Chemical formula: Cr2O3
Melting point: 2265oC
Density: 5.215 g/cm3
Microhardnes: No data
Hardness: 8-8.5
Luminescence: No data
Colour in air, bright field reflection: Reddish grey
Colour, polarized reflection: Light green
Shape: No data
Crystal system: Rhombohedral
Cell dimensions: a=4.958 A, c=13.593 A
PDF number: 00-006-0504
ICSD number: 201102
Note: CrO3 phase is common in ferrochromium inclusions. Single phase inclusions are idiomorphic with plane surfaces, hexagonal or regular in section. Cr galaxite and Cr2O3 are microscopically similar, but the former has a lower microhardness and is isotropic.

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