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Boron is a census-designated place in Kern County, California, United States. Boron is located 15mi east-southeast of Castle Butte at an elevation of 2467 feet . The population was 2,253 at the 2010 census, up from 2,025 at the 2000 census. Boron is named after the element boron and is the location of the world's largest source of the boron compound boric acid.Boron is a hinterland community on the western edge of the Mojave Desert. Within a half day's drive one can view the highest and lowest points in the contiguous 48 states of the United States, the world's oldest tree, and the cities of both Los Angeles and Las Vegas.Boron is home to the U.S. Borax Boron Mine, California's largest open-pit mine, which is also the largest borax mine in the world.GeographyBoron is located at the border of Kern and San Bernardino Counties along State Route 58. The coordinates are:. Boron is 65mi north of Palmdale, 85mi east of Bakersfield, and 40mi west of Barstow in the Antelope Valley region of California's Mojave Desert. Its elevation is 2467ft. According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 13.8sqmi, over 99% of it land.
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