chromite

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chro·mite

noun \ˈkrō-ˌmīt\

Definition of CHROMITE

1
:  a black mineral that consists of an oxide of iron and chromium and is the only chromium ore
2
:  an oxide of divalent chromium

Origin of CHROMITE

German Chromit, from chrom-
First Known Use: 1799

chromite

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

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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