chromite


chromite

Relatively hard, metallic, black oxide mineral of chromium and iron (FeCrO) that is the chief commercial source of chromium. Chromite is commonly found as brittle masses in peridotites, serpentines, and other basic igneous and metamorphic rocks. The principal producing areas are South Africa, Russia, Albania, the Philippines, Zimbabwe, Turkey, Brazil, India, and Finland.

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