Il is envisaged that while the footwall anorthositc was still unconsolidated possibly to a depth in excess of 10m, liquefaction of part of this interval occurred, and at a similar time chromite commenced accumulating.
Uvarovite, a sparkling green garnet that often occurs on blocks of chromite , was named in honor of Earl Uvarov, a Russian politician of the nineteenth century.
Orissa is rich in bauxite, the mineral that contains aluminium's raw material, as well as coal, limestone, silica, chromite , dolomite and nickel, to mention a few sources of its mineral wealth.
Early minerals, such as the chromium-bearing mineral chromite , crystallize early and are denser than the surrounding magma.
Layered intrusions commonly occur with mafic intrusions where the minerals (such as olivine, pyroxene, chromite , magnetite and plagioclase) have a wider range of specific gravity, and the magma viscosity was low.