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April 5, 1994 | PATRICE APODACA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In some ways, it's still the good old days at U.S. Borax Inc., just like when Ronald Reagan hosted the company's "Death Valley Days" TV show in the 1960s and hawked Boraxo soap. It's been more than a century since U. S. Borax first mined ore from Death Valley and 67 years since it plumbed the depths of the Mojave Desert here in Boron, a tiny town 120 miles northeast of Los Angeles, to extract ore from one of the world's largest minable deposits of borax mineral.
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February 6, 2008 | From the Associated Press
BHP Billiton Ltd. formalized its unwelcome takeover bid for Rio Tinto today and upped the stakes with an all-stock offer worth $147.4 billion that would create a global mining monolith. London-based Rio Tinto, which rejected an initial approach from BHP Billiton last year as too low, said it would consider the new offer and urged its shareholders not to act hastily. BHP Billiton is offering 3.
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December 21, 1995
RTZ Mining Shareholders OK Merger: Stockholders in London-based mining giant RTZ Mining Corp. overwhelmingly approved a $20-billion merger with its Australian subsidiary CRA in a move that will create the world's biggest mining company. RTZ-CRA will become a dual-listed company and will have common boards and unified management, as well as equivalent dividends and capital rights.
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December 21, 1995
RTZ Mining Shareholders OK Merger: Stockholders in London-based mining giant RTZ Mining Corp. overwhelmingly approved a $20-billion merger with its Australian subsidiary CRA in a move that will create the world's biggest mining company. RTZ-CRA will become a dual-listed company and will have common boards and unified management, as well as equivalent dividends and capital rights.
BUSINESS
January 4, 1989 | From Reuters
British Petroleum Co. began 1989 with two major deals Tuesday, saying it agreed to sell its huge mineral interests to the international mining group RTZ Corp. and would buy back a large chunk of its own shares from Kuwait. BP, the world's third-largest oil company and Britain's biggest, said it would sell the mining operations, minus BP Canada Inc., to RTZ for $4.4 billion or 2.4 billion pounds.
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February 6, 2008 | From the Associated Press
BHP Billiton Ltd. formalized its unwelcome takeover bid for Rio Tinto today and upped the stakes with an all-stock offer worth $147.4 billion that would create a global mining monolith. London-based Rio Tinto, which rejected an initial approach from BHP Billiton last year as too low, said it would consider the new offer and urged its shareholders not to act hastily. BHP Billiton is offering 3.
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February 25, 1988 | JIM SCHACHTER, Times Staff Writer
The company that makes Dial soap plans to buy a resonant piece of California heritage--the cleaning products with the 20-mule-team logo so closely linked with the history of borax mining in Death Valley. Dial Corp. of Phoenix said Wednesday that it had agreed in principle to purchase the 20 Mule Team division of United States Borax & Chemical Corp. of Los Angeles, whose Inyo County mine in Boron remains the largest producer of industrial borates outside the Iron Curtain.
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April 5, 1994 | PATRICE APODACA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In some ways, it's still the good old days at U.S. Borax Inc., just like when Ronald Reagan hosted the company's "Death Valley Days" TV show in the 1960s and hawked Boraxo soap. It's been more than a century since U. S. Borax first mined ore from Death Valley and 67 years since it plumbed the depths of the Mojave Desert here in Boron, a tiny town 120 miles northeast of Los Angeles, to extract ore from one of the world's largest minable deposits of borax mineral.
BUSINESS
January 4, 1989 | From Reuters
British Petroleum Co. began 1989 with two major deals Tuesday, saying it agreed to sell its huge mineral interests to the international mining group RTZ Corp. and would buy back a large chunk of its own shares from Kuwait. BP, the world's third-largest oil company and Britain's biggest, said it would sell the mining operations, minus BP Canada Inc., to RTZ for $4.4 billion or 2.4 billion pounds.
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February 25, 1988 | JIM SCHACHTER, Times Staff Writer
The company that makes Dial soap plans to buy a resonant piece of California heritage--the cleaning products with the 20-mule-team logo so closely linked with the history of borax mining in Death Valley. Dial Corp. of Phoenix said Wednesday that it had agreed in principle to purchase the 20 Mule Team division of United States Borax & Chemical Corp. of Los Angeles, whose Inyo County mine in Boron remains the largest producer of industrial borates outside the Iron Curtain.
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