In the Mojave Desert, regrowth takes a great deal of time. Reclamation efforts near the U.S. Borax mine have been an ongoing effort requiring decades of experimentation and care.
Boron Operations is a world-class borate mine located in the western Mojave Desert of California. The climate is classified as harsh, with an evaporation to precipitation ratio of nearly 25:1.
Rio Tinto’s Minerals business worked closely with the City of Los Angeles to support the region’s water quality and conservation.
On the most eastern edge of Kern County, just off Highway 58, sits a desolate desert landscape booming with activity. This is all because of what lies below the earth, a mineral used in hundreds of products we all use today.
Opening overseas markets for California’s quality products, resources and agriculture is an important factor in Kern County’s economic growth, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) told employees of Rio Tinto Borates (RTB) during a town hall meeting April 7.