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Mineral of the month: boron

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What does boron have to do with baseball, apple pie, motherhood and Chevrolet? Boron minerals and chemicals are used in the tanning of leather baseballs and gloves; in micro-fertilizer to grow apples and in the glass and enamels of bakewares to cook apple pie; in boron detergents for soaking baby clothes and diapers; and in fiberglass parts for the Chevrolet Corvette.

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Title:
Mineral of the month: boron
Series title:
Geotimes
Volume
2005
Issue:
July
Year Published:
2005
Language:
English
Publisher:
AGI
Contributing office(s):
National Minerals Information Center
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