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U.S. Borax is proud to be part of the communities in which we operate. And, we’re proud of the work we do to further borate education. 

U.S. Borax Visitor Center and Foundation

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U.S. Borax Visitor Center

Visit the rim of our active Borax mine

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U.S. Borax Visitor Center Foundation

Celebrating and supporting the Boron community

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U.S. Borax in the community

Building Nests and Taking Flight: Kestrels at Borax Rotterdam
For 20 years, a small flock of kestrels has called our Rotterdam site home. Learn what U.S. Borax Logistics Coordinator, Mart Van Hamburg, and our team is doi... Learn More
Rio Tinto Donates Land for U.S. College Campus Expansion
Land formerly held by U.S. Borax is being donated by Rio Tinto to Southwestern Oregon Community College (SWOCC) Curry Campus. Learn More
2023 U.S. Borax Visitor Center Foundation Awards
Every year, the Borax Visitor Center Foundation—made up of company and community leaders—disburses Visitor Center funds through a grant and schola... Learn More
Grant and Scholarship Applications

The Borax Visitor Center Foundation funds two annual programs for our Boron, California, community: A grant for nonprofit, tax-exempt, and governmental organizations as well as a scholarship for graduating seniors.

Applications for both programs are now open:

Looking for educational material related to boron?

U.S. Borax, part of Rio Tinto, is a global leader in the supply and science of borates—naturally-occurring minerals containing boron and other elements. We are 1,000 people serving 650 customers with more than 1,800 delivery locations globally. We supply around 30% of the world’s need for refined borates from our world-class mine in Boron, California, about 100 miles northeast of Los Angeles.  Learn more about Rio Tinto.

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