News AND Events

Staying Ship-Shape With Borates

:: Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Staying Ship-Shape With Borates
In Baltimore’s Inner Harbor sits the USS Constellation, a more than 150-year-old wooden ship that served the United States Navy for nearly a century. Its age, however, is just a number. The historic vessel is channelling its youth through the use of borates.

Digging Out The Ditches

:: Sunday, March 20, 2016
Digging Out The Ditches
Last spring Rio Sava was faced with a dilemma. The 3D seismic survey was due to start in April but much of the proposed drilling site was underwater after two particularly wet winters.

Warriors & Wolves: Land donation Supports Warriors & Wolves Veteran Program

:: Tuesday, March 15, 2016 :: Posted By Mary Beth Garrison
Warriors & Wolves: Land donation Supports Warriors & Wolves Veteran Program
For more than 100 years, a mining legacy site spanning about 3,000 acres in Frazier Park, California, has rested — waiting for new purpose.

Death Valley National Park – From mining to mecca: An empire in the desert

:: Monday, March 14, 2016 :: Posted By Mary Beth Garrison
Death Valley National Park – From mining to mecca: An empire in the desert
In the late 1800s in Death Valley, borates had just been discovered — and so had a bright, young marketing executive.

NASA Space Shuttle: Borates Go To Space

:: Thursday, March 10, 2016
NASA Space Shuttle: Borates Go To Space
Many intricacies of space shuttle development are kept under wraps. But it’s no secret that borates played an integral part in keeping our astronauts safe.

International Women’s Day

:: Tuesday, March 8, 2016
International Women’s Day
As part of Rio Sava’s community engagement programme, Rio Sava staff members have visited local elementary schools to talk about their work. For geologist Ana Arifovic, going on these visits is one of the things she enjoys most about her job.

Research Collaboration to Develop New Material for Energy Storage

:: Friday, March 4, 2016
Research Collaboration to Develop New Material for Energy Storage
Boron is one of the critical chemical elements that make up the planet. When combined with oxygen and other elements it forms borates, which have become an essential, though unheralded, component of modern life.

Death Valley Super Bloom

:: Friday, March 4, 2016 :: Posted By Mary Beth Garrison
Death Valley Super Bloom
A RTM-supported video documentary series on the history of Death Valley National Park is gaining national attention. The first video short capturing last October’s flash flood last October of Scott’s Castle received thousands of views.

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 east of Los Angeles.  Learn more about Rio Tinto

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