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150 Years in the Mine: Life in Boron

:: Wednesday, May 11, 2022
150 Years in the Mine: Life in Boron
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.

Classic Tales from the Wild West

:: Monday, April 11, 2022
Classic Tales from the Wild West
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.

U.S. Borax Operations: Then and Now

:: Tuesday, March 22, 2022
U.S. Borax Operations: Then and Now
This year marks an important milestone in U.S. Borax history as we celebrate 150 years of boron mining operations. Let’s look at the transformation of boron mining operations over the course of the last century and a half.

The Many, Many Uses of Borax for Laundry

:: Thursday, April 15, 2021 :: Posted By Orion Graham
The Many, Many Uses of Borax for Laundry
Over the last 125 years, borates have played a big part in helping people get their laundry cleaner.

Minerals and Mining at the Millennium: Borax and Sustainable Practices

:: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 :: Posted By Mary Beth Garrison
Minerals and Mining at the Millennium: Borax and Sustainable Practices
Sustainable development is not about leaving our planet's resources untouched. It is about economic development meeting the needs of the present generation but without undermining the capacity of future generations to meet theirs.

145 Years at Rio Tinto Borates

:: Monday, January 30, 2017 :: Posted By Mary Beth Garrison
145 Years at Rio Tinto Borates
Rio Tinto Borates kicked off its 145-year anniversary celebration in style, with the 20 Mule Team riding in the 2017 Rose Parade on January 2 in Pasadena, California, USA.

From Mining to Mecca: An Empire in the Desert

:: Monday, March 14, 2016 :: Posted By Mary Beth Garrison
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.

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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