There are not many occurrences of collectible Chromite specimens, as this mineral mostly occurs in microcrystalline or crudely crystallized form in commercially exploited deposits. Thus, specimens of this mineral are not commonly encountered. Large commercial deposits of Chromite exist in Russia, India, Kazakstan, the Philippines, New Caledonia, Kosovo, Zimbabwe, Turkey, Brazil, and Cuba.
Crystallized Chromite specimens are rare, although small octahedral crystals occur with Uvarovite in Outokumpu, Finland. An isolated find of sharp octahedral crystals, perhaps the best for this species, came from Hangda, Kenema District, Sierra Leone. The Moa Mine, in Oriente Province, Cuba, has produced euhedral crystals up to 2 cm.
In the U.S., Chromite has come from the Soldier's Delight Quarry and the Bare Hills, Baltimore Co., Maryland; as well as the Wood's Mine, near Texas, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania. Small crystals also occur with Serpentine
in Staten Island (Richmond Co.), New York; and in Castle Point, Hoboken, Hudson Co., New Jersey. Other Chromite occurrences are the Stillwater Complex, Stillwater Co., Montana; and the Day Book Quarry, Toecane, Yancey Co., North Carolina.