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Boron — The Crustal Element

By | July, 2016

Boron is a quintessential element of the Earth’s upper continental crust. Processes that created the upper continental crust also enriched it in boron, and, as a result, a great diversity of boron minerals are among the most accessible of useful compounds to humankind, even in antiquity. And humankind is most fortunate that crustal processes have…

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2015 Issues -- Volume 11

June 2015

Edward S. Grew

"Boron -- The Crustal Element"


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April 2014

J. Donald Rimstidt and David J. Vaughan

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David J. Vaughan and David A. Polya

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Reto Gieré and David J. Vaughan

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June 2011

Richard Harrison

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Michael D. Higgins and Dorian G.W. Smith

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February 2007

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2005 Issues -- Volume 1

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John Rakovan

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June 2005

Robert F. Martin

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