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Mercury human health threats and biodiversity costs from this deadly global crisis - A Solution


NEWS PROVIDED BY Alchemy Mining Group Inc. October 18, 2021, 01:00 GMT

Artisanal and small-scale gold (ASG) miners’ ore processing is the world’s largest anthropogenic source of deadly mercury pollution overtaking coal fired plants' mercury emissions in 2017.

To make a sustainable change we, the Company, have initiated climate action in Ecuador’s Portovelo-Zaruma mining district 1,200 meters high up in the Amazon Andes.

We are in advanced discussions with several APROPLASMIN* Members to whom we have provided preliminary design schematics to convert an existing center and prototype the world’s 1st mercury free 60 tonne/day state-of-the-art ore and tailings processing center.

"We propose to use a solution extracted from bitter cassava plants, a cyanogenic plant-based extract as a gold leaching lixiviant for the first time in the history of the mining industry.”

— Dr. Marcello Veiga, P. Eng. Professor Emeritus (UBC)

Here, 87 (110 in 2010) whole ore mercury amalgamation processing centers situated along one-square mile on the Calera and Amarillo riverbanks collectively discharge 1.9 million tonnes of acidic toxic tailings surface sludge annually poured directly into the rivers from processing 50,000 local and neighboring miners’ ore and toxic tailings.

This toxic pollutant is laden with 222 kg of mercury providing mobility for mercury, 2,033 tonnes of cyanide, mercury-cyanide complexes, arsenic, lead, and other heavy metals.

The pollutant is fluvially dispersed zigzagging down the Andes throughout the Amazon rivers killing all local biota, contaminating the riverbanks and soil, poisoning local terrestrial species, and contaminating drinking water to empty into the Pacific Ocean 350 Km west, poisoning the tuna fish we consume where mercury bioaccumulates the most.


December 17, 2020, UK Super Mega Rock Star @robbiewilliams reported he 'almost died’ from mercury poisoning over his seafood habit.

He had the highest level of mercury in his body ever recorded in UK.

Collectively these processing centers are responsible for the annual discharge of 2,000 tonnes of mercury to our biosphere documented in 2021 by Oxford University earth scientists to stay airborne up to one year.

A Solution; the use of "manipueira" bitter cassava plant-based extract, an option to replace mercury use and profit proudly owning sustainably reclaimed tailings gold, a globally wasted commodity transformed into Limited Edition artisanally crafted one-ounce gold coins or ingots (95% 22k).

About: Alchemy Mining Group, Inc. (AMGI)

An Innovation Provider to #MakeMercuryHistory in ASG miner's gold ore processing.

Bruce A. Cosgrove, B.Sc., M.Sc., (Solution Chemistry) President/C.E.O

"Profit proudly with sustainably reclaimed tailings gold; a globally wasted commodity."

Founder: Alchemy Liquid Gold Coin, the world's 1st Climate Action utility tokens listed for trading on the decentralized Waves.Exchange (DEX) open blockchain platform seeking impact investment funding.

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* Asociación de Propietarios de Plantas de Beneficio Mineral (Association of Owners of Plants of Ore Reduction, Smelting and Refining of Mineral Substances of El Oro Province in Portovelo-Zaruma)

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