Market trend of Boron
What is Boron?
Boron is rare in the Universe and solar system due to trace formation in the Big Bang and stars. It is formed in minor amounts in cosmic ray spallation nucleosynthesis and may be found uncombined in cosmic dust and meteoroid materials. In the high oxygen environment of Earth, boron is always found fully oxidized to borate. Boron does not appear on Earth in elemental form. Minimal traces of elemental boron were detected in the Lunar regolith. Although boron is a relatively rare element in the Earth's crust, representing only 0.001% of the crust's mass, it can be highly concentrated by the action of water, in which many borates are soluble. It is naturally combined in borax and boric acid (sometimes found in volcanic spring waters). About a hundred borate minerals are known. On 5 September 2017, scientists reported that the Curiosity rover detected boron, an essential ingredient for life on Earth, on Mars. Such a finding, along with previous discoveries that water may have been present on ancient Mars, further supports the possible early habitability of Gale Crater on Mars.
Production of Boron
Economically essential sources of boron are the minerals colemanite, rasorite (kernite), ulexite and tincal. Together these constitute 90% of mined boron-containing ore. The largest global borax deposits known, many still untapped, are in Central and Western Turkey, including the provinces of Eskişehir, Kütahya and Balıkesir. International proven boron mineral mining reserves exceed one billion metric tonnes against a yearly production of about four million tonnes. Turkey and the United States are the largest producers of boron products. Turkey produces about half the annual global demand through Eti Mine Works (Turkish: Eti Maden İşletmeleri), a state-owned mining and chemicals company focusing on boron products. It holds a government monopoly on mining borate minerals in Turkey, which possesses 72% of the world's known deposits. In 2012, it had a 47% share of the production of global borate minerals, ahead of its main competitor, Rio Tinto Group.
Market trend of Boron
The average cost of crystalline elemental boron is US$5/g. Elemental boron is chiefly used in making boron fibres, which are deposited by chemical vapour deposition on a tungsten core (see below). Boron fibres are used in lightweight composite applications, such as high-strength tapes. This use is a tiny fraction of total boron use. Boron is introduced into semiconductors as boron compounds by ion implantation. The estimated global consumption of boron (almost entirely as boron compounds) was about 4 million tonnes of B2O3 in 2012. As for compounds such as borax and kernite, they cost US$377/tonne in 2019. Boron mining and refining capacities are considered adequate to meet expected levels of growth through the next decade.
Price of Boron
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