Virtual Museum ID: 19-AME118
This specimen contains the mineral chromite. It is a brittle oxide mineral which is silvery black and has a Moh's hardness of 5.5. Chromite is the main ore for chromium, which is widely used as an additive in stainless steel production. When iron and chromium are combined into an alloy for stainless steel the name ferrochrome is used.
This sample is from near Osoyoos, B.C. where several occurrences of Nickel have been found. Nickel and Chromium are associated together in mineral deposits and therefore this sample likely came from one of those areas.
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Original Collection:Association for Mineral Exploration (AME)
Virtual Museum ID:19-AME118
Date Added to VM:2018-02-15
Sample Origin:Osoyoos, B.C.
Datum:11 (NAD 83)
Primary Mineral Formula:FeCr₂O₄
Advanced Geological Information
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