Chromite is the most important ore of chromium from which it derives its name. Chromium is an important metal and has a wide range of industrial uses. Chromite forms in deep ultramafic magmas and is one of the first minerals to crystallize. It is because of this fact that chromite is found in some concentrated ore bodies.
Composition. The UG2 Reef, the composition of which is relatively consistent throughout the BIC, is rich in, the UG2 Reef lacks the Merensky's gold, copper and nickel byproducts, though its reserves may be almost twice those of the Merensky Reef. Overall, the Merensky Reef is observed to be a lower layer composed of anorthosite or norite with a thin layer of chromitite over top.