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Boron is a community in Kern County, California with a population of 2025 and an elevation of 2467 feet. Boron is named after the element boron and is the location of the world's largest source of the boron compound, boric acid.

Boron is a hinterland community on the western edge of the Mojave Desert. Within a half day's drive one can view the highest and lowest points in the contiguous 48 states of the United States (Mount Whitney and Death Valley) and the world's oldest tree (the Bristlecone Pine).

Boron is home to California's largest open-pit mine, which is also the largest borax mine in the world. This mine supplies nearly half of the world's supply of refined borates. 6 miles east of Boron, across the county line in San Bernardino County, is the world's largest solar power production facility.

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