Searles Valley Minerals processes brine solutions from Searles Lake to produce boric acid, sodium carbonate, sodium sulfate, several speciality forms of borax, and salt.
Unlike other mining techniques such as open pit mining, the three facilities in Searles Valley use a unique, ecologically friendly process that starts with solution mining.
Bulk products from Searles Valley Minerals help manufacturers create products that make your life better. Their customers are industrial and agricultural, yet their consumers are you. Your automobile contains many products made with soda ash and borates such as window glass and windshields. Industrial laundries use their salt. Dye and detergent makers use its sodium sulfate in their products.
Borates from Searles Valley brighten our future. High technology companies use their borates to make flat screen monitors, electronic parts, and special coatings. Speciality borates end up in everything from fire retardants to fiberglass insulation and even wood treatments.