Layers of chromite main content.

Layers of chromite

Layers of chromite_HERO

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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

For Educators

Topic: Earth Science

Subtopic: Minerals and Resources

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

Audience: General