Alchemy Mining Group, Inc.
an Innovation Provider to #MakeMercuryHistory in ASG mining and profit proudly from sustainably reclaimed tailings gold; a globally wasted commodity.
We are seeking Impact Investment Capital to prototype the world’s 1st mercury-free gold ore processing tailings remediation minerals reclamation pilot plant with the adaption of our Tailings Remediation Action Plan ("TRAP") Innovation to #MakeMercuryHistory.
We are offering the world’s first “AlchemyLGCoin” #ClimateAction utility tokens to finance the acquisition and conversion of a mercury cyanide gold ore processing center in the Portovelo-Zaruma mining district Ecuador
Approximately 15 - 20 million Artisanal and small-scale gold (ASG) miners all largely having undiagnosed mercury poisoning in 80 Countries use mercury to extract gold from ore including 4.5 million women, and 600,000 children under the age of 15.
Miners extract the gold in ore by vaporizing the mercury-gold-ore amalgam to our biosphere, the Planets single largest anthropogenic source of mercury pollution.
Mercury Emissions: The Global Context
Our targeted mercury ("Hg") cyanide ("CN") gold ("Au") processing centers are situated on the Calera and Amarillo riverbanks in Ecuador’s Portovelo-Zaruma mining district.
Adriana Gonçalves et al 2015 research study reports up to 1.9 million tons of Hg and CN filled toxic tailings are dumped into the rivers on an annual basis causing health threats, and environmental damage.
Discharged and vaporized Hg is converted to Methylmercury ("MeHg") by human bacteria through contact and inhalation, and anaerobic microbes principally through the fluvial dispersion of the pollutant zig zagging throughout the Amazon, and the recycling of sublimated Hg during the burning of the Hg-gold-ore-amalgam which is transported and deposited by wind currents around the world making Hg pollution a global issue.
Each processing center contains three unmanageable toxic tailings ponds on the property which can be remediated to remove the mercury for safe and proper disposal, and reclaim the gold, silver, and rare earths which are a globally wasted commodities.
The project is a win for the community, environmentalists, and for our token holders.
The BIODIVERSITY RESEARCH INSTITUTE (bri) data presented here emphasize the global distribution of marine and freshwater fish, sea turtles, seabirds and other avian species that forage in coastal areas, and marine mammals. Thresholds shown are for human health dietary purposes, except for birds which reflect reproductive harm.
Portovelo-Zaruma Ecuador Mining District,
an ongoing Human and Children in Utero Health Threat, and Biodiversity Disaster for Decades
Zaruma, Ecuador ASG miners Gold Mining (2:02 sec)
Mercury-dependent ASGM is the primary source of Au production in Ecuador accounting for 85% of total national production.
Ecuador ranks fourth in Latin America in both estimated Au production, and total number of ASG miners.
The Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime estimates that Ecuador produced 12 tons of gold in 2013 of which only 3 tons were from legal gold mines.
Jaime Jarrín, the Director General of Arcom, the Ecuadorian Agencia de Regulación y Control Minero, said in April 2013 that he believed true production was between 15 and 20 tons.
"Effect of ASGM in Southern Ecuador is causing considerable environmental impacts, the most important of which are related to the discharge of metals, metalloids and cyanide into adjacent rivers".
Ecuador presenta PORTOVELO: El Cantón de Oro (Most Beautiful places In The World) (4:51 sec)
Zaruma, one of Ecuador's 5 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Zaruma, 2017 (3:43 sec)
Zaruma, ASG miners sluicing using copper stacked plates "Peter Plates" hand covered in Hg (1:45 sec)
Zaruma, ASG miners Chancha Barrel Processing (1:26 sec)
Zaruma, ASG miners Chilean Mill Processing (1:23 sec)
According to Environmental Justice Atlas, ASGM in the district of Portovelo-Zaruma, the oldest and largest of its kind in Ecuador has 85 Hg-amalgamation Chilean processing facilities lined up along one square mile on the Calera and Amarillo river banks processing approximately 10,000 local ASG miners, and 40,000 neighbouring ASG miners ore and tailings vaporizing Hg to the environment, and dumping the deadly toxic mercury-cyanide (Hg-CN) waste tailings in the rivers providing mobility for Hg.
Additionally, Adriana Gonçalves et al reports 240 Au mine concessions, and 87 whole ore Hg amalgamation Chilean processing centers lined up along one square mile on the Calera and Amarillo riverbanks in Portovelo-Zaruma mining district each processing ~ 1,860 tonnes of ore/month to produce a “reported” ~ 5.7 Kg of Au per month per center using ~ 2.4 Kg of Hg/month/center, and ~ 2.05 tonnes of cyanide (CN)/month/center.
Collectively, these centers discharged 1.9 million tonnes/annum (1.7 million in 2013) of toxic heavy metals chemicals tailings surface sludge including; 222 kg of deadly neurotoxin Hg, 2,033 tonnes of toxic CN, highly corrosive Nitric (HNO3) and Sulfuric acids (H2SO4), and other toxic ore-related elements including arsenic (As), cadmium (Cd), copper (Cu), lead (Pb), and zinc (Zn) polluting the Calera and Amarillo rivers killing all terrestrial aquatic biota causing destruction, and polluting our biosphere.
The majority of Hg emitted by Au smelters is deposited within 1 km of the emission source contaminating the urban areas and eventually flushed into adjacent river systems poisoning the water.
The pollutant continues through to the Peru Puyango-Tumbes River basin to the Pacific Ocean facilitating the environmental microbial production of deadly neurotoxin MeHg.
TAILINGS DISCHARGE POLLUTES THE CALERA RIVER WATERS - ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE BORDER IN PERU THE CONSEQUENCES ARE SUFFERING
"Tumbes River basin in mortal danger from consuming water contaminated with metals. Toxic minerals. The presence of metals in the water of the Tumbes River can cause brain diseases, carcinogens and other diseases in the circulatory and reproductive system. Contamination is from tailings from mining companies in Ecuador."
Currently, Ecuador is subject to an internationally supported lawsuit from Peru for biodiversity destruction, and human health threats caused by the Portovelo-Zaruma ASG miner’s toxic tailings discharge and Hg vaporization affecting Peru’s soil quality, agriculture, aquatic life, drinking water, and the health of people.
The amount of environmental and health damages is estimated to be up to $USD 35 billion.
The time is right to #MakeMercuryHistory in ASG miners gold ore processing, and profit proudly with sustainably reclaimed tailings gold, a globally wasted commodity.