U.S. Borax: Pioneering the elements of modern living

High-quality refined borates—made in America to propel global innovation.


Refined and specialty borates for every industry and application

For a century and a half, U.S. Borax has provided refined borates vital to industrial processes and agricultural and commercial applications. Mined and made in America, our products set the global standard for quality and purity, ensuring the best performance in every process.

U.S. Borax technical and scientific experts are dedicated to continuous research and product improvement. In collaboration with industry, education, and community leaders, we constantly explore new ways to optimize boron’s unique properties in your existing applications—and your future innovations.

Why Choose Us?

Better quality boron, better results

In every industrial process, quality inputs matter. U.S. Borax continually monitors and improves product quality at every stage, from our exacting refinement process to product finishing, packaging, and shipping. Every product is meticulously sampled, tested, and documented. The result is refined and specialty borates that are consistent, high-performing, cost-effective, and reliably free of impurities. Quality is top of mind—from our mine to you.

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Global expertise, global reach

The experts at U.S. Borax are dedicated to customer service. Whether you need scientific assistance with a formulation, technical support for your application, or just-in-time delivery anywhere in the world, our experts are here to partner with you every step of the way.

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U.S. Borax insights

Boron Ops Wins Sentinels of Safety Award from NMA
We are proud to be awarded the 2019 Sentinels of Safety Award for our outstanding safety performance in the Large Open Pit category from the National Min... Learn More
Boron: Helping feed the world
Agriculture needs to become increasingly efficient to feed a growing population. As an essential element for crop growth, boron has a vital role to play. Learn More
Borates for Wood Protection: Forest-to-Market
The wood and timber industries rely on borates for environmentally safe options for wood protection. Learn how borates protect, preserve, and extend the life ... Learn More
Looking for 20 Mule Team Borax Laundry Detergent Booster?
The Dial Corporation acquired U.S. Borax’s consumer products division in 1988. Subsequently, Henkel acquired Dial in 2003. Visit the 20 Mule Team Laundry website to find out more.

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U.S. Borax operations

Committed to cutting-edge research, safety, sustainability, and innovation, U.S. Borax operations support our customers and the communities where we operate.

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Looking for a career that matters with a company that cares? Learn about working for U.S. Borax, see which positions are available, and discover how to apply

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Visiting the U.S. Borax mine

Each year, hundreds of visitors travel deep into the Mojave Desert to explore the U.S. Borax Visitor Center—and one of the richest boron deposits on Earth.

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Have questions about our refined borate products, our boron research, or your order? We have answers.


Boron is all around us, in the food on your table, the car you're driving, and the clothes you're wearing. Discover more ...

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 500 customers with more than 1,700 delivery locations globally. We supply 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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