Chromium is considered one of the most important economic minerals, its economic value lies in its value as a strategic metal with a wide range of uses. The most important applications are: The manufacture of non-ferrous alloys to resist corrosion and oxidation, metal plating, dyes and leather processing.
In the mountains of Inqasna, around 600 km south east of Khartoum, Nubba Mountains and the red sea mountains in Sudan chrome deposits have been identified.