Chemical Plant History

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Re: Chemical Plant History

Postby deathvalleyjake » Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:41 pm

Where to Find SoCal's Most Fascinating Mining Destinations
Five sites are listed and one of them is Searles Lake and Trona.
The dry lake is full of minerals – mostly salt and boron – that can be processed into industrial and consumer products, such as compounds like borates (boric acid and borax) and sodium carbonate (soda ash) and sulfate – major ingredients in detergents and other cleaning products. In fact, Searles Lake contains one of the world’s richest deposits of naturally occurring minerals.

https://www.kcet.org/shows/socal-wanderer/where-to-find-socals-most-fascinating-mining-destinations
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Re: Chemical Plant History

Postby recluse » Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:22 pm

Ghost Towns & Mines: Trona CA 2019
This video includes a shot of the broken chimney at the plant and lots of other earthquake damage.
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