Boron is an essential element in a number of industrial processes. In its fibrous form, Boron filaments are used as a stiffener in the creation of Ship Hull Panels, lending them unparalleled structural integrity. An isotope of Boron, Boron-10, is use for control rods in the nuclear reactors that power large ships, stations and planetside bases.
Discoveries of boron revitalized the Planet Pittsburgh.
STORY NOTE: This is the substance that, in the backstory, Trent was going to get rich by selling a load of to Samura Industries. His plans, and the Boron itself, were obliterated when the Nomads destroyed Freeport 7 while he was making the sale.
TRADE NOTE: Despite being a mined material, Boron is collected entirely from planetside mines and cannot be mined by the player.
- Mainz Storage Facility or Planet Holstein, Frankfurt system, $107
- Planet Pittsburgh, New York system, $120
- Planet Los Angeles, California system, $167