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BORAX

An ore of boron; used as a flux or cleansing agent.


The Story of Borax

The Story of John Searles
Thus the borax industry on the now famous Searles lake was born. Those wagons, built and operated for Searles by Oso Viejo, who, at the time of this writing is ...

Borax at Death Valley
A booming economy flourished as Borax was discovered in and around Death Valley and miners poured into this region hoping for the “mother lode”. Soon ...

Harmony Borax Works - Death Valley National Park
After borax was found near Furnace Creek Ranch (then called Greenland) in 1881, William Tell Coleman built the Harmony plant and began to process ore in ...

Eagle Borax Works
Eagle Borax Works - Death Valley, points of interest along the West Valley road virtual tour.

Francis Marion "Borax" Smith
Francis Marion "Borax" Smith. The ambition of every miner is to find and develop a mine. Francis Marion Smith was no exception. Having acquired the ...

Conn-Trudo borax works - saline valley - death valley national park
Borate minerals were extracted here years before both the Eagle and Harmony Borax Works were in operation. In 1875 Conn and Trudo began processing ...

Romantic Heritage of the Upper Mojave Desert
While mining in the Slate Range, John and Dennis Searles found borax crystals on the salt-encrusted surface of the huge dry lake which now bears their name.

The Captain and Borax Mining
The Captain and Borax Mining. At the same time Lane was involved in the discovery of gold and silver, it became known that borax was an important mineral ...

Harmony Borax Works
The geology of Harmony Borax Works, Central Death Valley, Death Valley regional field guide.









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