[Clayart] History of Gerstley Borate

David Hendley farmpots at eastex.net
Sun Sep 8 22:13:43 EDT 2019

There is, in fact, a borax museum in Boron, California (or there was, when I visited
20 years ago).
They should be able to answer any questions you have about GB (yes, there was
a Mr. Gerstley, that the material is named for). I remember I learned the detailed
history while there.
All of my contact was in pre-internet days  - don't know if they have any on-line
David Hendley
david at farmpots.com

----- Original Message -----  
> I looking for information of the history of Gerstley Borate,
> especially
> when and how the mine was discovered and when the material was first
> used
> as a pottery or glaze ingredient. There is lots of chit-chat on the
> problems of using it and rumors of its demise, but its background
> seems to
> be sparse.
> Any leads would be appreciated.
> LT

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