Borax Visitor Center, Boron, California
Tribute by Jeffrey Sward
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The Borax visitor center is located three miles north of highway 58 in Boron California. It is important to take the Borax exit rather than the Boron exit, three miles east.

The visitor center is located on a man-made mountain of mine tailings. The visitor center has a commanding view of the world's largest open pit borax mine, as well the operating chemical plant. There really were twenty mule teams hauling borax from Death Valley. However, like the Pony Express, the mule teams were only used for a short number of years, from 1883-1889.

As of November 2009, the Borax Visitor Center appears to have closed indefinitely. It is unknown whether or not it will ever reopen.

Visit the Borax Visitor Center web site.

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