Searles Valley Minerals processes brine solutions from Searles Lake to produce boric acid, sodium carbonate, sodium sulfate, several speciality forms of borax, and salt. Unlike other mining techniques such as open pit mining, our three facilities in Searles Valley use a unique, ecologically friendly process that starts with solution mining. Bulk products from Searles Valley Minerals help manufacturers create products that make your life better. Our customers are industrial and agricultural, yet our consumers are you. Your automobile contains many products made with soda ash and borates such as window glass and windshields. Industrial laundries use our salt. Dye and detergent makers use our sodium sulfate in their products. Borates from Searles Valley brighten our future. High technology companies use our borates to make flat screen monitors, electronic parts and special coatings. Speciality borates end up in everything from fire retardants to fiberglass insulation and even wood treatments.