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Description Cobalt is a silvery gray metal that has diverse uses due to its ferromagnetism, hardness and wear-resistance when alloyed with other metals, low thermal and electrical conductivity, high melting point, multiple valences, and color effects with silica.
Originators Slack, John F., Kimball, Bryn E., Shedd, Kim B., Schulz, Klaus J. (Editor), DeYoung, John H. Jr. (Editor), Seal, Robert R. II (Editor), Bradley, Dwight C. (Editor)
Publication U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1802

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