Research highlights High tailing losses from the existing chromite plants (9–20% Cr 2 O 3). Accumulation of huge amount of low and sub-grade fines (10–30% Cr 2 O 3). Utilization of stockpiled tailings containing chromite values. Concentrate with required Cr 2 O 3 content and Cr/Fe ratio. Unrecoverable ultrafine chrome particles.