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A widely distributed black to brownish-black chromium ore, FeCr2O4.


1. (Minerals) a brownish-black mineral consisting of a ferrous chromic oxide in cubic crystalline form, occurring principally in basic igneous rocks: the only commercial source of chromium and its compounds. Formula: FeCr2O4
2. (Elements & Compounds) a salt of chromous acid


(ˈkroʊ maɪt)

1. a salt of chromium in the bivalent state.
2. a black mineral, ferrous chromate, FeCr2O4, the only ore of chromium.
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Noun1.chromite - a brownish-black mineral; the major source of chromium
atomic number 24, chromium, Cr - a hard brittle multivalent metallic element; resistant to corrosion and tarnishing
mineral - solid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition
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It has been widely believed that magmas sourced from the mantle cannot directly crystallise chromite, as the mantle rocks that are being melted are rich in olivine, and therefore these melts should crystallise olivine, not chromite," said Rais Latypov from the School of Geosciences of the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa, lead author of the study.
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