What is Chromite?
Chromite is an oxide mineral composed of chromium, iron, and oxygen (FeCr2O4). It is dark gray to black in color with a metallic to submetallic luster and a high specific gravity.
Properties of Chromite
Chromite can be challenging to identify. Several properties must be considered to differentiate it from other metallic ores. Hand specimen identification of chromite requires a consideration of: color, specific
Chromite and Solid Solution
Magnesium frequently substitutes for iron in chromite. A solid solution series exists between the mineral chromite (FeCr2O4) and the isomorphous mineral magnesiochromite (MgCr2O4).
Stratiform, Podiform, and Beach Sands
Small amounts of chromite are found in many types of rock. However, chromite deposits that are large enough for mining are generally found in: 1) stratiform deposits (large masses of igneous rock
Uses of Chromite
Chromium is a metal used to induce hardness, toughness, and chemical resistance in steel. The alloy produced is known as "stainless steel. When alloyed with iron and nickel,
Chromium Production and Recycling in Oman
Chromium is not mined in the Oman. The chromium consumed by Oman industry comes from: A) other countries in the form of chromite ore, ferrochromium or chromium metal; or, B) chromium
Oman Chromite Company SAOG engages in the mining and marketing of chromite ore in the Sultanate of Oman. It produces and sells refractory materials, such as chips and fines, as well as metal lumps. The company was founded in 1991 and is based in Sohar, the Sultanate of Oman.