Turkey’s borates bounty

Published: Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Haldun Kurama of Turkey’s Boron Research Center discusses the market applications and production potential for the country’s significant boron reserves

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Boron is a relatively rare element and does not appear on Earth in elemental form; instead, it is found as a mineral deposit in the crystalline group known as ‘borates’ (oxides of boron). These are distinguished by a structural framework...

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