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Future Miners Get Real-World Experience with Rio Tinto Borates

:: Friday, December 8, 2017 :: Posted By Mary Beth Garrison

For one week each year, a group of students from The University of Utah’s Department of Mining Engineering embark on a journey to Death Valley. With experts from Rio Tinto Borates as their guides, they tap into the area’s rich history of mining and gain real-world experience along the way.

Using Less Water: Environmental Conservation in the Mojave Desert

:: Wednesday, August 16, 2017 :: Posted By Mary Beth Garrison
Using Less Water: Environmental Conservation in the Mojave Desert
Borax mining has always consumed less water than other industrial and mining processes. But U.S. Borax has a history of looking for creative ways to use even less of this precious resource.
 

Supporting Cocoa Farms and Families: Boron for Better Crops and Profits

:: Sunday, July 30, 2017 :: Posted By Weng Kee Ch'ng
Supporting Cocoa Farms and Families: Boron for Better Crops and Profits
Even as the market for cocoa expands, Indonesian cocoa farms are struggling to build their crops and profits. The Community Solutions International (CSI) program Cocoa Care provides training and resources to help Indonesian cocoa farming families turn their farms into profitable, sustainable businesses. Rio Tinto Borates is pitching in to help farmers learn how boron can boost cocoa yields.
 

Back to the Future — Forward to the Past

:: Thursday, September 1, 2016 :: Posted By Mary Beth Garrison
Back to the Future — Forward to the Past
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.

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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