Borax Mine Tour Saturday

Afterall Journal in conjunction with The Center for Land Use Interpretation is hosting an all day tour this Saturday that looks to be quite interesting. If you’ve never checked out the center, it’s in an unobtrusive tan building a few doors down from the Museum of Jurassic Technology in Culver City. I’m intrigued by what the center actually does, because it’s part art and historical land preservation. It’s been supported by the Andy Warhol Foundation, which adds to my intrigue.

There are a few seats left on their tour this Saturday. Cost is $30 and leaves at 8am from the center in Culver City.

Come spend the day immersed in Boron with the Center for Land Use Interpretation! This all day guided bus tour will begin in Culver City, congeal at the Center’s Desert Research Station, then spend the day visiting the remarkable places that ring this dramatic and compelling part of the California landscape.

Sites that will be visited and/or discussed include: The largest open pit mine in California; the largest solar power
plant in the world; a mountaintop rocket test site; and an abandoned federal prison. The day will end at Domingo’s, the restaurant in Boron that is the real reason why the Space Shuttle crew lands in California.

I would be there, except there’s Dragon Boat practice I have to attend. For more information or to RSVP, contact Zoe Crusher (661.253.7722).

2 Replies to “Borax Mine Tour Saturday”

  1. I’ve been to that museum! It was almost by accident after a day at the MJT, and it was awesome. They had a special exhibition on drowned towns – towns that are now under resevoirs and which are re-appearing with low water levels. We were already in a surreal frame of mind after the MJT, so this is definitely a place to go on the same trip.

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