Rio Tinto Minerals is a global leader in industrial mineral supply and science. We provide much of the world's supply of refined borates, remarkable minerals that are essential to life and to modern living. As part of Rio Tinto, a leading international mining group, we serve more than 1,000 customers in 100 countries who rely on borates to create an extraordinarily diverse range of products.
Rio Tinto Minerals distinguishes itself through unparalleled supply reliability and product quality; world-class safety, environmental and community practices; and a commitment to constant innovation and improvement.
Rio Tinto Minerals leverages superior product quality, supply reliability and technical support to meet growing demand for refined borates in dozens of industries.
The company's founders began mining borates in California's Death Valley in the 1880s, inspiring the internationally recognized 20 Mule Team® Borax product brand.
With headquarters in Denver, Rio Tinto Minerals' operations span much of the globe and include one of the richest borate deposits on earth.
Our diverse team includes acknowledged experts in mining and refining, borate science, logistics and many other fields.
Rio Tinto Minerals' Jadar development project is exploring one of the largest untapped lithium deposits in the world.