Death Valley and the National Parks

In the late 1800s in Death Valley, borates were discovered, and a lucrative business venture was launched by Stephen T. Mather, who would eventually help create the National Park Service. Now, 100 years later, Rio Tinto Borates demonstrates its continued alliance with the agency through responsible land stewardship, and sustainable development and business practices.

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Improved Corn Yields with Granubor® 2

Boron is an essential nutrient for plant growth and development. Rio Tinto Borates participated in independent corn trials during the 2012-14 seasons that investigated the impact of the soluble boron source Granubor® 2 compared to granular ulexite. As a refined granular sodium borate, Granubor® 2 is uniquely able to meet initial boron demands from corn’s early growth, and provide a continued season-long supply of boron.

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Borax Fertilizers on American Farmer

In a May, 2016 episode, American Farmer traveled to California for a behind-the-scenes look at how the global mining and refining company operates California’s largest open pit mine in the Mohave Desert – one of the richest borate deposits on the planet. American Farmer is a breakthrough program on a mission to showcase the latest advancements in agriculture and farming.

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