picotite


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picotite

[′pik·ə‚tīt]
(mineralogy)
A dark-brown variety of hercynite that contains chromium and is commonly found in dunites. Also known as chrome spinel.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Chromite, magnetite, and picotite are present in small amounts.