|Crystal symmetry||Isometric hexoctahedral (4/m 3 2/m)|
|Unit cell||a = 8.32 Å; Z = 8|
|Crystal habit||Zoned euhedral crystals with hexagonal outline|
|Mohs scale hardness||5.8|
|Diaphaneity||Opaque, translucent in thin slivers|
|Other characteristics||Weakly paramagnetic|
Zincochromite is a zinc chromium oxide mineral with the formula ZnCr2O4. It is the zinc analogue of chromite, hence the name. It was first described in 1987 as an occurrence in a uranium deposit near Lake Onega, Russia. It has also been reported from Dolo Hill, New South Wales, Australia, and from the Tarkwa Mine in the Ashanti gold belt of Ghana.
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