Boron mining safety looks completely different today than it did when we started operating 150 years ago. This year, as we celebrate an important milestone, we look back at how U.S. Borax has played a leading role in improving safety.
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 came out on top!
Fifty years ago, U.S. Borax introduced a multifunctional, zinc borate, flame retardant we called Firebrake.
Learn how we improved the fire safety of essential materials that surround us every day.
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—and how we’re still supporting the area today.
At U.S. Borax, we believe education is the foundation for pioneering progress. Over the course of our 150 years in operation, we have supported—and continue to support—local education.
From the iconic 20 mule teams to railroads to the first renewable diesel-powered trucks, U.S. Borax helped redefine transportation and logistics in boron mining.
One of the greatest engineering feats in U.S. Borax history was converting the underground Boron mine to a more modern, open-pit operation.
For nearly three decades, U.S. Borax headquarters occupied Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles. Now, almost 50 years later, we reflect on the importance and community we shared at this location—and revive fond memories.
During the early days of borate mining miners battled difficult conditions. Their grit and hard work established a solid foundation, enabling U.S. Borax to grow into a world mining leader. This year as we celebrate 150 years of boron mining operations, we reflect on the progress made in mining life.
Realistic writing, renowned actors, and adventurous Wild West narratives made Death Valley Days
one of the longest running radio and television programs in American history. Learn how our sponsorship made this show possible and drove demand for borax products.