Chromite The Only Mineral Ore Of Chromium Metal

In its purest form chromite ore contains 68 Cr 2 O 3 and CrFe ratio of 181 Louis Nicolas Vauquelin was the discoverer of the element chromium and named the mineral ferrouschromatealumine in 1798 Later Wilhelm Haidinger named it chromite in 1845 with reference to its extremely high chromium content