Thursday, June 30, 2011
Picture of the Day - Boron Mine
U.S. Borax Boron Mine as viewed from one mile south on Highway 58. This mine supplies half the world's supply of borates and is probably the world's largest borate mine. This open pit mine of which the pit is not visible from the highway outside of Boron, CA, is California's largest open pit mine. Me being my inimitable self upon noticing the two white domes immediately thought of the two concrete containment domes at San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant and the brief, but humorous and off-color role in which they played in the movie The Naked Gun wherein Leslie Nielson's character Frank Drebin is reminded of how much he misses his ex-girlfriend upon noticing the domes.