Definition of Chromite

1. Noun. A brownish-black mineral; the major source of chromium.

Terms within: Atomic Number 24, Chromium, Cr
Generic synonyms: Mineral

Definition of Chromite

1. n. A black submetallic mineral consisting of oxide of chromium and iron; -- called also chromic iron.

Definition of Chromite

1. Noun. (mineral) A dark brown mineral species with the formula FeCr2O4. ¹

2. Noun. Any member of the chromite-magnesiochromite series that is a mixed oxide of iron, magnesium and chromium with the formula (Fe,Mg)Cr2O4. It is a commercial source of chromium. ¹

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Definition of Chromite

1. a chromium ore [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chromite

chromidial substance
chromite (current term)
chromium(VI) reductase
chromium alloys
chromium compounds
chromium dioxide
chromium isotopes
chromium plate
chromium plating

Literary usage of Chromite

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1. Transactions by American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers, Metallurgical Society of AIME, Society of Mining Engineers of AIME., Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration (U.S.). (1920)
"From 1828 to about 1860 the United States, supplanting Russia, supplied chromite for most of the world. Chrome deposits were found also in California, ..."

2. Transactions of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and (1920)
"Recent Studies of Domestic chromite Deposits* BY J. 3. ... 1919) IN 1827, chromite was discovered near Baltimore by Isaac Tyson, Jr., who initiated the ..."

3. Analytical Chemistry by Frederick Pearson Treadwell (1904)
"Analysis of chromite. Although chromite (chrome iron ore) is not a silicate, it is insoluble ... chromite contains 18 to 39 per cent. FeO, 0 to 18 per cent. ..."

4. Synthetic Inorganic Chemistry: A Course of Laboratory and Classroom Study by Arthur Alphonzo Blanchard (1910)
"chromite is a difficult material to decompose, and the ordinary method by which this is accomplished is by treatment at a high temperature with an alkali ..."

5. Journal by Chartered Insurance Institute (1898)
"The country is diorite, traversed by serpentine, in which the chromite is found in large angular masses. Analyses show 39 to 50 per cent, of chromic oxide, ..."

6. The Nature of Ore Deposits by Richard Beck (1905)
"The chromite ores of Kraubath, according to F. Eyba, are associated with an olivine ... The rock consists mainly of olivine and chromite, and hence must be ..."

7. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"Zircon and chromite Crystals in a Muong Nong-Type Tektite Abstract. ... The presence of chromite and zircon together suggests that the Muong Nong-type ..."

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