Process (HGP) into widespread use in that country.
Ghana currently has hundreds of thousands of artisanal miners who use mercury to extract gold from alluvial gold deposits. Mercury not only harms the health of the miners but also presents Ghana with severe, long-term environmental consequences. Haber’s HGP process extracts gold more efficiently than mercury can do, in an environmentally safe way.
"This program has enormous potential in both monetary and humanitarian terms and we are fortunate to have the breakthrough technology to make it a practical reality," said Conti. "We are also pleased to be assisted in Ghana by our HGP licensee Gold City, Inc., who will be one of our joint venture partners in any projects initiated."
Conti noted that although Haber has resolved the technical recovery issues and the government of Ghana is extremely supportive, there remain logistical, cultural and competitive interests that must be addressed to implement a successful program.
Find out more about how to recover gold without cyanide or mercury at www.HaberCorp.com.