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Kernite [hydrated sodium borax] Sample

US Borax & Chemical Corp

Death Valley National Park, National Park Service

Death Valley National Park, National Park Service

Borax was mined in a variety of locations in Death Valley and was found in several forms. Cottonball was found in salt deposits on the valley floor. In the 1880s, i was moved to market on 20-mule team wagons. Within a decade, purer forms of borax such as ulexite colemanite, kernite, and priceite were being mined and shipped via railroad lines.

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