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Named by Spangenberg (1943) in allusion to the enriched ferric iron content of this chromite variety.
An altered variety of chromite, enriched in ferric iron.

Classification of Ferritchromit

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Health Risks:
No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

References for Ferritchromit

Reference List:
Mellini, M., Rumori, C. & Viti, C. 2005. Hydrothermally reset magmatic spinels in retrograde serpentinites: formation of “ferritchromit” rims and chlorite aureoles. Contrib Mineral Petrol (2005) 149: 266.

Wyllie, 2000. Compositional zoning in unusual Zn-rich chromite from the Sykesville district of Maryland and its bearing on the origin of "ferritchromit'. American Mineralogist. 72, 413-422.

Ulmer, G.C. (1974) Alterarion of chromite during serpentinization in the Pennsylvania-Maryland district. American Mineralogist, 59, l236-l24l.

Spangenberg, K, (1943) Die Chromitlagerstatte von Tampadel am Zobten. Zeitschrift fur Praktische Geologie, 51, 13-35.

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