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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

Supporting Community Healthcare
U.S. Borax creates new program, Coins Against Cancer, to help fund healthcare in eastern Kern County at Adventist Health Tehachapi Valley. Learn More
Which National Park Is First on Your List?
During our special National Parks Pass Contest, we asked entrants which park they would visit first if they won a complimentary annual pass. See which park ca... Read More
Turning Death Valley into a Desired Desert Destination
Home to our original operations, Death Valley will always be special to U.S. Borax. Learn about our initial efforts to promote tourism in Death Valley—a... Read 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 closed. Awards will be announced in mid-2023. The 2024 application period will open early next year.

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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