Industrial Mineral Boron

Boron minerals are natural compounds containing boron oxide in different proportions. There are 230 different boron minerals in the nature. The most important boron minerals in commercial terms are; Tincal, Colemanite, Kernite, Ulexite, Pandermite, Boracite, Szaybelite and Hydroboracite. The main boron minerals transformed by Eti Maden, the World Boron Leader, into high value added products in international quality standards are; Tincal, Colemanite and Ulexite.

Major Boron Minerals with Commercial Importance

Kernite Na2B407.4H2O
Tincalconite Na2B407.5H2O
Tincal Na2B407.10H2O
Probertite NaCaB509.5H2O
Ulexite NaCaB509.8H2O
Colemanite Ca2B6O11.5H2O
Meyerhofferite Ca2B6O11.7H2O
Inyoite Ca2B6O11. 13H2O
Pandermite Ca4B10O19.7H2O
Inderite Mg2B6O11.15H2O
Hydroboracite CaMgB6O11.6H2O
Boracite Mg3B7O13Cl
Ascharite Mg2B2O5.H2O
Datolite Ca2B2Si2O9.H2O
Sassolite (natural boric acid)


Eti Maden extracts boron minerals using various mining methods, enriches them through physical processes, and converts them into concentrated boron products. The minerals are refined at Eti Maden’s innovative facilities and transformed into highly efficient and sustainable boron products used in many fields including glass, ceramics, agriculture, detergents, and cleaning products.

Mine of the Future: Boron

Eti Maden is designing the future of boron and has spent the past few years widening its product portfolio. Eti Maden currently has 17 refined boron products in its product portfolio and is producing materials with variety and different spectral values. Primary refined boron products are Etibor 48 (Borax Pentahydrate), Borax Decahydrate, Boric Acid, Etidot 67, Etibor 68 (Anhydrous Borax), Zinc Borate, Boron Oxide, Ground Colemanite, and Ground Ulexite.

Eti Maden aims to widen the usage areas of boron products through R&D work. There are plans for increasing usage of boron products in space and air vehicles, nuclear applications, military vehicles, fuels, communication electronics, polymeric materials, nanotechnologies, automotive and energy sectors, metallurgy, and construction.

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