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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.

U.S. Borax's 20 Mule Team Borax Fertilizers Featured on American Farmer

:: Thursday, April 21, 2016 :: Posted By Adam Brodie
U.S. Borax's 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.

Rep. McCarthy Visits Rio Tinto Borates’ Boron Mine

:: Friday, April 8, 2016 :: Posted By Mary Beth Garrison
Rep. McCarthy Visits Rio Tinto Borates’ Boron Mine
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.

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.
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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 northeast of Los Angeles.  Learn more about Rio Tinto.

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