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Chromite

#PD42808

Chromite

#PD42808
Availability
Sold
Size
10 x 6 x 5 cm - Cabinet 
Formula
Fe2+Cr2O4 (RRUFF)
Locality
Selukwe deposit, Great Dyke, Zimbabwe

A solid black granular & crystalline mass of Chromite ore. 

The USGS reports the following on chromium: Chromium is refined into ferrochromium used to produce stainless steel. South Africa is the leading chromite ore producer and China is the leading chromium -consuming country. South Africa and Kazakhstan hold about 95% of the world's chromium resources. The Stillwater complex in Montana is the U.S. resource base.

The Great Dyke holds Zimbabwe's chromium deposits.

Chromite

Formula
Fe2+Cr2O4 
Crystal System
Isometric 
Crystal Habit
Massive - Granular, Granular, Nuggets 
Cleavage
None, None, None 
Luster
Metallic 
Color
black, brownish black 
Streak
brown 
Class
Isometric - Hexoctahedral 
Fracture
Uneven 
Hardness
5.5 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

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