Layers of chromite

  • Exhibition Text

    • Chromite is usually one of the first minerals to crystallize in basaltic magma, and is thus commonly found as a layer near the bottom of magma chambers. In this sample, the black, once-flat chromite layer deformed, probably while the rock was still partially molten. 

      Provided by Stillwater Mining Company, 
      Nye, Montana

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  • For Educators

    • Topic: Earth Science

      Subtopic: Minerals and Resources

      Keywords: Chromite, Magmas, Minerals, Natural resources, Mineralogy

      Audience: General