The Kromite Mining Co. is a chromium mine located in Baker county, Oregon.
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Primary Mineral: Chromium
Lat, Long: 44.56694, -117.20528
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Kromite Mining Co. MRDS details
Primary: Kromite Mining Co.
District: Connor Creek Area
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Producer
Deposit Type: Podiform
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Payette Section
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Podiform chromite (minor)
Form: IRREGULAR MASSES
Analytical Data: ORE ASSAYS AS MUCH AS 50 % CHROMIC OXIDE.
Comment (Location): SW 1/4 NW 1/4
Comment (Geology): HOST ROCK RESEMBLES CRYSTALLINE LIMESTONE.
Reference (Deposit): WESTGATE, L. G., 1920 , DEPOSITS OF CHROMITE IN EASTERN OREGON: USGS BULL 725 - A, P. 56
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