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Improving plant performance with refined borates

:: Tuesday, September 27, 2016 :: Posted By Adam Brodie
Improving plant performance with refined borates
When it comes to their crops, farmers and growers are continually assessing ways to increase both yield and quality. Adding boron to the soil is often the answer.

Rio Tinto Borates opens new Wildlife Rescue Center

:: Sunday, September 11, 2016 :: Posted By Mary Beth Garrison
Rio Tinto Borates opens new Wildlife Rescue Center
Waterfowl in California have found a friend in Rio Tinto. Environmental employees at the Boron Operations are taking care of their feathery neighbors with the establishment of a new, state- and federally-sanctioned Wildlife Rescue Center.

From grain to glass – New degree in Craft Beer Industry on tap for fall at MSU Denver

:: Thursday, August 25, 2016
From grain to glass – New degree in Craft Beer Industry on tap for fall at MSU Denver
A new degree program is on tap at Metropolitan State University of Denver. This fall, students will have the opportunity to hone their craft — in brews, that is — in Craft Beer Industry, the latest addition to the university’s growing Brewing Industry Operations program.

Case Study: Setting new standards for reclamation in the Mojave Desert

:: Friday, July 1, 2016 :: Posted By Mary Beth Garrison
Case Study: Setting new standards for reclamation in the Mojave Desert
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.

Case Study: Minding the Gap

:: Wednesday, June 1, 2016 :: Posted By Mary Beth Garrison
Case Study: Minding the Gap
Rio Tinto’s Minerals business worked closely with the City of Los Angeles to support the region’s water quality and conservation.

Boron nonprofits awarded $20,000 in grants

:: Monday, May 23, 2016 :: Posted By Mary Beth Garrison
Boron nonprofits awarded $20,000 in grants
The Borax Visitor Center Foundation awarded about $20,000 in grants to more than a dozen nonprofits at its annual luncheon at the Visitor Center on May 20.

A Transparent Look at Borate Use in Flat and Container Glass​

:: Wednesday, May 4, 2016 :: Posted By Allen Zheng
A Transparent Look at Borate Use in Flat and Container Glass​
At U.S. Borax, it has always been our approach to work on behalf of borate users. We invest in researching new applications for this important substance and comparing them to others in the market, keeping regulatory issues and sustainability top of mind.

Never heard of borates? You’re looking at them right now.

:: Sunday, May 1, 2016
Never heard of borates? You’re looking at them right now.
From your daily laundry to space travel – boron is an element with many uses. Here are ten things to know about one of the unsung heroes of the periodic table.

Made in Kern County: Borax Mine

:: Thursday, April 28, 2016 :: Posted By Mary Beth Garrison
Made in Kern County: Borax Mine

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.

Rio Tinto Borates' 20 Mule Team Borax Fertilizers Featured on American Farmer

:: Thursday, April 21, 2016
Rio Tinto Borates' 20 Mule Team Borax Fertilizers Featured on American Farmer
Rio Tinto Borates’ (RTB) 20 Mule Team® Borax fertilizers are featured in an upcoming episode of American Farmer, airing May 3 on RFD-TV.
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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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