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:: Haber Successfully Demonstrates its Environmentally Friendly Haber Gold Extraction and Recovery Systems in Ghana

Haber, Inc., a New Jersey-based, high technology process development company with proprietary technologies in extractive metallurgy and electrochemical separations, reported today on the following developments within its operating divisions:

Minerals Division: Haber, at the invitation of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, conducted a gold extraction and recovery demonstration on Ghanaian alluvial gold ore at the University in Kumasi, Ghana, on Feb. 7, 2005. The demonstration utilized the environmentally friendly Haber Gold Process (HGP) and Haber Recovery Process (HRP and was conducted by academics and students of the university and Haber personnel. The initial test results proved the efficacy of the HGP process for extraction and the Haber Recovery Process (HRP) for recovery. In addition, the environmental friendliness of the chemicals used in the test was clearly demonstrated when Albert Conti, President of Haber Inc., drank all the chemicals that were used in the extraction and the recovery of the gold. Haber Inc. is now awaiting formal certification of the Haber technology.

The problem of mercury pollution has reached epidemic proportions in artisanal mining worldwide and there is international interest in environmentally sound solutions offered to address the problem.

Conti stated, "We were pleased to have had this opportunity to perform the demonstration in Ghana with Ghanaian alluvial ore and prove that the technology works. This demonstration was important in order to qualify HGP and HRP for use in the Strategic Abatement of Mercury and Poverty (STAMP) program, which is designed to eliminate the use of mercury in Ghana."




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