A few structural remains and the nearby borax windrows are the most visible reminders of Eagle Borax Works, the first
borax refinery in Death Valley.
Businessman Isador [sic] Daunet founded the Eagle operation on this site, producing borax by late 1882. During its first
fifteen months this refinery produced 130 tons of low-grade borax. The inefficiency of the refinery's operation
led to near bankruptcy. This, combined with personal setbacks, resulted in Daunet's suicide. In 1884, the Eagle
Borax Works closed....
Nearby windrows of borax look much as they did when Eagle Borax Works ceased operation in 1884.