The gold miners and the borax miners and the railroad workers.
The exports include copper and silver and their ores, nitrate of soda, borax, guano and other minerals in small quantities.
borax, twenty grainsGlycerine, one teaspoonfulWater, an ounce.
Gradually work this heat toward the steel till the borax begins to burn, emitting a dark brown smoke.
Be careful not to get borax on the upper part of the wire or on the handle.
Gold and borax, which have been given chapters in this work, are by no means all the minerals found in the California deserts.
Account for the fact that a solution of borax in water is alkaline.
It frequently contains a small quantity of Mn2O3, which may be detected in the borax bead.
They obtain this by giving in exchange wool, borax, iron, and gold.
At least, the statement that the production of borax is dependent on the amount of soda, leads to this conclusion.
late 14c., from Anglo-French boras, from Medieval Latin baurach, from Arabic buraq, applied by the Arabs to various substances used as fluxes, probably from Persian burah. Originally obtained in Europe from the bed of salt lakes in Tibet.
borax bo·rax1 (bôr'āks', -əks)
: strictly a piece of borax junk
[1920s+ Furniture business; origin unknown; it has been suggested that sellers of cleansers based on the mineral borax gave away cheap furniture to customers]