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TitleChromite from Groothoek Mine, South Africa
DescriptionChromite, FeCr2O4 (iron chromium oxide), is the most important ore of chromium from which it derives its name. Chromite forms in deep ultra-mafic magmas and is one of the first minerals to crystallize. It is because of this fact that chromite is found in some concentrated ore bodies. While the magma is slowly cooling inside the Earth's crust, chromite crsytals are forming and because of their density, fall to the bottom and are concentrated there.
LocationSouth Africa. Groothoek Mine.
PhotographerDarla Sondrol. 2001-07-31.
CollectionUniversity of North Dakota Mineralogy Collection #5204.
Key wordschromite, South Africa,
Tech details732 KB. Hand specimen. Fujifilm FinePix S1Pro digital camera; 60mm AF Nikon micro lens.
GeoDIL number1404