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Chromium-Makes stainless steel stainless

Fact Sheet 2010-3089

USGS Mineral Resources Program
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Abstract

Chromium, a steely-gray, lustrous, hard metal that takes a high polish and has a high melting point, is a silvery white, hard, and bright metal plating on steel and other material. Commonly known as chrome, it is one of the most important and indispensable industrial metals because of its hardness and resistance to corrosion. But it is used for more than the production of stainless steel and nonferrous alloys; it is also used to create pigments and chemicals used to process leather.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Chromium-Makes stainless steel stainless
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
2010-3089
Edition:
-
Year Published:
2010
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Contributing office(s):
Mineral Resources Program Coordinator
Description:
2 p.
Additional Online Files(Y/N):
N