Oregon Resources – developing the Southern Oregon Special Mineral project near Coos Bay in southwest Oregon producing unique chromite branded as SpheriChrome.™
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Exploration data created from work carried out by ORC and compiled with the U.S. Bureau of Mines and USGS data demonstrates the existence of heavy mineral deposits incorporating a multiple suite of minerals including chromite, garnet, zircon, ilmenite, magnetite, kyanite and stauorlite.
ORC has been established in the area since 1989 when the first stage of exploration was undertaken. Since that time management has been persistent and diligent in partnering with the local community to build economic growth and social infrastructure. The project offers benefits to the community and the company respectively through job creation and a stable work force.
We produce a unique brand of chromite, known as SpheriChrome. The Oregon chromite has applications in the foundry industry as molding sand used in making precision steel casts more->
The heavy mineral sand operation main components are excavation equipment, wet and dry mills, laboratory and storage facilities. Excavation will comprise rubber-tired front end loaders more->
Chromite is a key ingredient in high value stainless steel. We aim to be the sole supplier of unique foundry grade chromite to the international market place, we document progress more->